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Monday
June 24, 2019
1. Charleston, Citadel Foundation use 14,000 bushels of oysters in new Ashley River reef project

Oysters normally aren’t associated with large-scale economic development initiatives, but the staple of backyard roasts is playing a vital role in a pair of Charleston projects. The Citadel Foundation and the city of Charleston are teaming up to build oyster reefs along the western edge of the Ashley River to serve as environmental mitigation for construction activities on the peninsula that required permitting from the Army Corps of Engineers. For the city, the reef program helped obtain permits for the next phase of a deep-tunnel drainage system along the Septima P. Clark Parkway, commonly referred to as the Crosstown. The Citadel Foundation — a nonprofit that raises money for the school — will use the reefs as mitigation for dredging a channel to the Ashley River and construction of a pier and boating center for students.

Other examples of coverage include:

AP News (which was syndicated on multiple outlets nationwide)

WJCL - Savannah, GA

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
2. Why SC tuition hikes are the lowest in years
Students at South Carolina public colleges are seeing the lowest bump in their tuition rate in years. After receiving state money to keep down costs, Clemson University, College of Charleston, Coastal Carolina University and The Citadel all have raised in-state tuition by 1 percent or less for next fall. Francis Marion University in Florence is not raising tuition. The Citadel planned to start an engineering program and a wellness center for active duty veterans and first responders, but the school decided to keep tuition down instead, said Col. John Dorrian, a spokesman at the college. “We’ll still be able to implement it, but probably more slowly,” Dorrian said, “and that’s OK.” Out-of-state tuition hikes, meanwhile, are remaining the same as recent years.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
3a. TCCC Board of Directors welcomes Hsu, Walters

Two college presidents joined the Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative Board of Directors on June 19. College of Charleston President Andrew Hsu, Ph.D., and The Citadel President Gen. Glenn Walters, USMC (Ret.), were both elected to three-year terms. Walters joined The Citadel in October 2018 as the institution’s 20th president. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he served nearly 40 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, including as the Assistant Commandant, the Corps’ second-highest ranking officer. He also previously served as Deputy Commandant for Programs and Resources, Commanding General of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Commander of the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward) in Afghanistan and Deputy Director of the Joint Staff J-8. Walters’ military awards include the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with Star, the Air Medal, and numerous campaign and unit awards. He earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from The Citadel.

Also covered in Charleston Currents

Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
3b. Bragbook for June 21

Local members of The Citadel Class of 2019 who accepted Army commissions include Richard DeKold of Johns Creek and Avery Grizzle of Lawrenceville. They participated in the commissioning ceremony held on Friday, May 3.Tai Lum of Johns Creek and Marcus Milhouse of Buford are among The Citadel Class of 2019 who accepted Air Force commissions.Thomas Simrill of Acworth is one of the members of The Citadel Class of 2019 who took the commissioning oath for the Navy.

Published in: Atlanta Journal-Constitution - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
3c. The Citadel alumni, cadets and future cadets convene at Fan Day
A crowd of Citadel Blue flocked to the Uptown Market Thursday evening to take pictures with “Emmett,” the Greater Greenwood Club’s bulldog topiary and connect with Citadel alumni, cadets and Greenwood high school graduates destined to be cadets in the fall. Tom Jordan, the Greater Greenwood Citadel Club’s president, said he was happy to see supporters of The Citadel coming together. “We all gathered today for a family rally,” Jordan said. “We started doing this a year ago and this is going to be an annual tradition.” Jordan, who graduated from The Citadel in 1979, said the event brought six incoming freshmen to the school. Twelve current cadets were present, along with several more alumni. This year’s Festival of Flowers included a Citadel topiary, a bulldog who wears a collar that reads, “Emmett.” The bulldog was named after Emmett Davis, the late co-founder of engineering firm Davis & Floyd and a titan of business in Greenwood. Davis died in 2016.
Published in: Index-Journal - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
4. Better Business Campaigns Win Seats For Hollywood Candidates
Retired Army Major Dunmyer holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics from Voorhees College in Denmark, a Master’s Degree in Administration from Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan and has accumulated 26 hours towards a Master’s Degree in Education at The Citadel. He has been the Director and Senior Army Instructor for Burke High School Army Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC) since 1997. His campaign slogan was “Smart growth with responsible planning”. Murray, with her brother Rev. Charlie Murray own and operate Murray’s Mortuary, Inc.in North Charleston. .At 17 while working for Harleston-Boags Funeral Home in Charleston, she became the state’s youngest funeral home manager. In 2004 the siblings established Murray’s Mortuary, Inc. Chardale Murray then became the state’s youngest funeral home owner/director.
Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
4. Wells Fargo streamlines its SC commercial business under Charleston banker
The biggest bank operating in South Carolina has restructured and streamlined its commercial lending business under a Charleston-based executive. Wells Fargo & Co. announced that Thomas Anderson has been named to the top post for the newly decentralized division, which works with business and government clients with annual revenue of $5 million to $2 billion. Suzanne Morrison, who heads up the Carolinas commercial division for Wells Fargo, said Anderson brings “passion and proven leadership” to the job. The commercial lending unit has about 100 bankers and other workers beating the bushes in South Carolina. The primary offices are in Charleston, Columbia and Greenville but the division works with customers statewide, said Anderson, who was raised in Atlanta, has roots in Rock Hill and is a graduate of The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
5a. Medicine Man
To hear Dr. Wathen Medley tell it, he's been on vacation the past 50-plus years. The 82-year-old Owensboro physician says the last time he really worked, he was a teen rolling bourbon barrels with other members of the yard crew at Medley Distilling Co., his family's business. Besides his trademark outfit — a sports coat, white shirt and Kentucky Colonel string tie — Medley is known for his sense of humor and easygoing personality. On the first Wednesday of November 1969, Medley opened an Owensboro medical practice at the Doctors Building, 1001 Center St. Medley's younger years were spent in Owensboro, but he attended high school at the Kentucky Military Institute in Lyndon. From there, he enrolled in military college at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. In 1963, Medley graduated from Tulane Medical School and later that year accepted an internship in Dallas, Texas. When he talked about his internship, he quietly mentioned it was the year President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas as his motorcade drove through Dealey Plaza.
Published in: Messenger-Inquirer - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
5b. The 7 Ways to Lose a Presidential Debate
Article includes a photo with Democratic presidential hopefuls, from left: former Senator Mike Gravel, Senator Christopher Dodd, former Senator John Edwards, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton, Senator Barack Obama, New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Senator Joe Biden, and Representative Dennis Kucinich stand together before the start of the debate sponsored by CNN, YouTube and Google at The Citadel military college in Charleston, S.C., on July 23, 2007.
Published in: Time - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
5c. Lake educators get peek behind USMC training curtain
They gave up nearly a week of summer vacation to gain some insight into what is known as “transformation” — the fairly rapid development of young civilian men and women into United States Marines. The majority of the group were high school classroom teachers, three of them from Lake County’s Golden Triangle: Kevin Gifford and Ashley McMillan from Mount Dora and Josh Phillips of Eustis. Terri Metcalf, a teacher assistant at Mount Dora High, also made the trip. They learned by doing. Three-sport coach and Exceptional Student Education teacher Gifford has “a whole new level of respect for the Armed Forces.” A former collegiate baseball player, Gifford had turned down a scholarship at The Citadel — “The Military College of South Carolina” — choosing instead to play for Alabama’s Crimson Tide. “I have always wondered how different my life would have been had I gone to The Citadel,” he said. “But I do love teaching and coaching.”
Published in: Daily Commercial - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
5d. THOMAS MITCHELL NIMMICH
Thomas Mitchell Nimmich, 74, son of Drury C. Nimmich and Mary E. Nimmich, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his residence in Summerville. Tom was a 1962 Summerville High School graduate and a 1966 Citadel graduate. After serving in Vietnam in 1968, he returned to Summerville to teach school and then worked for Westvaco. Tom had a passion for building homes and eventually owned his company in North Carolina. He worked his way back to South Carolina, working on the waterfront in Charleston and then teaching math at Sumter High School. Tom is survived by his son, Deegan J. Nimmich; daughter, Allison Grace Smith; brothers, Geoff J. Nimmich (Linda), Drury C. Nimmich (Stuart) and Michael W. Nimmich (Barbara); two grandsons, Darby Jenkins and Toby Smith; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services with military honors will be held at noon on Friday at Beaufort National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Parks Funeral Home, Summerville. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made in his name to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
6. Citadel greats Dan McDonnell, Chris Lemonis face off in College World Series thriller

After three hours and 30 minutes of tense baseball on a national stage, it came down to a brief handshake and a hug. Dan McDonnell’s Louisville Cardinals were leaping around TD Ameritrade Park in joyous celebration. Chris Lemonis’ Mississippi State Bulldogs were strewn around the field in stunned heartbreak. McDonnell approached Lemonis, his best friend and former Citadel teammate, with an outstretched right hand. The two hugged and shared brief words. McDonnell and Lemonis were teammates on The Citadel’s 1990 College World Series team, and the pair worked together as assistants under Bulldogs legend Fred Jordan. They helped The Citadel to five Southern Conference tournament titles and four regular-season championships, with five appearances in the NCAA tournament from 1993-2006. And after McDonnell took over at Louisville in 2007, he hired Lemonis away from The Citadel as his top assistant. Together they led the Cardinals to three CWS appearances in eight years.

Other examples of coverage include:

NCAA

WCBD - Channel 2

The Dispatch

WDRB - Louisville, KY

 

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
7. USA BASEBALL FINALIZES 2019 COLLEGIATE NATIONAL TEAM COACHING STAFF

USA Baseball announced on Friday the 2019 Collegiate National Team coaching staff. Dan McDonnell (Louisville) was named the manager for the Collegiate team last July and he will be joined by assistant coaches Mark Kingston (South Carolina) and Tony Skole (The Citadel), pitching coach Greg Moore (Saint Mary’s) and bench coach Dave Turgeon (Pittsburgh Pirates) for the summer tour. In 2019, Skole entered his second season as the head coach at The Citadel, following 17 years as the head coach at East Tennessee State University where he accumulated a program-record 471 wins. Under his guidance, the Bucs surpassed multiple school records, including the single-season records for runs scored (503), hits (724), home runs (93) and doubles (142) in 2010. He started his 22-year head coaching career at Lincoln Memorial University in 1997 and led the team’s transition from the NAIA to a Division II program that rose as high as No. 13 in the national rankings.

WTAT - Fox Charleston

WACH - Columbia, SC

Published in: College Baseball Daily - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
8. Marist's non-MAAC schedule: Military academies, Citadel, among opponents
Games against military academies, a showdown with Fordham and a home game against The Citadel are among the highlights of the Marist College men’s basketball team’s upcoming non-Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference schedule. The Red Foxes on Saturday, Nov. 16, hit the road to take on Fordham. It will mark the first time the teams have met since December of 1980. A week later, the Red Foxes host The Citadel, a team Marist defeated in 2017.
Published in: Poughkeepsie Journal - USA Today Network - Online
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Monday
June 24, 2019
9. Hear the buzz: Catholic’s Smith avoids short cut, but his golf grows long
*Averaged 73.4 strokes on his 13 rounds with three tournament victories this year. Best round was a 65. *Tied for seventh at the 4A state tournament with a 13-over 79-78—157. Shot a 69 at the 4A, Section 1 tournament, but lost by one stroke to Providence Christian’s Thomas Ponder, the eventual state champion and an Alabama signee. *As a freshman, was fourth with a 2-over 146 at the 4A championships. *Two-time All-Metro. Two-time All-Metro player of the year. *Older brother Drew was a senior at Catholic this year and will play football at The Citadel, a military school in South Carolina with a Division I-AA football team.
Published in: Online - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
1. Citadel students spend summer learning from world-renowned expert in nation’s capital
The Citadel is giving the next generation of principled leaders a chance to learn directly from today’s decision makers. This is the fourth year The Citadel in DC program has been offered, and it has been made possible every year by the college’s strong ties with Washington, DC, as well as the large alumni network there. This year, The Citadel in DC program is giving 14 cadets and students the chance to earn academic credit and real-world experience. The nearly two months-long program combines an internship with a class, allowing participants to earn nine total credit hours. During their time in Washington, the cadets and students live in Catholic University. For the first three years, the program was offered through the Fine Arts and Criminal Justice departments. But this time, The Citadel in DC is being offered through the Intelligence and Security Studies department, and the class’s focus is on related U.S. policies, both foreign and domestic.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
2. Tuition increase for in-state Citadel cadets to be lower than originally expected

In-state cadets will be paying less for their 2019-2020 tuition at The Citadel than originally projected, the military college announced Wednesday. The Citadel Board of Visitors decided on a 0.8% for the upcoming academic year at their meeting on June 15. The proposed hike announced in November was 2.5%, the college said in a news release. The Higher Education Price Index, an inflation index designed to track cost drivers in higher education, projects a 2.6% increase nationally for 2019-2020.

Other examples of coverage include:

WCSC at 5 am - Live 5 News

WCBD - Channel 2

WIS - Columbia

Index-Journal

Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
3. A PREEMINENT SERVANT-LEADER RETIRES AFTER DEDICATING 42 YEARS TO THE CITADEL
Thousands of men and women passed through Lesesne Gate over the past 42 years. Many of them have gone on to lead armies, governments, corporations, churches and community organizations. And, many of them had their futures fortified by this one man, Mark Bebensee, Ph.D., the man some call the “saint” of The Citadel. Now, Bebensee’s many admirers are wishing him well as he retires after dedicating his life to lifting those around him toward higher goals through a Citadel education. “During his decades of service as an educator at The Citadel, Dr. Mark Bebensee helped steer the successful development of thousands of principled leaders,” said Gen. Glenn M. Walters, USMC (Ret.), ’79, president of The Citadel. “A legendary leader and teacher, Dr. Bebensee exemplified the servant leadership he worked to instill in every class of cadets during his time as a professor, department head, assistant dean and as interim provost.”
Published in: Holy City Sinner - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
4. Lifetime Achievement: David Aughtry
David Aughtry of Chamberlain, Hrdlicka, White, Williams & Aughtry discovered something about himself after graduating from The Citadel, picking up degrees in law and accounting at the University of South Carolina and earning an LLM in taxation at Emory: “I was born to try tax cases.” He did just that for the Internal Revenue Service for four years, then crossed over to defending their targets. Many of Aughtry’s cases are featured in textbooks and taught in law schools, including his win at the U.S. Supreme Court in Commissioner v. Estate of Hubert. The justices held that a taxpayer does not have to reduce the estate tax deduction for marital or charitable bequests by the amount of the administration expenses that were paid from income generated during administration by assets allocated to those bequests. He also has won both sides of the same issue, whether a horse can be considered recognized as a deductible business development tool. He won the negative answer while representing the IRS and in 2017 won the positive answer for a client in Topping v. Commissioner.
Published in: Daily Report - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
5. FRANK PARKIN THOMAS
Frank Parkin Thomas, age 91, beloved husband of 64 years to Emily Johnson Thomas, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Sunday, June 16, 2019. Born in Sumter in 1927 and raised in Wedgefield, Parkin was a son of the late Lee Hamilton Thomas and Dorothy Parkin Thomas. He was a graduate of Edmunds High School and then volunteered for the Marine Corps in 1945, where he served during World War II. After his tour with the Marine Corps, he attended The Citadel as a veteran student for two years. He then attended Furman University, where he received his bachelor's degree. While at Furman, Parkin helped to start and develop their ROTC program. After graduation, he was commissioned in the U.S. Army as a second lieutenant. A funeral service will be held at 4 p.m. on Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Stuart Mizelle officiating. Interment will follow the service at Evergreen Memorial Park cemetery. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service from 3 to 4 p.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 230 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 or Covenant Place, 2825 Carter Road, Sumter, SC 29150.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
5. THOMAS MITCHELL NIMMICH
Thomas Mitchell Nimmich, 74, son of Drury C. Nimmich and Mary E. Nimmich, passed away on Thursday, June 13, 2019, at his residence in Summerville. Tom was a 1962 Summerville High School graduate and a 1966 Citadel graduate. After serving in Vietnam in 1968, he returned to Summerville to teach school and then worked for Westvaco. Tom had a passion for building homes and eventually owned his company in North Carolina. He worked his way back to South Carolina, working on the waterfront in Charleston and then teaching math at Sumter High School. Graveside services with military honors will be held at noon on Friday at Beaufort National Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. today at Parks Funeral Home, Summerville. In lieu of flowers, we ask donations be made in his name to The Citadel Brigadier Foundation, 171 Moultrie St., Charleston, SC 29409.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Thursday
June 20, 2019
6. Coaches put friendship aside as Louisville meets Mississippi State in CWS elimination game
It’s no longer an option for the two coaches to have their teams avoid playing each other. Chris Lemonis and Dan McDonnell have managed to not schedule games between their schools — Mississippi State and Louisville — because of their decades-long friendship that dates to their days as teammates at The Citadel. But one friend will end the other’s season Thursday when the teams meet in the 7 p.m. elimination game at TD Ameritrade Park. It won’t be like the good old days when McDonnell and Lemonis suited up for The Citadel. Lemonis had one at-bat in ’89 and played his senior season in 1993, the year he was an all-conference first baseman. McDonnell was an all-conference pick in 1992 at second base.
Published in: Omaha World-Herald - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
1. Tuition increase for in-state cadets to be lower than originally projected

In-state cadets will be paying less for their 2019-2020 tuition at The Citadel than originally projected. The Citadel Board of Visitors (BOV) finalized tuition rates for the upcoming academic year at their meeting on June 15. The decision included a tuition increase of 0.8% for in-state cadets, rather than the projected 2.5% increase announced last November. The Higher Education Price Index (HEPI), an inflation index designed to track cost drivers in higher education, projects a 2.6% increase nationally for 2019-2020. The Citadel is one of the only two remaining 24/7 military institutions for undergraduates, aside from the federal academies. As such, when comparing college tuition rates it is important to note that The Citadel’s fee structure is different because the costs of room and board and multiple sets of military uniforms comprise the overall “all-in” rate. This is because members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets ─ the undergraduate population ─ must live in the barracks, eat all meals in the mess hall, and wear uniforms while on campus. Laundry, dry cleaning and books are also included in the all-in rate, with those costs calculated as part of each cadet’s Quartermaster Account. The all-in rate does not include other items such as lab fees that vary according to the academic major or schedule of each cadet or student.

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
2. Cadet internship, study abroad teaches the important role of health care
In an internship at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) that took place during the fall and spring semesters, Cadet Charlie Coste, a rising senior, learned how important his role will be as a physician. Coste spent the entire academic year volunteering at the MUSC Children’s Hospital, working with and helping to care for sick children. One of the most difficult experiences for him was when he learned that one of the children he had gotten to know was dying, holding on with only the help of life-support. As he made his usual rounds, Coste went to check on the boy, and from outside the door, he heard his name being called. As he entered, the child asked Coste to hold him. “I remember sitting there holding him, and he was starting to be in pain and began moving around. I remember thinking that I could be the last person that he ever has contact with—the last person to have a chance to put a smile on his face. So I then got this inclination to start softly singing some church hymns and say a silent prayer for him. When I did this, he started to calm down and reached out and squeezed my hand. I looked down to see a big smile on his face, and that is a sight I will remember for the rest of my life,” said Coste.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
3. Rush awarded full scholarship to The Citadel
Jacob L. Rush, a senior at Northwest Cabarrus High School, has been awarded a full scholarship to attend The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. This scholarship is underwritten by The Citadel Foundation. Citadel Scholars are the academic elite of the college and undergo a rigorous selection process which includes a written essay and an interview process. As a Citadel Scholar, Jacob will have all of his tuition, room, board and uniforms paid for - an award that will approximate $250,000. Jacob plans to major in Business and then pursue a law degree. This award was presented by Colonel Russell Olson (USA, Retired), who is a 1969 graduate of The Citadel. Jacob is the son of Jeff and Tamara Rush of Concord.
Published in: Independent Tribune - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
4. ‘Kind, Fiercely Competitive’ Southern Regional Class of 2019 Begins Its Next Journey
Prior to lining up for the march from the high school’s 11/12 gymnasium to the field, the 500 graduates of the Class of 2019 mingled about, taking photos of each other in groups, snapping selfies with teachers and administrators, and, generally, simply absorbing the joy of their final minutes together. Chris Ambrosio, who was the first to arrive to the school and parked his Ford F150 at the front of the line to leave once the ceremony was complete, credited Technical Sgt. Aubrey Vasquez with teaching him the “principles of being a leader, taking care of others and who I am as a person.” “I’m ready to get out of here and go to college,” said the ROTC commander-in-charge, who is headed for The Citadel in South Carolina, where he plans to study intelligence as he works toward the U.S. Marine Corps. “Here at Southern, I’ve learned how to push myself more than what I think I can do. I’m going to miss my friends and the daily connections I’ve had with the people here.”
Published in: The SandPaper - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
4. Just the start: Graduates from Paterson's IB program earn $2M in college scholarships

The first 40 graduates from Paterson’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program have received more than $2 million worth of college scholarships and admissions to such prestigious colleges as Columbia, Penn, Rochester Institute of Technology, and The Citadel, city education officials announced. The IB program, in which students learn Mandarin and take such advanced courses as “The Theory of Knowledge,” was launched in an effort to provide Paterson’s brightest pupils with a rigorous academic experience and to try to keep them from transferring to high schools outside the district. The teachers and other staff had to go through extensive training to be part of the program.

Also covered by the Paterson Times

Published in: North Jersey - USA Today Network - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
5. McGovern assumes command of DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas
In a change of command ceremony on June 18, Army Lt. Col. Justin McGovern assumed command of DLA Distribution Corpus Christi, Texas. McGovern graduated from The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, in 2003 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Transportation Corps with a branch detail to the Chemical Corps. His assignments include a battalion in the 1st Armored Division, Fort Riley, Kansas, including a deployment to Iraq; then the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, including a deployment to Afghanistan. Later he would command a forward support company in the 82nd Airborne Division whom he led in Afghanistan. He would later serve as the battalion executive officer for the 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team and 82nd Airborne Division. McGovern also deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. In addition to multiple combat tours and prominent positions, McGovern’s civilian education consists of a Master of Business Administration in Supply Chain Management from the University of Kansas and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from The Citadel.
Published in: Defense Logistics Agency - Online
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Wednesday
June 19, 2019
6. Council approves McDonough for city manager

John McDonough has been named Greenville city manager. His first day in the post is Aug. 12. McDonough is coming to Greenville from Sandy Springs, Ga., where he served as that city’s first manager. In Sandy Springs he developed the operational framework for the newly formed city and helped to structure the agency, develop policies and procedures and create long-term strategic plans, according to a news release. Prior to becoming the city manager for the city of Sandy Springs, McDonough served as the city manager for Beaufort from 1999 to 2006. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from The Citadel and a Master of Public Affairs from Indiana University at South Bend. He served on both active duty and in the reserves in the United States Marine Corps from 1986 to 2012, achieving the rank of colonel.

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June 19, 2019
7. Mocs Strength of Schedule No. 2 in the FCS
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga football team's 2019 strength of schedule is ranked No. 2 in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS), according to HeroSports.com. Written by Senior FCS Analyst Sam Herder (@SamHerderFCS), the listing is based on the number of Top 25 opponents in the HERO Sports' Preseason Poll, FBS opponents, games against 2018 playoff teams, non-counter games and the strength of the conference schedule. The Mocs have one FBS game at Tennessee on Sept. 14 and no non-Division I games. UTC checks in at No. 19 in the Hero Sports preseason top 25. The slate includes games against No. 1 James Madison, No. 6 Jacksonville State, No. 8 Wofford, No. 15 Furman and No. 25 The Citadel. Other Southern Conference teams on the list of toughest schedules include The Citadel at No. 5, VMI (10), Western Carolina (11) and Furman (26). The Citadel and UTC are two of only three teams set to face five top 25 squads. The other, North Dakota, has the No. 1 overall strength of schedule with six top 25 teams on tap for 2019.
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