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December 2017

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Friday
December 15, 2017
Astronaut Randy Bresnik, Citadel graduate, returns to Earth after 4.5-month stay in space
Col. Randy Bresnik, a 1989 Citadel graduate, landed back on earth Thursday morning after spending 139 days in space aboard the International Space Station. "I was in my office last week and received a phone call. The caller ID said outer space," said retired Col. Tom Clark, who served in the Marines with Bresnik. "Knowing Randy Bresnik, it doesn't surprise me at all that he's risen to the pinnacle of our profession."Bresnik and two other astronauts landed safely in a space capsule in Kazakhstan around 3:30 a.m. EST. NASA tweeted a short video of Bresnik raising his arms triumphantly as he sat atop the capsule. "He is a model of what The Citadel strives to be," Clark said. "We focus on our three core values of honor, duty, and respect...he brings all of those together."
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Astronaut, Citadel grad Randy Bresnik returns from ISS
After a five-month whirl around the Earth and three space walks, Citadel graduate and International Space Station commander Col. Randy Bresnik landed safely in Kazakhstan early Thursday. NASA announced the return saying Bresnik and two other astronauts who came back with him opened a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory. A photo showed Bresnik with his arms hoisted as he was helped from the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel Graduate Returns to Earth from International Space Station
What a ride it has been for a Citadel graduate! Commander Randy Bresnik tweeted out a goodbye to the International Space Station. While you were sleeping, he made the roughly 225 mile trip back down to earth after 139 days in space. It was a textbook touchdown for that group of astronauts after landing safely back on earth early Thursday morning. Bresnik is the first graduate of The Citadel to fly in space. He has been the commander of the International Space Station since July.
Broadcast on: FOX News - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel honors
Citadel graduate Mark Nash of Georgetown, right, recently presented the Nash Family Scholarship award to cadet Alex Bialakis, a member of the Bulldogs' baseball team. Each year a Citadel student-athlete receives the scholarship as part of the Memorial Fund Banquet.
Published in: southstrandnews.com - Online
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Friday
December 15, 2017
Citadel rally falls short in 87-77 loss at Campbell
The Citadel cut a 27-point deficit to seven with 5:21 to play, but that's as close as the Bulldogs could get in an 87-77 loss at Campbell on Thursday night. Junior guard Chris Clemons, the preseason Big South Conference basketball player of the year, scored 32 points for the Camels (5-5). Junior guard Matt Frierson led the Bulldogs (4-6) with 22 points. The teams were tied at 24-24 in the first half before the Camels closed the half on an 18-2 run to take control of the game. Campbell's lead reached 27 in the second half before The Citadel mounted its comeback.“Once you get down that big, there's no penalty for playing hard and with abandon, and good things can happen sometimes,” Citadel coach Duggar Baucom said on his postgame radio show. “But we can't get down by 27 to a good team like we did, that's just asinine.” It was 24-24 with just 6:31 left in the first half when the Camels scored 16 straight points for a 40-24 lead.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
1. NASA Astronaut Bresnik and Crewmates Return to Earth From Space Station

Three crew members who have been living and working aboard the International Space Station returned to Earth on Thursday, landing in Kazakhstan after opening a new chapter in the scientific capability of humanity’s premier microgravity laboratory. Expedition 53 Commander Randy Bresnik of NASA and Flight Engineers Paolo Nespoli of ESA (European Space Agency) and Sergey Ryazanskiy of Roscosmos landed at 3:37 a.m. EST (2:37 p.m. Kazakhstan time) southeast of the remote town of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan. Together, the Expedition 53 crew members contributed to hundreds of experiments in biology, biotechnology, as well as Earth and other physical sciences aboard the orbiting laboratory. Their time aboard marked the first long-term increase in crew size on the U.S. segment of the International Space Station from three to four, allowing NASA to maximize time dedicated to research on the station. Highlights from the research conducted while they were aboard include investigations of microgravity’s effect on the antibiotic resistance of E. coli, a bacterial pathogen responsible for urinary tract infection in humans and animals; growing larger versions of an important protein implicated in Parkinson’s disease; and delivering a new instrument to address fundamental science questions on the origins and history of cosmic rays.

Published in: nasa.gov - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
How does Alabama loss affect Bannon's S. Carolina gov role?
As conservative Republicans reel from Tuesday's loss in Alabama by Roy Moore, the candidate picked by former White House strategist Steve Bannon to fill Jeff Sessions' Senate seat, Republicans and Democrats alike are questioning Bannon's influence in horserace politics. That includes a race in South Carolina where one of the front-runners, Catherine Templeton, has aligned herself with Bannon and praises the Brietbart News chief as the "voice of the rest of us." President Donald Trump — who initially backed another GOP candidate before ultimately siding with Moore over Democrat Doug Jones in Alabama — has already waded into South Carolina's contest, backing Gov. Henry McMaster's bid for a first full term. That sets up a primary showdown between McMaster and Templeton, the former state labor chief, which could mirror the GOP contest in Alabama that led to Moore's nomination and ultimate defeat.Templeton has maintained a friendship with Bannon since late 2016, when they met while she was being vetted for a Trump administration slot. Last month, she introduced him at an event at The Citadel.
Published in: newsobserver.com - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
Man shot in armed robbery at Hampton Park, Charleston PD looking for suspects
A man showed up on the Citadel's campus in need of help Friday night after being shot in what he claims was an armed robbery at the Hampton Park Gazebo, Charleston Police say. Police say they responded to the Citadel's Grimsley Hall around 9:30 p.m. Friday, where Citadel Public safety had found a man with an injury to his left shoulder. The man told authorities he'd come there after being robbed and assaulted in Hampton Park off Cleveland Street. The victim was taken to MUSC for treatment. Police ask anyone with information about this incident to call 843-743-7200, and ask for the on-duty CPD detective, or Crime Stoppers at 843-554 1111.
Broadcast on: WCIV-TV 4 (Charleston) - Online
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Thursday
December 14, 2017
Shrine Bowl helps Berea's Adam Henderson 'get a feel' for college football
He said Coastal Carolina and The Citadel are both "looking to offer" him. "I'm just looking forward to getting on the campuses and seeing what it's like," he said. For the first time, the NCAA has an early signing period for football, from Dec. 20-22. But Henderson said he won't be signing until the regular ...
Published in: Greenvilleonline.com - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
1. Citadel graduate to return from International Space Station Thursday

Col.Randy Bresnik, a graduate of The Citadel, is set to return to earth Thursday after spending 139 days on the International Space Station. Bresnik was the commander of Expedition 53 and arrived at the ISS on July 28, 2017 after taking off from Kazakhstan and orbiting the earth four times after launch. Bresnik said prior to the launch that he will always be grateful to his alma mater for equipping him with the tools to conquer any role. "I had never been east of the Mississippi before and I hadn't felt humidity like that before" he said. "So that first freshman year, my knob year, was certainly an interesting year." While at The Citadel, Bresnik studied mathematics and obtained multiple scholarships. He made the Dean's List and was considered a Gold Star student. He graduated in 1989 and went into the Marines. He later earned a Masters degree from Tennessee in 2002. Bresnik was selected as part of NASA's astronaut class 9 in 2004 as one of 11 from over 4,000 applicants. He's the first graduate of The Citadel to have the chance to fly in space. A Russian and European astronaut will join Bresnik on his journey back to earth. The trio is scheduled to undock from the ISS at 12:14 a.m. ET Thursday and land back on earth in Kazakhstan at 3:38 a.m. ET.

Broadcast on: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
1.1 Message 28: Homecoming Preparations For Trip Back To Earth December 14
Two International Space Station crews are preparing to swap places at the orbital lab next week. In the midst of the crew swap activities, Commander Randy Bresnik also sent down dramatic photographs of the wildfires in California. The Expedition 52-53 trio is getting its Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft ready for a three-and-a-half hour ride back to Earth on Dec. 14 after 139 days in space. Sergey Ryazanskiy, the Soyuz Commander, will lead his crewmates Randy Bresnik of NASA and Paolo Nespoli of the European Space Agency to a parachuted landing on the steppe Kazakhstan. Next, the Expedition 54-55 trio will blast off Dec. 17 aboard the Soyuz MS-07 spacecraft and take a two-day trip to its new home in space. Anton Shkaplerov, a veteran cosmonaut from Roscosmos, will lead the flight to the station flanked by first-time astronauts Scott Tingle of NASA and Norishige Kanai of the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency. Back on orbit, Bresnik shared pictures he took on social media of the wildfires threatening the greater Los Angeles area in southern California. He wrote on his Twitter account, “Thank you to all the first responders, firefighters, and citizens willing to help fight these California wildfires.” More wildfire photos can be viewed on the NASA portal.
Published in: The Citadel Space Blog - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
2. Citadel Veteran Students partnering with Junior League to help families with babies
The Citadel Student Veterans Association (CSVA), in conjunction with the Junior League of Charleston, is hosting a diaper drive to benefit families in the Lowcountry. They started Dec. 1 and will continue until the end of the day Dec. 15. “The Citadel Student Veterans Association strives to partner with various non-profits in the Charleston area to give back to the community in which we live,” said Juan Campana, CSVA president. “We were approached with the idea of hosting a Junior League of Charleston diaper drive. After learning of the constant need for disposable diapers for families in the Lowcountry we decided this would be a good fit for our group this holiday season.” Many lower income families in the area do not have washers and dryers, and cannot wash cloth diapers in laundromats because it is not permitted due to contamination of the machines. Disposable diapers are their only option. The Junior league of Charleston started a new diaper bank in 2017 that collects, packages and works with partner organizations to distribute diapers those in need throughout the Lowcountry.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
3. The Citadel Foundation Earns Prestigious CASE Educational Fundraising Award
The Citadel Foundation has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. Winners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel Foundation is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”
Published in: Charleston CEO - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
4. Female Elon leaders shine as powerful figures in their fields

“I asked my dad, ‘Do they let girls do that job,’ and my dad said a very good thing. ‘Well you can be anything you want to be,’” said Connie Book, the next president of Elon University. The topic of powerful women is one that is strongly represented in the world today. The Women’s Index Study revealed that 86 percent identify femininity as a strength and 76 percent of women believe that the 21st century has become the best time to be female. Though in recent weeks, sexual assault reports have bombarded the news cycle as more women speak out about inappropriate, and often illegal, practices in the workplace. The allegations bring about questions of women feeling safe in workplaces that are dominated by men abusing their power. In the face of the outpouring of these allegations, women have proven they are important figures in their fields and will not be treated as anything less. Women are feeling more empowered than ever before and taking matters into their own hands to alter the trend of male dominated workplaces, boardrooms and mastheads. Many women leaders from the Elon community are doing the same.

Published in: Elonnewsnetwork.com - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
Former Citadel football coach Mike Houston signs 10-year extension with James Madison

Mike Houston's name comes up often in college coaching searches. And why not? The former Citadel coach turned around the Bulldogs' program in just two seasons, and is 27-1 with an FCS national championship in two years at James Madison. But it looks like Houston will be at JMU for a while. He has signed a 10-year contract extension with the Colonial Athletic Association school, announced Tuesday. The extension keeps Houston under contract through the 2027 season. "James Madison is a special place. Amanda, our boys and I want to be here and consider this home," said Houston, whose 13-0 team plays host to South Dakota State in the FCS semifinals this week. "JMU approached me in in the second half of the regular season to discuss an extended contract. During negotiations, there was significant interest from multiple FBS programs. Throughout the process, JMU was proactive in wanting to make a long-term commitment while ensuring that our staff could remain intact. I've turned down opportunities at the FBS level, and I did it because I believe in James Madison University." James Madison athletic director Jeff Bourne calls Houston "a perfect fit" for the school.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Wednesday
December 13, 2017
North Augusta wrestling team has family approach
Day’lyn McKinnis and her brother, Deandre, are on the team, along with the Ryberg sisters, Jessica and Lena. But it’s more than that, according to Layton Nirk, who won region honors in the 120-pound weight class last year, the program’s first. “The wrestling team is a family,” said Nirk, a junior who now competes in the 126-pound class. Matches often involve three teams, and while North Augusta lost to Evans, the Jackets beat Barnwell in only their second outing of this season. Last year, the NAHS team finished with a winning record and sent more players to the Upstate tournament than any other Aiken County team, Franklin said. One of his girls finished the season with a 12-11 record. Wrestling in Aiken County schools just started last year, at the urging of Superintendent Sean Alford, who coached “everything from football to girls volleyball to wrestling” over 20 years. His oldest son was a heavyweight wrestler at The Citadel and another is wrestling in the 174-pound class at the Naval Academy.
Published in: The Augusta Chronicle - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
1.1 Citadel grad returns Thursday from commanding International Space Station

Pizza night was a hoot. The International Space Station crew was spinning pepperoni pies through the air in zero gravity, leaving them to hover between bites. That's one way NASA astronaut Col. Randy Bresnik, 50, relaxed during a five-month deployment on the station orbiting 250 miles above the Earth. Bresnik, a 1989 graduate of The Citadel, returns home in the early hours Thursday when the Soyuz MS-05 spacecraft lands in Kazakhstan in the afternoon local time. Bresnik took command of the station's 15-module array of canisters and spheres in September, when the previous commander returned. During the course of the mission, Bresnik participated in hundreds of ongoing biology, biotechnology, physical science and science experiments, filmed the August eclipse and the current California wildfires.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
2. The Citadel earns prestigious CASE educational fundraising award

The Citadel has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. Winners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education’s annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”

Published in: Lowcountry Biz SC - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
3. SPAWAR Leaders Talk Defense, Industry Collaboration

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center (SSC) Atlantic leadership and initiatives were highlighted during the 11th annual Charleston Defense Contractors Association (CDCA) Defense Summit, held Dec. 5 through 8. Keynote speeches, panels, technical track discussions and exhibits featured SSC Atlantic employees and center programs involving command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I), cyber forensics, cybersecurity and system development, software defined networks, and transitioning science and technology investments to the battlefield for Marines. The CDCA Defense Summit’s theme, “Powered by Technology, Energized with Community,” highlighted the collaborative spirit of the defense and contractor community. The summit agenda included flag officers and senior civilian leaders from the National Security Agency, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Secret Service, Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), HP Enterprises, Microsoft Services, The Citadel and the Medical University of S.C.

Published in: dvidshub.net - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
Former Clemson, Citadel QB Willie Simmons named head coach at Florida A&M
Former Clemson and The Citadel quarterback Willie Simmons will be the new head football coach at Florida A&M, the school announced Monday. Simmons will be introduced at an 11 a.m. news conference Tuesday. A native of Quincy, Fla., Simmons played quarterback at Clemson from 2000 to 2002 before finishing his career with one season at The Citadel in 2003. He worked as a graduate assistant at Clemson in 2006 before taking jobs as an assistant coach at Middle Tennessee State and Alcorn State. He had a record of 21-11 in three years as head coach at Prairie View A&M. At The Citadel in 2003, Simmons played for Ellis Johnson and led the Bulldogs to a 6-6 record, one of just five non-losing seasons in the last 15 for The Citadel. That season included wins over Furman, Appalachian State and Georgia Southern. Simmons, 37, replaces Alex Wood, who resigned on Nov. 20 after going 8-25 in three seasons. The Rattlers were 3-8 this past season and 2-6 in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
December 12, 2017
William Nall
William “Bill” Nathan Nall Sr., 79, passed away Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017. He was the son of the late Cecil Otto Nall and Johnnie Pearl Fridell Nall, and was also preceded in death by his son, William N. Nall Jr. Mr. Nall was a member of Chattanooga High School graduating class of 1957, and a 1961 graduate of The Citadel. He was a member of both the Lions Club international and The Citadel Alumni Association. LTC Nall retired from the U.S. Army Signal Corps after 24 years of Service. He then retired as a Government Contractor at Fort Lee. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara Anne Miller Nall; his sons, Michael Alan Nall (Lek) of Tennessee and Timothy Brian Nall (Carol) of Prince George; grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, and Mason; a sister, Donna Moore (Ray) of Georgia, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 15, 2017, at Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, 6300 Courthouse Road Prince George, Va. 23875, with the Rev. Jason Cashing officiating. The family will receive friends from 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Ebenezer Methodist Church Cemetery, Galax, Va. Saturday, Dec. 16, 2017 at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, Gregory Memorial Presbyterian Church, or the Lions Club International. Condolences may be registered at www.ealvinsmall.com.
Published in: Chattanooga Times Free Press - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
1. The Citadel builds its engineering reputation with new degree in construction
The Citadel plans to offer a bachelor of science degree in construction engineering, accepting applications in the spring and beginning classes next fall. The new program won approval from the S.C. Commission on Higher Education on Thursday, a decision that marks a larger shift in the public military college's focus. The Citadel School of Engineering has more than doubled its offerings in the past five years while increasing its enrollment by 50 percent. Col. Ronald Welch, dean of School of Engineering, said the new program's emphasis on real-world construction will meet an obvious need. "The growth is everywhere. Cranes are everywhere. The industry has been asking me for five years, 'When are you going to give us construction engineers?' " Welch said. Long known for its military training and its academic programs in business and management, The Citadel has ramped up its engineering offerings during the last five years. The college currently offers undergraduate degrees in civil and environmental engineering, electrical and computer engineering, and mechanical engineering. The College of Engineering also added three new graduate degrees and 10 new graduate certificates in 2016.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
2. Citadel Announces Construction Engineering Program
The Citadel School of Engineering continues to grow to meet the demand for highly trained engineers in South Carolina and around the country. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) approved a new Construction Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at The Citadel during its meeting Dec. 7 in Columbia. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning in January with classes beginning in the fall of 2018. “Construction engineers are in especially high demand at this transformative time. The Citadel has taken to heart the needs for engineering leadership to support the population and business growth in South Carolina,” said Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired), dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “Overall enrollment in The Citadel School of Engineering has grown by 50 percent in five years, and our engineers have a nearly 100 percent employment rate within two months of graduating.” According to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston area is growing three times faster than the U.S. average, with 34 new people moving to the region each day. Additionally, forecasts by the Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center project a 16.4 percent in the engineering field in this area by 2018.
Published in: Charleston Business Magazine - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
2. New construction engineering program to begin at The Citadel in fall 2018
The Citadel School of Engineering continues to grow to meet the demand for highly trained engineers in South Carolina and around the country. The South Carolina Commission on Higher Education (CHE) approved a new Construction Engineering Bachelor of Science degree program at The Citadel during its meeting Dec. 7 in Columbia. Applications for the program will be accepted beginning in January with classes beginning in the fall of 2018. “Construction engineers are in especially high demand at this transformative time. The Citadel has taken to heart the needs for engineering leadership to support the population and business growth in South Carolina,” said Col. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., U.S. Army (Retired), dean of The Citadel School of Engineering. “Overall enrollment in The Citadel School of Engineering has grown by 50 percent in five years, and our engineers have a nearly 100 percent employment rate within two months of graduating.” According to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance, the Charleston area is growing three times faster than the U.S. average, with 34 new people moving to the region each day. Additionally, forecasts by the Charleston Regional Competitiveness Center project a 16.4 percent in the engineering field in this area by 2018.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
3. Insider threat detection presentations at Internet security World Congress by Citadel graduate student and professor
Malicious threats to an organization coming from people within that very organization are referred to as “insider threats.” Determining how to take technical control to detect and intercept insider threats is the focus of research underway by Citadel Graduate College student Lt. Andrew Tye. “What we are attempting to do is reduce the amount of time it takes to identify a threat within a LtAndrewTyeTheCitadelGraduateCollegelarge corporation or organization. I have been working with Professor Shankar Banik for over a year on insider threat detection. During this time we had to change our train of thought several times resulting in the research we are presenting at the world conference,” said Tye. Tye is a U.S. Navy officer pursuing a Master of Science in Computer and Information Science with Cybersecurity concentration. Banik is the head of The Citadel’s Cybersecurity Studies, which is a National Security Administration (NSA) designated National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense. He is also The Citadel Graduate College director of computer science and a network security researcher.
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
4. Thousands of longtime S.C. teachers could quit next year
More than 6,000 longtime state employees, most of them working in education, will lose a major financial incentive to stick around in 2018. Since 2001, the Teacher and Employee Retention Incentive has allowed public employees, including teachers and professors, to retire and then immediately return to work. They received the same salary as they did before retirement but also deposited their state retirement checks into a special account for up to five additional years. State lawmakers voted in 2012 to end TERI on June 30, 2018. With that deadline approaching, school districts and colleges across South Carolina are bracing for a mass exodus of seasoned educators.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
4.1 The Citadel Foundation earns prestigious CASE educational fundraising award
The Citadel Foundation has been named a recipient of a 2017 CASE (Council for the Advancement and Support of Education) Educational Fundraising Award in overall performance, an honor given to superior fundraising programs at educational institutions across the country. Of 544 eligible colleges, only 43 (8 percent) were recognized with an overall performance award. CitadelFoundationCampaignWinners were selected based on an analysis of three years of fundraising data submitted to the Council for Aid to Education's annual Voluntary Support of Education survey. The Citadel Foundation is a first-time winner. “Across the state and the country, many colleges and universities have experienced severe financial pressure as a result of the financial crisis a few years ago,” said Claudius E. “Bud” Watts IV, Chairman of The Citadel Foundation. “The hard work of our staff and generosity of our donors have enabled the college to flourish despite a drop in state funding from 20% of the college operating budget in 2006 to 9% today. Donor support of every aspect of The Citadel community makes our mission possible.”
Published in: Citadel News Room - Online
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Monday
December 11, 2017
5. Cadet Command names its top 10 seniors
Ten college seniors from universities across the country have been selected by Cadet Command as the top Army Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets for its annual national order-of-merit list. These cadets are scheduled to be commissioned in fiscal 2018. Cadet Command annually rank-orders its ROTC seniors, with the top 20 percent earning the designation of Distinguished Military Graduate. This year there were 1,102 DMGs out of the 5,536 seniors on the order-of-merit list. The order-of-merit list is compiled based on several criteria, including grade point average, strong performance on the Army Physical Fitness Test, college athletic participation, and performance during college ROTC training and Advanced Camp at Fort Knox, Kentucky. The top-ranking Army ROTC cadets for fiscal 2018 are: 1. Michael Orgeron, Louisiana State University 2. Andrew Gomez, University of North Georgia 3. Shane Neal, Michigan State University 4. Joseph Schroer, University of Kansas 5. Bryton Wenzel, University of North Georgia 6. Joseph McConnell, University of Kansas 7. Robert Wiegand, The Citadel 8. Benjamin Nelson, University of North Dakota 9. Ellis Johnson, Dickinson College 10. Cormac O'Halloran, Washington University
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Monday
December 11, 2017
6. Police investigating after man robbed, shot in Hampton Park
Charleston police are investigating after a man says he was robbed and shot in downtown Charleston Friday night. At approximately 9:30 p.m., police responded to Grimsley Hall, on the campus of The Citadel, in reference to Citadel Public Safety locating a man with an injury to his left shoulder inside of the building. The victim, who is not a Citadel cadet, told police that he had been assaulted and robbed in Hampton Park in the gazebo near Cleveland Street. The victim was transported to MUSC for treatment. Anyone with information about this incident should call (843) 743-7200 and ask for the on duty CPD Central detective or Crime Stoppers at (843) 554-1111.
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Monday
December 11, 2017
7. Elon celebrates accomplishments of newest Doctor of Physical Therapy Program graduates
Elon University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program welcomed the Class of 2017 into the ranks of its alumni on Sunday as 47 students received degrees at the program's annual commencement ceremony. These newest Elon alumni completed the academic and clinical challenges they have faced during the past three years and are prepared to begin their professional careers in this health care field, said Nancy Garland, executive director of the N.C. Physical Therapy Association, in her commencement address. They're also tasked with being advocates for their profession by taking time to help the public understand the vital role they play in health care and in supporting fellow practitioners and patients. Nancy Garland, executive director of the N.C. Physical Therapy Association, delivers the commencement address. "There is no obstacle that you cannot overcome with determination and faith in yourself," Garland told the graduates. "When you seize the initiative and put your spirit to work with perseverance, you will overcome challenges and the children you treat will play again, the athletes you treat will return to the playing field, and the senior citizens you treat will walk again."
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Monday
December 11, 2017
8. McFadden to Clemson
Dorman offensive tackle McFadden becomes Clemson’s first offensive line pledge this class; the Tigers have been hoping to secure two tackles at a minimum. Although he won’t enroll until the summer, he intends to sign Dec. 20 during the early signing period. McFadden went to the Dabo Swinney Camp in 2015 and attended numerous Clemson functions thereafter. An offer didn’t come, though, prompting the Virginia Tech commitment. Following Clemson’s offer, he went to a pair of Clemson games in September as well as the Tigers’ victory at Virginia Tech. McFadden used his Hokies official visit five weeks ago before returning to Clemson as one of the priority official visitors for the regular season home finale against The Citadel. Jordan McFadden announced Saturday night he has flipped his commitment to Clemson. McFadden (6-4, 290) committed to Virginia Tech during the summer before the Tigers – his longtime dream offer – came calling with an offer before the season. "Growing up as a kid, watching them play, all I ever wanted to do was play for Clemson," McFadden told TigerIllustrated.com on Saturday. "I was just thinking about, what a huge opportunity this was. It was too good to pass up."
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Thursday
December 7, 2017
1. Deans selected for Baker School of Business, School of Science and Mathematics

Two accomplished academic leaders will join The Citadel as deans in the coming months, each to lead one of the college’s five schools. The inaugural dean for the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business will be Michael R. Weeks, Ph.D., who is currently the dean of the Dunham School of Business at Houston Baptist University. The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics will be led by Darin T. Zimmerman, Ph.D., who will join the college from Penn State Altoona where he is associate dean for academic affairs and associate dean of research. Both leaders will begin their tenure at The Citadel July 1, 2018. “This is a period of transformative growth at The Citadel with regard to our academic programs,” said Connie Book, Ph.D., provost and dean of The Citadel. “We look forward to Michael Weeks and Darin Zimmerman joining our three other distinguished deans in the coming months to help lead the college through this exciting time.”

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Thursday
December 7, 2017
2. Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients named for the 2017-18 academic year

The Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship recipients for the 2017-18 academic year include seven veteran students studying at The Citadel in a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs. The fellowships are one part of The Citadel’s commitment to serving those who served America. One of the new fellows, Cherié Doney, is an evening undergraduate student in the inaugural class of the college’s Bachelor of Science in nursing program. “Cherié Doney is an excellent student and a leader in classroom activities, arranging study groups for her classmates, and is a natural mentor for cadets and other students,” said Amelia Joseph, Ph.D., RN, nurse administrator for the Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel. “It was an honor to nominate her for the Tommy Baker Veterans Fellowship.” Doney served in the U.S. Navy training as a nuclear-power electrician for two and a half years before receiving a medical discharge. The wife of an active duty military officer and mother of two was onboard as a student when The Swain Department of Nursing at The Citadel was launched in early 2017. “It’s a big jump from engineering to nursing, but I have never once regretted the switch. The curriculum has been eye opening in that nursing is absolutely, without a doubt, what I want to dedicate my time and energy to in fulfilling my desire to serve others,” Doney said.

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Thursday
December 7, 2017
The Honorable David Samuel Baroody

Judge David S Baroody, 79, passed away at his home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 after a long illness.He was born on February 21, 1938, in Timmonsville, SC, the son of the late Samuel George and Najla Matney Baroody. After graduating from Timmonsville High School, he attended and graduated in 1960 from The Citadel. While there, he participated in many school activities, one of which was winning the intramural boxing championship in his weight class. In 1961, he taught history at Camden Military Academy for a year prior to entering Mercer University Law School, from which he graduated in 1965. After passing the South Carolina Bar he joined the Hyman Law Firm in Florence for a while before moving to Marion, SC, and associating there with the law practice of Mr. Waddell Byrd. Several years later, he moved to establish his own practice while also assuming the duty as public defender for Marion County. Records show he was concurrently the city attorney and recorder of Sellers, SC. He remained in this capacity until 1977. In that year, the state of South Carolina, through the General Assembly, established the unified family court system. He was the first judge in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit elected to that court which was specifically designed to administer justice to families throughout the state.

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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
1. Citadel Names New Vice President for Finance

Charles L. Cansler III will become The Citadel’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer in mid-December. Cansler has 30 years of executive leadership, accounting and consulting experience including serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Additionally, he worked as university controller for North Carolina State University where he managed a team of 37 people overseeing the university’s net assets of $1.92 billion. “Charles Cansler is a financial leader who has a direct understanding of higher education economics, combined with a sophisticated approach to interpreting essential market data. He will be an important contributor to our team as we continue to maintain the financial health of The Citadel,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. Prior to joining senior staff at The Citadel, Cansler worked as the higher education expert for Oracle, Inc., a multinational computer technology corporation. Cansler holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a post-baccalaureate of Accounting and Graduate Taxation from Georgia State University.

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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
1.1 Citadel names new vice president for finance

Charles L. Cansler III will become The Citadel’s vice president for finance and chief financial officer (CFO) in mid-December. Cansler has 30 years of executive leadership, accounting and consulting CharlesCanslerCitadelVicePresidentFinanceexperience including serving as vice chancellor for finance and administration at the University of Arkansas Little Rock. Additionally, he worked as university controller for North Carolina State University where he managed a team of 37 people overseeing the university’s net assets of $1.92 billion. “Charles Cansler is a financial leader who has a direct understanding of higher education economics, combined with a sophisticated approach to interpreting essential market data. He will be an important contributor to our team as we continue to maintain the financial health of The Citadel,” said Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa. Prior to joining senior staff at The Citadel, Cansler worked as the higher education expert for Oracle, Inc., a multinational computer technology corporation. Cansler holds a Master of Business Administration from Baylor University, a Bachelor of Science in Management from Georgia Institute of Technology, and a post-baccalaureate of Accounting and Graduate Taxation from Georgia State University.

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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
2. The Citadel’s board approves tuition and fees for 2018-19 academic year

The Citadel’s Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year. The cost of attendance for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) will increase by approximately 3.2 percent beginning in the fall. In a release Tuesday the school said that the increase will represent an annual increase of $765 up to $1,629 depending on the cadet’s category. The Citadel’s fee structure for the SCCC is different from most colleges and universities because the cost of room and board, as well as multiple sets of military uniforms, are built into one, all-in rate. This is because cadets are required to live in the barracks all four years, to take all meals in the mess hall, and to wear uniforms at all times while on campus. Laundry, dry-cleaning, books, and haircuts are also included in the cost of attendance. These costs do not include other fees set by the college, such as specific targeted fees or lab fees which vary according to the academic major or schedule of each cadet or student. The charges for freshmen are higher because most uniforms are purchased freshman year.

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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
Cadet earns position in National Reconnaissance Office program
Alexis Edwards, a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, has earned the opportunity to be an intern with the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) program. The NRO is the national intelligence agency supporting space reconnaissance and is in charge of designing, building, launching and maintaining America’s intelligence satellites. A physics major from Anderson, South Carolina, Edwards is a member of the Class of 2019 and is attending The Citadel on an Army scholarship. She will be training with the NRO for six weeks at one of three possible locations, learning about the agency’s mission, operations, and professional opportunities. The highly competitive internship program included a rigorous security clearance process. “It is quite an honor for Cadet Edwards to be accepted into the National Reconnaissance Office program,” said Lt. Col. Jim Near, USAF (Retired), a physics instructor at The Citadel with more than 20 years of experience planning programs for the Department of Defense space and weather systems. The work of the NRO used to be a secret, but was declassified to the American public in 1992. The 3,000 person agency directly supports the Central Intelligence Agency, the Department of Defense, and the National Security Administration. The NRO is one of 17 intelligence agencies comprising the U.S. intelligence community. It is headquartered in Chantilly, Virginia, with stations at seven other locations around the U.S. and in the U.K. and Australia.
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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
Dissecting the Gibbes Museum's latest economic impact study
Yesterday the Gibbes Museum of Art released the Citadel School of Business Administration's study that reveals the Gibbes' economic impact on the tri-county area following a two-year, $17 million renovation. In 2014 the Gibbes closed to the public for massive renovations, reopening in May, 2016. According to this latest study, attendance has increased 113 percent since the reopening. In a press release the Gibbes reports, "The total impact includes both the economic impact of the Gibbes’ expenditures as defined by its annual budget and the result of the ancillary economic effect of its patrons in the time before and after their visit to the museum." Here are some of the important takeaways from the study, which is broken up into three parts examining: admission price, influence on art, and the economic impact of the museum on Charleston.
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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
Harris’ 3 lifts The Citadel over James Madison 84-82

Frankie Johnson scored 15 points with five assists, Kaelon Harris made a go-ahead 3-pointer in the closing seconds, and The Citadel finished with an 11-2 run to beat James Madison 84-82 on Tuesday night. The Citadel trailed 80-73 with 2:55 left. Johnson banked in a 3-pointer to close to 82-81 with 47 seconds left, Derek Webster Jr. drew a charge on the other end and Harris hit a 3 with 22 seconds left. The Dukes missed two more shots, including Darius Banks’ 3 at the buzzer that hit the backboard and the rim twice before bouncing out.

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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
Kaelon Harris jumper lifts Citadel to 84-82 victory over CAA foe James Madison
Kaelon Harris made 5,120 shots from 3-point range in practice during the month of November. No wonder Citadel coach Duggar Baucom picked the 6-4 sophomore to take the biggest shot of Tuesday night's clash with Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison. Harris swished a 3-pointer from the left wing with 22 seconds left, and The Citadel held on for an 84-82 victory over JMU at McAlister Field House. The 4-5 Bulldogs let a 17-point lead slip away to trail by seven with just 2:55 to play. But The Citadel out-scored the Dukes (3-7) by 11-2 from there to snap a three-game skid and ease the pain of blowing a 20-point lead in a loss to Marist last Friday. Zane Najdawi and Frankie Johnson scored 15 points each to lead The Citadel, and Tariq Simmons added 12 points, six assists five rebounds and four steals. Johnson somehow banked in a trey from the right corner to bring the Bulldogs within 82-81 before Harris hit his game-winner. "I knew I had to knock it down to win the game for my team," said Harris, who added 10 points. "They called the play for me, we ran it right and I was able to hit the shot."
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Wednesday
December 6, 2017
Two Late Threes Lift Bulldogs to 84-82 Win Over JMU
The Citadel men's basketball team picked up a huge come-from-behind, 84-82 win over James Madison Tuesday night inside McAlister Field House as sophomores Frankie Johnson and Kaelon Harris drilled a pair of three-pointers and the Bulldog defense came up with two big stops. With 2:00 left in regulation, the Bulldogs (4-5) found themselves down by four, 78-82 following a Matt Lewis dunk for JMU (3-7). The momentum had gone back and forth between the Bulldogs and the Dukes for much of the second half and it appeared to have swung in favor of JMU for good. Then, Johnson banked in his crucial three-pointer from the right side of the arc, pulling the home team to within one point of the visiting Dukes. On the ensuing JMU possession, freshman Derek Webster, Jr. drew a charge from DeVelle Phillips, his fifth foul of the game, giving the Bulldogs the ball back with 32 seconds left. Plenty of time for Duggar Baucom's feverish style of play. Out of the 30-second break for Phillips to sub out, the Bulldogs streaked down the court and Harris calmly hit the game-winning three from the left side off a feed from nobody else than Johnson just in front of his own bench with 22 seconds remaining.
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
1. Price of a Citadel education to rise by about 3 percent
The price of an undergraduate education will rise by about 3.2 percent next school year at The Citadel, South Carolina's public military college in Charleston. The Citadel Board of Visitors voted unanimously Saturday to approve the change to the school's unique "all-in" tuition rate for members of the undergraduate Corps of Cadets. The cost covers dining fees, mandatory room and board in the barracks, and payments into a Quartermaster Account for expenses including books, haircuts and dry cleaning. Tuition rates for in-state resident cadets next school year will be $29,663 for freshmen and $24,438 for upperclassmen (the freshman rate is higher due to one-time expenses including the purchase of uniforms). The new out-of-state rate will be $52,135 for freshmen and $46,910 for upperclassmen. Graduate students and undergraduate students in non-cadet evening courses will pay higher rates as well. The flat fee per credit hour will rise by about 1.4 percent for graduate credit hours and 3.2 percent for undergraduate credit hours, according to Citadel spokesman Col. John L. Dorrian.
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
1.1 The Citadel’s board approves tuition and fees for 2018-19 academic year

The Citadel’s Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year at their meeting held on Dec. 2. The cost of attendance for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) will increase by approximately 3.2 percent beginning in the fall. The increase will represent an annual increase of $765 up to id="mce_marker",629 depending on the cadet’s category. The Citadel’s fee structure for the SCCC is different from most colleges and universities because the cost of room and board, as well as multiple sets of military uniforms, are built into one, all-in rate. This is because cadets are required to live in the barracks all four years, to take all meals in the mess hall, and to wear uniforms at all times while on campus. Laundry, dry-cleaning, books, and haircuts are also included in the cost of attendance. These costs do not include other fees set by the college, such as specific targeted fees or lab fees which vary according to the academic major or schedule of each cadet or student. The charges for freshmen are higher because most uniforms are purchased freshman year.

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
1.2 The Citadel’s board approves tuition and fees for 2018-19 academic year

The Citadel’s Board of Visitors approved tuition and fees for the 2018-19 academic year at their meeting held on Dec. 2. The cost of attendance for members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets (SCCC) will increase by approximately 3.2 percent beginning in the fall. The increase will represent an annual increase of $765 up to $1,629 depending on the cadet’s category. The Citadel’s fee structure for the SCCC is different from most colleges and universities because the cost of room and board, as well as multiple sets of military uniforms, are built into one, all-in rate. This is because cadets are required to live in the barracks all four years, to take all meals in the mess hall, and to wear uniforms at all times while on campus. Laundry, dry-cleaning, books, and haircuts are also included in the cost of attendance. These costs do not include other fees set by the college, such as specific targeted fees or lab fees which vary according to the academic major or schedule of each cadet or student. The charges for freshmen are higher because most uniforms are purchased freshman year.

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
2. Who's News

Major Reed is the Battalion Executive Officer for the 28th CSH. He is a graduate of Sacred Heart High School, and The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, S.C. He lives in North Carolina with his wife, Vicki, and children, Tyler and Haley. He is the son of Kenneth and Bernadine ...

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
2.2 Charleston-area hires and promotions

Accounting -- Andrew J. Duggan has joined Moore Beauston & Woodham LLP as a senior accountant. He is a certified public accountant. He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel and a master’s degree in accountancy with a focus in taxation from the College of Charleston.

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
3. Injured in Iraq, former combat photographer Stacy Pearsall now creates portraits of American veterans

Former Staff Sergeant Stacy Pearsall has photographed over 6,000 men and women who have served in every conflict from World War II to the present day. Her black-and-white images capture a broad range of subjects and expressions. By turns heroic, playful, enigmatic, haunted, tender, hard, broken and badass, the most common denominator is a tensile strength that unites the tribe. Infants, children and service dogs may make cameo appearances in some of her pictures, but Pearsall’s documentary style always steers clear of any sentimentality in favor of sincerity. Though it was never her intention, Pearsall’s work — some of which now hangs on the walls of the Pentagon and in the National Portrait Gallery — has garnered great attention and acclaim. She has authored two books (Shooter: Combat from Behind the Camera and A Photojournalist’s Field Guide: In the Trenches with Combat Photographer Stacy Pearsall), been lauded by Obama’s White House as a Champion of Change, holds an honorary doctoral degree from The Citadel and has served as a nominating juror for the Pulitzer Prize. Last month, on Veteran’s Day, millions of Today Show viewers watched as Pearsall was paired with Charlie, an America’s VetDogs service animal, for the first time.

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
4. Partners in life and death

Emily Yarbrough and Taylor Evans held hands one more time in a Georgia hospital room before Evans’s heart stopped beating. It was a tragic ending for a young Upstate couple that had only been dating for a few months before last Thursday’s accident on Interstate 85 in Georgia. Yarbrough, 23, a Miss Upstate representative for the Miss South Carolina USA organization, survived. She returned to her Moore home Sunday night and is now recuperating. Evans, 22, an aspiring veterinarian from Easley, died. But being an organ donor, he helped to save or extend the lives of more than 50 people. “He and Emily had only known each other about four months. They immediately made a connection,” Yarbrough’s mother Amy Nunnery said Monday. “They were destined to be together forever.” Evans’ mother Stephanie Martin of Easley said, “Taylor told everyone she is the one. When I met her she was such an angel. They clicked. She was his beloved soulmate. They were going to give me beautiful grandchildren.” Last Thursday, the young couple were on Interstate 85 southbound headed to a Luke Combs country music concert in Atlanta when his Ford Ranger was clipped in the rear by an 18-wheeler, causing it to flip nine times before coming to rest. Born in Greenville, he graduated from Wren High School in 2013 and enrolled on a full scholarship at The Citadel. He intended to join the military after college. After two years there, he changed his mind and transferred to Clemson University in 2015, majoring in pre-veterinary science.

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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
A chance for a new beginning in UTEP sports
Things are happening so fast in major sports at UTEP it’s hard to keep up. Bob Stull retired as athletic director, Sean Kugler was replaced as head football coach, Jim Senter was named new UTEP athletic director and Tim Floyd announced his retirement as head basketball coach, all in the past few months. It’s sheer chaos, but you can look at it in a different light. Like one fellow I know said, the major sports are in such a mess at UTEP it’s good to clean house and start from scratch all over again. UTEP PRESIDENT Diana Natalcio says that new athletic director Jim Senter “brings to El Paso extensive leadership experience in athletics administration and fundraising, most recently at the Citadel where for the past three years student athletes have achieved excellence both on the playing field and in the classroom.”
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
Citadel football ready to rebuild through recruiting, spring practice
Citadel football coach Brent Thompson woke up the Sunday after his team's loss at Clemson on Nov. 18 feeling "tired and exhausted." A 61-3 score will do that to you. But Thompson says he also felt a sense of anticipation on that Sunday after his second Citadel team finished off a 5-6 season. "I really felt a passion to get back after it," he said. "Because we've got a lot of young guys on this team and I was happy with the way they fought their butts off at Clemson." After winning two straight Southern Conference championships and winning 19 games over two seasons, the Bulldogs' 5-6 record was undoubtedly a step backwards. But after The Citadel lost what amounts to two senior classes — seven starter-level players who could have returned for the 2018 season did not, for various reasons — the drop-off was not wholly unexpected. "We ran into a year where we lost seven starters that were on track to be back," Thompson said. "That really takes your senior class from a solid group of guys to a much smaller group. So the season wasn't exactly what I wanted it to be, but was I surprised by it? No, I was not."
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
Former Berkeley standout Israel Mukuamu decommits from Florida State
Israel Mukuamu, a former Berkeley High School standout who now lives in Bossier City, La., announced a decommitment from Florida State last week. Mukuamu, a defensive back, committed to the Seminoles in late July over South Carolina and others, but the coaching situation at FSU (Jimbo Fisher left for Texas A&M) forced Mukuamu’s hand. “They (USC) are back at the top but I’m still looking at Georgia, and I’m taking an official visit to Purdue, and I’m looking at Indiana as well,” Mukuamu said. “Others might pop up like Louisville, and I just got a text from USF, so I’ve got to see what happens.
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
Former Citadel football coach Don Powers passes away
Former Citadel football coach Don Powers passed away Monday, according to his family. He was 73. Powers was head coach at The Citadel from 1996-2000 with a record of 19-36, succeeding Charlie Taaffe. Powers served as defensive coordinator for Taaffe for seven years, helping the Bulldogs' 1992 team to an 11-2 record, the Southern Conference title and the No. 1 ranking in Division I-AA. A graduate of Western Carolina, Powers was inducted into that school's athletics hall of fame last summer. Powers, who lived in Mount Pleasant, had been ill with a heart ailment. A year ago, one of his former Citadel players, Carlos Frank, put together a book called "The Powers in Us" that collected some of Powers' sayings and quotes. "What kind of man has 50 quotes that everyone remembers 20 years later?" Frank said before presenting the book to Powers. "Some of them are funny, some of them make you scratch your head. But for a lot of players, they remember what Coach Powers said to them during tough times."
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
Former Citadel football coach Powers passes away
Former Citadel head football coach Don Powers passed away on Monday after a lengthy illness. Powers was 73. Powers was the head coach at The Citadel from 1996-2000 where he went 19-36 in five seasons. He was also a key piece of some of the best teams in program history in the early 1990’s, serving as the Bulldogs’ defensive coordinator under Charlie Taaffe. Powers was named the Southern Con Defensive Coach of the year in 1990 and 1992, helping lead the Bulldogs to the 1992 Southern Conference Championship and a pair of I-AA playoff appearances. The Citadel posted wins over Army and Arkansas during Powers’ stint and the 1992 Citadel defensive unit ranked first in the NCAA I-AA in scoring defense, shutting out Appalachian State, VMI, and N.C. A&T. He also mentored two-time consensus All-America selection and Citadel Hall of Fame inductee, Lester Smith, who had his No. 15 jersey retired, and former cornerback Torrence Forney, who was also a first team All-America selection in 1992, and All-American kick returner Carlos Frank.
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
James "Jim" Sharp '44
Died Sunday; he was 93 years old. Born in Jacksonville, FL; he and his family moved to Vero Beach in 1964 from Atlanta, GA. He was in the United States Army during WWII serving in the Italian campaign. Prior he was a Cadet at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, in Charleston. After the war he studied at the University of Florida, earning a Bachelor’s degree in Communications. He worked in radio and the early days of TV in New York City and Atlanta before acquiring WAXE radio and moving to Vero Beach. He was a member of First Church of Christ Science and often attended First Baptist Church. He was a member of the Oceanside Rotary Club for over 30 years. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bertha Sharp; son, Jay Sharp of Vero Beach, daughter, Susan Sharp of Tucker, GA, and son, John Sharp of Jacksonville Beach, FL; grandchildren , Michaela (Joe) Heaton, Carly Sharp, and Macy (Zeke) Hurst, great- grandson, Gage Hurst, all of Vero Beach; and nephew, Fland Sharp of Jacksonville Beach, FL. Jim was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Felix Sharp, Jr. & Ollie Sharp. A visitation will be 6-8 p.m., at First Baptist Church, Tuesday, Dec. 5th. A funeral service will be held 10 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 6th, at First Baptist Church, with burial to follow at Crestlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to Honor Flight, Attn: Diane Gresse, 175 S. Tuttle Rd., Springfield, OH 45505.
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Tuesday
December 5, 2017
Penn wrestling's weekend performance has the season off to a strong start
It was definitely worth the wait. In Penn wrestling's opening weekend with duals, the Quakers finished 3-1 with wins over Campbell, The Citadel, and Hofstra, while suffering a loss against Rider. The Quakers (3-1) fell 15-9 to Rider on Friday in the Palestra, before responding to beat Campbell, 16-15, The Citadel, 35-10, and Hofstra, 34-8, on Sunday in the Hofstra Duals in Hempstead, New York. In the first dual of the season for the Quakers, coach Roger Reina needed a strong team performance against Rider, who came in as the No. 21 team in the country.
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Monday
December 4, 2017
1. On business: It's debutante season for South Carolina's 1st new bank in 9 years

It's been more than eight years since a brand new South Carolina bank has opened its doors. The drought is about to end. Beacon Community Bank recently obtained the conditional federal and state approvals it needs to establish its first branch, based partly on its raising at least $22 million in startup capital from private investors and a raft of other conditions. Beacon expects to open its office in downtown Charleston "soon" according to a banner outside its space at 578 East Bay St. The exact date has not been determined, but it will make its market debut sometime in January, CEO Brooks Melton said last week. "The entire Beacon team is excited to chart this course, and we are eager to deliver a new banking experience," he said. Automobile dealer Tommy Baker has said he hatched the idea for Beacon right after the mid-2016 sale of Southcoast Community Bank, where he was a board member. He eventually lined up 14 other lead investors, including restaurateur Bill Hall and Lt. General John Rosa, the retiring president of The Citadel, which is naming its new business school for Baker and his wife.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
December 4, 2017
1.1 Best Business Credit Cards

Michael Barth - Professor at The Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business at The Citadel; What do the best business credit cards have in common? The best cards all feature favorable balance transfer options, low fees, high limits, rewards options (e.g., cash back offers, airline miles, free hotel nights, or rewards points), and premium services. The optimal package of these features, and the overall cost, differs from business to business. All business credit cards offer a convenient way of financing short-term business expenses at an affordable cost. After that, the differences outweigh the similarities. For example, one card may feature a low interest rate but very restrictive underwriting, meaning that only applicants with excellent credit will be accepted. If your credit is less than stellar, then that card would not be the best choice. Similarly, if a small business prefers cash back to air miles credits, then a business card with a great frequent flyer program would be suboptimal compared to a different card with modest cash back features. The market for business credit cards is highly competitive, and the various credit suppliers tailor the features of their cards to meet these diverse preferences.

Published in: WalletHub - Online
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Monday
December 4, 2017
2. A Sumter icon: The Legacy of Scott Rumph

In a lifetime of business deals, Scott Rumph of Sumter, South Carolina, was the ultimate numbers guy. "I'd say my first calculating really started at The Citadel, when I was down there with a slide ruler," he told me. "They also had a hand-operated calculator. Turn the crank and get a number. Crank it maybe 10 minutes, 15 minutes - just to get a division. So when I graduated, that's when I got interested in advanced calculating. (Years later) when I read an article about a new calculator called the Sinclair Calculator, I couldn't imagine what it was. I thought I had gone to heaven." Turns out Scott Rumph always knew the numbers better than everyone else. Better than the bankers, the accountants, the lawyers and his own business partners and associates. He also worked harder than everyone else.

Published in: Sumter Item - Online
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Monday
December 4, 2017
Army defeats Marist 83-75 to win tournament at The Citadel

Tommy Funk scored 16 points, Matt Wilson and Tucker Blackwell scored 15 points apiece and Army captured the Bulldog Bash title at The Citadel with an 82-75 win over Marist on Saturday night. Blackwell had a career-high 13 by halftime when the Black Knights (5-2) made 7 of 16 3-pointers and shot 56 percent overall to open a 49-36 lead. An early 14-2 run, capped by back-to-back Blackwell 3s had Army up 16-6 and it was 39-23 when Blackwell made two free throws at the 7:05 mark to cap a 17-6 run. Marist (1-7) quickly got back within single figures and cut the deficit to 67-63 with 7:23 to play on an Aleksander Dozic 3-pointer. But Army made 9 of 10 free throws in the last 3:14 and Wilson had a layup to secure the win. Brian Parker had 19 points to lead the Red Foxes. 

 

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Published in: USA Today - Online
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Friday
December 1, 2017
1. 5 Around Town: Parades, tree lightings, candlelight services and a festive 5K

The Citadel will host one of Charleston's most popular and traditional Christmas events this weekend. The Christmas Candlelight Services will be held Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings at Summerall Chapel. The service begins at 7:30 p.m. each night and seating will be on a first come, first served basis. The 80th year of the Christmas Candlelight Services will include Cadets from the Protestant and Gospel Choirs, the Cadet Chorale and members of The Citadel Regimental Band. The services feature traditional music, scriptures and the Procession of Lights. The services are an hour long and free to everyone. The Citadel's Brass Ensemble will perform prelude music for 30 minutes before the service.

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Friday
December 1, 2017
2. Nikki Haley's political stock still rising despite being passed over for secretary of state job

United Nation Ambassador Nikki Haley appears to have been passed over for the job long-rumored to be her next political step: secretary of state. But her supporters and politicos say the perceived snub could actually be more of a quiet endorsement of a job well done. "Ambassador Nikki Haley's political stock has never been higher. She has been the least controversial member of a mostly controversial Cabinet," Haley's former chief spokesman, Rob Godfrey, said Thursday. "The sky is the limit for Nikki Haley, it’s just a matter of what she wants to do." Scott Buchanan, a political scientist at The Citadel, said Trump's choice to pick Pompeo makes sense. "Tillerson, much like the president, had no government experience prior to coming into office," he said. "If any of the rumors are true, and it is Mike Pompeo, then it makes sense that the president might be looking to go in the other direction."

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
December 1, 2017
3. Nancy Mace, first woman to graduate from The Citadel, wins GOP runoff for S.C. State House seat

Nancy Mace, famous for being the first woman to graduate from The Citadel, has won the GOP nomination for an open S.C. House seat. Mace won a GOP primary runoff in a House district in Berkeley and Charleston counties Tuesday, defeating Mount Pleasant town councilman Mark Smith. Mace took 63 percent of the vote to Smith’s 37 percent. “I’m truly honored,” Mace said in a statement. “The vision I shared with voters, whether it’s getting ahead of our infrastructure needs, improving roads, being a fiscal conservative, recognizing tax dollars are sacred will continue to be my message as we move forward to the General Election in January.” Two weeks ago, Mace finished first in a four-person Republican primary, taking 49.5 percent of the vote, just short of the majority needed to avoid a runoff. Mace will face Democrat Cindy Boatwright in the general election, scheduled for Jan. 16. Boatwright, a Mount Pleasant mental health counselor, ran unopposed for the Democratic nomination in the Republican-leaning district. Mace made history in 1999, and a name for herself statewide, when she became the first woman to graduate from South Carolina’s formerly all-male military college.

Published in: Washington Post - Online
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Friday
December 1, 2017
Citadel basketball seeks way forward without standout Preston Parks

After Preston Parks and Citadel basketball parted ways earlier this week, Bulldogs coach Duggar Baucom gathered his remaining 12 players around him. "I told them, 'Ya'll are The Dirty Dozen,'" Baucom said, referencing the 1967 World War II movie. "They looked at me like I had four heads." The reference may have been lost on the young Bulldogs, but the message was clear. The Citadel will have to move on without Parks, the Southern Conference freshman of the year last season. The 6-1 guard was dismissed from the program on Tuesday for "conduct detrimental to the team" and plans to transfer elsewhere. Parks averaged 18.1 points last season, and through six games this year was scoring 13.8 points per game, second-best on the team. The new-look Bulldogs (3-3) will play their first game without Parks as they open the Bulldog Bash at 3 p.m. Friday against Marist at McAlister Field House. UMBC and Army will meet at 5 p.m. Friday. The losers of Friday's games will meet at 3 p.m. Saturday, with the winners squaring off at 5 p.m. "I told the guys, we all love Preston and he's been part of our family," Baucom said. "Just because of whatever decisions are made, we don't quit loving him ... But these are the guys we're going to finish the year with, and we can't worry about what happened the first six games.

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Friday
December 1, 2017
Playoffs give recruits more chances to shine for college scouts
McDowell feels the same way about all of his players, like running back turned quarterback Quinton Oliver. Quinton's father is Winslow Oliver, a 1991 Kempner running back who went on to star at New Mexico before playing five NFL seasons with the Carolina Panthers and Atlanta Falcons. Quinton's family is football royalty in the Sugar Land area. His 5-7, 210-pound frame makes him a bowling ball of a running back, but he's used this season and the playoffs to show how versatile he is as a stocky quarterback. Quinton has an offer from Millsaps College, while The Citadel is interested.
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Friday
December 1, 2017
USA TODAY Sports college football staff picks for Week 14
After 13 weeks of the regular season, it all comes down to this. Four conference championship games will determine the participants in the College Football Playoff. If everything goes according to rankings, there won't be any drama on Saturday night. But the expected is rarely what happens in games that have the most pressure. No. 1 Clemson faces No. 7 Miami (Fla.) in the ACC title game. A win by the Tigers would assuredly send them to their third playoff appearance in a row. The Hurricanes also would get there for the first time with a victory. The win-and-get-in scenario holds true when No. 4 Auburn and No. 6 Georgia meet in the SEC championship game. The Tigers will have beat the Bulldogs for a second time after winning comfortably at home three weeks ago.
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