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The Citadel in the News: Archive

April 2019

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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
1. The Citadel's first class of nurses set to graduate May 1, making history

After three years of studying, the Citadel’s first class of nursing students will accept their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019. The group of 20 evening undergraduates, and one cadet nursing student, will share the honor of making history for the college as the inaugural nursing class. This Thursday, the class of 2019 will take part in an inaugural pinning ceremony, which represents a symbolic welcoming of new nurses into the profession. The school says many any in the class already have already accepted jobs, while others have secured positions for the next step in their educational careers.

Watch the on-air coverage here.

Published in: WCIV - ABC News 4 - Online / Broadcast
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
2. The Citadel to graduate first class of nurses this week
Given the history of the school, it takes a significant event for anything to happen for the first time at The Citadel. But that’s exactly what’s happening Thursday when the military college will graduate its first class of nursing students on Saturday during commencement ceremonies. In the nursing tradition, the group of 21 graduates will be pinned in a ceremony Thursday before heading out to serve different hospitals and communities. One graduate, Emily Banks, spent time working as a student nurse technician at the Ralph Johnson VA Medical Center. Her next stop will be a post-baccalaureate nursing residency program there. Another graduate, cadet Abigail Koger, is the school’s first cadet nursing graduate. She’s graduating ahead of others in the first class of cadet nurses because she already had many basic credits required. The rest of the new nurses graduating Saturday were part of the evening program. The South Carolina Board of Nursing first approved the new program in the fall of 2016. The non-cadet evening undergraduate students began classes in the Summer of 2017. They earned their general education requirements elsewhere and then completed their nursing degree at The Citadel. The first class of cadet nursing students began a traditional four-year study in the fall of 2017.
Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
3. The Citadel’s First Nursing Students
The Citadel’s first class of nursing students will accept their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019. The group of 20 evening undergraduates, and one cadet nursing student, will share the honor of making history for the college as the inaugural nursing class. Before graduating, they will take part in the college’s first Nurse Pinning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 2, in Buyer Auditorium on campus. The ceremony is a long standing tradition in the nursing industry and represents a symbolic welcoming of new nurses into the profession. Where they’re going next Most members of the nursing Class of 2019 will remain in South Carolina, where, according to a projection by RegisteredNursing.org, one of the worst nursing shortages in America will take hold by 2030, topped only by New Jersey, Texas, and California. Many in the class already have already accepted jobs. Others have secured positions for the next step in their educational careers. All 21 are committed to dedicating their futures to improving the health of others through caring and expertise, taking The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty and respect with them.
Published in: 106.3 WORD - Upstate SC - Online
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
4. Citadel STEM Center helping with collaborative effort to teach students construction skills
Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with ABC Carolinas, presents a building competition for students and career-ready youth in Berkeley, Charleston and Dorchester Counties. The Build A Shed Competition is a one-day building competition of an 8’ x 11’ shed. Eight local teams will be competing against each other to complete the shed using the same blueprint. The event will be held at the Exchange Park and begins at 7:00 a.m with judging of the sheds happening throughout the day. The day will conclude with an award ceremony beginning at 2:00 p.m. Participants will be mentored by volunteer construction industry professionals in safety, quality, planning, scheduling and communication and will finish the competition with an OSHA 10 Certification.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
5. The Agenda: Early sea turtles spotted in Lowcountry; Leaky condos and townhomes in Charleston

For the first time in its history, the Citadel's Corps of Cadets has a female regimental commander, Sarah Zorn. The piece profiles other high ranking women at the Citadel.

Source: Greenville Online

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
6. Portfolio: Prison Pen Sketches

In 1902, seven years before his death at age 66, Union veteran Ezra H. Ripple penned a memoir of his prison life for his “wife and children with no expectation of using it beyond the walls of our home,” as he stated in the introduction. Fortunately, however, that memoir found its way to publication in 1996 as Dancing Along the Deadline: The Andersonville Memoir of a Prisoner of the Confederacy, edited by Mark A. Snell. In the memoir, Ripple chronicled his life as a soldier in the 52nd Pennsylvania Infantry. His regiment was involved in the siege to capture Charleston, S.C., and on July 3, 1864, the 52nd participated in an attack on Fort Johnson, an earthwork stronghold on the northern edge of James Island that guarded the approaches to the Ashley River and Charleston Harbor. Although the Keystone troops broke into the fort, a Confederate counterattack drove them out and captured 135 men of the 52nd, including Private Ripple. He was sent to the prison at Andersonville, Ga., for two months, then to the prison at Florence, S.C., in October 1864 for seven months.

Union Private Ezra Ripple loathed the times he and his fellow prisoners were jammed into sweltering, pitching boxcars for transport. During their journey to Andersonvillle in 1864, Citadel cadets served as their guards. Ripple remembered them as "gentlemanly and kind."

Published in: History Net - Online
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Tuesday
April 30, 2019
7. DIAMOND DOGS IN SRP PARK TO FACE CITADEL
Ninth-ranked Georgia faces The Citadel Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at SRP Park in North Augusta, S.C. The Bulldogs (33-12) will be looking to bounce back after enduring their first four-game losing streak of the year when it faces The Citadel (10-32). Georgia leads the all-time series 2-1 including a 9-4 win in Charleston last year. Georgia will start junior right-hander Logan Moody (0-0, 2.30 ERA). It will be his second career start for the native of LaGrange, the first coming at Kennesaw State on April 3rd when he got a no decision (2.1 IP, 4H, 3R, 3BB, 4K). His last appearance came at SunTrust Park versus No. 11 Ga. Tech on Apr. 23. He provided 3.1 scoreless innings with one walk and four strikeouts. The Citadel will counter with freshman right-hander Jordan Flanders (0-4, 7.06 ERA). A native of North Augusta, S.C, he will be making his fourth start and 12th appearance of the year.
Published in: WGAU Radio - Athens, GA - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
1. Inaugural class of nurses graduating from The Citadel May 4
The Citadel’s first class of nursing students will accept their Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degrees during commencement ceremonies on May 4, 2019. The group of 20 evening undergraduates, and one cadet nursing student, will share the honor of making history for the college as the inaugural nursing class. Before graduating, they will take part in the college’s first Nurse Pinning Ceremony at 3:30 p.m. on Thurs., May 2, at McAlister Field House on campus. The ceremony is a long standing tradition in the nursing industry and represents a symbolic welcoming of new nurses into the profession.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
2. Citadel cadets win $10K to start their own business

Two Citadel Cadets are one step closer to making their business dream come true. Gordon Oliver, a freshman, and Isaac Stolar, a senior, recently won $10,000 which is all going to the company they started called “Drink Up.” The idea started as a “Beer of the Month” club – but quickly turned into something more. “We worked our way through it and found out there was an open spot in the market where people, who come to Charleston, couldn’t get that Charleston craft beer shipped back home,” Stolar said. Stolar explained South Carolina has a three tiered system. Breweries cannot sell beer – they have to sell to a distributor. The distributor then has to sell to a retailer. “We would fit in that retail category,” Stolar said. “Drink Up” will be an online marketplace where you can order beer from local Charleston-area breweries.

Watch the on-air coverage here.

Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online / Broadcast
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Monday
April 29, 2019
3. SC women rank high in many areas at The Citadel

Sarah Zorn chose The Citadel simply to get an education. What she earned in the process was a unique place in the school’s more than 176-year history. Zorn, of Aiken, will graduate this year with a degree in business administration and the honor of being the first woman to lead the South Carolina Corps of Cadets as regimental commander at the college. She is one of many South Carolina high-ranking females at the school, which did not admit a woman until 1995. Hunter Crawley, a senior from Inman, is the college's first woman drum major and is captain of the college's Rugby team. Kathryn Christmas, a freshman mechanical engineering major from Easley, is attending the military school on a four-year U.S. Air Force Scholarship and has many academic accomplishments. Christmas is in the first class at the Citadel to ever have a female commander. Alexis Edwards, a senior physics major from Anderson, is the academic officer for the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Edwards said in an email that she has built close bonds with women and men at the male-dominated institution and has not received any unjust treatment from men. Allison Auten, a senior mechanical engineering major from Abbeville, ranked in first place in the Southern Conference air rifle competition. She has been a competitive marksman for eight years. She advises future female cadets to keep an open mind.

Published in: The Greenville News - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
4. South Carolina teachers flex their activist muscles after decades of labor losses
It was Jerry C. Lee’s first year serving on a school board in the South Carolina Upstate when the teachers started talking about a strike. The year was 1979. Every day after school, teachers picketed in front of the Oconee County School District office demanding a substantial pay hike after two years without a raise. The mere threat of a strike may have been enough: According to Lee, the county council caved to pressure and gave them a raise in the next year’s budget. Rarely a hotbed of union organizing or labor demonstrations, the state of South Carolina nevertheless has a rich history of activism by its public school teachers. With or without a union, teachers have led charges to raise education funding, expand access to kindergarten, cap classroom sizes and occasionally topple their political enemies. Now, 40 years after teachers started threatening to strike in the mountain enclave of Oconee County, a statewide coalition of teachers plans to march on the Statehouse Wednesday. Organized largely on social media under the hashtag #AllOutMay1, the one-day protest has the potential to become one of the largest statewide teacher movements in South Carolina history. Labor historian Kerry Taylor, an associate professor at The Citadel, said South Carolina’s teacher movement mirrors some protests that spread across non-union states like Oklahoma last year. “A lot of the organizing is taking place outside of the formal union structures,” Taylor said. “In a lot of ways the unions are playing catch-up to the teachers who are coming together I think pretty organically, organizing on social media.”
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
5. TCCC’s Math Pathways Project Team announces new convener
John M. Cooper, Ed.D, who served in several positions at Harvard University and has extensive experience in education and government, has agreed to serve as the new convener of Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT). He replaces Geoffrey L. Schuler, a retired Boeing Company executive who has served as convener since the team’s creation in 2015. MPPT, a group of math professionals at the high school and college level who are supported by TCCC, works to improve the tri-county area’s math curricula and ensure every child graduates high school ready to succeed in postsecondary education and the workforce. The Math Pathways Project Team (MPPT) was initiated in October of 2015 by Tri-County Cradle to Career Collaborative’s Postsecondary Education Consortium and Future Ready Network (formerly known as High School Graduation Network) to open pathways to STEM-related college and career options. MPPT is comprised of representation from the region’s four school districts (Berkeley County, Charleston County, Dorchester District 2 and Dorchester District 4) and colleges and universities across the state (Charleston Southern University, Clemson University, The Citadel, College of Charleston, University of South Carolina and Trident Technical College). Since that date, the team has been engaged in the review and evaluation of the region’s school district math curriculum, the colleges’ and universities’ entry requirements and the readiness of high school students to enter post-secondary education and/or to enter the workforce.
Published in: http://crbjbizwire.com/tcccs-math-pathways-project-team-announces-new-convener/ - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
6. Showcase Orangeburg: Singers, dancers present talents on Stevenson stage

A wonderful showcase of talent, including duets from an eclectic mix of musical genres, will be on display during the 26th edition of Showcase Orangeburg. More than 20 performers will have their time to shine on the stage of the Stevenson Auditorium in Orangeburg for the event which will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the auditorium in downtown Orangeburg.

Bringing to the stage an array of talent are the following performers:

Phillip Ford

Ford, an Orangeburg native, is the son of Freddie Ford and Michele Bossi. He moved back to Orangeburg after being gone for nearly 12 years. Ford has performed for many events and organizations along the East Coast. An active performer with the Orangeburg Part-Time Players and Calhoun Players, Ford performed on stage in productions from the age of 5 through his college years at The Citadel. While at The Citadel, he performed in The Citadel Cadet Chorale and Gospel Choir. Ford currently works at Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina as the manager of policy, advocacy and community support.

Published in: The Times and Democrat - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
7. CHARLEYS CELEBRATE SOME OF THE GREATEST MOMENT IN SC SPORTS
The Post & Courier held their second annual Charleys Awards (April 25th) recently at the Charleston Music Hall. The awards show come complete with a noted guest speaker and a lifetime achievement honoree. During their inaugural event in 2018 the Post & Courier honored legendary Summerville High School football coach, John McKissick, whose 621 wins and 10 South Carolina state titles makes him the winningest high school football coach of all time. The Charleys are a combination of lighthearted and heartfelt recognition in sports mixed with humor and touching moments, all capturing the greatest moments in South Carolina sports. The show focuses on high school, college, and pro teams that reflect the good in the Palmetto State. South Carolina State's football coach Oliver "Buddy" Pough won for 'Best Bulldog'. Closer to home our Citadel Bulldogs Football team earned the Halftime Score of the Year award tying No. 1 Alabama 10 all at the half during this past college football season. Perhaps the scariest 30 minutes of football for Crimson Tide fans. With so many people in the low country promoting values through sports the Charleys will have lots to offer as the presentations continue to grow. I expect future Lifetime Achievement honorees might be former Mayor Joe Riley, the Citadel's Les Robinson, and perhaps Bobby Cremins. Keep the awards show on your radar for 2020. It's a lot of fun and truly does celebrate some of the greatest moments in South Carolina sports.
Published in: Holy City Sinner - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
8. Roger Farnsworth
Roger Gilbert Farnsworth of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born June 28, 1933, in Bristol, Virginia, to Clyde Arthur and Deva Marie (Baldwin) Farnsworth. He departed this life on Friday, April 19, 2019 at the age of 85. Roger earned his Eagle Scout Award, the Boy Scouts highest rank. He enjoyed many summer camps and camporees in the Sequoyah Council, Johnson City, Tennessee. Roger attended the Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. As a cadet he played the bugle and received honors. Roger marched with the Citadel Band in the parade for President Eisenhower’s inauguration in 1953.
Published in: Carroll County News - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
8. Ronald McCuin Lunsford
Ron Lunsford, a long term resident of Penryn, California died peacefully under the compassionate care of Hospice of Northern Idaho on April 11, 2019 surrounded by family. No services are planned at this time. Ronald was born to Edwin and Eva Mae Lunsford in Vero Beach, Florida. He had three brothers and two sisters. He grew up in Jacksonville, Florida and attended Robert E. Lee High School. While in Florida, he also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. In 1959, he graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.
Published in: https://www.theeagle.com/obituaries/lunsford-ronald-mccuin/article_04c6a410-bd32-5451-95ca-6ad3d06fefb8.html - The Eagle
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Monday
April 29, 2019
9a. Citadel basketball signs 5 new players; Charleston Southern adds one
The Citadel signed five basketball recruits on Friday, while Charleston Southern has added one new player. At The Citadel, coach Duggar Baucom signed two big men and three guards his latest class, all current high school players. The three guards include Rudy Fitzgibbons, a 6-0, 160-pound guard from Atlanta and Riverwood International Charter School. Fitzgibbons averaged 25 points and 2.3 assists as a senior, shooting 50 percent from the field.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
9b. College Baseball Roundup: College of Charleston, Clemson, The Citadel lose in conference action

UNCG 6-16, The Citadel 5-10

The Citadel tied a school record with eight doubles in the second game of a doubleheader but the ’Dogs dropped both games, of the SoCon series, falling 6-5 in the opener and 16-10 in the second game at UNCG Baseball Stadium. Ben Peden hit his team-leading eighth home run of the season to lead The Citadel (10-31, 3-11) in the opener. He finished 3-for-5 with three RBIs and two runs scored. Wesley Lane led the Bulldogs in the second game, going 3-for-6 with a pair of doubles and an RBI. UNCG improved to 25-15, 7-7. The teams will close out the three-game series Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.

Also covered by WCSC - Live 5 News

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
Bamberg 1 super: No plans to raise millage rate
In other business: The board recognized the BEHS wrestling team as state champions. Special recognition was given to: Anthony Sanders, team captain attending The Citadel next year; Donovan Price – team captain attending the University of South Carolina next year; Jackson Stembridge, 2018 and 2019 individual state champion; KeSean Brown, 2017, 2018 and 2019 individual state champion /2016 and 2018 All-American attending Appalachian State University next year; Trayvon Jamison, 2018 All-American; and Tyquez Stuckey, 2019 individual state champion. Head coach Mark Moody was the 2019 South Carolina High School League A-AA Coach of the Year. Assistant coaches Malcolm Jones, Justin Verner and John Hiers were also recognized for being instrumental in the success of this team.
Published in: The Times and Democrat - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
BULLDOGS PICK UP 14 MEDALS AT SOCON OUTDOOR CHAMPIONSHIPS
The Citadel track and field teams garnered 14 All-Conference performances, 31 top-ten finishes and five broken school records in the 2019 Southern Conference Outdoor Championships. The Bulldogs got off to a great start on the first day of the SoCon Championships. The squad boasted two school records, eight top-ten performances and four cadet-athletes finished all-conference.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Monday
April 29, 2019
FCS TO NFL: The Citadel's Noah Dawkins Caught Mel Kiper's Eye
Noah Dawkins isn't afraid of the potential competition at the NFL level. In high school, The Citadel linebacker played at national power Duncan (S.C.) Byrnes and was on national television frequently, and last fall, he went toe to toe with Alabama as he and the Bulldogs held their own and gave Nick Saban fits on behalf of the FCS level. Nothing intimidates him. He has impressed all of his career, and this week turned some heads again when well-known ESPN analyst Mel Kiper Jr. released his final Top 300 "big board" and Dawkins was on it. Dawkins' reaction? Cool, calm and collected -- steady. Like a typical cadet at the military-based college he attends, he's disciplined -- just like when he's on the field and has a myriad of reads and decisions to make.
Published in: Hero Sports - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
1. Citadel cadet from the Upstate featured in Our Mighty Citadel

Verbatim: A CITADEL CADET FROM WESTMINSTER IS PROVING THE SKY IS NOT THE LIMIT. FRESHMAN CADET JENNA BEARE IS COMFORTABLE IN THE COCKPIT. HER FATHER WAS A U.S. NAVY PILOT FOR 24 YEARS. SHE SAYS HEARING HER DAD'S STORIES INFLUENCED HER DECISION TO JOIN THE MILITARY. SHE IS ON TRACK TO HER PATENTS LICENSED THIS YEAR.

Watch the on-air coverage here.
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Published in: WYFF - Greenville, SC - Broadcast
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Friday
April 26, 2019
2. National Action Network: Tearing Down Barriers
Education is the key to unlock opportunities. If this is true, then the lack of education padlocks opportunities. The lack of education confines those who seek high paying jobs, admission to Ivy League colleges, first class travel, vacations, etc. Success, most often, can be traced to the quality of education received. In order to break the cycle of poverty, crime and homelessness, the socio-economic system must change. And the only way this can happen is students must have a starting chance. Although doors of opportunities in the tri-county area are opening, many minority students are still padlocked in substandard schools, jobs and communities. National Action Network (NAN) along with The Interdenominational Ministers Alliance and other stakeholders have been attending and conducting a series of meetings with Charleston County School District Superintendent, Board members, the Citadel President and staff to improve opportunities for minority students. Before gentrification in the City of Charleston, The Citadel sat in an almost all Black neighborhood. Black children walking by could only dream of entering the all-white Corp of Cadets. It was only by the grace of God and black guidance counselors that doors began to open—not quite wide enough—but opened.
Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
3. Free cyber camp for Lowcountry girls at The Citadel

The Citadel is hosting a free cyber security camp for Lowcountry girls (8th - 12th grades). “GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes” will be held at The Citadel’s campus from July 29 through August 2. Applications will be accepted through April 26. 20 student will be selected. To apply or for more information, you can go to this website, or call (843) 953-7121.

Other examples of coverage include:

WCSC - Live 5 News
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WTMA - News Talk Radio Online

Published in: WCIV - ABC News 4 - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
4. The safest college campus in South Carolina
Charleston Southern University is considered the safest college campus in South Carolina among all four-year and two-year private and public colleges, and one of the safest in America sitting in the top 8% of all universities nationwide, according to Niche.com’s Best Colleges rankings. So how does CSU compare to its university neighbors in safety stats? In a recent crime statistics report by the Clery Act, CSU was compared to two other universities in the Charleston area: The Citadel and The College of Charleston. The Clery Act mandates that colleges and universities must disclose their crime statistics each year and, according to documents available through CSU’s website, the school had a total of 15 crimes reported in 2017. With a total student population of 3,724, CSU suffered a single incident for every 248 students. The data for CSU’s Charleston educational brethren was much different. The Citadel has a total population of 3,527 students and, based upon the Clery data, had an incident for every 78 students.
Published in: Charleston Southern - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
5. 6 Best Places For a Weekend Getaway in the South

If you’re looking for a place to get away, grab some much-needed rest and relaxation from the daily grind and have some fun while you’re at it, the South is home to some of the best places to do just that. Whether you’re sequestered away in the midst of natural beauty or staying in the middle of all the action in a busy city, there’s something in the South for every pace, taste and budget.

Charleston, South Carolina

The picturesque South Carolina town of Charleston has long been a tourist favorite, whether it’s just for a quick weekend getaway or a full summer vacation. In the historic district, there are tons of quaint shops to visit and delicious restaurants to try out, as well as the city’s famous market which features hundreds of handmade goods from local artisans. You can also learn all about the city’s rich history by taking a walking tour, a carriage tour or even a boat tour. And, if you’re feeling adventurous, check out a ghost tour after dark. Military buffs will want to visit Fort Sumter, Patriots Point and The Citadel, while recreation enthusiasts will enjoy the ample opportunities for golfing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding.

Published in: Trips to Discover - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
6. Luke Kuechly, John Kresse highlight 2nd annual CHARLEYS awards

Kuechly shared insights about playing with Panthers quarterback Cam Newton, the loudest stadiums in the NFL and the prospect of facing quarterback Kyler Murray, the first pick (by Arizona) in Thursday night’s NFL Draft.

The other star of the CHARLEYS show was former College of Charleston basketball coach John Kresse, who was honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Other awards presented Thursday night:

• The Halftime Score of the Year award went to The Citadel’s football team, which tied No. 1 Alabama by 10-10 at the half of last season’s game.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Friday
April 26, 2019
8. The Citadel athetics Hall of Fame accepting nominations

The Citadel Athletics Hall of Fame is currently accepting nominations for the 2019 Hall of Fame class. Nominations will be accepted through May 31. Nominations can be submitted by sending the form to the athletics department or via email, jbrush@citadel.edu. Click Here to fill out nomination form. The Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place Friday, September 20 at the Marriott Emerald Room located on Lockwood Drive. For additional information, or questions, contact Ed Steers, selection committee chairman, at 843-708-1010 or edsteers68@gmail.com.

Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
1. Upcoming news from The Citadel – May and summer 2019
A look at some of the big events happening in and around The Citadel’s campus in May and over the summer, including multiple commencement ceremonies.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
2. HGTC and The Citadel Establish Business Transfer Agreement
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) and The Citadel have established a new transfer agreement. HGTC graduates with an associate in Applied Science in Business Administration Degree can transfer credits toward a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration at the Citadel. The Citadel’s degree program is offered entirely online, so HGTC graduates can continue their studies from home. “We are pleased to offer another university transfer opportunity for our students,” said Dr. Candace Howell, HGTC associate vice president of academics and dean of arts, sciences and business. “The online component of both institutions’ programs provides more flexibility and a smoother transition for students as they begin their business careers. No longer is having to be on campus a barrier for students to pursue a baccalaureate degree after HGTC.”
Published in: My Horry News - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
3. A toxic microbe lurks on the SC coast. Older fat men should worry most
Aging fat men who fish or swim on the coast this summer should be aware that a nasty microbe lurks in the water, looking for out-of-shape guys to infect with potentially lethal toxins. The microbe, called vibrio, has grown more prevalent in brackish coastal waters during the past 20 years as the earth’s climate has changed, exposing swimmers and fishermen to its unpleasant effects. Vibrio bacteria can wash into open cuts and rapidly worsen, causing swelling and massive infections. They also can seep into wounds, get into the blood stream and attack the liver, causing people with low-grade liver diseases to become sicker, according to researchers at the University of South Carolina. Research now underway at USC is part of a national effort to learn more about how climate and changes in the ocean are affecting people’s health. USC, Baylor University, the University of Maryland, the College of Charleston and The Citadel are involved in the project that got off the ground last year. Scott and Paul Sandifer, a former director at the S.C. Department of Natural Resources, are leading the effort. The research is being funded through a $5.7 million grant from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.
Published in: The State - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
4. Palmetto Goodwill Honors Award Recipients at Shining Star Awards Banquet
On Thursday, April 18 Palmetto Goodwill held its Shining Star Awards Banquet at The College Center at Trident Technical College. Tessa Spencer of ABC News 4 hosted the event, which was attended by over 180 business and agency partners. The annual event is organized by Palmetto Goodwill to honor program participants who have overcome barriers to employment and to recognize businesses and individuals who have played a positive role in the growth of Goodwill’s mission. Rep. Nancy Mace was the keynote speaker, expounding upon why she dropped out of high school and how she ultimately overcame certain barriers to become the first female graduate from The Citadel’s Corps of Cadets. Rep. Mace went on to detail her sponsorship of legislation supporting Palmetto Goodwill’s efforts to establish the Palmetto Excel Center, which would replicate an adult high school degree and certification program that has been highly successful in other states. Smith gratefully thanked Rep. Mace, saying, “This is yet another step in the evolution of Palmetto Goodwill as we continue to train and find gainful employment for people, while also helping the state overcome the workforce challenges it now faces.”
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
5. MSU Spring Commencement is May 11
Morehead State University will hold its 2019 Spring Commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 11, at the Academic-Athletic Center (AAC). During the two programs, President Joseph A. (Jay) Morgan will confer degrees on nearly 1,200 graduate and undergraduate students. Sarah Fink of Hollsopple, Pennsylvania, will be the afternoon commencement speaker for the Caudill College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. She is the daughter of Kaye Fink and William Fink. She is a candidate for both a Bachelor of Arts in Government with a minor in international studies and a Certificate in Intelligence Studies with an emphasis in regional analysis. Fink plans to continue her education by enrolling in the Master of Arts in Intelligence and Securities Studies program at The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. She hopes to one day work as an intelligence analyst for the FBI or the Department of Homeland Security.
Published in: WMKY - Morehead State Public Radio - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
6. Central Banking Is Central Planning
At a time when the appeal of and demands for a new “democratic” socialism seem to have caught the imagination of many among the young and are reflected in the promises of a good number of political candidates running for high office, there is one already-existing socialist institution in America with few opponents: the Federal Reserve System. The fact is, central banking is a form of central planning. The Federal Reserve has a legal monopoly over the monetary system of the United States. It plans the quantity of money in circulation and its availability for lending purposes; and it sets a target for the annual rate of price inflation (currently around 2 percent), while also intentionally influencing interest rates, affecting investment spending, and supporting full employment. Almost all discussions and debates concerning the Federal Reserve revolve around how it should undertake its monetary central planning: which policy tools should be used, what target goals should be aimed for, and who should be in charge of directing America’s central bank. Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. Ebeling lived on AIER's campus from 2008 to 2009.
Published in: AIER American Institute for Economic Research - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
7. Food & Beverage Calendar
Corks for Kids What: The third annual Corks for Kids event will include food from Charleston restaurants, music from DJ Natty Heavy and auctions, and proceeds will benefit Camp Happy Days. When: 6-10 p.m. April 25 Where: The Citadel Beach Club, 4700 Palm Blvd., Isle of Palms Price: $125
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
8. Head Bulldog talks to Sumter's Citadel fans
To say Sumterites affiliated with The Citadel love their football would be an understatement. The Citadel head coach Brent Thompson addressed the local Citadel Club chapter on Tuesday at Bar-B-Que Hut, discussing all things Bulldogs football. "Well, first of all, the Sumter Citadel Club is one of my favorites to come to," Thompson said. "It's always the first one on my schedule and has been for the last three years. And every year I get such great support here. This is a great sports town; this is one of those towns on the stop that you kind of fall in love with and it's one that you'll always come back to." Thompson had high praise for Citadel fans of Sumter. "These guys right here, they're pretty loyal Citadel fans," he said. "They're essentially your meat and potatoes kind of fans for us. They're gonna be the ones that are gonna show up no matter whether you're winning or losing, whether it's hot or whether it's cold out there. They're gonna be there."
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
9. Baseball kicks off five-game week of play with a win
After a long night in J.I. Clements, the Georgia Southern baseball team came out on top against the Citadel and were able to secure another win to start their long week of games in Statesboro. The Eagles had a slow start Tuesday night and the Citadel Bulldogs were able to score early in the first inning, gaining an early lead over GS 2-0. In the bottom of the first, redshirt-senior infielder Tyler Martin was able to hit a single RBI to left field which drove junior second baseman Steven Curry into home to add a run on the Eagles’ scoreboard. There was not much that changed for either team until the fourth inning. The Citadel got a double down the left field line and because of a fielding error by the left fielder, the Bulldogs scored again, making it a 3-1 lead.
Published in: The George-Anne - Online
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Thursday
April 25, 2019
A dozen GHS athletes to play at collegiate level
A dozen Gloucester High School student athletes participated in a signing ceremony at the school last week, signaling their commitment to continue their respective sports at the college level. 2018 Class 5 state field hockey champions Kessa Romero and Madison Hodges will continue participating in that sport at the University of Lynchburg and Christopher Newport University, respectively. Brooke Cheatham will continue playing girls’ soccer for The Citadel in South Carolina, Cameron O’Neil will continue playing girls’ basketball at Randolph College and Alexandra Epstein will continue playing lacrosse at Ferrum College.
Published in: Gazette-Journal - Online
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
1. Two Citadel cadets win $10,000 for brewing up new business idea
After a year of hard work and three rounds of competitions, two Citadel cadets have a check for $10,000 to help them start their own business. Isaac Stolar, a senior, and Gordon Oliver, a freshman, are the winners of the Baker Business Bowl V. The two cadets spent 45 minutes discussing their plan to start Drink Up, a company that they hope will serve as an online marketplace, letting customers get craft beer from their favorite local breweries delivered to directly to their door.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
2. South View JROTC cadets earn prestigious, four-year scholarships
South View High School’s Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) program is aimed at opening doors of opportunity for its members. Those doors have flown open for four senior cadets. Three members of the Tigers’ JROTC program received four-year scholarships to college and a fourth cadet was accepted to The Citadel Military College of South Carolina. Dustin Eldridge will attend Appalachian State, Daniel Morrison is going to UNC Charlotte, Kaylon Shankle is headed for N.C. A&T and Alex Griffith is going to The Citadel. He started considering The Citadel about a year ago. “I talked to people at Fort Bragg and they told me that when you get officers from The Citadel, almost all of them are prestigious officers,” Griffith said. “It’s a real challenge. It’s much harder than normal university but if you push through it then you’ll come out, typically, a much more prepared officer.”
Published in: The Fayetteville Observer - Online
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
3. Aviation Authority to name Hollings Terminal
Today the Charleston County Aviation Authority Board voted to approve a resolution to rename the terminal at the Charleston International Airport the Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings Terminal in honor and in memory of the late U.S. Senator. Sen. Hollings served South Carolina from the State House, the Governor’s Mansion and the U.S. Capitol in Washington. The Charleston County Aviation Authority wants to ensure Sen. Hollings’ impact on aviation is honored in the state’s largest airport. In the past, Hollings had been known to rebuff such grand gestures. Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says Hollings and his family expressed support for the terminal naming before his passing April 6th.
Published in: Lowcountry Biz SC - Online
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
4. Cambria Hotels Opens Second Location In Charleston, South Carolina
Franchised by Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH), the Cambria Hotels brand continues its South Carolina expansion with the opening of Charleston's newest hotel, the Cambria Hotel Charleston Riverview. The 126-room hotel is located at 84 Ripley Point Dr., along South Carolina's scenic Ashley River. The upscale hotel is just minutes from the Historic Downtown District, where guests can explore the city's main attractions by foot or horse-drawn carriage, including the Charleston City Market, Riley Waterfront Park, Historic King Street, the South Carolina Aquarium, and the Dock Street Theatre. The hotel is also convenient to the Charleston International Airport, The Citadel, College of Charleston, Medical University of South Carolina, Roper Hospital, the Ralph H. Johnson Veterans Hospital, and Folly Beach.
Published in: Business Insider - Online
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
5. Sertoma Classic won't be held in 2019, organizers hopeful about reviving longtime event

For 48 years, Lowcountry high school football teams donated their time to raise money for charity at the Sertoma Classic. Now, officials say the classic is canceled in 2019, but the long-standing tradition may not be done for good. Charleston Sertoma Club officials say holding the classic at the Citadel this year didn’t make sense financially. However, they say changing circumstances call for new ideas that could revive the event in years to come. Coaches who dedicated their time and their teams to raising money for charity through the Sertoma Classic say the upcoming football season won’t be the same without it.

Published in: WCIV - ABC News 4 - Online / Broadcast
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Wednesday
April 24, 2019
6. South Carolina cruises past Charleston Southern; Citadel, Clemson drop close games

Georgia Southern 5, The Citadel 3

A costly throwing error in the eighth inning helped Georgia Southern score three unearned runs and beat The Citadel at J.I. Clements Stadium. The Bulldogs (10-29) led 1-0 early with an RBI double by Tyler Corbitt and Cole Simpson RBI single, but Georgia Southern (24-17) cut the lead to one in the bottom of the inning with an unearned run. Bryce Leasure’s RBI double in the fourth made it a 3-1 Bulldogs lead. The Eagles got a run in the seventh inning on an RBI single by Mason McWhorter. With two on and two out in the eighth, a chopper to third was thrown away, allowing two runs to score for GSU. A base hit followed to give the Eagles a two-run lead.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
1. Free cyber camp for girls at The Citadel now accepting applications

Middle and high school girls (8th – 12th grades) in the Charleston area can now apply to attend this summer’s free cyber security camp. Applications are being accepted until April 26. “GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes” will be on The Citadel’s campus from July 29 – August 2. Topics covered will include: · Cybersecurity concepts and principles · Network security · Secure coding · Crypotography · Cyber crime · Cyber ethics

More information can be found here.

Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
2. Charleston mayor and police chief will hold anti-discrimination talk at mosque with faith leaders on Wednesday
Charleston's Mayor John Tecklenburg and Police Chief Luther Reynolds will host a dialogue to explore how the faith community responds to discrimination Wednesday night. The talk will start at 5 p.m. at the Central Mosque of Charleston (1082 King St.), according to a press release from the city. The event is free and open to the public. The keynote address will be delivered by J. Goosby Smith, the Assistant Provost for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Citadel. Mount Zion AME Church Rev. Kylon J. Middleton will moderate the discussion.
Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
3. 5 Things Parents Should Know About ‘Comprehensive Universities’

Given comprehensive universities’ outsize influence in higher education, Klor de Alva looked to see why low-income students who graduate from certain schools are more likely to move into the middle and upper class than their peers at other comprehensive universities. Seemingly similar colleges get very different outcomes. The Citadel Military College of South Carolina and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff are both comprehensive universities in the southeastern part of the United States. Both have around 3,000 undergraduate students and acceptance rates (75%-85%) that fit into the “competitive” category, according to Barron’s Profiles of American Colleges. Yet only 30 percent of Pine Bluff’s students from the bottom two income quintiles reached the top two income quintiles, compared with 73 percent at The Citadel. “In some sense,” Klor de Alva said in an interview with The 74, “this whole paper is really about similarly situated, similarly selective, similarly funded institutions, and the difference between the top 10 and the bottom 10 is gigantic.”

Published in: The 74 Million - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
3. Military, civilians band together for domestic threat response training
The 628th Security Forces Squadron partnered with Citadel cadets, as well as the Charleston County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. and Marine Patrol teams for a joint training exercise April 12, 2019, on Naval Weapons Station Charleston, Joint Base Charleston, S.C. The intent of the operation was to execute defense support for civil authorities. The training focused on developing leadership, interagency interoperability, hands-on experience, communication, collaboration and cohesion while demonstrating capabilities. The Joint Task Force did this by leading platoons through the woods to a mock enemy location, providing 360-degree surveillance, using flash bangs and smoke grenades as distractions and infiltrating the shoot house. “We came together and started looking at opportunities to work with the Joint Base, local law enforcement and other agencies in the area to put together the joint training exercise,” said Timothy Terese, an Army contractor with The Citadel’s ROTC program. “Charleston has a lot of areas that are possible threats for terrorist’s attacks, to include the ports of Charleston, the Air Base, the Weapons Station, the international airport, railroads and more; so this training seemed like a great opportunity to bring together all the different agencies.”
Published in: Defense Visual Information Distribution Service - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
4. Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay honors LaVerne Harmon
Girl Scouts of the Chesapeake Bay honored LaVerne T. Harmon, president of Wilmington University, on March 28 as the 2019 Woman of Distinction. During the sold-out dinner and ceremony at the Chase Center on the Riverfront, Harmon announced two full undergraduate scholarships to Wilmington University for teen Girl Scouts. Additionally, Barbara Dodge, manager of financial planning & analysis for Delmarva Power, announced a new Girl of Distinction award providing a $2,000 scholarship in honor of the 20th anniversary of the Woman of Distinction event. Dodge and Enid Wallace-Sims, senior external affairs specialist, Delmarva Power, presented the award to Caroline Dowd, a senior at MOT Charter High School, who will be attending The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the fall.
Published in: Hockessin Community News - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
5. Bulldogs Add Weston to Defensive Staff
Kevin Weston has been named as an assistant coach at The Citadel, it was announced by head coach Brent Thompson on Monday. Weston will work with the outside linebackers. Weston comes to the Lowcountry after serving as the defensive coordinator at Kentucky State last season. Prior to that, Weston spent the 2017 season as the defensive coordinator at Westlake High School in Atlanta. Weston spent two seasons on the defensive staff at Southeastern Louisiana. He worked with the safeties his second season after beginning his tenure as the running backs coach.
Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
6. Clemson awaits decision from defensive end; Gamecocks making push for offensive linemen

Basketball

Davis Guyton of Christian Academy in Myrtle Beach and Brady Spence of Douglasville, Ga., signed with The Citadel. Former Citadel guard Tariq Simmons of Panola JC in Texas signed with S.C. State.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
7. Boise State football: Can Buffalo break through?
Bryan Harsin tweeted a “Go Broncos” late Thursday afternoon. That meant an additional 2019 commit to the Boise State football program. It took awhile, but the mystery man was revealed Friday to be Khafari Buffalo, a graduate transfer from The Citadel. The curious thing at the outset: Buffalo played both safety and cornerback at The Citadel, but the Broncos’ official release lists him as a safety. And it’s quite apparent they have a bigger need at corner right now. Buffalo has the size of a safety at 6-2, 190 pounds. He’d be five inches taller than Boise State’s lone returning starter at corner, Avery Williams. But the Broncos have a well-documented logjam at safety, beginning with starters Kekoa Nahawhine and DeAndre Pierce. They’re joined by Kekaula Kaniho, Jordan Happle, Evan Tyler and Tyreque Jones.
Published in: KTVB - Boise, ID - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
8. Preview: Eagles to take on five-game week at home
The Citadel (10-28, 3-9) The first team the Eagles will match up against during their busy week of play will be the Citadel Bulldogs on Tuesday. The Citadel has struggled on the back end of their season so far, logging an eight-game losing streak. Previously this season when the Eagles faced the Bulldogs back in March, GS took the win, 6-2. On the bats the team is averaging .236 behind the plate, being led by freshman infielder Tyler Corbitt. Corbitt shows for a .331 batting average while tallying 26 runs and 49 hits off his 148 at-bats this season. The Eagles should expect and prepare to see senior pitcher Jordan Merritt on the mound Tuesday, as he currently leads the bulldogs with a 3.60 ERA after his 65 total innings pitched. Merritt has struck out 53 batters on the season, while allowing 71 hits and 30 runs. The Eagles will take on the Citadel at J.I. Clements Stadium on Tuesday at 6 p.m. The match will be streamed on True Blue TV as well as the Georgia Southern Sports Network.
Published in: The George-Anne - Online
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Tuesday
April 23, 2019
9. Dalzell-Shaw Legion baseball meeting Saturday
Citadel meeting on Tuesday The Citadel football head coach Brent Thompson and men's basketball head coach Duggar Baucom will be in Sumter on Tuesday to speak to the local chapter of The Citadel Club. Thompson and Baucom, as well as someone from the athletic department will be at the 6 p.m. meeting at the Bar-B-Que Hut, 1380 S. Guignard Drive. The meeting is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Monday
April 22, 2019
'I fully expected to graduate from The Citadel': 75-year-old SC man becomes college's oldest ...
Out of love, one Midlands man made a promise that he had to keep, and roughly 50 years later, he’s now completing a different kind of promise. Frank E. Barron III, is finally graduating as a member of The Citadel’s Class of 1966, in 2019. It's 53 years after he began. The story dates back to his junior year at Morehead High School in Eden, NC when Barron decided he wanted to enroll in one of the country’s top military colleges - The Citadel. But as we know, plans don’t always work out the way we want them to. Barron says it started nn the first day of his senior year of high school. “I was in a line in the cafeteria when I saw a very pretty girl on the opposite side of the room in the other cafeteria line,” Barron said. “That was the beginning of a romance that changed her life and mine.” The Citadel is about 300 miles from Eden. Susan, the girl he met in high school, had two more years until she would graduate and start college.
Published in: WCSC-TV 5 (Charleston) - Online
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Monday
April 22, 2019
Charleston airport names its terminal after late Sen. Fritz Hollings
The passenger terminal at the Charleston International Airport is now the Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings Terminal, in honor of the senator who died this month at the age of 97. The Charleston County Aviation Authority voted to christen the airport's unnamed single terminal on Thursday. (The airport itself will not change names.) Hollings, who was born in Charleston and graduated from The Citadel, had already served as a state representative and lieutenant governor before he rose to the governorship in 1959. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1966, where he represented South Carolina for 38 years. "The airport benefited greatly from his vision," said Elliot Summey, chairman of Charleston County Council and a member of the Authority's board, in a statement. "Opportunities like the new air service(s) we’ve garnered in the last decade were made possible by the groundwork of his long-term commitment to aviation." Details of signage or any other additions to the terminal have not yet been discussed, said airport spokeswoman Caroline Axman.
Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Monday
April 22, 2019
Citadel offering free, all-girl cybersecurity summer camp

Coding is important, so they keep telling us, and Charleston students will have the opportunity to learn how to do it from experts at The Citadel this summer. The downtown military college is hosting a five-day, free summer camp for 8th through 12th grade girls starting on July 29. Applications will be accepted here until Fri. April 26. The camp, named "GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes," is funded in part by the National Security Agency and the National Science Foundation, according to a press release from The Citadel. Students will learn about secure coding and cyber crime from five Citadel professors (all Ph.Ds), including Jennifer Albert, a professor of education and the director of the college's STEM Center of Excellence, and Shankar Banik, a professor of computer science and the co-director of the Center for Cyber, Intelligence and Security Studies.

Published in: Charleston City Paper - Online
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Monday
April 22, 2019
Gamecocks Close Home Schedule, Honor Seniors at USC Outdoor Open
The University of South Carolina track & field team hosts its final home meet of 2019, the USC Outdoor Open, this Saturday. The competition begins at 9 a.m. ET at Sheila & Morris Cregger Track, with Senior Day festivities scheduled for 4 p.m. ET. South Carolina hosts over 25 teams this weekend at Cregger Track, with entrants from the NCAA Division I, II and III ranks as well as NJCAA and NAIA squads. Brown, Campbell, The Citadel, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, East Tennessee State, Furman, Hampton and South Carolina State join the field from the DI ranks.
Published in: gamecocksonline.com - Online
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Monday
April 22, 2019
Two coaches to speak at Citadel Club meeting
The Citadel football head coach Brent Thompson and men's basketball head coach Duggar Baucom will be in Sumter on Tuesday to speak to the local chapter of The Citadel Club. Thompson and Baucom, as well as someone from the athletic department will be at the 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at the Bar-B-Que Hut located at 1380 South Guignard Drive. The meeting is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person. Thompson just completed his third season in charge of the Bulldogs' football fortunes. The Citadel went 5-6 in 2018, 4-4 in the Southern Conference. Thompson owns a 20-14 career record with the Charleston military school and is 15-9 in the SoCon.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
1. Girls who smash codes: free, NSA-funded camp at The Citadel now accepting applications
“GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes” on campus this summer; July 29 – Aug 2 Middle and high school (8th – 12th grade) girls in the Charleston area are invited to apply to attend The Citadel’s National Security Agency (NSA) and National Science Foundation (NSF) funded cyber security camp to be held on campus for five days in the summer. There is no fee to apply or to attend, if selected. The full name of the program is: GenCyber Citadel – Girls who Smash Codes: Cybersecurity Interdisciplinary Training Camp for Middle/High School Girls. This is the third NSA/NSF GenCyber grant earned by The Citadel, which has been designated a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the NSA and Department of Homeland Security. In 2016, the college offered a GenCyber camp for middle and high school teachers, and in 2018 the college hosted a GenCyber camp for K-12 students.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
2. Citadel School of Engineering gives and receives awards for building better future

Johnston Peeples, Ph.D. is the 2019 recipient of one of the electrical engineering industry’s top awards. The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (ECEDHA) presented Peeples with the Robert M. Janowiak Outstanding Leadership and Service Award this spring at their conference in Arizona. Additionally, The Citadel School of Engineering has four new industry leaders in its Academy of Engineers. The four were recognized for their professional successes, as well as for making a significant contribution to their community. Every year, The Citadel School of Engineering Academy of Engineers honors engineers who have lived a life consistent with the school’s mission, which is to “educate and develop principled engineering leaders to serve a global community.”

Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
3. Report: Citadel cadet was driving 70 mph in 40 mph zone before deadly crash

According to the crash report released Thursday by the Mount Pleasant police department, freshman Citadel cadet Keith Schemm was driving an estimated 70 mph in a 40 mph zone just before the crash that killed him and Wando High School senior Elizabeth Daniel in early April. Schemm was driving south on Rifle Range Road when he hit a right curb, then a sidewalk and swerved left before crossing the center line and overcorrecting, according to the crash report. The overcorrection caused the SUV to yaw and strike a tree on the other side of the road. The officer who wrote the report stated that the vehicle was driving too fast for conditions. Daniel and Schemm were killed in the crash which happened in the early morning hours of April 7 in the 2600 block of Rifle Range near Hamlin Road. Both the Citadel and Wando High School principal released statements after the crash. Schemm graduated from Wando High School in 2018.

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Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online / Broadcast
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Friday
April 19, 2019
4. Airport terminal renamed for late Senator, former SC Gov. Fritz Hollings

A resolution passed on Thursday afternoon at the Charleston County Aviation Authority Board Meeting to rename the main terminal at Charleston International Airport after late U.S. Senator and former South Carolina Gov. Fritz Hollings. Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says Hollings’ family supported the terminal renaming before he died on April 6. “This entire week has been about celebrating Sen. Hollings’ life and achievements. I applaud the Authority board for recognizing his enduring legacy in such a meaningful way,” Riley said. Charleston County Councilman Elliot Summey introduced the resolution. “The airport benefited greatly from his vision. Opportunities like the new air service(s) we’ve garnered in the last decade were made possible by the groundwork of his long-term commitment to aviation,” he said. The move comes just two days after Hollings’ was laid to rest after services at The Citadel with eulogies given by current Gov. Henry McMaster and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Watch the on-air coverage here.

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Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
5. Lowcountry Weekend: Preview of Bulldog Challenge 2019

Verbatim: THIS EASTER WEEKEND, THERE'S LOTS OF GREAT THINGS TO DO HERE IN THE LOWCOUNTRY. FOR ONE THE CITADEL BULLDOG CHALLENGE IS BACK THE UNIQUE ENDURANCE RACE IS A 10K STRETCH FROM THE CITADEL CAMPUS IN DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE MUSC PARKING GARAGE AND SAND VOLLEYBALL COURTS. THIS YEAR RUNNERS HAVE THE OPTION TO RUN IN A TWO PERSON TEAM AS WELL AS THE TRADIONAL FOUR PERSON TEAM. THERE WILL BE OBSTACLES LIKE TIRE FLIPS, A SIMULATED CASUALTY EVACUATION, A MUD PIT, A POOL AND MUCH MORE.

Watch the on-air coverage here.

Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Broadcast
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Friday
April 19, 2019
6. A salute to 2019
Let’s face it. The future can be scary to think about. The great unknown can leave too many questions unanswered. We may plan “theoretically” knowing that those plans can be changed through a simple twist of fate. Still, we must face the future and deal with the important questions: What is my focus on the future? How far ahead can I see? Do I have a vision for life? The Class of 2019 stands on the threshold of a future filled with unknown possibilities and great potential for good. Let us live prudently and learn from the mistakes of the past so as to make wise decisions in the present and not endanger the future.
Published in: The Brigadier - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
7. Former Long-Time Oxford Municipal Court Public Defender Dies at 72
Richard “Rick” Charles Davis, 72, died Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the Mississippi State Veteran’s Home in Oxford. The funeral service will be held Monday, April 22, 2019, at 2 p.m. at College Hill Presbyterian Church in Oxford with the Rev. Justin McGuire officiating. Burial will follow in College Hill Cemetery. The visitation will be held prior to the service at the church from noon until service time. Born in Detroit, Michigan, Davis served in the Corps of Engineers in the United States Army. He was a graduate of Thornwell High School at Thornwell Orphanage in Clinton, South Carolina. He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics at The Citadel (the Military College of South Carolina) and Juris Doctorate from the University of Mississippi Law School in Oxford.
Published in: Hotty Toddy - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
8. The Citadel drops series opener at South Florida, 9-1

The Citadel allowed four runs in the fifth inning to break a tie game in falling, 9-1, to USF Thursday evening at the USF Baseball Complex. How it Happened The Citadel got on the board early as Ryan McCarthy beat out an infield single and stole second. Tyler Corbitt singled into the hole at short to put runners on the corners, and Ben Peden drove in McCarthy with a groundout to the right side. The Bulls tied the game in the third after a leadoff single came around to score on a Joe Genord single to left. USF took control of the game in the fifth after a solo home run from Jake Sullivan gave the Bulls the lead. They would add three more runs in the inning with the damage being done on a two-run double from Chris Chatfield. USF broke the game open in the eighth on a grand slam off the bat of Chatfield.

Also covered by The Post and Courier

Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Friday
April 19, 2019
8. Two coaches to speak at Citadel Club meeting
The Citadel football head coach Brent Thompson and men's basketball head coach Duggar Baucom will be in Sumter on Tuesday to speak to the local chapter of The Citadel Club. Thompson and Baucom, as well as someone from the athletic department will be at the 6 p.m. meeting on Tuesday at the Bar-B-Que Hut located at 1380 South Guignard Drive. The meeting is open to the public at a cost of $20 per person. Thompson just completed his third season in charge of the Bulldogs' football fortunes. The Citadel went 5-6 in 2018, 4-4 in the Southern Conference. Thompson owns a 20-14 career record with the Charleston military school and is 15-9 in the SoCon. Baucom has been in charge of the basketball program four seasons. The Bulldogs went 12-19 during the '18-19 season. He owns a 45-83 record at The Citadel.
Published in: The Sumter Item - Online
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Thursday
April 18, 2019
2. Wando and Citadel mourn death of students in car crash
Two teenagers were killed when their car struck a tree after they attended Wando High School’s prom, authorities said. On April 7, at approximately 2:23 a.m., officers from the Mount Pleasant Police Department responded to Rifle Range Road near Hamlin Road in reference to a single-car collision. Firefighters reported finding the vehicle off Rifle Range Road around 1:49 a.m. after another driver with a damaged tire flagged them down, according to Mount Pleasant Fire Department. The two victims involved were both pronounced dead at the scene, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. Schemm’s service was held Thursday, April 11, in the Summerall Chapel, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie Street. Entombment in the Citadel Bell Tower will be at a later date. Daniel’s funeral service was held on Saturday, April 13, at The Church at LifePark. Donations can still be made to Wando’s Air Force JROTC.
Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Thursday
April 18, 2019
3. They helped bring down Silent Sam. Their new target: Charleston’s Calhoun monument.
The group that helped bring down the Silent Sam Confederate statue in Chapel Hill, N.C., now has its eye set on the Calhoun monument in Charleston. The Make It Right Campaign, a national organization seeking to remove Confederate-related monuments across the United States, made its first stop in Charleston on Thursday, April 11, appearing at Redux Contemporary Art Center as part of the three-month Standing/Still multidisciplinary art series meant to spur change. Amanda Mushal, a Citadel professor specializing in the history of the South, noted that modifying or removing a monument is not akin to destroying history, as some have argued. “Monuments and memorials are objects of memory, and memory is always selective,” she said. “We choose which parts of our history to honor.”
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
April 18, 2019
4. National search for next USC president narrowed to four finalists
The University of South Carolina narrowed a national search for its next president down to four candidates Wednesday, selecting applicants with backgrounds ranging from Northwestern University to West Point. One of the four will replace Harris Pastides, who managed the state’s flagship university for more than a decade as it increased enrollment, raised tuition and expanded enrollment. He will retire at the end of June. Several colleges and universities in the state have hired new presidents in the past year, including the College of Charleston, The Citadel and Charleston Southern University. Only one female candidate has been identified in any of those searches.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Thursday
April 18, 2019
5. Abolish the Welfare State to Solve the National Debt Crisis
Why is it so difficult to win the case for freedom in modern American society? A variety of possible answers come to mind. The collectivists are more effective in appealing to people’s emotions. The interventionist-welfare-statist argument is easier to make than it is to follow the logical chains of reasoning required to make the free-market case. Socialist-leaning teachers and professors who indoctrinate their students with statist ideas from a very young age dominate the government educational system from kindergarten through the Ph.D. Popular, celebrity culture inculcates society with leftist biases and presumptions. All those answers have strong elements of truth in them. But there is one other element at work that makes it difficult to effectively make the case for a fully and truly free society, indeed, that can undermine the ideal and understanding of the free society. That element is that too many advocates of a free society compromise its case. Trillions more in debt on the way. Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Published in: Economic Policy Journal - Online
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Thursday
April 18, 2019
6. Black River’s Sam Sharnas signs with The Citadel; Aidan Jones heading to Hope
Black River seniors Sam Sharnas and Aidan Jones come from families of runners, so it was no surprise that their futures follow in those family footsteps. Sharnas signed a national letter-of-intent to accept a cross country and track & field scholarship at The Citadel, while Jones committed to Hope College on Wednesday. Sharnas will follow in his father’s footsteps at The Citadel, an NCAA Division I program and military college in Charleston, South Carolina. “The main reason why I chose The Citadel is because I saw what it did for my dad and what type of man he was,” Sharnas said. “It just aligned with what I wanted to study, too. It is very special to me. It is something I always wanted to do. I am excited to get down there and have an impact on the team.” He will also join former Black River runner Dani Sanchez Martinez, who runs at The Citadel. “My freshman year, we have lots of senior talent. I remember being there to watch them sign. It was very special,” Sharnas said. “Seeing something like that makes you want to work hard and do that some day. It definitely played a big role. It is a very special team culture here and it has produced a lot of college runners.”
Published in: Holland Sentinel - Online
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
1. Emotional eulogies highlight funeral of SC’s Fritz Hollings

As a college student fighting for racial equality in the early 1960s, Jim Clyburn was invited to the office of then-Gov. Fritz Hollings in an attempt to assuage racial tensions bubbling on the campus of South Carolina State University. Clyburn, now the majority whip and third ranking Democrat in the U.S. House, said he wasn’t sure how the governor would receive him and the other protesters. After all, Hollings had campaigned previously against school desegregation. But during their meeting, Clyburn said that he could sense a change in Hollings. Clyburn told a crowd of hundreds at Hollings’ funeral Tuesday that even though the Southern Democrat asked the activists not to tell reporters he had been sympathetic to their cause, “He opened up to us, and we opened up to him. “I knew that we had just heard and felt what was in him.” Hollings died April 6 at his home on Isle of Palms at age 97. The funeral at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel, Hollings’ alma mater, capped three days of mourning for the former governor and longtime U.S. senator. Hundreds of former staffers, lawmakers, friends and relatives attended.

Examples of other coverage include:

The New York Times

The Post and Courier - article with photos can be found here

The State

CNN

WCSC - Live 5 News

WCBD - Channel 2

WCIV - ABC News 4 (separate story on attending politicians can be found here)

WIS - Columbia

WYFF - Greenville

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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
2. Celebrating some of the employees who help make The Citadel so mighty
Each year The Citadel rewards one employee and one team for their superior performance and contributions The Citadel is proud to recognize Multimedia Services as the Team of the Year and Stanton Adams as the Employee of the Year for 2019. The Team and Employee of the year were honored with a special reception and recognized at the Awards Parade on April 12.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
3. Citadel professor gains national attention for ‘Game of Thrones’ prediction
A military historian who teaches at The Citadel was recently published in a Vice News article because of the ties he made between historical events and the HBO show “Game of Thrones.” Michael Livingston has been teaching English at The Citadel for more than 10 years. “Any way that I can get the Citadel out there in a positive form I think is tremendous and a chance that I want to take," Livingston said. "Right now, Game of Thrones is doing that.” Livingston has used his degrees in history and medieval studies to draw parallels between Game of Thrones and historical battles and rulers. “He based some of this on Wars of the Roses, which is about a 33-year war that happens in England sometime around the 15th Century," Livingston said about George R. Martin, who wrote the books that inspired the TV show. Martin has even confirmed in the past that the show is based on events from the War of the Roses. Livingston said based on what he knows about the war, there is one character who is most likely to win when the series comes to an end.
Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online / Broadcast
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
4. Bulldog now offering tours of Magnolia Cemetery
The Magnolia Cemetery Trust Board recently granted Bulldog Tours exclusive access to the beautiful Victorian burial grounds for evening tours - a privilege never before granted. This partnership will allow the Trust to gather funds for critical preservation efforts throughout the 130+ acre plot of land. Bulldog Tours invests a portion of all ticket proceeds back into the properties they tour, ensuring that historically significant landmarks, structures, and sites, integral to Charleston’s charm and visitor appeal, are preserved for future generations to enjoy. Founded by Charleston native and Citadel graduate John LaVerne in 2001, Bulldog Tours has raised more than $3.7 million for the restoration and preservation of the Old City Jail, Circular Church’s graveyard, Old Exchange, Powder Magazine – and now Magnolia Cemetery.
Published in: Holy City Sinner - Online
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
5. Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina Announces Two New Staff Members
The Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired South Carolina is pleased to welcome Bryson Young, Director of Major Gifts, and Ruthie Harman, Client Service and Office Manager, as the newest members of the staff. With locations in Charleston and Summerville, ABVI works to enrich the quality of life of the blind and visually impaired. Young most recently worked as the Development Officer for Athletics – Major Gifts for The Citadel Foundation. In this role, she cultivated major gift prospects for The Citadel Athletics, managed a portfolio of top donors and worked to build the Athletic Scholarship Endowment Fund. Prior to that role, Young worked in various roles in athletic development with The Citadel Brigadier Foundation and with The Citadel Athletics. Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications Studies from Clemson University and a Master of Arts in Sport Management from The Citadel.
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Wednesday
April 17, 2019
6. Free Market Liberalism Is Needed More Than Ever
The famous New York Yankees baseball player and manager Yogi Berra is credited with the saying “It's déjà vu all over again.” He is also credited with claiming, “I really didn’t say everything I said.” Never were both of these truer than in our era of reborn defenses of and demands for more government intervention, redistribution, and planning. Many of us assumed, or at least certainly hoped, that after the disastrous social, economic, and human consequences of centrally planned societies during the 20th century, and the generally abysmal failures of and corruptions resulting from government interventions in the economy, there might arise a reawakened appreciation for and understanding of a truly liberal, free market society. Over the last several decades, humankind has been witnessing a dramatic and amazing end to poverty in more and more parts of the world, along with the availability of unimagined technological inventions for a growing number of the billions of people on this planet. But instead of an appreciation of how partly freed-up market forces have made this all possible, especially in those areas formerly known as the underdeveloped third world, the counterrevolution against human liberty seems to be picking up steam once again with the call for “democratic socialism,” a Green New Deal, and massive increases in the welfare state’s “entitlement” programs and beyond. Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. Ebeling lived on AIER's campus from 2008 to 2009.
Published in: AIER American Institute for Economic Research - Online
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Tuesday
April 16, 2019
1. The Honorable Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings funeral services at The Citadel today

Former U.S. Sen. Ernest “Fritz” Hollings will reach his final resting place Tuesday after a service at The Citadel which will include former Vice President Joe Biden and South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster. The event is set to begin at 11 a.m. inside the Summerall Chapel on the campus of The Citadel, where Hollings graduated from with a degree in business administration in 1942. Hollings has been honored at the school numerous times including speaking engagements at Corps Day in 1959 and a PT Barracks dedicated to him in 2004. He also gave the commencement speech at the school in 1983. Hollings’ casket was taken to Columbia where he laid in state at the South Carolina Statehouse throughout the day on Monday. Hollings served in Congress from 1966 to 2005 and prior to serving as a U.S. senator, Hollings also served as South Carolina’s lieutenant governor from 1955 to 1959, and as governor from 1959 to 1963. Among Hollings’ noteworthy accomplishments included integrating South Carolina schools, when other states were fighting against it. He also established the state’s technical college system and educational television.

Published in: WCSC TV-5 (Charleston) - Online
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Tuesday
April 16, 2019
2. The Honorable Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings funeral services at The Citadel today

Funeral services for former Senator Earnest Fritz Hollings will be held in Summerall Chapel on The Citadel campus in Charleston, South Carolina. The funeral service is at 11 a.m. today at his alma mater. Hollings was a 1942 graduate of The Citadel with a degree in business administration. Former Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Henry McMaster are among the speakers. The funeral is the end of three days of mourning for the late governor of South Carolina. The longtime U.S. senator's body laid in repose at the State House on Monday. Thousands paid tribute to Hollings including Gov. McMaster and the First Lady.

Published in: FOX News - Online
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Tuesday
April 16, 2019
3. Mourners Gather for Funeral of SC's Ernest 'Fritz' Hollings

Mourners are gathering to say goodbye to South Carolina's Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings, one of the last larger-than-life Democrats who once dominated the politics of the South. Funeral services are set to begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel in Charleston. Former Vice President Joe Biden is among the speakers. Hollings died earlier this month at 97. The funeral caps off three days of mourning for the former governor and longtime U.S. senator, whose body lay in repose Monday at the state Capitol. Hollings' long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. When he retired from the Senate in 2005, Hollings had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history.

 

 

Examples of other media sources reporting this story include:

The Sacramento Bee

 The San Diego Union-Tribune

 Las Vegas Now

 

Published in: US News & World Report - Online
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Tuesday
April 16, 2019
Citadel Summerall Guards, 2020 & 1974
Congratulations to Ed Williams! He is a member of the 2020 Summerall Guards. He is pictures with Dr. Randy Brian who was the first sergeant of the 1974 Summerall Guards.
Published in: Edgefieldadvertiser - Online
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Tuesday
April 16, 2019
Former Citadel basketball standout transfers to SC State
A little over a year since announcing his intention to transfer, former Citadel guard Tariq Simmons has found a home at an HBCU. Simmons has transferred to SC State after sitting out one year.During his one season at the Citadel, he played in all 32 of their games while averaging around 15 minutes of play time. His career high of 22 points came against Virginia Tech as well. He scored in double figures 11 times and averaged seven points per game. He played his sophomore season at Panola College in Carthage, Texas. Simmons started 26 games and averaged 11 points during his one season on the JUCO ranks.
Published in: HBCU Gameday (press release) (blog) - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
1. Body of Ernest ’Fritz” Hollings lies in repose at SC Capitol

Mourners are paying their respects to Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the former South Carolina governor and longtime U.S. senator who died earlier this month at 97. The body of the veteran figure in South Carolina politics lies in repose Monday at the Statehouse in Columbia. One of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who dominated politics in the South, Hollings’ long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. When he retired from the Senate in 2005 after six terms, Hollings had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history. A funeral is planned Tuesday at The Citadel, where former Vice President Joe Biden and Gov. Henry McMaster are scheduled among the speakers. On Sunday, relatives, friends and former colleagues paid their respects at a Charleston funeral home for Hollings, who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor before embarking on his long Senate Career.

Other examples of coverage include:

Post and Courier

WCSC - Live 5 News

WCBD - Channel 2

WCIV - ABC News 4

Published in: AP News - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
2. Fritz Hollings was a tough interview. But his staff loved the man
Fritz Hollings was a frustrating interview. Entertaining, yes. But if you expected a straight answer out of him, you’d be fooling yourself. I once asked him his thoughts about how the Charleston region had recovered following the closure of the Naval Base and Shipyard in the 1990s. “He’s looking for a stoooreey,” came the booming response, his accusatory finger pointing at me from behind his desk at the Medical University of South Carolina. He proceeded on a 20-minute tangent about the Panama Canal before describing a subcommittee meeting he attended in the 1960s followed by a listing of four or five backroom politicians from the past I’d never heard of. It was like asking someone the time of day and instead they explain — in great detail — how the parts of a watch get assembled. Some 500 people worked for Hollings over the decades, either in Washington or his in-state satellite offices. They helped him on issues across the board, from commerce to matters of airline safety, his re-election bids and constituent service. Most spoke in warm, appreciative tones or of the optimism he gave them about working in government. Some called themselves “Hollings Kids.” They also spoke of a love and dedication not seen in most other political offices in the state today. The ex-staffers won’t be among those giving speeches at his funeral Tuesday when he is eulogized by former Vice President Joe Biden at The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
3. Marine Corps say missing lieutenant, 24, is likely dead after he failed to return from a backcountry ski trip
A lieutenant who went missing during a backcountry ski trip in California last month is likely dead, Marine Corps said Thursday. 1st Lt. Matthew Kraft, 24, failed to return home from a ten-day solo trek through the Sierra Nevada Mountains by March 5. Despite a mammoth search involving 13 different agencies, there has been no sign of the Camp Pendleton Marine, leading the armed forces to conclude the worst. 'Given the timeline of events, severe weather, and increased avalanche activity in the search area, on-scene search and rescue experts have determined that Kraft was most likely overcome by severe weather and exposure,' Capt. Paul Gainey, spokesman for the 1st Marine Division, told The Orange County Register. He added that 'The Marine Corps will continue to stand by and support Kraft’s family, friends, and Marines during this difficult time.'
Published in: Daily Mail - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
4. Photos: The Citadel’s Cordell Airborne Rangers defense support to civil authorities training
The Cordell Airborne Rangers, a Citadel cadet military club, participated as part of Joint Task Force Charleston during a Defense Support to Civil Authorities training exercise on Friday, April 12, 2019. The cadets mission was an anonymous tip of plot of a dynamic attack on the port of Charleston. While a domestic terrorist group hides out in a remote area where the 31 cadets, SWAT Snipers and The Charleston County Sheriff’s Office move via boat to infiltrate and isolate the area. LTC Tim Terese said the organization started off from the memory of Terry Cordell, who was the first Citadel alumni killed in Vietnam in 1962 as a tactics training group following the Vietnam era.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
5. This ‘Game of Thrones’ character will win unless dying ‘stupidly,’ Citadel professor says

Anticipation is high for Sunday night’s season premiere of “Game of Thrones.” This is the final season of HBO’s wildly popular TV program, and viewers from around the world will be watching to see which character will be sitting on the titular throne. There is so much interest in which beloved, loathed or dreaded character will rule that even military experts are weighing in on which family — if any — in the fantasy show will prevail. One in South Carolina has a hunch, as long as this character “doesn’t die stupidly,” Michael Livingston said, according to Vice. Livingston is an associate professor of English at The Citadel, the military college of South Carolina, according to his biography on the university’s website. The military historian, who has degrees in history and medieval studies in addition to English, made a case for a specific character in the Vice article that was also published by The Citadel. He evaluated some of the main characters — Cersei Lannister, Tyrion Lannister, Daenerys Targaryen, Jon Snow and the Night King — and leaned on his knowledge of military history to try and figure out which would be on the winning side. Livingston drew parallels between events that actually took place and the source material for “Game of Thrones,” books written by George R.R. Martin.

This article has been shared in multiple publications nationwide.

Published in: The State - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
6. New cadet follows father, mother, older brother and older sister in CAP membership
After years of watching, waiting, and counting the days, a 12-year-old student in the Cottageville area is one of the newest cadets in the South Carolina Wing (SCWG) of Civil Air Patrol. Jayden Peterson, daughter of SCWG Vice Commander of Operations Lieutenant Colonel Chris Peterson, completed her new cadet paperwork at the ACE Basin Composite Squadron weekly meeting Tuesday March 12. Cadet Peterson’s brother, Joshua Hamilton, and her sister, Jerrica Hamilton, were both active in the program during their teenage years as well. Joshua’s experience with Civil Air Patrol gave him the leadership experiences and skills to receive a four-year Army ROTC scholarship to The Citadel — a scholarship applied for by over 25,000 hopeful cadets. After receiving an award for being a Top 10 Army ROTC Command cadet during his junior year at The Citadel, he received a selection Aviation Command and graduated from flight school in 2018. He now flies Apache helicopters.
Published in: Walterboro Live - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
7a. Sunday Arts Calendar
Barracks to Broadway What: Citadel cadets take on favorite Broadway melodies old and new under musical director Nancy Lefter and choreographer Nakeisha Daniel. When: 6:30-8 p.m. April 16 Where: Mark Clark Hall Auditorium, The Citadel, 171 Moultrie St., downtown Charleston Price: Free More Info: 843-953-6918, bit.ly/2IpCWc2
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
7b. Illuminate Charleston: An Interfaith Dialogue on Discrimination

Illuminate Charleston: An Interfaith Dialogue on Discrimination - the discussion [at the event] will explore how and/or why major faith groups are dealing with discrimination, internally/externally. Several forms of discrimination may be up for examination: race, gender, gender identity, color, creed, nationality, class, etc. Keynote Speaker: Dr. Jaye Goosby-Smith, Associate Professor of Management and Director of Graduate Programs in Leadership at The Citadel.

Date And Time Wed, April 24, 2019 5:00 PM – 7:45 PM EDT

Location Charleston Central Masjid 1082 King Street Charleston, SC 29403

Published in: Eventbrite - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
7c. Shots with a Spin 2019 - Wheelchair Basketball Charleston, SC | The Citadel - Deas Hall | Saturday, 22. June 2019
MUSC Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2020 and Adaptive Expeditions present Shots With a Spin 2020 Wheelchair Basketball Tournament! Sign up to be part of the tournament bracket! Teams of 5-10 people can sign up for $100 (plus fees) to compete for a good cause! There are only 16 team slots available so sign up soon! This price includes t-shirts and lunch the day of the event for all your team members. The first game starts at 9:30 AM, and the tournament ends at 2:30 PM on June 22, 2019. Spectators are also welcome! Tickets can be purchased on the Eventbrite link or at The Citadel the day of the event. Tickets are $7 online or $10 in person the day of the event via Venmo or cash. Spectator tickets are free for caregivers who present an accessible parking hangtag at registration! This tournament is in support of Adaptive Expeditions (AE). AE is an interactive educational nonprofit using sport and recreation to offer health & wellness programs to individuals with physical and sensory disabilities. Through education and outdoor recreation adventures, AE empowers these individuals with both technical skills and personal confidence to maintain active, independent lifestyles. AE also aims to build communities where outdoor adventure seekers and Paralympic hopefuls can share ideas and common experiences, have fun, push limits, and redefine what is possible. You can also help by donating! Donate cash or donate items to our silent auction. All monetary profits from the event will benefit AE. A link to silent auction will be added soon! If you have any additional questions, email Katie Smith at smitkath@musc.edu
Published in: Eventbu - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
8. Freshman Lead The Citadel in Series Finale

The Citadel fell behind early and was not able to battle back in falling 10-3 to Samford in the series finale Sunday afternoon at Griffin Field.

Score: Samford 10, The Citadel 3

How it Happened

· Samford jumped out to a 5-0 lead in the second inning after collecting five hits in the inning. Jordan Fucci had the big hit in the frame with a two-run double to left field.

· SAM would extend its lead in the third as they pushed across three unearned runs.

· The homestanding Bulldogs added a run in the fifth, but the damage was limited to just one run as Alex Bialakis retired three-straight hitters to strand a runner at third.

· The Citadel got on the board in the seventh inning as Cole Simpson led off the inning with a pinch-hit single up the middle and was followed by a Michael Ray base hit. A hit by pitch to Will Bastian loaded the bases.

Also covered by The Post and Courier

Published in: WCSC - Live 5 News - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
Bulldogs Fall to League-Leading ETSU
The Citadel men's tennis team dropped a Southern Conference match, 6-1, at ETSU on Saturday afternoon. The match was delayed from starting on time due to heavy rains in the area, but once the storms moved through, the two teams were able to squeeze the match in. Match Information Location: Johnson City, Tenn. (David Mullins Tennis Complex) Final Score: ETSU 6, The Citadel 1 Records: ETSU (17-4, 7-0 SoCon), The Citadel (9-23, 0-6 SoCon)
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Monday
April 15, 2019
TRACK AND FIELD JOURNEYS TO GAMECOCK INVITATIONAL
The Citadel track and field teams will head to Columbia, South Carolina to participate in the Gamecock Invitational on Saturday, April 13. The Bulldogs will join a large field at Cregger Track, with over 1,000 athletes from the NCAA Division I, II, and III ranks as well as the NAIA and the NJCAA. Division I teams in the field include Alabama State, Boston U., Brown, Campbell, Clemson, Coastal Carolina, College of Charleston, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Liberty, Ohio State, Presbyterian, Radford, Savannah State, South Carolina State, UNC Asheville, VMI and Wofford. Admission to the Gamecock Invitational is free. Free parking is available at the Heyward Street Garage, located at 1300 Heyward Street. Additional parking is available on the street-level spaces on Heyward, Marion, Whaley and Bull Streets, and overflow parking is located at Lot AD9, on the corner of Whaley and Pickens Streets. Last time out for the Bulldogs, the teams took fourth and fifth place in the Bill Carson Invitational. The Bulldogs recorded 10 top-three finishes throughout the competition.
Published in: Citadel Sports - Online
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Friday
April 12, 2019
1. U.S. Senate passes resolution honoring Fritz Hollings

South Carolina’s United States Senators Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott on Thursday announced the Senate had unanimously passed a resolution honoring the legacy and service of the late South Carolina Senator Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings. Hollings served in the U.S. Senate for 38 years. He died Saturday at the age of 97. The full text of the resolution is below:

Whereas the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1922 and graduated from The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law;

Whereas the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings served his country during World War II as an artillery officer in the Army, earning a Bronze Star;

Whereas the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives in 1949; Whereas the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings was elected Governor of South Carolina in 1959 and oversaw the establishment of the nationally recognized South Carolina Technical College System;

Whereas the Honorable Ernest F. Hollings served South Carolina with devotion and dedication in the United States Senate for 38 years;

Published in: FOX Carolina - Online
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Friday
April 12, 2019
2. 4 Barnwell grads complete Citadel’s grueling 4th Class System

College is supposed to be fun. No longer under the umbrella of parental supervision, hanging out with friends, ordering a pizza delivered to your dorm, maybe sleeping in a few mornings, missing a class, going home on weekends. College is not marching to breakfast, shining shoes, cleaning a rifle, enduring eight months of intense physical training, being humiliated or treated like a prisoner of war. Unless, that is, the college is The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina. Four Barnwell High School boys entered The Citadel in August 2018 and on Recognition Day, March 29, those young men were still there. Many “Knobs” (first year students), deciding The Citadel was not for them, quietly left. The ranks closed and moved on without them. William Barnes, Seth Pritchard, Cole Kearse and Ryan Harper beat the odds.

Published in: The Augusta Chronicle - Online
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Friday
April 12, 2019
3. Public Relations Excellence Recognized At Annual SCPRSA Mercury Awards Event

Photo: SCPRSA President Kim Keelor, director of media relations for The Citadel, presents Col. John Dorrian, vice-president for communication and marketing at The Citadel with an award for the school’s 175 Year Anniversary. The South Carolina Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America (SCPRSA) hosted its annual Mercury Awards celebration on Thursday, April 11 in Charleston. Communication professionals from across the state were recognized for their work, with more than 70 awards presented at the event. The awards program includes three types of awards. Mercury Awards recognize public relations programs and campaigns, Silver Wing Awards recognize outstanding tactics used in public relations, and Individual Awards recognize the career accomplishments of individuals.

INTEGRATED COMMUNICATIONS · Award of Excellence: The Citadel Space Star Campaign, The Citadel

Published in: Greenville Business Magazine - Online
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Friday
April 12, 2019
Denver City Council District 6 candidate Q&A; Paul Kashmann is running unopposed in District 6

Why are you running for office? I love the work that I do. I am running for a second term to: continue the important work of creating affordable housing for all income levels, including dignified housing options for our homeless residents; improving mobility options for all Denver residents; empowering our neighborhood groups to let residents know what’s going on with city government, and let city government know what the residents think of that; increase safety on our streets and in our homes; direct new development to neighborhoods that can accommodate new growth; and provide a channel through which District 6 residents can access their government and the agencies of which it is comprised.

AGE 71

RESIDENCE Virginia Village

HOMETOWN Livingston, New Jersey

PROFESSION Before serving my first term on City Council, I published a paper called Washington Park Profile for 36 years.

EDUCATION The Citadel, Charleston SC, 1965-1967; Upsala College, East Orange, NJ, 1967-1969, B.A., Sociology

Published in: The Denver Post - Online
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Thursday
April 11, 2019
1. Preview of two Citadel funerals in one day

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TODAY, TWO FUNERALS FOR THE CITADEL ARE HAPPENING MORE THAN 500 MILES APART. THIS MORNING, THE MILITARY COLLEGE WILL HONOR A YOUNG CADET KILLED IN A CAR CRASH OVER THE WEEKEND. 19-YEAR-OLD KEITH SCHEMM'S FUNERAL IS AT 11 THIS MORNING IN SUMMERALL CHAPEL. SCHEMM AND WANDO HIGH SENIOR ELIZABETH DANIEL DIED IN A CRASH EARLY SUNDAY MORNING ON RIFLE RANGE ROAD, AFTER THE HIGH SCHOOL'S PROM. AND A CITADEL ALUMNUS RULED MISSING IN ACTION DURING THE KOREAN WAR WILL REACH HIS FINAL RESTING PLACE THIS AFTERNOON. ARMY FIRST LIEUTENANT HERMAN FALK WILL BE BURIED AT ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY. HE GRADUATED FROM THE CITADEL IN 1950 AND WAS REPORTED MISSING IN 1951. AFTER THE WAR, OTHER AMERICAN PRISONERS SAID HE DIED AT A CAMP IN NORTH KOREA. HIS REMAINS WERE AMONG 208 BOXES RETURNED TO THE U-S.

Watch the on-air coverage here.

Coverage specific to Cadet Keith Schemm

WCSC - Live 5 News

Coverage specific to 1st Lt. Herman Falk

Post and Courier

Military.com

WCSC - Live 5 News

WCBD - NBC Channel 2

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Thursday
April 11, 2019
2. 2020 candidates mostly stay away from Fritz Hollings funeral
It might seem like a golden opportunity for the past and future of South Carolina’s Democratic politics to intersect. But when the Palmetto State buries Fritz Hollings next week, it appears the Lowcountry will be laid to rest without any of the current field of 2020 Democratic presidential candidates in attendance. Of 10 presidential campaigns contacted by The State, most confirmed their candidate will not attend the public funeral at The Citadel’s Summerall Chapel on Tuesday. Campaigns for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand and former Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper had not responded by publication. 2020 politics won’t be completely absent from the funeral, scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday. Former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver a eulogy. Although not a declared candidate, Biden has led most early polls on who Democrats prefer to be their nominee. But Biden, a longtime senator himself, was a congressional colleague of Hollings and knew the late senator personally. Biden similarly spoke at the funeral of Hollings’ longtime Senate partner Strom Thurmond in 2003. “That was noteworthy because it was across party lines,” Vinson said. “They were different party leaders, but they could become friends.”
Published in: Charlotte Observer - Online
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Thursday
April 11, 2019
3. Governor, Senator, Friend – Ernest ‘Fritz’ Hollings Dies at 97
Ernest F. Hollings has been described as an extremely intelligent man outstanding in both mental and physical stature, a man who made mistakes, but was wise enough to admit and amend them. At a time when Black political power first began to emerge in the 20th century, Hollings was among the gatekeepers who allowed it to flourish. As governor of South Carolina and later a U.S. Senator, Blacks identified Hollings as a friend. He died April 6. He was 97. Hollings was a Charleston native, Citadel graduate and Democrat. He enrolled in The Citadel at age 16 and after graduating in 1942 joined the Army. He saw action in North Africa and France winning seven combat medals while rising to the rank of captain. After the war he returned to Charleston, got married, and enrolled in the University of South Carolina law school. After graduating law school in 1948, Hollings was elected was elected to the S.C. Legislature as a member of the House of Representatives. Known for his sharp mind he rose through the ranks of the general assembly. At 29, he was elected Speaker of the House and in 1954 he was elected lieutenant governor. He became governor four years later at the age of 36. Political consultant and family friend Bud Ferillo said as a product of the Jim Crow south, Hollings was on the wrong side of the race issue in his early political career and chose to support the separate but equal doctrine Jim Crow represented. He opposed the 1954 Supreme Court Brown v. Board of Education decision. He later toured the infamous ‘Corridor of Shame’ and saw firsthand that separate indeed was not equal. Hollings introduced legislation to create the state’s first sales tax that would be used to fund better quality education for Black students. As Governor, Hollings’ liberal moral views helped the state avoid much of the violence experienced in many southern states. While in the legislature he already had written anti-lynching laws. In 1963 he oversaw Harvey Gantt’s peaceful integration of Clemson University. He created the state’s multi-county technical school system. Ferillo said by the time Hollings got the U.S. Senate in 1966 he had a much broader view of the problems facing the nation.
Published in: Charleston Chronicle - Online
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Thursday
April 11, 2019
4. Inauguration of Gen. Glenn M. Walters as 20th President of The Citadel
Gen. Glenn M. Walters, (Ret.) USMC, a member of The Citadel Class of 1979, assumed his responsibilities as President of The Citadel in October 2018. Forty-three years ago, he reported to the college for matriculation. “I was a 128-pound skinny little thing when I got down here. When I graduated, I was 170 pounds. I was playing lacrosse, something I had never done. I was commissioned into the Marine Corps, and I had a degree in electrical engineering,” Walters recalled. At the age of 18, he had already traveled the world—Pakistan, Cyprus, Greece, India, Japan—yet it was at the Military College of South Carolina that he put down roots and began the transformation from a boy who dreamed of becoming a military officer to a young Marine destined for success. Now a retired four-star general with a storied career, Walters is back at the place he calls home, serving as the 20th president of The Citadel and overseeing the transformation of the next generation of leaders. He was inaugurated as president on Friday, April 5, 2019. The installation ceremony took place in McAlister Field House.
Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Thursday
April 11, 2019
9. Former Tide star joins ECCC coaching staff
Former University of Alabama defensive lineman and longtime high school and college football coach Rudy Griffin is the new defensive line coach at East Central Community College in Decatur, announced ECCC head football coach Ken Karcher. Griffin comes to the ECCC Warriors after having served the past five seasons as defensive coordinator for Hewitt-Trussville High School in Trussville, Ala. Prior to playing for Alabama, Griffin was a two-year starter for The Citadel in Charleston, S.C.
Published in: The Neshoba Democrat - Online
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
1. Funeral services scheduled on campus for Cadet Keith Schemm Jr., Citadel Class of 2022
The life of Cadet Keith Schemm Jr., 19, a member of The Citadel Class of 2022, will be celebrated on the campus where he began his college career less than a year ago. Schemm will be remembered at an 11 a.m. service on Thurs., April 11, in The Citadel’s historic Summerall Chapel. He will be entombed in chapel’s Memorial Bell Tower Columbarium at a later date. Schemm, from Isle of Palms, died following an automobile accident, just two weeks after being officially recognized as a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. The tragic accident also took the life of Elizabeth “Libby” Daniel, 18, a senior from Wando High School in Mt. Pleasant. Schemm graduated from Wando in 2018, where the two met and began dating.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
2. South Carolina college freshman, 19, and his high school sweetheart, 18, are killed in a single car crash
A South Carolina college freshman and his high school sweetheart have both been killed in a single car crash on their way home from prom. Keith Schemm, 19, and 18-year-old girlfriend Elizabeth 'Libby' Daniel died in the early hours of Sunday morning after attending the dance at Wando High School in Mount Pleasant. Daniel, of Mount Pleasant, was a student at the school and was active in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps program. Schemm, of Isle of Palm, had graduated a year earlier and was a freshman cadet at The Citadel. The two teenagers, seen in Facebook pictures smiling and hugging, were pronounced dead at the scene at the single-vehicle crash, The Charlotte Observer reports.
Published in: Daily Mail - Online
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
3. Citadel alumnus to be laid to rest 68 years after going missing during Korean War

A Citadel alumnus who was ruled as missing in action during the Korean War will reach his final resting place Thursday when he is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. A member of Company B, 38th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division in the U.S. Army, 1st Lt. Herman Falk graduated from the downtown Charleston school in 1950, and was reported missing on Feb. 12, 1951. After the war, other American prisoners reported he died at a camp in North Korea. Roughly 40 years later, Falk’s remains were among 208 boxes of co-mingled human remains which included more than 400 U.S. soldiers. Falk’s remains were then identified by the POW/MIA Defense Accounting Agency in September 2018 using DNA analysis. Falk’s name is on the Court’s of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. It is also located on a plaque outside the Summerall Chapel on the Citadel campus which honors cadets who lost their lives in war. The service at Arlington begins at 1 p.m. on Thursday. Citadel alumni and guests are welcome to attend.

Also covered online by WCIV - ABC News 4

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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
4. The Citadel to host SC Sen. Fritz Hollings’ funeral, former VP Joe Biden giving eulogy

Former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the eulogy at the funeral for South Carolina lawmaker Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings. The former governor and six-term senator passed away on Saturday at the age of 97. James A. McAlister Funerals and Cremation at 1612 Savannah Highway in Charleston will host a visitation from 3 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Sen. Hollings will then be moved to the South Carolina Statehouse in Columbia, where he will lie in repose from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, April 15. The funeral in the Summerall Chapel at The Citadel will begin at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Gov. Henry McMaster and SC Rep. Jim Clyburn will also speak. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Hollings Cancer Center at the Medical University of South Carolina: 86 Jonathan Lucas Street, Charleston, SC 29425.

Also covered by The Greenville News

Published in: WOLO - ABC Columbia - Online
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
5. Senator "Fritz" Hollings' service to SC on display; More than 1 million documents collected
Lawmakers across the state and country both Republican and Democrat have been reflecting on the legacy and contributions of United States Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. The Charleston native died at his Isle of Palms Saturday. He was 97 years old and spent more than half of his life serving the people of South Carolina as a representative, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. Hollings was very instrumental in helping the University of South Carolina to develop its political collections. The special library highlights monumental political figures life and work. Herbert Hartsook, the founder of the special collections library, described a few of the former governor's contributions on display. "He got into government to do things, to make life better for people everything from starting ETV and the technical education system," said Hartsook.
Published in: WCBD - Channel 2 - Online / Broadcast
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
6. Citadel’s part-time MBA ranked among best in nation by U.S. News & World Report
Baker School of Business MBA program now ranked in top 100 for part-time and online programs The Citadel Graduate College’s online and part-time master of business administration (MBA) programs are now both in the top 100 programs in the nation. U.S. News & World Report recently named the Tommy and Victoria Baker School of Business 89th in the nation for part-time MBA programs. In January, the U.S. News & World Report rankings put The Citadel’s program in the number one position in South Carolina out of all of the state’s institutions offering online MBAs. The college began offering a fully online MBA program in 2016, and has risen rapidly to be considered one of the best part-time and online programs in the country.
Published in: Charleston Regional Business Journal - Online
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Wednesday
April 10, 2019
7. Rain Halts Cougars-Bulldogs Tuesday Tilt

Tuesday evening’s contest between the College of Charleston baseball team and The Citadel at Joe Riley Park was suspended due to inclement weather in the top of the sixth inning with the Bulldogs leading 3-2 by virtue of a three-run fourth. The Cougars had taken a 2-0 lead with a two-run third inning, before the Bulldogs answered with three tallies in the home half of the fourth to claim a 3-2 advantage. Rain then set in during the top of the fifth, and continued through the bottom of the frame to force a rain delay. The game was then suspended until a later date still to be determined following a 34-minute rain delay. Charleston will return to the diamond on Friday in the first game of a non-conference series against Dallas Baptist. First pitch is set for 6:00 p.m. at Patriots Point.

Examples of other coverage include:

Post and Courier

WTAT - Fox Charleston

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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
1. Laying a Korean War veteran to rest, decades after he went missing in action
1st Lt. Herman Falk’s name is written in two places on The Citadel campus: The Citadel War Memorial, as well as the plaque outside Summerall Chapel that honors Citadel cadets who lost their lives in war. The name of The Citadel Class of 1950 alumnus and U.S. Army Prisoner of War (POW), is also recorded on the Courts of the Missing at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific in Honolulu, Hawaii. Soon, Falk’s name will also be written on a gravestone in one of the nation’s most well known military cemeteries. 1st. Lt Herman Falk will finally be laid to rest, with full military honors, in Arlington National Cemetery at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 11. All Citadel alumni and their guests are welcome to attend the memorial.
Published in: The Citadel Today - Online
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
2. 2 teens killed in Mount Pleasant crash after attending Wando High School’s prom

Two teenagers were killed when their car struck a tree in Mount Pleasant early Sunday after they attended Wando High School’s prom, authorities said. Elizabeth “Libby” Daniel, 18, of Mount Pleasant and Keith Schemm, 19, of Isle of Palms died in a single-vehicle wreck on Rifle Range Road, according to the Charleston County Coroner’s Office. Daniel was a senior at Wando High School, where staff said she was active in the Air Force JROTC program. Schemm graduated from Wando in 2018 and was attending The Citadel.

Examples of other coverage include:

The State (this article was picked up by multiple news outlets nationwide)

WCSC - Live 5 News

WCBD - Channel 2

WCIV - ABC News 4

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
3. Former Vice President Joe Biden confirmed to deliver Fritz Hollings SC eulogy

Former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the eulogy for the late U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings at his funeral next week at The Citadel, the family announced Monday. Biden and Hollings cemented a close relationship in Washington, D.C., as they served as deskmates in the Senate, so Biden’s appearance was widely anticipated. Other speakers will include Republican Gov. Henry McMaster and U.S. Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., the third-ranking Democrat in the House of Representatives. Biden and Holling’s friendship has been well-documented, including during their last public appearance together in 2017, when Biden, of Delaware, appeared for Hollings’ statue unveiling at the federal courthouse in Charleston. “Fritz is the reason I was the vice president of the United States and a United States senator,” Biden said at the time. “You instilled an enormous amount of confidence in me, Fritz.”

Examples of other coverage include:

The State

Charleston City Paper

WCSC - Live 5 News

WCBD - Channel 2

WCIV - ABC News 4

Charleston Currents

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
4. In tribute on House floor, Clyburn tells the story of Fritz Hollings through history
Jim Clyburn used to be a history teacher. So on Monday night, the U.S. House Majority Whip recalled the life of his fellow South Carolina Democrat, the late-U.S. Sen. Fritz Hollings, through the lens of history. From the floor of the House of Representatives, Clyburn of Columbia led the South Carolina congressional delegation in a series of tributes to Hollings, a decades-long fixture in state politics who died Saturday at the age of 97. U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson, a Springdale Republican, credited Hollings with laying the groundwork for South Carolina’s automobile manufacturing economy. U.S. Rep. Tom Rice, a Republican from Myrtle Beach, said Hollings, a World War II veteran, embodied the spirit of the so-called “Greatest Generation.” U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham, a Charleston Democrat, called Hollings “the most transformative leader South Carolina had ever seen.”
Published in: The State - Online
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
5. Senator "Fritz" Hollings' service on display; More than 1 million documents collected
Lawmakers across the state and country both Republican and Democrat have been reflecting on the legacy and contributions of United States Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings. The Charleston native died at his Isle of Palms Saturday. He was 97 years old and spent more than half of his life serving the people of South Carolina as a representative, Lieutenant Governor, and Governor. Hollings was very instrumental in helping the University of South Carolina develop its political collections. The special library highlights monumnetal political figures life and work. Herbert Hartsook, the founder of the special collections library, described a few of the former governor's contributions on display. "He got into government to do things, to make life better for people everything from starting ETV and the technical education system," said Hartsook.
Published in: WSPA - CBS Spartanburg, SC - Online / Broadcast
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
6. Deputy adjutant general announced for South Carolina Military Department
U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the Adjutant General for South Carolina, announced the next deputy adjutant general for the South Carolina Military Department, April 2, 2019. U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Jones, a current resident of Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, will assume the role effective April 17, 2019. He will be leaving the role of the assistant adjutant general-Army. Jones is a 1987 graduate of The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina. He previously served as the commander for the 218th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade in Charleston and commanded the lead element for the coastal response of the South Carolina National Guard to the historic flooding in 2015, as well as Hurricane Matthew in 2016. He deployed as a battalion operations officer in 2004 with the 1-178th Field Artillery Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, as well as to Kosovo as the deputy commander for the Multi-National Battle Group-East, 2012-2013.
Published in: Press Release Point - Online
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Tuesday
April 9, 2019
7. Abolish the Welfare State to Solve the National Debt Crisis
Why is it so difficult to win the case for freedom in modern American society? A variety of possible answers come to mind. The collectivists are more effective in appealing to people’s emotions. The interventionist-welfare-statist argument is easier to make than it is to follow the logical chains of reasoning required to make the free-market case. Socialist-leaning teachers and professors who indoctrinate their students with statist ideas from a very young age dominate the government educational system from kindergarten through the Ph.D. Popular, celebrity culture inculcates society with leftist biases and presumptions. All those answers have strong elements of truth in them. But there is one other element at work that makes it difficult to effectively make the case for a fully and truly free society, indeed, that can undermine the ideal and understanding of the free society. That element is that too many advocates of a free society compromise its case. Dr. Richard M. Ebeling is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel. He was formerly professor of Economics at Northwood University, president of The Foundation for Economic Education (2003–2008), was the Ludwig von Mises Professor of Economics at Hillsdale College (1988–2003) in Hillsdale, Michigan, and served as vice president of academic affairs for The Future of Freedom Foundation (1989–2003).
Published in: The Future of Freedom Foundation - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
1. A statement on the passing of Senator Fritz Hollings

With the passing of Sen. Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings, our nation, our state and The Citadel family lost a patriot who devoted his life to serving others. He lived an incredible life, graduating from The Citadel in 1942, serving in the European Theater during World War II, and then using his drive and energy over decades to solve problems for our state and our nation. As a cadet, soldier, governor, senator and citizen, Fritz Hollings cared deeply about those who were less fortunate. He focused on the importance of keeping our nation strong and secure. He believed deeply in The Citadel’s mission to educate principled leaders, and returned to campus often to participate in projects that made a tremendously positive impact on his alma mater. Our thoughts, prayers and gratitude are with the Hollings family as we all reflect on a life well-lived.

Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
2. The life of Ernest F. ‘Fritz’ Hollings: a timeline

Jan. 1, 1922 Ernest Frederick “Fritz” Hollings is born in Charleston, the son of Adolph and Wilhelmine Hollings. Adolph Hollings ran A.G. Hollings Paper Co. The family lived on President Street in the Hampton Park Terrance neighborhood.

 

1942 Fritz Hollings graduates from The Citadel. Immediately receives a commission and joins the U.S. Army to take part in World War II. An artillery officer, he served in both the North African and European campaigns in World War II. He received the Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons.

 

1947 Graduates from University of South Carolina Law School and opens a practice in Charleston. 1948 Elected to the S.C. General Assembly as a Democratic representative from Charleston. He quickly rises to become Speaker Pro Tempore of the House of Representatives.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
3. Working with SC’s Fritz Hollings was honor and ringside to history, former staffers say

With the death of former South Carolina Gov. and U.S. Sen. Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings at 97 on Saturday, some of his Senate staffers came forward Sunday to tell stories of working for him. Most all pointed to his dedication to the office, state and nation, his cutting wit and keen ability to see through an issue. Some said working for Hollings during portions of the 38 years he spent in Washington from 1966 to 2004 gave them a ringside seat to history and the myriad debates over problems and solutions. Here are excerpts of what several of those aides had to say after the senator passed away at his Isle of Palms home 14 years after leaving Washington. The responses shows the diversity of where Hollings, a senior Democrat, was situated in Washington, especially in matters of commerce, trade and travel. As many as 500 people worked for Hollings during his Senate career, according to a staff estimate.

Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
4. Former South Carolina Sen. Ernest F. 'Fritz' Hollings Has Died at 97

Ernest F. “Fritz” Hollings, the silver-haired Democrat who helped shepherd South Carolina through desegregation as governor and went on to serve six terms in the U.S. Senate, has died. He was 97. Family spokesman Andy Brack, who also served at times for Hollings as spokesman during his Senate career, said Hollings died at his home on the Isle of Palms early Saturday. Hollings, whose long and colorful political career included an unsuccessful bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, retired from the Senate in 2005, one of the last of the larger-than-life Democrats who dominated politics in the South. He had served 38 years and two months, making him the eighth longest-serving senator in U.S. history. Examples of other media sources reporting this story include:

The State

NPR

USA Today

Associated Press

 

 

Published in: Time Magazine - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
5. The Citadel inaugurates new president
The Citadel officially installed its 20th president at a ceremony on campus Friday afternoon. US Marine Corps Retired Gen. Glenn Waters, a four-star general, graduated from the military college in 1979. Though he assumed his responsibilities in October, Friday’s ceremony was his official inauguration. After the ceremony, Walters reviewed the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at 4 p.m. on Summerall Field during the Inauguration Military Review Parade. Walters was selected to become The Citadel’s new president in April 2018. At that time, he was serving as the 34th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, the corps’ second-highest ranking officer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Marine Corps, according to The Citadel. After initially serving as an infantry officer, he attended flight training in Pensacola, Florida, and was designated a naval aviator in 1981. Walters trained and served as a test pilot, and also deployed overseas on numerous occasions in the Pacific and Central Command theaters, including Korea, Iraq and Afghanistan. Walters deployed in support of Operation Earnest Will, the U.S. military's mission to protect Kuwaiti tankers from Iranian attacks, and served on land and at sea in the Asia-Pacific region. During his career, Walters has earned numerous awards and medals including the Distinguished Service Medal, the Defense Superior Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, the Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster, the Meritorious Service Medal with award star, the Air Medal, the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Korea Defense Service Medal. His wife, Gail Walters, a communications professional, is The Citadel’s new first lady. Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to speak at the ceremony
Published in: 94.3 WSC iHeart.com - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
6. Study military history from almost anywhere in the world

Explore the greatest military achievements and the most excruciating defeats. Learn lessons from witnessing historic military acts of courage, skill and leadership genius, as well as epic mistakes leading to war. Some of the most distinguished minds in military history today will teach students enrolled in The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History. The fully online program is accepting applications now, for the courses that will begin in the fall of 2019. “The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History is designed for working people anywhere – officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, professionals in diplomacy, national defense, homeland security and intelligence, or business leaders wanting a deeper understanding of human conflict,” said David Preston, Ph.D., award-winning author/historian and director of The Citadel’s military history program. “And, who better to teach military history than The Citadel with its distinguished faculty and thousands of graduates serving in U.S. military forces right now around the world?”

Published in: Moultrie News - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
7. Accepting Applications for The Citadel’s New Online Master’s in Military History for Fall 2019
Explore the greatest military achievements and the most excruciating defeats. Learn lessons from witnessing historic military acts of courage, skill and leadership genius, as well as epic mistakes leading to war. Some of the most distinguished minds in military history today will teach students enrolled in The Citadel Graduate College’s newMaster of Arts Degree in Military History. The fully online program is accepting applications now, for the courses that will begin in the fall of 2019. “The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History is designed for working people anywhere – officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, professionals in diplomacy, national defense, homeland security and intelligence, or business leaders wanting a deeper understanding of human conflict,” said David Preston, Ph.D., award-winning author/historian and director of The Citadel’s military history program. “And, who better to teach military history than The Citadel with its distinguished faculty and thousands of graduates serving in U.S. military forces right now around the world?”
Published in: Charleston CEO - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
8. Top ROTC cadets recognized for their leadership and excellence
The Citadel ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Through the departments, which include Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Marines ROTC and Navy ROTC, The Citadel is one of the nation’s proven producers of top military leaders. Annually, the departments nominate their finest cadets and active duty students for awards. This year’s award recipients were honored on Thursday, April 4 in McAlister Field House. This year’s award winners are:
Published in: Citadel Newsroom - Online
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Monday
April 8, 2019
Late Runs Cost The Citadel on Saturday

  April 6, 2019 at 10:21 PM EDT - Updated April 6 at 10:21 PM CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel allowed seven runs in the top of the ninth inning to fall to Mercer, 10-3, Saturday afternoon at Riley Park.

Game Information Score: Mercer 10, The Citadel 3

Records: The Citadel (10-21, 3-5 SoCon), Mercer (14-17, 3-5 SoCon)

Series: Series tied 1-1 Location: Charleston, South Carolina (Riley Park)

Key Plays · After tying the game in the eighth, the Bulldogs could not find the strike zone in the ninth as they walked five and hit one in the inning, allowing seven runs to score. · Tyler Cobitt singled to left with two outs in the fifth, but Lane Botkin was called out at the plate trying to score from second.

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Monday
April 8, 2019
New military history Master’s Degree taking applicants for fall
Explore the greatest military achievements and the most excruciating defeats. Learn lessons from witnessing historic military acts of courage, skill and leadership genius, as well as epic mistakes leading to war. Some of the most distinguished minds in military history today will teach students enrolled in The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History. The fully online program is accepting applications now, for the courses that will begin in the fall of 2019. “The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History is designed for working people anywhere – officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, professionals in diplomacy, national defense, homeland security and intelligence, or business leaders wanting a deeper understanding of human conflict,” said David Preston, Ph.D., award-winning author/historian and director of The Citadel’s military history program. “And, who better to teach military history than The Citadel with its distinguished faculty and thousands of graduates serving in U.S. military forces right now around the world?”
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Friday
April 5, 2019
1. The Citadel’s new president to be inaugurated Friday

The Citadel will officially install its 20th president at a ceremony on campus Friday afternoon. US Marine Corps Retired Gen. Glenn Waters, a four-star general, will be inaugurated at 2 p.m. Walters, who graduated from the military college in 1979, assumed his responsibilities in October. After the ceremony, Walters will review the South Carolina Corps of Cadets at 4 p.m. on Summerall Field during the Inauguration Military Review Parade. Walters was selected to become The Citadel’s new president in April 2018. At that time, he was serving as the 34th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps, the corps’ second-highest ranking officer.

You can watch The Citadel's live-stream of the inaugration here.

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Friday
April 5, 2019
2. Top ROTC cadets recognized for their leadership and excellence
More than 100 men and women from the Reserved Officer Training Corps (ROTC) in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are being recognized for their academic and military leadership and excellence. The Citadel ROTC departments provide cadets with officer training during college to allow them to begin their military careers as officers after graduation. Through the departments, which include Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Marines ROTC and Navy ROTC, The Citadel is one of the nation’s proven producers of top military leaders. Annually, the departments nominate their finest cadets and active duty students for awards. This year’s award recipients were honored on Thursday, April 4 in McAlister Field House.
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Friday
April 5, 2019
3. Photo of the Day: A foggy morning at The Citadel
Sometimes foggy mornings make for pretty stunning scenes. And that's the case with this photo! It's our Photo of the Day! Tim Farmer took it on a foggy morning while visiting The Citadel. Thanks for sharing it with us!
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Friday
April 5, 2019
4. 'Dogs return home to face Mercer

The Citadel returns to Southern Conference action April 5-7 as the Mercer Bears come to Joe Riley Park. The series opener is set for 6:30 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. first pitch on Saturday and a 1 p.m. matinée on Sunday.

On Deck: The 'Dogs close out their four-game homestand Tuesday night as they host the College of Charleston. First pitch is set for 6:30 p.m.

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Friday
April 5, 2019
4. Baseball: Pinecrest alum Ryan McCarthy finds success in two-sport lifestyle in college
Ryan McCarthy thought he knew his plans. During his senior year at Pinecrest Academy, he was a standout two-sport athlete: a triple option quarterback in football and a power hitter in baseball. His baseball prowess became so pronounced during the spring that major league scouts eventually came out to see him. Despite that, with a football scholarship from The Citadel on the table, he felt like that sport was his best option over professional baseball. When he stepped foot onto campus, though, he was immediately reminded about his success in baseball, and all of that attention came as a reminder of just how much he loved the game. After McCarthy graduated in 2017, Weingart did what he could to help his former player. He had a brief conversation over the phone with Citadel baseball coach Tony Skole to vouch for him. “Just being a baseball guy and just having him for four years… I don't want to say it's a waste of talent, but having a bat out of his hands for the rest of his life was hard for me to swallow,” Weingart said. “When you put that thing in his hands, he's a vicious guy at the plate.”
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Friday
April 5, 2019
5. TIDBITS: Stratford explodes for region win
Charleston Southern baseball 10, Citadel 5 Freshman outfielder Max Ryerson drove in four runs, including three on a home run in the first inning, as Charleston Southern doubled up rival Citadel 10-5 in a non-conference game on April 3 at CSU. Catcher Bryan Brooks added a pair of RBIs for the Bucs, who improved to 11-22. Stratford product Eddie Hiott (3-0) earned the win in relief, striking out three batters. He allowed one hit in his two frames of work, the fourth and fifth innings. Citadel fell to 9-20.
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Friday
April 5, 2019
6. Are FCS Games Good for High-Level College Football?
Last November, after breezing through its first 10 games of the season with an average margin of victory of more than five touchdowns, Alabama found itself tied at halftime, at home, against an opponent from the Football Championship Subdivision. The Citadel would go on to lose, 50–17, but for a few hours that afternoon, college football seemed upside-down. It was the most excitement a matchup between an FCS team and a Power 5 team generated in 2018 (the only upset came when Nicholls defeated Kansas, and that may not even count as an upset), and then everyone promptly forgot about it as the Crimson Tide rode its perfect season all the way to the championship game, where it lost to Clemson. Games like Alabama vs. The Citadel are regular fixtures on many teams’ schedules near the beginning or end of the season. They almost always wind up as blowouts, and while coaches come away from walkovers with a better feel for their depth, they reveal nothing about the winning team’s top-end talent. In a sport with such a small sample size already, FCS games leave top teams with one fewer data point, with any outcome but utter catastrophe written off as unusable information in the eyes of the College Football Playoff selection committee. They’re college football’s greatest inefficiency, but they’re not going anywhere, even though the Power 5 conferences are perilously split down the middle on how to approach them. For now, the benefits outweigh the costs of FBS-FCS scheduling. Until a top team is kept out of the playoff because of its performance against a lower-level opponent, get ready for more bad football. And remember: The Citadel was tied with Alabama at halftime last fall. Anything is possible. Or at least, that’s what Nick Saban wants you (and his players) to believe.
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Friday
April 5, 2019
Brabston, Simrill enjoy learning experience at Fort Benning
Last weekend, rifle cadet-athletes Tommy Simrill and Max Brabston traveled to Fort Benning, Georgia to compete in the USA Shooting 2019 Spring Selection Match. The match was an opportunity for shooters to attempt to qualify for Team USA for the upcoming World Cup, but for the pair of Bulldogs, it was a chance to go up against world-class shooters and learn. The experience proved to be invaluable to both, especially for Brabston as he competed in both 10-meter air rifle and 50-meter smallbore. Brabston was able to observe the other shooters, including several who already compete for Team USA at the international level, and take a few things away.
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Friday
April 5, 2019
Track and Field travels to Bill Carson Invitational
The Bulldogs will head to East Carolina University to participate in the sixth annual Bill Carson Invitational on April 5-6. The meet begins Friday at 10 a.m. with a rolling schedule for field events and continues Saturday at 11:30 a.m. before wrapping up Saturday afternoon. Admission to the meet is free of charge. East Carolina has won both the men's and women's team titles three years running.
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Thursday
April 4, 2019
1. Study military history from almost anywhere in the world – with the experts

Explore the greatest military achievements and the most excruciating defeats. Learn lessons from witnessing historic military acts of courage, skill and leadership genius, as well as epic mistakes leading to war. Some of the most distinguished minds in military history today will teach students enrolled in The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History. The fully online program is accepting applications now, for the courses that will begin in the fall of 2019. “The Citadel Graduate College’s new Master of Arts Degree in Military History is designed for working people anywhere – officers in the U.S. Armed Forces, professionals in diplomacy, national defense, homeland security and intelligence, or business leaders wanting a deeper understanding of human conflict,” said David Preston, Ph.D., award-winning author/historian and director of The Citadel’s military history program. “And, who better to teach military history than The Citadel with its distinguished faculty and thousands of graduates serving in U.S. military forces right now around the world?”

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Thursday
April 4, 2019
2. Citadel cadets get paid to speak up
Invictus is a Latin word, meaning “invincible” or “undefeated.” It’s also the name of Cadet Logan Barber‘s winning speech, as well as the poem by William Ernest Henley on which Barber’s speech is based. He told the story of his time at The Citadel and the gift that he was given before his knob year even began, a gift that he’s passed on to all the Echo company knobs that he commands — the poem, Invictus. Cadet Andrew Christensen came in second place with a speech called, “A Case for Unprofessionalism” which focused on different ways to find and keep values while also holding onto our humanity and personality. The five cadet finalists spoke for five to seven minutes on any topic that is informational, persuasive or inspirational. The winner of the competition receives the Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award, which is presented at the college’s annual Commencement Week Awards Convocation, along with a cash prize. The runner-up also receives a cash prize.
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Thursday
April 4, 2019
3. 3 seek appointment to fill open mayor's post
A current councilman,a former councilman and a relative newcomer have expressed interest in becoming the city's next mayor after the resignation of Hugh Wheeler Jr. Gabe Below, a fourth ward Democratic councilman, and former councilman Mike Snider, who has filed to run for mayor as a Republican in November, have applied to be appointed by council. The newcomer, Gary Nipper, has lived in Port Clinton for five years and is originally from South Carolina. He is a graduate of The Citadel, with a bachelor's degree in political science. He is a logistics manager and serves as the Walleye Drop Committee Vice Chairman and as a volunteer with Main Street Port Clinton Promotion Committee. "I am very interested in politics and the future of Port Clinton," Nipper said in his letter of interest. "We have a great community with lots of promise."
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Thursday
April 4, 2019
4. 13.7 percent of Citadel Military College of South Carolina students played sports on university teams in 2016-2017
In 2016-2017, 13.7 percentage of Citadel Military College of South Carolina students participated in collegiate sports, according to data made available by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Citadel Military College of South Carolina has 2,837 undergraduate students, of which 89 percent are men and 11 percent are women, and a total student body of 3,717 students. Of these students, 380 men and 129 women represented the school by participating in one or more of the sports with teams at the school. This total does not include students playing intramural sports. According to NCES, 4.3 percent of students enrolled at institutions of higher education with sports teams were on teams. The sports at Citadel Military College of South Carolina with the most participants are all track combined (226), football (123) and baseball (50).
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Thursday
April 4, 2019
5. CSU offense rolls in midweek win over rival Citadel Wednesday night

Every starter in the Charleston Southern baseball lineup collected a hit Wednesday night and Max Ryerson and Dante Blakeney each went deep for a 10-5 victory over The Citadel from CSU Ballpark. Ryerson and Blakeney went back-to-back in the first inning providing CSU’s (11-22) first four runs answering the early three-spot from the Bulldogs (9-20) and never looked back cruising to the win. The Bucs improved to a perfect 3-0 at CSU Ballpark versus Lowcountry rivals CofC and The Citadel posting at least nine runs in all three victories. Ryerson’s blast made it three-straight games doing yard while Blakeney’s bomb gave the Bucs their second back-to-back longballs in just three games. The Citadel scored three runs in the first – only two earned – as they used an early CSU miscue and three hits for a 3-0 lead. The four-spot from CSU was just the beginning offensively as CSU scored two-more in the second, three in the fourth and one final run in the seventh. Each starter collected a hit in the win as Jason Miller made it 12-straight games with a hit and Payton Holdsworth extended his on-base streak to 10. Blakeney and Ryerson each collected two hits as well as Josh Litchfield.

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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
1. Honors Program freshmen conquer the gauntlet; reflect on knob year
Each year after a competitive interviewing process, 25 incoming freshmen are accepted into The Citadel Honors Program. Due to the unyielding military, physical fitness and leadership training requirements comprising the college’s fourth class system, this commitment adds increased academic rigor to what is already one of the most demanding college freshman experiences in America. The process of transforming a cadet private into a recognized member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets takes many months and great effort, but, according to four Golf Company Honors Program freshmen, William Metts Jr., John Siomone III, Akhil Prathipati and Martynas Tendzegolskis (from Lithuania), the rewards are already considerable.
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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
2. The South China Sea

As seen in The Intelligencer, by Citadel graduate student James Crump

The South China Sea has become a contentious and well-known issue in Western policy making circles. It was not always so. In fact, Western criticism did not begin until relatively recent years save for a few resident scholars in DC-based think-tanks and military intelligence officers. The strategic surprise of the South China Sea militarization by China de facto had indicators. Benefit of hindsight, the internal communications of China, language used by think-tanks, and the power shifting unitarily to the communist party are all indicators. Additionally, a needed understanding of the full scope of China’s historical context—especially through the lens of the communist or nationalist factions—seemingly was lacking and needed. The principles of logic dictate economic factors did play a role, if not substantial role, in Chinese efforts. Stemming from this it is also evident that U.S. policy related to the South China Sea exacerbated the militarization and the tensions (even if U.S. policy was genuinely reactionary and for non-realist reasons). Therefore, given the totality of evidence, China and the U.S. consider the South China Sea a strategic priority.

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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
3. See where UC, Miami land in 2019 public colleges ranking

Below are Business Courier sister publication Buffalo Business First's top-to-bottom 2019 academic rankings of 505 U.S. public colleges. The first 250 schools are listed in numerical order, followed by the lower echelon of 255 schools in alphabetical order. (You can also follow separate links for rankings of the best public colleges in the East, the South, the Midwest and the West.)

56. Citadel Military College of South Carolina (South Carolina)

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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
4. The Dangers of the New Democratic Socialism

In the ancient world, there was often a philosophy of life that the events surrounding man and the world he lived in went in circles and cycles. It certainly seems that way with the recent revival of the case for democratic socialism. After seeming to have been relegated to the dustbin of history following the collapse of Soviet-style socialism in the early 1990s, the idea of “socialism” is once again declared to be both relevant and alive as an alternative to the existing institutions of a still-market-based and still-liberal society. For most of the last century, socialism was identified with political totalitarianism, comprehensive government central planning, and a terror state that tortured and murdered tens of millions of people in the name and promise of a wonderful and beautiful collectivist utopia to come that, it was said, would justify all the tragedy and torment that was needed to bring it about.

Richard M. Ebeling, an AIER Senior Fellow, is the BB&T Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Free Enterprise Leadership at The Citadel, in Charleston, South Carolina. Ebeling lived on AIER's campus from 2008 to 2009.

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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
5. Sons of Confederate Veterans: Everyone invited to visit Battle of Tulifinny memorial
The Sons of Confederate Veterans would like everyone to visit our Battle of Tulifinny Crossroad Memorial located at 8198 Frontage Rd. in northern Jasper County. You can take Exit 28 off Interstate 95 and go two miles north on Frontage Road and you are there. We started this memorial project more than two years ago. We were first looking for a spot that the Citadel cadets could put a marker for their part in the battle on the battle field, but no one would be able to find it so far off the road. We were lucky to find a spot of land where the battle took place across I-95. We were able to purchase the land and put a memorial up for all the units fighting there, North and South. This was a very diverse battle in our history and we are lucky to have it in our own backyard.
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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
6. NAACP wants McMaster to remove Beard
The Georgetown branch of the NAACP is asking Gov. Henry McMaster to immediately remove Austin Beard from Georgetown County Council, or at least direct that he recuse himself from any actions taken by council. Last week, NAACP branch President Marvin Neal told the Georgetown Times he would send the governor a letter detailing the organization's request. The action is the latest development since three groups, including the NAACP, revealed Beard has not been living in the district he represents on County Council. While details of the following situations are not the same as the current one involving Austin Beard and his residency, there are parallels in actions that the governor may take. In October 2018, McMaster removed a member of the Citadel Board of Visitors for several actions involving “moral turpitude.”
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Wednesday
April 3, 2019
9. 'Dogs make short trip to CSU Wednesday

The Citadel makes the short trip to North Charleston to take on Charleston Southern on April 3. First pitch is set for 6 p.m. The Bulldogs and Bucs have met 92 times prior on the diamond with The Citadel holding a 58-34 advantage in the series. The teams played a three-game series earlier this season with the Bulldogs winning two-of-three. The 'Dogs return to Riley Park to take on Mercer April 5-7. The series opener is set for 6:30 p.m., followed by a 2 p.m. start on Saturday and a 1 p.m. first pitch on Sunday.

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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
1. Military Historians Tell Us Who Will Win ‘Game of Thrones’
Citadel professor Michael Livingston, Ph.D., was one of the experts asked who will be sitting on the Iron Throne at the end of the HBO series. With 67 episodes of Game of Thrones past us, we’ve witnessed the many ways George R.R. Martin’s GoT flirts with history as well as fantasy. In fact, it’s been a particular trait of GoT creator to borrow ideas from battles from history. With a single season left, and with my heart and yours aged for destruction, it stands to reason that if we want answers to the most important question—who will take the Iron Throne and rule the seven kingdoms?—we might as well look to history for some hint of an answer.
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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
2. Citadel alum with Parkinson's returns for annual parade, fulfilling last wish

Norris "Buck" Newton, who has been living with Parkinson's Disease for more than a decade, had one of his last wishes to come true on Saturday. Since his diagnosis, Newton has been living at Brookdale Senior Living in Anderson. Brian Jenkins, the Executive Director of Brookdale, says Buck was recently placed in hospice care at their facility. Along with his Parkinson's, Buck is now battling cancer. His dying wish was to attend the Citadel's annual parade. "Just this past week, we found out about this event. We got a hold of Buck, and Buck was super excited," Jenkins says. Buck graduated with the Class of 1959 at the Citadel, serving in the Romeo Company Regiment.

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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
3. 2019 rankings of Southern public colleges
Here are Business First's 2019 rankings of public colleges in the South. Included are all schools that finished among the top 250 colleges in the overall national rankings. (These are the Southern states: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.) Each college's state and U.S. rank are shown in parentheses. 19. Citadel Military College of South Carolina (South Carolina, 56 in U.S.)
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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
4, Money Smart Week: Charleston County libraries
All this week, Charleston County Public libraries will offer a variety of free programs to help you manage your money. It’s called Money Smart Week and you can learn financial management tips for teens and adults. Featured Charleston County Public Library programs this week include: Investment basics, student loan debt, credit improvement, money management apps, Intro to Home Ownership, How to Start a Business, Funding a Non-Profit, budgeting and more. When you attend a Charleston County Public Library Money Smart program, you will learn tips from financial experts who represent local companies and non-profit organizations. They include SC Works, The Citadel, South Carolina Small Business Development Center, South Carolina Community Loan Fund, Junior Achievement of Greater SC., Palmetto Community Action Partnership and more.
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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
5. CofC’s McRae, McLarty Snare CAA Weekly Honors
Senior Logan McRae (Florence, S.C.) and junior Griffin McLarty (Buckner, Ky.) have been named the Colonial Athletic Association Player and Pitcher of the Week after leading the College of Charleston baseball team to a 5-0 record last week, announced league officials Monday. College of Charleston (19-10, 4-2 CAA) delivered a dominating week on the diamond with midweek wins over The Citadel and Charleston Southern, and a series sweep of Hofstra in conference play on Friday and Saturday. The Cougars’ offense exploded for 52 runs on 63 hits and 14 stolen bases in the five-game stretch, including a season-high 16 runs in the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against Hofstra. Charleston’s pitching staff was superb as well, holding its opponents to 12 runs – seven earned – on 34 hits over 46 innings of work. McRae batted .389 with one double, one home run, six RBI, seven runs scored, and a .542 on-base percentage to capture his second career CAA Player of the Week nod. The Florence, S.C. native reached base four times, scored three runs, and drove in two in the Cougars' 11-1 win over The Citadel on Tuesday before driving in his third run of the week against Charleston Southern on Wednesday.
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Tuesday
April 2, 2019
6. Sager, Kness fuel pirates to third place finish

In addition to Seton Hall and host Charleston Southern, the field was comprised of 14 other teams including: Bethune Cookman, The Citadel, College of Charleston, College of Charleston (White), Delaware, Elon, James Madison, Morehead State, North Florida, Presbyterian, USC Upstate, Western Carolina, William & Mary and BIG EAST foe Xavier.

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Monday
April 1, 2019
2. Krause Center honors Col. Myron Harrrington, Jr. for distinguished leadership and service
Col. Myron C. Harrington, Jr., USMC (Ret.), is the recipient of the 2019 Krause Center Award for Distinguished Service, Leadership and Ethics. Harrington, a Citadel Class of 1960 graduate, is vice chair for The Citadel Board of Visitors (BOV). He served the nation for 30 years as an officer in the U.S. Marine Corps, served countless students as an educational administrator, and has served his alma matter in some way, most of his life. Harrington was nominated for the award by long-time Citadel Board of Visitors member Allison Dean Love who has served on the BOV alongside Harrington since he first became BOV secretary in 2006.
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Monday
April 1, 2019
3. Remembering Maj. Gen. Carroll LeTellier, The Citadel Class of 1949
Charleston native, accomplished engineer and Citadel Class of 1949 alumnus, Maj. Gen. Carroll LeTellier, is being remembered for his service to the nation, his career, and for his life-long devotion to his alma mater. He passed away at the age of 90 on March 27, in Charleston. LeTellier began serving in the Army Corps of Engineers after his graduation from The Citadel where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He went on to earn a Master’s of Science in Civil Engineering from MIT. During his 27 years with the Army, he was deployed overseas six times including during three conflicts in Korea, Lebanon and Vietnam (twice). Additionally, LeTellier served as district engineer in St Louis, and as division engineer in Atlanta. He led groups responsible for projects including the Tennessee Tombigbee Waterway, numerous dams and floodwalls, and oversaw the military construction program for the Southeastern United States. LeTellier earned the Distinguished Service Medal, and five awards each of the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star, and the Air Medal. His military education included the Advanced Engineer Officer’s Course, the Command and General Staff College, the Armed Forces Staff College, the Industrial College of the Armed Forces and The Navy War College.
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Monday
April 1, 2019
4. BRACK: Saluting a true blue son of The Citadel
Word came early Wednesday that was expected but not welcome: A good friend, Carroll LeTellier, passed away peacefully that morning. We were an unlikely pair — a 57-year-old liberal writer and a 90-year-old retired Army general who was a child of The Citadel and who didn’t hang out much with my kind. For the last several years, the general, I and a few other former military types have had a standing Saturday breakfast at the Marina Variety Store along the Ashley River. We chew the fat of the day. They rail about Democrats. I tell them they’ll have another heart attack or health emergency if they keep feeding their Fox news addiction. Conversation is easy, generally not mucked up by politics. Friendships are real. The general ordered the same thing every week — two eggs over easy, grits, sausage and an English muffin, no coffee. He was so predictable about breakfast that our server, Mary, simply asked weekly, “Number four for you?” even though there was no number four on the menu. He’d nod, periodically inquiring whether the grits were good on that particular day. (The man loved creamy grits.)
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Monday
April 1, 2019
6. Photos: Tango Company celebrates Recognition Day at The Citadel
The largest knob class in the Citadel’s history took part in The Gauntlet, a rigorous team-building event during Recognition Day. At the completion of the day the freshman class are recognized by the upperclassmen by their first names and welcomed into the Corps of Cadets.
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Monday
April 1, 2019
7. Diocese of Charleston releases names of 42 SC priests accused of sexual misconduct
The Roman Catholic Church late Friday released its list of 42 South Carolina priests who have a credible allegation of child sexual misconduct — 10 more than it reported five years ago. Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone said the list was released “in the spirit of transparency and accountability.” Basil Congro, a former pastor in Charleston, was put on administrative leave in 2002 and not allowed to function as a priest. Congro, who was pastor of Jesus, Our Risen Savior Catholic Church in Spartanburg, was suspended after the Diocesan Sexual Abuse Advisory Board determined a man’s abuse allegation against him was credible. Congro was accused of the abuse in the 1980s, when the victim was between 15 and 19 and when Congro was a priest at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in East Islip, N.Y. He also appears on the list as having a credible allegation against him in South Carolina. Congro, who moved here in the early 1990s, also was pastor of St. Patrick and Our Lady of Mercy in Charleston, St. Mary on Yonges Island, Saints Frederick and Stephen on Edisto Island, and St. Anthony in Florence. He also was chaplain pro tem at Christ the Divine Teacher at The Citadel.
Published in: The Post and Courier - Online
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Monday
April 1, 2019
8. Clyburn: Candidates can learn in Orangeburg; congressman doubts city will host debate
As the 2020 presidential campaign gets underway, Congressman Jim Clyburn says Orangeburg is a good location where Democratic presidential hopefuls can launch discussions about the needs of rural and minority voters. Even so, he doesn’t think Orangeburg will host a presidential debate this time around, as it did in 2007. "We did one in Orangeburg before. We also did a debate at The Citadel and then followed up the following January with a debate down in Myrtle Beach. We did three debates. I think we'll have another debate if my friends at the DNC, including Jaime Harrison, do right by South Carolina. We'll have a debate in South Carolina hopefully in January," Clyburn said.
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Monday
April 1, 2019
9. Bulldogs Suffer Sunday Setback at Furman

The Citadel suffered its fourth-straight set back as the Bulldogs fell, 7-2, in the series final at Furman Sunday afternoon. Score: Furman 7, The Citadel 2 Records: Furman (10-16, 3-3 SoCon), The Citadel (9-19, 2-4 SoCon) Series: Furman wins series 3-0

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Monday
April 1, 2019
Track and Field concludes performance in Raleigh relays
The Citadel track and field teams finished competition in the Raleigh's relays hosted by N.C. State. Sam Blumer recorded a new personal record in the pole vault with a leap of 15-5.75 to take fifth overall in the meet and earned the number three spot all-time. Jessy Page took home a 14th place finish with a PR in the hammer after a toss of 167-5 to earn the No 2 spot all-time. The 4x800 team of Stephan Kulick, Jeremy Shipley, Trey McClary and Mustapha Elgazar had the fifth fastest time in school history with 7:51.29 and took 18th in the meet. Charlie Halter threw the javelin for a season best of 183-4 to take 17th place. The Bulldogs will return to action next Friday as they travel to Johnson City, Tennessee.
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