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Thursday
July 18, 2019
1. Autonomous vehicles and AI: Citadel’s future engineers prepared to thrive in evolving technical landscape
Artificial intelligence is present in the daily lives of most people, even if few stop to consider the source. A.I. guides ride sharing apps, commercial airliners, and even mobile check deposits. The availability of highly skilled engineers prepared to help lead the development of A.I. and its associated industries in the Charleston, South Carolina area is vital to the state’s competitiveness and its economy. The Citadel School of Engineering, one of America’s oldest engineering programs, is meeting that growing demand. It takes computer, electrical and mechanical engineering ingenuity to develop the A.I. supporting an autonomous vehicle, for example. Engineering students at The Citadel are already learning how to integrate those disciplines and have been for years.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
2. COLLEGE NEWS: Citadel commencement

More than 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel's May 4 commencement ceremony in McAlister Field House. Local graduates include Octavia Wolfe and Colby Bruner, both of Orangeburg; Cole Cleland of Harleyville; Dylan Lilly of Dorchester; and Daniel Ilderton of St. George. Nearly 450 members of The Citadel Graduate College accepted diplomas during The Citadel's commencement ceremony on May 4 in McAlister Field House. Local graduates include George McIntosh of Bamberg; Ashley Russell of Swansea; William Rickenbaker of Cameron; Rebecca Hanna of Dorchester; Katherine Jenkins of Orangeburg; Teandra White of Harleyville; James Cason of Eutawville; Thomas Weeks and Trenton Silvers, both of St. George; and Demario Kitt of Bowman.

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Published in: The Times and Democrat - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
3. Col. Chad Smith reaches retirement from U.S. Army
Col. Chad H. Smith retired from the U.S. Army July 12, at Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, during a ceremony hosted by Maj. Gen. Thomas H. Todd, program executive officer for Army aviation. Smith’s retirement celebrated 27 years of service to the nation. In his last assignment, he served as the Contingency Operations Officer at PEO Aviation. Smith is a 1988 graduate of Cedartown High School and received his commission from The Citadel in 1992, where he was a distinguished military graduate. Smith holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from The Citadel.
Published in: Rome News-Tribune - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
4. The Citadel - Incoming Women's Reception 2019 | Holliday Alumni Center | Friday, 16. August 2019
This is an informal reception for incoming women and their families to meet each other and to meet current women cadets and alumnae.
Published in: Eventbu - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
5. Letters to the Editor

USC debacle

Déjà vu has manifested itself again in the current debacle to fill the presidency of one of the state’s universities, in this case that of applicant Gen. Robert Caslen for the presidency of the University of South Carolina. This is all too reminiscent of the 2014 controversy surrounding the hiring of then-state Sen. Glenn McConnell for the presidency of the College of Charleston. Interviewing and hiring processes tend to move seamlessly as long as politicians respect the expertise of the search committee and board of trustees. For example, just look at The Citadel and Charleston Southern University that recently named new presidents within the past year. Both schools enjoyed a smooth, uneventful and positive search and hiring process. Only when the process becomes politicized by politicians (ref: Gov. Henry McMaster) do things get messy and contentious. Now the state’s flagship university has a mess on its hands. Why anyone would want to step into this hornet’s nest is a mystery to me. Applicants for any position should be hired on merits alone without outside influence or interference. Anything short of this will certainly ignite maelstrom.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
6. School Spotlight: How Academic Magnet became the best high school in the country
You’ve likely seen a “best” series of some sort from the U.S. News and World Report. Best jobs, best colleges, best hospitals, best nursing homes, best schools. There’s even a specific series on best high schools in the country and this year one Lowcountry school topped that list. Academic Magnet High School located in North Charleston is already well-known in the local area, but now, being named Best High School in the country by the news magazine solidifies its top-notch reputation nationwide as well. Some highlights from the AMHS annual report posted on their website are: 26 seniors from the class of 2018 being named National Merit Scholarship semifinalists, an average composite score of 30.0 on the ACT and an SAT combined average score of 1395 from their students this year. Spencer explains that all the students are required to complete a research and thesis project to graduate that they start in their junior year. “They are required to prepare, research, present and write a paper about their project,” Spencer adds. “Some of their research has been published in professional journals at MUSC, The Citadel and the College of Charleston.”
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
7. VOLLEYBALL ANNOUNCES 2019 SCHEDULE
Tournaments at Youngstown State, Campbell and Troy, along with a home match against the College of Charleston highlight The Citadel's 2019 volleyball schedule that was released Wednesday. "Our ultimate goal is winning the Southern Conference Tournament and we schedule to prepare us for that," said second-year head coach Dave Zelenock. "Our non-conference schedule has us going against teams that are bigger than us that play with power, smaller than us that play with speed and everything in between. "The plan is that we learn along the way and are playing our best volleyball in late November. You don't take a test over the whole book on day one in school, you take it at the end." The Bulldogs will open the season Aug. 30-31 at the Youngstown Invitational. The Citadel opens against Bucknell Friday at 4:30 p.m. Saturday will feature a pair of matches against Saint Francis (PA) at 10 a.m. and host YSU at 3 p.m. The Citadel opens play at McAlister Field House with a pair of matches on Sept. 2 and Sept. 4. The Bulldogs host the College of Charleston on Monday, while North Carolina Central comes to town on Wednesday. Both matches are set to begin at 6 p.m.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Thursday
July 18, 2019
8. Extra innings, kilts, it’s been a crazy week for the Savannah Bananas
Looking like a team from the movie “A League of their Own,” the kilt-wearing Savannah Bananas defeated Lexington County and moved into a tie for first place in the second half in the South Division of the Coastal Plain League. Savannah (24-13, 7-5 second half) has now won four of its last five games. A crowd of 4,289 saw right-hander Jordan Merritt from The Citadel hurl seven innings, allowing one run on five hits while striking out nine.
Published in: Savannah Morning News - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
1. Citadel professor wins $1.6 million grant to anticipate social unrest
More than a year of hard work turned into a $1.6 million grant for a professor of computer science at The Citadel. Deepti Joshi, Ph.D., will serve as the principle investigator, or lead, for the project which is funded by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The goal is to find a way to combine diverse types of data and use that information to anticipate social unrest events — such as strikes, riots, civil wars, coups, revolts or revolutions — in 19 strategically selected countries in Asia and Africa. Joshi and her team will spend the next five years working to integrate model-driven and data-driven frameworks to improve the understanding of the dynamics of social unrest and also to potentially help anticipate its onset. This is the second grant the NGA has awarded to Joshi. The first, for nearly $300,000, helped create the building blocks that will be used for her current project, like developing a social science-based model to identify long-term factors for social unrest, as well as developing a map-based visualizer called SURGE, short for Social Unrest Reconnaissance GazEtteer. The map is a work in progress, and new features will be added as more research is completed. Joshi also plans to add a feature that allows users to work with what-if scenarios.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
2. Editorial: 75 years ago, the major of Saint-Lô
The Allied landings on the coast of Normandy on D-Day had been more than a month before. They had succeeded, to the extent that a great army had been put ashore and not pushed back into the English Channel. But it did not yet feel like a victory. The Allies were still pinned down, both by the Germans and the topography. The Americans had hoped to have the crossroads village of Saint-Lô — about 20 miles inland — under control within a day of the landings. Now it was mid-July and the Americans were still short of their first-day goal. The same was true all across the landing zone. D-Day had turned into “the battle of the hedgerows.” On June 21, one of those American soldiers finally had time to rest. Thomas Howie took his boots off for the first time since he’d come ashore 15 days earlier; sea salt was still encrusted in his socks. Howie was a balding, 36-year-old teacher from Staunton with a colorful past and a future he could never have known. Howie had grown up in Abbeville, South Carolina, and went on to both a storied academic and athletic career at The Citadel — class president, star football halfback, captain of the baseball team, voted “Most Versatile, Popular and Best All Around” by his classmates. He once led a student strike to protest poor food in the cafeteria — not the easiest thing to do at a military school. But Howie was not one to do the easy things.
Published in: The Roanoke Times - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
3. Commentary: Military training deaths deserve full investigation
My wife and I lost our only child May 9, H. Conor McDowell – just turned 24, a newly promoted Marine first lieutenant, days away from being engaged to marry his girlfriend, Kathleen Bourque. He was killed instantly when his light armored vehicle turned belly up, crushing him, as he led a patrol in challenging terrain at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County. Conor pushed his gunner to safety but did not have time to save himself. Conor is just one of too many young people who are dying, needlessly, in so-called training accidents in our military. Over the past year, nearly four times the number of troops have been in killed in training rather than in combat. Michael H.C. McDowell is a recent member of the advisory board of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Published in: Daily Republic - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
4. THE CITADEL IMPLEMENTS CLEAR BAG POLICY
Fans attending athletic events at The Citadel this year are reminded of the new clear bag policy that has been implemented. Under the policy, fans will be allowed to bring with them a clear plastic, vinyl or PVC bag that does not exceed 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches, or a one-gallon plastic bag (such as Ziploc or Hefty bags). The bags may have a logo on one side that is no larger than 4.5 inches by 3.4 inches. Bags carrying a properly sized logo of other teams or venues are permitted. Small clutches - 4.5 inches by 6.5 inches, or approximately the size of a hand, with or without a handle or strap - also can be taken into the stadium along with clear bags. Exceptions will be made for medically necessary items after proper inspection. Diaper bags, after inspection, will also be permitted for families with infants and toddlers. Child must be present.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
4. TONY SKOLE TEAM USA BLOG #3
"Coach K and Cuba" On Saturday morning our ball club had an amazing experience. We loaded the bus and headed over to Duke University. Jose Fonseca, the Head Basketball Trainer for the Duke Basketball Program had arranged for Coach Mike Krzyzewski to speak to our players. Jose and I had worked together at ETSU and he has remained a very close friend. I cannot thank Jose enough for making this happen. The night before, I felt like a young child on Christmas Eve as I could barely sleep because I was so excited. Coach K did not disappoint. During our first meeting as a staff in Louisville this past December, Coach McDonnell gave us all a copy of Coach K's book, "The Gold Standard". Reading this book and meeting Coach K this morning brought everything to life. I'm not sure if there is another Coach in the world that has been studied and revered by other coaches, more than Coach K. His success speaks for itself and it was an amazing experience to be able to meet and listen to him deliver an amazing message to our players and staff. Coach K spoke for over an hour on many subjects but hearing him talk about his experience with USA Basketball was very special. It was evident from the start how important wearing USA across your uniform was to him. Coach K is a West Point graduate and his pride in our country really came through during his talk. He showed us some amazing videos (that I'm sure the public has never seen before) about how he was able to assemble the greatest basketball players in the world and get them to buy-in and come together to for something much larger than themselves.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
5. Girls Soccer: Olentangy’s Kayla Primm not sitting still this summer
Thanks to her elite soccer abilities, road trips are comprising a large part of Kayla Primm’s schedule this month. The Olentangy High School senior traveled to Washington, D.C., last weekend to participate in the invitation-only Battles Won Academy, sponsored by the U.S. Marines, and will head to Orlando, Florida, to participate in the Allstate All-America Cup on July 31 before the MLS All-Star Game. Primm, who has committed to The Citadel and plans to join the Marines after college, attended the Battles Won Academy from July 11-15. Among the activities were a community service project, tours of Marine Corps Base Quantico and the National Archives and wrestling lessons from Team USA.
Published in: This Week Community News - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
6. Pirates react to preseason poll
Mike Houston has been in this position before, bracing to prove doubters wrong. It began with his first head coaching job in 2001 at T.C. Roberson High School in Asheville, when his team was picked in the preseason eighth out of nine teams but thrived during the season to take second place. Houston's teams at The Citadel in 2014 and '15 also overachieved at times compared to outside expectations. “The preseason polls are based on last year or transitions or whatever, but we are just concerned about what we are doing this year,” said Houston, who has an 80-25 career record from his stints at James Madison, The Citadel and Lenoir-Rhyne. "What we worry about is the postseason poll and the final standings. ... I’ll talk to our kids about this preseason poll Aug. 1 (when players report for preseason camp), but really that is the only time we’ll talk about it."
Published in: The Daily Reflector - Online
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Wednesday
July 17, 2019
7. BOYS' BASKETBALL: Smith looks to 'lay foundation'
The Charlestown boys’ basketball program has nine sectional titles to its credit, with four of those coming in the last 25 years. New head coach Sean Smith has returned looking for his second at the school — after guiding the Pirates to the 2008 crown — and he has an assistant coach, Ben Ledbetter, who has historic ties to the program. Ledbetter, a retired former assistant principal at Charlestown and principal at New Washington, coached the Pirates over Jeffersonville in the final single-class Jeffersonville Sectional in 1997. He was also a standout Charlestown player in the 1960s, leading the team to a solid season in 1967 by averaging 19 points per game. Ben Ledbetter, who went on to play at The Citadel in college, said he’s excited to join Smith’s charge to bring enthusiasm, toughness and energy to the program.
Published in: News and Tribune - Online
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
1. YWCA Greater Charleston Announces Incoming Board
As it celebrates its 112th anniversary, YWCA Greater Charleston is welcoming its incoming board of directors, who took office on July 1, 2019. Continuing their service to the board will be previous board treasurer Belita M. Green, a consumer loan underwriter for Heritage Trust Federal Credit Union, Adrmease Cunningham, a parent advocate and outreach professional for Charleston Development Academy, Diana Saillant, CEO of Saillant Language Consulting, LLC and president of the Hispanic Business Association, Shawn Edwards, chief diversity officer for The Citadel, Radia Heyward, community engagement program manager for Charleston Promise Neighborhood, and Adrienne Troy-Frazier, executive director of Berkeley County First Steps.
Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
2. Pappas Capital Expands Leadership Team With Appointments Of Kyle Rasbach To Managing Partner And Matthew Boyer To CFO

Pappas Capital, a leading investor in early-stage life sciences companies, today announced the promotion of Kyle Rasbach, PhD, PharmD to a Managing Partner of Pappas Ventures, the firm's venture capital business. In his new role, Dr. Rasbach will help to oversee Pappas Ventures and lead fundraising and investment efforts for its future venture funds. Pappas Capital also announced that Matthew Boyer has been named Chief Financial Officer, succeeding Ford Worthy who will continue with the firm as a Partner and Senior Advisor. Dr. Rasbach joined Pappas Capital as a Partner in January 2018. Previously, he was a Vice President at T. Rowe Price, where he managed pharmaceutical, specialty pharmaceutical and biotechnology investments. During that time, he led T. Rowe Price's IPO investment in Pappas Ventures portfolio company CoLucid Pharmaceuticals, which was sold to Eli Lilly for just under $1 billion. Earlier, he was a Vice President at Cowen and Company, where he covered global pharmaceutical equities. Dr. Rasbach received his PhD and PharmD from the Medical University of South Carolina, and an MBA from The Citadel.

This article has been published in multiple outlets nationwide, including on nasdaq.com

Published in: Business Insider - Online
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
2. Thomas Anderson to lead Wells Fargo Commercial Banking in SC
Wells Fargo (NYSE: WFC) Commercial Banking announced that Thomas Anderson has been tapped to lead commercial banking operations for South Carolina where it has offices in Charleston, Columbia, and Greenville serving business customers throughout the Palmetto State. He is based in Charleston. A 23-year finance industry veteran, Anderson previously served as regional vice president of Middle Market Banking in the Midlands and Low country Region of South Carolina. Soon after graduating from The Citadel, Anderson began his finance career in the accounting department of Bulldog Hiway Express in 1996. In 1998, shortly before finishing his MBA at The Citadel, Anderson moved to Arthur D. Little, Inc. as a financial consultant. He joined Wells Fargo predecessor, Wachovia Bank’s Business Banking team in Charleston in 1999 and has a proven track record as a top performer, relationship builder, and portfolio manager. Anderson has also been an adjunct professor at The Citadel School of Business since 2011, where he has taught courses on bank management, monetary policy, relationship management and negotiations.
Published in: Soda City Biz Wire - Online
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
3. College and University News - July 16, 2019
Elizabeth Hooks, of Camden, earned a Master of Business Administration degree from The Citadel. Hooks graduated during The Citadel Graduate College commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 4 in McAlister Field House.
Published in: Chronicle-Independent - Online
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
4. Former Citadel cadet from the 70s featured on true crime show

Partial verbatim: SEEKING HARRY SR. 'S APPROVAL, HARRY JR. ENROLLS IN COLLEGE AT THE CITADEL IN SOUTH CAROLINA. [RICHARD SALKIN] THE CITADEL IS A PRIVATE INSTITUTION, IS AN ALTERNATE MEANS OF BECOMING FFICER, MAKING A CAREER IN THE MILITARY. THEIR GRADUATES WOULD GET COMMISSIONS IN THE MILITARY. [NARRATOR] WITH HARRY JR. View HARRY JR. RETURNS HOME FROM THE CITADEL ON THANKSGIVING BREAK. IT WAS A BIG THANKSGIVING WEEKEND, HOME FOOTBALL GAME, ALL THE ALUMNI COME BACK TO GREET EACH OTHER AFTER THEY WENT AWAY TO SCHOOL. MARY JANE WAS SO PROUD AND WANTED TO SHOW OFF HER SON COMING BACK FROM THE CITADEL AND PROVE TO EVERYBODY THAT HER SON WAS A MILITARY BOY AND A CITADEL MAN. HARRY SH UP AND I REMEMBER SEEING HIM STANDING IN THE CORNER HANGING OUT WITH ONE OF MY OTHER FRIENDS. [NARRATOR] AS THANKSGIVING WEEKEND DRAWS TO A CLOSE HARRY JR.

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Published in: Justice Network - Broadcast
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Tuesday
July 16, 2019
5. TONY SKOLE TEAM USA BLOG #2
"The Process" Since arriving in Cary, NC (where the headquarters for Team USA Baseball are located) we have been on the go and working at a very fast pace. Since arriving on June 26th, we had about 6 days to narrow our roster from 36 ball players to 26 ball players. After watching our guys workout these first few days, I quickly realized that these decisions are not going to be easy. Every successful organization is successful because of the people that are involved. USA Baseball is no different. I have been amazed at the organization, efficiency, pride and passion of everyone that works and that is associated with USA Baseball. There is amazing leadership from Executive Director, Paul Seiler, President, Mike Gaski and Team USA General Manager, Eric Campbell. The rest of the staff and administration whose responsibilities all vary, have blown my mind with how hard they work. No matter what is needed, they all seem to be willing to help out in any way possible. Whatever our coaching staff or players have needed, these people have made it happen and have done it with great efficiency. No job is too large or too small. If you are looking to hire someone in college athletics, there is no doubt that you should look at some of the young people who are working at USA Baseball. They are the cream of the crop.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1a. My son died in a military training accident. Why do they continue to happen?

Michael H.C. McDowell is a recent member of the advisory board of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.

On May 9, my wife and I lost our only child, H. Conor McDowell — just turned 24, a newly promoted Marine first lieutenant, days away from being engaged to marry his girlfriend, Kathleen Bourque. He was killed instantly when his light armored vehicle (LAV) turned belly up, crushing him, as he led a patrol in challenging terrain at Camp Pendleton in San Diego County. Conor pushed his gunner to safety but did not have time to save himself. Conor is just one of too many young people who are dying, needlessly, in so-called training accidents in our military. Over the past year, nearly four times the number of troops have been killed in training rather than in combat.

Published in: Washington Post - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1b. In pursuit of transformation through travel

The Camino de Santiago is a network of ancient pilgrim routes stretching across Europe. The passages date back more than 1,000 years, coming together in north-west Spain at the Tomb of St. James in the Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. According to the Pilgrim’s Reception Office near the Cathedral, a pilgrimage on the trail is “essentially a spiritual experience” driven by a personal wish or vow, as penance for sins, a desire for cultural immersion or a love of nature. The office expected travel by cars and airplanes to eventually reduce the pilgrims on the trail but instead reports “huge growth” over the past 30 years, tracked through requests for trail credentials. “In 1985, 1,245 pilgrims arrived in Santiago. In the 2010 Holy Year 272,703 pilgrims qualified.” Citadel professor of language and culture, Alison Smith, Ph.D., is researching the growing pursuit of travel for transformation. In fact, she is developing a course about it to be taught at The Citadel. Smith and her 2018 group walked the Montarnaud to Saint Guilhem-le-Désert segment of the Camino. “The abbey in Saint Guilhem dates from the 10th century and was itself a pilgrimage site. Students spent the night inside the Medieval walls of the city,” Smith said. “The idea of doing an entire course was born then as I observed the transformative potential of the experience through my cadets and students.”

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1c. At World Series of Poker, Citadel band director comes up a winner

As the cameras focused on Tim Smith at the main table at the World Series of Poker last week, ESPN2 announcers took note of his unusual story. Smith, who wore a blue Citadel hat pulled down over his eyes as he hunched over his cards, is the director of music and the Regimental Band and Pipes at the military college. “His first major live event ever,” noted play-by-play announcer Lon McEachern on the telecast. “That is a lot of pressure, your first major live event and you are at a table with a bunch of superstars,” chimed in sideline reporter Kara Scott. “Regimental band of pipes,” mused analyst Norman Chad. “Like, bag pipes, do you think?” asked McEachern. “Pipes,” answered Chad. “I’m not familiar with the music industry.” Thankfully, Smith knows more about poker than the ESPN2 trio knew about bag pipes. Smith, who has been director of music at The Citadel since 2016, finished in the top 10 percent of the 8,569 players at the famed World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. He was No. 831 overall and won $18,535 for his efforts.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1d. Lessons learned at Citadel pay off for opera star Morris Robinson

Morris Robinson is the only former cadet and All-American football player at the Citadel to become a world-renowned opera singer. The opera bass, who stars in Cincinnati Opera’s “Porgy and Bess” opening July 20, received an honorary doctorate and gave the commencement speech at the military college in Charleston, S.C., two years ago. “At the Citadel, you obtain discipline, personal accountability, you understand the concept of teamwork, of overcoming adversity, of being flexible and of duty and responsibility,” he said at Music Hall. “Then I got into my first opera rehearsal and I realized, the first thing I need to have is personal accountability and teamwork.” Robinson, who played offensive guard, hoped to play pro football but was deemed “too small” at 6-foot-2 and 285 pounds. Instead, he excelled in corporate marketing and sales. The son of an Atlanta Baptist minister, he also loved singing since age 6. When the director of opera at Boston University heard his resonant bass at an event, he was encouraged to study opera.

Published in: Cincinnati Business Courier - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1e. SC memos and distinctions
The Citadel’s bachelor’s degree in nursing program has been accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
July 15, 2019
1f. United Community Bank Continues Growth with Columbia Expansion
United Community Bank has expanded its South Carolina presence with the recent addition of three well-known Columbia-based bankers to its growing team. Shannon Stephens, Austin McVay and Michael Glenn will spearhead operations for United in the Midlands while introducing the bank’s commercial lending capabilities to the market. United has more than 40 locations in South Carolina, spread across the Upstate and the Coast. Glenn also joins the team as Vice President/Commercial Relationship Manager. He has 12 years of industry experience and has worked across multiple disciplines, including retail banking, commercial credit, cash management and commercial lending. Glenn is a native of the Columbia area and graduate of The Citadel as well as the South Carolina Bankers School. In the community, he serves as Treasurer for The Free Medical Clinic and has previously served as board chair for Growing Home Southeast, an organization that supports at-risk youth in foster care. He and his wife Caroline have one daughter and a set of twin boys.
Published in: Soda City Biz Wire - Online
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July 15, 2019
2a. Getting ready to go back to school with The Citadel Graduate College

While the start of school may still be weeks away, it’s never too early to start preparing. That’s why The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) has already announced its upcoming new student orientation, as well as an open house for those interested in graduate, evening undergraduate and online programs. For students who are finishing their bachelor’s degrees or getting started on their master’s degrees, CGC is holding an orientation for new students on Wednesday, August 21, from 5:30 – 8 p.m. It will be on campus in Bond 165. Then, the month after that, CGC will hold an open house for those who are interested in graduate programs, undergraduate degree completion programs, or online classes. The open house will be Tuesday, September 17, from 5:30 – 7 p.m. in the 4th floor of Johnson Hagood Stadium.

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Monday
July 15, 2019
3. Forty-seven students receive scholarships from Building Industry Charitable Foundation

Over the past 19 years, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation has awarded $579,250 in scholarships to children of Association members and other students who meet criteria set for the program. This month, the Building Industry Charitable Foundation will award an additional $57,000 to students. The scholarship program is funded by annual events, including the BIA Golf Classic presented by 84 Lumber and through private contributions to the Foundation.

2019 Scholarship Recipients include:

Jacob Harding, The Citadel

Dylan Meetze, The Citadel

Luke Meetze, The Citadel

Benjamin Nicholson, The Citadel

Matthew Rush, The Citadel

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