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2 Bulldogs Are 1st team All-American

December 15, 2015
Tyler Renew made All-American as a Senior fullback.

Tyler Renew made All-American as a Senior fullback.

Dee Delaney made 1st Team All-American as a Sophomore

Dee Delaney made 1st Team All-American as a Sophomore

Eight SoCon Football Players Earn All-America Honors

Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 12/15/2015

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Eight Southern Conference football student-athletes garnered STATS FCS All-America honors, it was announced Tuesday (Dec. 15). The Citadel fullback Tyler Renew and teammate Dee Delaney (defensive back) were selected to the first team along with Chattanooga offensive lineman Corey Levin.

The Mocs placed a pair on the second team as quarterback Jacob Huesman and Keionta Davis were selected for second-team honors. The Citadel’s Mitchell Jeter (defensive line), Furman’s Cory Magwood (linebacker) and Samford’s James Bradberry (defensive back) were chosen for the third team.

Renew appeared in all 13 games with nine starts and compiled 839 yards and five touchdowns on 162 carries. He ranked seventh in the Southern Conference in rushing yards, and his 5.18 yards-per-carry average was eighth. The Columbia, South Carolina, had his best game in his hometown, rushing for a career-high 174 yards and a career-high two touchdowns in the Bulldogs’ 23-22 win at South Carolina.

Delaney started all 13 games at cornerback and registered 46 tackles, including 1.0 for loss, five interceptions, eight pass breakups, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and one blocked kick. The sophomore from Seabrook, South Carolina, was a first-team All-Southern Conference selection. His interception total led the SoCon, tied for eighth in FCS, and tied for sixth on The Citadel’s single-season list. He led the Southern Conference in total passes defended and in passes defended in conference play with nine.

Levin, the two-time Southern Conference Jacobs Blocking Award winner was a third team Associated Press All-American in 2014. He is the first offensive lineman at UTC to earn multiple All-American honors since the FCS was formed in 1977.

Huesman, a quarterback from Chattanooga, made the second team. It the first 2015 All-American honor for the three time SoCon Offensive Player of the Year. Huesman ran for 1,244 yards and 13 touchdowns, while passing for 12 scores and 2,117 yards. He finished his career with nearly every offensive school record and joins Chris Sanders (1999-00) as the only QB at UTC to earn multiple All-American Awards.

Davis is a defensive lineman from Chattanooga who set the school record with 13.5 sacks. That number led the SoCon and tied for second in the FCS. Davis also led the SoCon with 17.0 TFLs.

Jeter was a constant presence in opponents’ backfields all season. The Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year, as voted by the coaches, started all 13 games this season and collected 45 tackles, including 12.0 for loss with 8.5 sacks, two quarterback hurries and one fumble recovery. His sack total is the fourth-highest single-season output in program history. Jeter ranked second in the SoCon and 28th in FCS with an average of 0.65 sacks per game and tied for the conference lead with an average of 0.93 sacks in conference games, including 3.0 at Samford, the Bulldogs’ most against an FCS opponent since 2005 and tied for the highest single-game total in the SoCon this season.

Magwood, who last month was selected Southern Conference Defensive Player of the Year by vote of the media, paced Furman and ranked ninth in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) with 127 tackles this season, including 4.5 for-loss. As a junior he led the SoCon and finished sixth nationally with 123 stops.

The 6-foot-2, 232-pound Varnville, S.C., native finished his Paladin career with 337 tackles, good for 17th all-time at Furman.

Bradberry, who was also named first team All-Southern Conference last month, registered 45 tackles, including 29 solo stops as a senior in 2015. He also had 4.0 tackles for loss, he picked off two passes and led the team with 11 pass break-ups.

Bradberry had a season-high eight tackles at Western Carolina. He also had seven tackles each in games against Central Arkansas and Louisville. Bradberry had interceptions in SoCon games against Furman and Mercer.


Goins Named Fred Mitchell Award Finalist

December 8, 2015
Eric Goins may be The Citadel's best kicker since Greg Davis.

Eric Goins may be The Citadel’s best kicker since Greg Davis.

The Citadel junior kicker Eric Goins is one of 10 finalists for the Fred Mitchell Award, it was announced Monday.

Goins broke The Citadel’s single-season made field goals record with 16 and also was a perfect 42-of-42 on PATs while adding 32 touchbacks on 74 kickoffs. The junior from Herndon, Virginia, ranked second in the Southern Conference with 42 PATs made and ranked third in the conference in made field goals and in kick scoring with an average of 6.9 points scored per game.

Goins also broke the school’s single-game records for made field goals and kick scoring with five and 17, respectively, in the Bulldogs’ 35-14 victory over VMI. He has two field goals among the top 10 longest in school history, a 49 yarder at Coastal Carolina that is tied for eighth on the program’s all-time list and a 48 yarder at South Carolina that is tied for 10th and is the longest made field goal by a Bulldog against an FBS opponent. His career totals of 90 points and 25 made field goals rank second in school history, and his 150 career points scored are fourth on the program’s all-time list.

Off the field, Goins is a Cadet Major serving as the Battalion Academic Officer where he takes an active role in assisting members of his battalion succeed academically. He completed the Army Cadet Leadership Course this summer and will enter the Army as a lieutenant after graduating from The Citadel. His volunteer activities include working at the Charleston Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired and The Citadel Knights of Columbus.

The Fred Mitchell Award is presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate kicker among FCS, Division II, Division III, NAIA and NJCAA teams. The award is named for Fred Mitchell, the record-setting kicker, Wittenberg University Athletic Hall of Famer, author, philanthropist and Chicago Tribune sports columnist. The recipient is chosen based on excellence on the field and in the community. The winner is announced in December, and the trophy is presented at the National Football Foundation Chicago Metro Chapter Awards Ceremony at Halas Hall in February.


December 8, 2015
Coach Houston is getting some national attention for his 2015 coaching performance.

Coach Houston is getting some national attention for his 2015 coaching performance.

The Citadel head football coach Mike Houston has been named the 2015 American Football Coaches Association Region 2 FCS Coach of the Year. Coach Houston led the Bulldogs to their first Southern Conference championship since 1992 and into the playoffs for the first time since that same season. The Citadel finished its 2015 season 9-4, earning the second-highest single-season win total in program history, and 6-1 in the Southern Conference to tie the program record for conference wins in a season.

The Bulldogs won at South Carolina, earning just the third victory by a SoCon team over an SEC school, and earned the program’s first road playoff win with a 41-38 victory at Coastal Carolina in the first round. The Citadel broke single-season school records with 5,474 yards of total offense and 4,510 rushing yards, a total that includes the two highest single-game rushing totals in FCS this season. The Bulldogs’ average of 346.9 rushing yards per game ranks second in FCS and first in the Southern Conference, and their average of 421.1 yards of total offense per game was second in the SoCon. The Citadel also finished the season leading the Southern Conference in rushing touchdowns, yards per rush, sacks allowed, tackles for loss allowed and yards per completion.

The AFCA recognizes five Regional Coach of the Year winners in each of the Association’s five divisions: Football Bowl Subdivision, Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III and NAIA. The winners are selected by active members of the association who vote for coaches in their respective regions and divisions.

The 2015 Regional Coach of the Year winners will be recognized at the AFCA Coach of the Year Dinner at the 2015 AFCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas, on January 12. The five National Coach of the Year winners will be announced at the convention as well.

3 Diamond Dogs Drafted in MLB Draft

June 12, 2015

Bulldog Pitching staff decimated as Reeves, Hunter & Mason are drafted


Citadel starting pitcher James Reeves was selected by the New York Yankees in the Major League Baseball First-Year Player Draft. The Summerville, South Carolina, native was taken in the 10th round as the 303rd overall pick, and is the 32nd draft pick to be coached by Fred Jordan at The Citadel.

Reeves pitched in 68 games for the Bulldogs, picking up 20 wins over his 33 career starts. Throughout his 239.0 innings pitched, he struck out 227 opponents, and had a 3.88 earned-run average. In 2015, the senior was named Southern Conference Pitcher of the Year, first-team All-Southern Conference, and was recognized nationally as a Louisville Slugger Third-Team All-American. He claimed the SoCon and Louisville Slugger Player of the Week titles twice in the season; first on Feb. 16 and again on April 6 for his no-hitter against Mercer.

Reeves made 15 starts over the season, striking out 115 batters over his 95.0 innings pitched to earn a 3.69 ERA. During the 2014 season, Reeves pitched in seven games and finished with a 3.40 ERA, striking out 36 batters in 39.2 innings. As a sophomore in 2013, Reeves appeared in 24 games and tossed 51.2 innings for the Bulldogs, striking out 42 batters while holding an ERA of 4.01.

In his first season with The Citadel, Reeves made 22 appearances and posted an ERA of 4.44 over his 53.3 innings. He picked up wins in his first three appearance for the Bulldogs and struck out 34 batters over the 2012 season


The Citadel’s closer Skylar Hunter was selected in the MLB Draft on Wednesday going in the 12th round to the Philadelphia Phillies. The Hanahan native was taken with the 354th overall selection. Hunter told Live 5 Sports on Wednesday that he intends to forgo his senior year and sign with the Phillies.

Hunter appeared in 95 games during his career at The Citadel, recording 147 strikeouts with an earned-run average of 3.49 over 131.1 innings. This season, Hunter broke the program and Southern Conference records for career saves with 41.

As a junior in 2015, Hunter tossed 53.0 innings for the Bulldogs, earning 13 saves and striking out 59 opponents with an ERA of 3.74. During his 2014 season, Hunter posted an impressive 1.67 ERA over his 43.0 innings pitched, allowing just eight runs while striking out 44. He earned 15 saves, tying The Citadel record for saves in a season. In 2013, Hunter was a second-team All-Southern Conference performer and was also named a Louisville Slugger Freshman All-American.


Citadel starting pitcher Austin Mason was selected in the 17th round by the Arizona Diamondbacks . The junior right-hander was taken in the 17th round as the 496th overall pick, and is the 34th draft pick to be coached by Fred Jordan at The Citadel. A native of Greer, South Carolina, Mason finished his Citadel career with a 5.28 earned-run average over 165.1 innings pitched. He started in 32 of his 53 appearances, striking out 126 opponents.

In the 2015 season, Mason posted a 4.19 ERA through 53.2 innings of work and struck out 53 batters over his 25 appearances. As a sophomore, Mason returned from offseason shoulder surgery to play in 14 games of the 2014 season. He earned an ERA of 5.02 over 57.1, innings, striking out 39 opponents.

In the 2013 season, Mason appeared in 14 games with 13 starts, contributing to his 6.63 ERA. Over 54.1 innings on the mound, the freshman struck out 34 batters.

Citadel baseball’s Connor Walsh, James Reeves earn awards

May 13, 2015
Reeves has been a highlight for the 2015 DiamondDogs (photo by Post&courier

Reeves has been a highlight for the 2015 DiamondDogs (photo by Post&courier)

Staff reports
May 11 2015pm

Citadel baseball players Connor Walsh and James Reeves earned awards after the Bulldogs’ weekend sweep of East Tennessee State.

Walsh was named the Louisville Slugger national player of the week by Collegiate Baseball, and Reeves was named Southern Conference pitcher of the week.
Walsh, a senior right fielder, hit three home runs, scored seven times and drove in nine during a three-game sweep of East Tennessee State. He is the second Bulldog to earn Louisville Slugger honors this season, with Reeves gaining the award on two occasions.

Walsh, from Jupiter, Fla., leads the Bulldogs in batting average (.346), hits (64), doubles (14), triples (3), runs scored (42), RBIs (52), slugging percentage (.568) and on-base percentage (.423) while ranking second with seven home runs.

Reeves, a junior lefty from Summerville, was named SoCon pitcher of the week for the second time for his performance in The Citadel’s 9-1 win over East Tennessee State on Friday at Riley Park.

He pitched seven shutout innings, allowing five hits while striking out 12 to raise his record to 7-3. The quality start was the ninth in 12 starts for Reeves this season, including a no-hitter against Mercer on April 2 when he received the SoCon award for the first time.

Reeves ranks second in the conference in ERA (3.36) and strikeouts (99) and first in opponent batting average (.219). He is the active leader in wins among SoCon pitchers with 19 victories and also has career totals of 2212/3 innings pitched, 211 strikeouts and a 3.78 ERA.

S.C. Corps of Cadets’ most prestigious honors for Class of 2015 Top awards presented at commencement

May 11, 2015


David Shingler Spell First Honor Graduate Award: 2nd Lt.Tanner Cortland Jameson
The David Shingler Spell First Honor Graduate Award is presented to the cadet graduate who has earned the highest cumulative grade point radio based on all courses taken at The Citadel. 2nd Lt. Tanner Cortland Jameson, graduating with a degree in criminal justice, received the prestigious award for the Class of 2015. Jameson commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army the day before he graduated from The Citadel. Jameson was named to the Dean’s List and earned Gold Stars for his academic performance almost every semester during his four years at The Military College of South Carolina. He received an Education Delay slot in the Army as a Judge Advocate specializing in international prosecution law. He will attend Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law. Jameson is from Belle, West Virginia. “At The Citadel I learned that hard work does pay off,” said Jameson. “I also learned that hard work alone is not enough to get you where you want to go. It takes faith in God and faith in others to help you along the way.” Col. Fred L. Price, Jr., SCM, a member of The Citadel Board of Visitors, presented the award. Jameson received the traditional scholarship medal, a plaque and a stipend to be used for education expenses at the graduate level or at the discretion of the recipient. The award is sponsored by David Shingler Spell, Class of 1950 and a resident of Charleston, South Carolina.


David Shingler Spell Second Honor Graduate Award: Lubor Cerva.
The David Shingler Spell Second Honor Graduate Award is presented to the cadet graduate who has earned the second highest cumulative grade point ratio based on all courses taken at The Citadel. Cadet Lubor Cerva earned the prestigious award, which was presented by Col. Fred L. Price, Jr., SCM, a member of The Citadel Board of Visitors. Cerva graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. During his four years at The Citadel, Cerva repeatedly earned Gold Stars for exceptional academic performance, as well as positions on the Dean’s, President’s and Commandant’s Lists. He is a native of Czechoslovakia, speaks fluent English and is proficient in French. Cerva was a Supplemental Instructor for the college his senior year, assisting professors teaching second-year French. He was recognized for outstanding works in French published in the journal Le Gaulois Littèraire and was a member of three academic organizations including Phi Kappa Phi. Cerva was also a member of the 2014-15 Summerall Guards, The Citadel’s famous silent drill platoon that is comprised of senior cadets exhibiting the highest physical, military and academic standards. The guards endure rigorous drills and competitions to attain a coveted slot. Cerva received a plaque and a stipend to be used for educational expenses at the graduate level or at the discretion of the recipient.


John O. Willson Ring: Michael A. Gross
The coveted John O. Willson ring is given each year to the first class cadet (senior) voted by classmates as the finest, purest and most courteous of the class. The Class of 2015 voted to award the Willson Ring to Michael A. Gross– a criminal justice major with a minor in intelligence and homeland security. Gross is from Stockbridge, Georgia. In addition to being a Dean’s List student five times, Gross has held several leadership positions: Cadet Clerk, Cadet First Sergeant, as well as Cadet Supply Sergeant. Col. Peter M. McCoy, Sr., SCM, a member of The Citadel Board of Visitors presented the award to Gross along with a letter from last year’s recipient of the Willson Ring, which is part of a long standing tradition with the award. John O. Willson was a Citadel Class of 1862 graduate and a Confederate Cavalryman in Company F, Sixth South Carolina Cavalry. His unit was known as the “cadet company” because it was made up of Citadel cadets. He became a successful lawyer, preacher and editor, and served as the second President of Lander College in Greenwood, South Carolina. He established a fund for the John O. Willson ring in 1911. –

Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards: Dr. Suzanne Bufano and Cadet Michael Peter Santana The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is a bronze medallion presented by the Provost of The Citadel at graduation each year through the New York Southern Society to a student and a faculty member in recognition of high thought and noble endeavor. The 2014-15 recipients of the awards are Dr. Suzanne Bufano, director of The Citadel Counseling Center, and Cadet Michael Peter Santana. –

Dr. Suzanne Bufano. As the director of The Citadel Counseling Center, Dr. Suzanne Bufano, a licensed clinical psychologist, has served the college with unfailing compassion, strong work ethic and wisdom for more than 16 years. Bufano is devoted to the students and unselfishly gives her time to ensure that no student is overlooked or unheard. Her excellence of character, service to humanity, and her genuine commitment to helping others makes her an inspiration to those she serves as well as to other counselors. The center offers confidential, short-term counseling services to currently enrolled cadets and students who are able to discuss personal, educational, or career-related concerns with a mental health professional in an informal setting.

Michael Peter Santana. During his four years as a cadet, Michael Santana has distinguished himself by his generosity of spirit and his depth of service to others. As a member of The Citadel Military Living History Society, he has played an active role in community outreach and in serving as an ambassador of goodwill. Of particular note is his leadership in organizing a newly created World War II enactment in honor of alumni who served in the war. Santana has also served as a Spanish translator, helping Hispanic people in the Charleston area obtain much-needed services. In the picture, Bufano and Santana are presented their award by Dr. Sam Hines, who retired as Provost after the ceremony. He joined The Citadel in 2007 and will continue as a professor of political science and leadership studies. His career as a top contributor to higher education in the Lowcountry and beyond has spanned more than 45 years. Since 1934, the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Foundation has taken as its primary mission the inspiring of young people to lead lives of integrity, characterized by service above self and service to the community

James A. Grimsley, Jr. Award for Undergraduate Teaching Excellence: Associate Professor Scott Eugene Buchanan

The Class of 2015 named political science Associate Professor Scott Buchanan as the recipient of the James A. Grimsley Undergraduate Teaching Award for the 2014-15 academic year. The recipient of this award is chosen by the senior class from among permanent faculty members nominated by students, faculty and department heads. The cadets chose the professor who has meant the most to them during their undergraduate careers. Buchanan earned his Ph.D. from the University of Oklahoma and his master’s degree from Auburn University. A native of Georgia, Buchanan served as the chairman of the political science department at Columbus State University prior to joining the faculty at The Citadel in 2009. Buchanan serves as the faculty advisor to the Corps’ Honor Committee. He is the executive director of much lauded Citadel Symposium on Southern Politics and is frequently sought by journalists for expert commentary. Buchanan has written, co-authored and edited several books and journals in the area of Southern politics. His most recent book deals with the 1946 Georgia gubernatorial election in which three men claimed to be the rightful governor. As a scholar in the field of Southern politics, Dr. Buchanan’s expertise is vast, and his enthusiasm boundless. As a lecturer, he is dynamic, and his ability to stimulate and engage his students makes him a sought after professor in the Department of Political Science. Buchanan received the honor from Major General William F. Grimsley, USA (Retired), who was representing the Grimsley family. The award was created in 1986 and named for Maj. Gen. James A. Grimsley, USA (Retired), who was president of the college from 1980 to 1989.

South Carolina Corps of Cadets Awards Convocation – 2015

May 8, 2015


Some members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets have a new item to add to their resumes. Cadets and students were recognized for excellence in areas of academics, leadership and service at the 2015 Awards Convocation event. Jim Whetstone, Class of 1960, and his wife, Lila, sponsored the awards program which was held at McAlister Field House The following 45 cadets and cadet company who earned special recognition are:

Air Force ROTC Distinguished Graduates — Savannah Emmrich & Harley Martin
The award is presented to the senior cadet scheduled for commissioning who most exemplifies the core values of the United States Air Force. In addition, this individual has demonstrated throughout his or her cadet career exceptional leadership skill, scholastic aptitude, integrity, service to others, and overall excellence.

Air Force ROTC Award for Academic Excellence — Savannah Emmrich
The award is presented to the senior cadet, scheduled for Air Force commissioning, who has achieved the highest cumulative grade point average over the entire spectrum of academic coursework during his or her cadet career.

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association Award — Jason Shea T
he award is presented to the top Naval ROTC student in the disciplines of electrical or communications science. The award is being presented for the first time at The Citadel.

The American Legion College Award — Harley Martin
The award is presented to a first class cadet who has demonstrated qualities of military leadership, discipline, and citizenship. The key attributes considered in this selection are service to others, dedication to values, and honor to self and country.

Association of Military Colleges & Schools of the U.S. — John Sefcik
The award is presented to a graduating member of the Corps of Cadets who exemplifies the finest traditions of The Citadel and best represents the end result of its mission.

Athletic Officer of the Year Award — Richard J. Hicks
The award is presented to senior cadets who assist in the management of the college physical effectiveness program which includes the Corps physical fitness test, weight management program, and remedial physical training. In addition, they are responsible for the coordination and execution of the Corps of Cadets intramural program. The criteria considered in choosing the most outstanding company officer are participation and organization; enthusiasm and involvment; and sportsmanship and fair play.

Intramural Athletes of the Year— Shadi M. Armaly & Carli E. Cline
The award is presented to a male and female cadet who has shown outstanding performance in non-varsity athletics. The criteria include athleticism, sportsmanship, and spirit of competition.

The Board of Visitors Trophy — Papa Company
The award is presented to the cadet company that excels in physical effectiveness, one of the four pillars of the college. Companies earn points for performance in the Corps physical fitness test along with participation and performance in company athletics.

The Club Sport Captain of the Year — Zachariah J. Cushman
The award is presented in honor of Harry G. Hitopoulos, Citadel Class of 1952, and Citadel boxing coach from 1982 to 2006. It is designated for the club sport captain who has provided exemplary leadership on and off the playing field and chosen by the club sports’ captains with the battalion and company athletic officers.

The Brigadier Foundation Award — Robert Ashton Moore
The award is presented to the senior athlete who has brought credit to him or herself and The Citadel as a member of a Citadel athletic team

The Colonel Floyd W. Brown, Jr. Memorial Award — YoungGun Kim
The award is presented to a first class cadet who has contributed to the success of cadet life and best exhibits the highest degree in the customs and courtesies of a cadet, citizen, and soldier. Nominees must also possess unswerving love and loyalty to the traditions of The Citadel

The Mark W. Clark Honor Committee Award — John C. Daniels
The award is presented to the member of the honor committee judged to have made the greatest contribution to the honor system throughout the school year.

The Walter B. Clark Award — Cameron Pollard
The award is presented to the cadet who achieves the highest overall standing at the Army ROTC advanced camp.

The Congressional Medal of Honor — Cameron Pollard
The award is presented to the graduating first class cadet considered the most outstanding in the performance of cadet and military activities who will be commissioned into the Armed Forces.

The LTC Harvey M. Dick Official U.S. Army Sword — Kate Koller
The award is presented to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the United States Army. The sword is awarded in recognition of the superior academic and leadership skills which the recipient has demonstrated as a cadet.

The Todd L. Dorney Award — Brooks Wagstaff
The award is presented to an Army contract cadet ranked in the top 10% of his or her class. The cadet must also have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and exemplify qualities of leadership and respect of peers. Lt. Dorney was a member of the Class of 1980. His parents established this award in his memory.

The William Porscher Dubose Award — Tanner Jameson
The award is presented to the first honor graduate in memory of Cadet Dubose who was a citizen solder, first honor graduate and ranking cadet of the Class of 1855.

The Captain Ryan Hall Leadership Sword — Andrew B. McMahan
In 2012 Captain Ryan Hall, Class of 2004, was killed while in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His U-28A aircraft crashed in the East African nation of Djibouti. Created by his classmates, this award is presented annually to the rising senior Air Force contract cadet who has excelled in academics and leadership and must exemplify the values and attributes of Captain Hall: integrity, loyalty, strength of character, honor, dedication, leadership, and service before self. The sword is carried throughout the recipient’s senior year then passed to the next year’s award selectee.

The Wade Hampton Saber Award — Savannah Emmrich
The award is presented annually by the South Carolina division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, to the member of the first class who is most outstanding in leadership and who makes the greatest contribution to The Citadel while a cadet.

The Carlisle Norwood Hastie Award — John Ogden
The award is presented to the graduating first class cadet who has been selected by classmates for showing the most tact, consideration, and courtesy to fellow cadets.

The Hemingway Award — Marshall Harris
The award is presented to the first class cadet who throughout his or her cadet career made the greatest contribution as a Christian cadet on the athletic field and to the spiritual life of the Corps of Cadets. It is named for Marine Corps Lt. Colonel Thomas E. Hemingway, Citadel Class of 1960
The Lt. Col. Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Award — Tanner Jameson
The award is presented to a first class cadet who best displays strong character, love of fellow man, patriotism, loyalty, and devotion to The Citadel.

The Major William Marks Hutson Award — Luis Parrado
The award is presented to the rising first class cadet who portrays outstanding leadership ability, academic standing, and devotion to duty.

The John Paul Jones Award — James R. Urban
The award is sponsored by the Charleston Commandery Naval Order of the United States. It recognizes a Navy ROTC midshipman second class who has demonstrated leadership excellence and military bearing personifying the high ideals and principles which motivated and sustained our naval forefathers. The Citadel professor of naval science selects the recipient of the sword.

The Brigadier General James E. Mace Leadership Award — Brittany Crocker
The award is presented to a first class cadet being commissioned in the military who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the day to day running of the Corps of Cadets. The individual must exhibit unswerving love for The Citadel along with the leadership traits of honor, self-discipline, courage, patriotism, high moral standards, and service to fellow cadets.

The Lt. Dan Malcomb, Jr. Memorial Sword — Kevin T. Lowring
The award is given in memory of Lt. Malcomb, United States Marine Corps and Citadel Class of 2001. Lt. Malcomb was struck by a sniper’s bullet in 2004 during Operation Al Fajr in Iraq and was posthumously awarded the bronze star with combat distinguishing service.

The General George C. Marshall Award — Cameron Pollard
The award is presented to a first class cadet being commissioned in the United States Army. The recipient must be the top graduating senior from the cadet battalion, have completed the leadership development and assessment course and have demonstrated leadership and scholastic qualities that epitomize the career of General George C. Marshall.

The McAlister Student Activities Award — Evin Fowler
The award is presented to the first class cadet who has made the greatest contribution to the department of cadet activities.

The Carolina Cadet Medal of Merit Award — Christopher D’Esposito
The award is presented to an outstanding first class cadet who exemplifies the traits of leadership, scholastic achievement, conduct and participation in cadet and college activities.

The CNO Distinguished Midshipman Graduate — Kevin T. Lowring
The award was established to honor those naval reserve officers training Corps midshipmen who demonstrate the highest standards of leadership, scholarship, and military performance.

The Military Order of Foreign Wars of the U.S. Award — Marc Eteve
The award is presented to a senior cadet who has excelled in ROTC, leadership, and the study of military history. The individual must be scheduled for commissioning in the United States military and in good academic and disciplinary standing.

The Robert G. Miller Memorial Sword — Ricardo A. Caporale
The award was established by the children of Robert G. Miller as a memorial to their father who dedicated his life to public service. During World War II, Tech Sergeant Miller served in the seventh and third Army under General Patton seeing action in the “Battle of the Bulge.” The sword is awarded to either a Navy midshipman or officer candidate who has excelled in a Navy battalion leadership position, devoted their time to public service, and is in the top 25% of his or her graduating class.

The Navy League Sword in Honor of Captain H. Carl Josephson & Family — Colt Kirkpatrick
The award is presented by the Charleston Council of the Navy League, is awarded to a Navy option cadet or Active Duty student who has demonstrated superior academic and leadership skills during four years at The Citadel. The sword is sponsored by Mrs. Fran Josephson-Suddeth in memory of her husband, a graduate of the United States Naval Academy in 1952 and commanding officer of the USS Trumpetfish.

The Navy League Sword in Honor of B.G. William Lee Smith — Morgan G. Bartra
The award is presented by the Charleston Council of the Navy League, is awarded to a Marine Corps option cadet or active duty student who has demonstrated superior academic and leadership skills during four years at The Citadel. In memory of her husband, Mrs. Jane Williams-Mays established this award.

The South Carolina Societies of the Order of Founders and Patriots — Chance Baker
The award is presented to the cadet who has best shown through his or her superior historical scholarship an exceptional understanding of and a respect for our founding forefathers and revolutionary patriots and their sacrifices as well as those who have defended our nation since that time.

The Naval Submarine League Award — Justin Gould
The award is presented to one Naval ROTC student who has not only excelled in academics and military performance but is the number one student who has been selected to serve in the submarine community as a Naval officer.

The Col. Joseph E. Perkins Honor Committee Award — Kyle Wise
The award is presented to a member of the honor committee in recognition of invaluable service to the Corps of Cadets by upholding and promoting the high ideals of The Citadel honor system.

The Reuben B. Pitts, III, Memorial Award — Matthew C. Scalise
The award is given in memory of Cadet Reuben B. Pitts, III, Class of 1963, to the second class cadet who is selected by classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well-being of others. The poll is conducted by the junior class officers.

The Daughters of the American Colonists Silver Bowl Award — Nicole Ogilbee
The award is presented by the Daughters of the American Colonists to the graduating cadet with the best record in conduct and discipline during the cadet’s time at The Citadel.
The Henry Dale Smith Public Speaking Award — Haley Osmer
The award is an annual recognition of the cadet who wins the Corps-wide speaking competition. The award was established in 2011 by the oral communications lab to spotlight talented cadet speakers and to honor Mr. Henry D. Smith, Citadel Class of 1947, who established the lab. As an entrepreneur he founded a privately owned company in 1954 which grew into one of the nation’s largest distributors of pharmaceutical products.

The Special Forces Association Award of Excellence — Angelica McNerny
The award is presented to a freshman or sophomore cadet who is contracted in one of The Citadel ROTC departments, who displays scholastic excellence, military proficiency, leadership qualities, and dedication to mission.

The Star of the West Award — Ryan Salke
The award has been presented annually since 1886 to the best drilled cadet in the Corps of Cadets. Two cadets from each battalion competed on May 6, 2015. The award is sponsored by The Citadel Star of the West Foundation. The judges evaluated the correct form of each drill command given to include the position of the weapon; arm, body and foot position; head movement; and precision and snap of the movement. A total of 20 different commands were given.

The Widder Award — John Brosch
The award was established by Mr. and Mrs. John D. Widder in honor of their son, Captain David J. Widder, United States Army, Citadel Class of 1959, who was killed in action in Vietnam. It is presented to the most outstanding distinguished military student in Army ROTC. Of note, Mr. and Mrs. Widder passed away with no heirs and no funds for this award. In honor of their classmate the Class of 1959 raised money in 2005 to cover the award for the next 100 years. Each spring another member of the Class of 1959 has the honor of presenting the award.

The William G. Willard, Jr. Award — Zachary Salamone
The award is presented to a second class cadet who has been selected by the senior cadet leadership for exemplifying the qualities of integrity, devotion to duty, and service to The Citadel.

The Undergraduate of the Year Award — Karina Schneider
The award is presented to the graduating senior selected by the business administration faculty as the most outstanding major in the school of business administration.

The Col. Charles E. Hirshey Award — John Brosch
Dr. Charles Hirshey served as head of The Citadel’s department of education from 1969 through 1979. He was a pioneer in education in the Lowcountry and a founding member of the current Citadel Graduate College. Each spring The Colonel Charles E. Hirshey award recognizes the most outstanding graduate in teacher education.

The Col. Louis Shephard LeTellier Award — Zachary Eulo
The award is presented to the member of the graduating class attaining the highest academic grade point ratio in civil engineering.

The Peter Galliard Memorial Award — Carson A. Smith
The award is presented in memory of an outstanding 1948 graduate of The Citadel’s electrical engineering department. It recognizes an exceptional electrical and computer engineering senior cadet on the basis of scholastic attainment, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities.

The Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award — James R. Daniell
The award is presented to the graduating senior in the school of humanities and social sciences who best represents the commitment to academic excellence, the breadth of intellectual interests, and the dedication to public service exemplified by the life and career of Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Citadel Class of 1964; state legislator from 1968 through 1974; and Mayor of Charleston from 1975 to present. The criteria is based on cumulative grade point ratio and successful completion of either a minor or second major within the school of humanities and social sciences, a study abroad, or a significant service learning project.

The School of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Student Award — Sam Long
The award was created to recognize superior academic achievement by an undergraduate student majoring in one of the school’s disciplines.

The Dr. Francis Eugene Zemp Award — Barrett Bradham
The award is presented to the senior cadet in the field of pre-med with the highest academic average.

The Thomas Francis McGarey Award — Shane Heydon
The award is given annually by Mrs. Miriam M. Favorite in memory of her father, Thomas Francis McGarey, Citadel Class of 1914. It is presented to the senior cadet with the highest scholastic ranking in the field of natural science.

The Honorable Falcon Black Hawkins, Jr. Award — Morgan G. Bartra
The award is dedicated to the late Falcon B. Hawkins, Citadel Class of 1958 and United States district court judge for South Carolina. He served as chief judge from 1990 through 1993. Judge Hawkins was a man of great patience, wisdom, and humility, who throughout his life consistently demonstrated enormous integrity and sound judgement. This award recognizes The Citadel veteran cadet or day student who, like Judge Hawkins, has demonstrated patience, wisdom, humility, academic achievement, servant leadership, and sound judgement while always setting the example as a person of integrity.

Citadel Fulbright Scholar to teach in Germany

May 5, 2015
Brandon Bohrn

Brandon Bohrn

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Cadet Brandon Bohrn, a native of Simpsonville, South Carolina, is earning international recognition by becoming a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-16 academic year. Bohrn will teach English to students at a high school in North Rhine – Westphalia, Germany. Following his year in Germany, Bohrn plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations or Germanic studies. His ultimate goal is to serve as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. State Department.

“We are very excited to see yet another Fulbright named from The Citadel,” said Brig. Gen. Samuel Hines, provost and dean of the college. “The Citadel’s combination of academic excellence and leadership training makes cadets excellent candidates for fostering global understanding.”

In the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, Bohrn currently serves as the executive officer for Band Company. He is also one of Band Company’s honor representatives to the Honor Committee. During his time at The Citadel, Bohrn earned numerous scholarships and accolades, including the Star of the West Scholarship for summer study in 2013 and 2014. He was also named “the most influential leader” to the Band Company freshman classes of 2016 and 2017.

Last year, Matthew Bernard, ’14, of Orange Park, Florida, and Donald Preston Hipps, 14’, of Pelion, South Carolina, were named Fulbright Scholars. Since 2002, 14 cadets at The Citadel have been offered Fulbright scholarships. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program sponsored by the U.S. government and is designed to increase mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.

The Citadel American Society of Civil Engineering student chapter wins first place in concrete canoe competition

April 23, 2015
The winners!

The winners!

by: Megan Campbell

Have you ever tried to make concrete float? If you ask a group of civil engineering students, they will probably answer with a resounding ‘yes.’ Making a slab of concrete float is exactly how The Citadel’s American Society of Civil Engineering student chapter won first place in the concrete canoe event at The Carolinas Conference over the weekend of April 9th-11th.

The student team placed first in the concrete canoe competition, upsetting a Clemson team that has dominated the event for over a decade. The competition asks student teams to create a canoe, made of concrete, which not only has to float while carrying passengers, but that can also be sunk underwater to resurface on its own.The event was only one out of 10 other competitions that The Citadel’s team participated in, and they brought home four additional trophies, including first place in the mead paper; first place in the concrete canoe presentation; second place in concrete canoe men’s sprint; and third place in the overall conference competition. Approximately 300 students from 10 colleges across the Carolinas and Georgia competed in the regional conference, hosted this year by Georgia Institute of Technology.


Simon Ghanat, a faculty advisor that helped to lead the 32-member team, said, “Our students were passionate about participating in this year’s conference and demonstrated great teamwork. The results are a tribute to the hard work, dedication and commitment of our students and faculty advisors.”
Below is the list of cadets, officer candidates (OC), evening undergraduate students and vets who were a part of the 2015 concrete canoe team.


Team Captains: Zach Peters and Trent Butler
Quality Assurance and Safety Manager: SSgt Jason McDonald
Design Paper and Compliance Manger: OC Tyrel Stevenson and OC Joseph Page
Mix Design Coordinator: Colt Kirkpatrick
Mold Prep and Construction Coordinator: Charles Parrott
Aesthetics and Theme Coordinator: Hanna Holt
Engineering Notebook and Display Coordinator: Amber Mills
Hull Design Coordinator: OC Tyrel Stevenson
Sanding and Finishing Coordinator: Daniel McCullough
Rowing Captain: Grant Eversman
Fundraising and Student Coordinator: Zach Eulo
Presentation Coordinator: OC Marcus Padilla
Cross-Section Coordinators: Hank Morgan and Joel Mann

Placing first in this completion qualifies the team to compete in the National Concrete Canoe Competition, which will be held in June at Clemson University.

The School of Engineering at The Citadel is the second most sought after discipline at the college, with civil engineering being the top choice for engineering students. The engineering program was ranked 23rd among the nation’s best undergraduate engineering programs at schools offering up to a master’s degree by U.S. News & World Report in 2015.

Megan Campbell is a graduate assistant in the Office of Communications and Marketing at The Citadel. She is currently working toward her master’s degree in secondary education with a concentration in English.

The Citadel Class of 2016 climb the ranks into leadership positions

April 10, 2015
The 2016-17 Corps of Cadets Regimental and Battalion leadership

The 2016-17 Corps of Cadets Regimental and Battalion leadership

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The Citadel’s Commandant of Cadets designates commanders, regimental staff, sergeants major and first sergeants for the Class of 2016. Cadets who will assume the nine top-ranking positions were recognized during a private ceremony with The Citadel’s president, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, The Citadel’s Associate Provost, Col. Mark Bebensee, and The Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Geno Paluso. The new officers were provided with the chevrons that will be added to their uniforms to reflect their ranks. They will assume their stations when the fall semester begins.

Regimental Staff

Regimental Commander – James R. Urban
Regimental XO – Spencer E. Lukas
Honor Chairman — Edward J. Kelley
Regimental Academic Officer — James N. McManus
Regimental Adjutant — Matthew M. Ireland,
Regimental Provost Marshall — Lance W. Cook
Regimental Operations Officer — Colin W. Graham
Regimental Supply Officer — Dylan K. Green
Regimental Public Affairs Officer — Brianna J. Young
Regimental ITS Officer — TBD
Honor Vice Chairman-Education — John David Raad
Vice Chair for Investigations — Alex L. Hairfield
Regimental Religious Officer — Robert C. Scarborough
Regt Human Affairs Officer — Rocco W. Consiglio
Regimental Physical Readiness Officer — Dennis P. Crepes
Regimental Activities Officer — Nathan S. Thomas
Regimental Recruiting Officer — Savannah G. Duan
Regimental Sergeant Major — Devin W. Oliver
Regimental Admin NCO — Austin K. McMath
Regimental Operations NCO — Joel P. Neuder
Regimental Supply NCO — Matthew C. Kim
Regimental Provost NCO — Anthony R. Zovich
Regimental Human Affairs NCO — Ryan P. Fallon
Regimental Public Affairs NCO — TBD
Regimental Recruiting NCO — Christopher B. McGee,
Regimental Physical Readiness NCO — Zachary D. Rutherford
Regimental Activities NCO — Alex C. Bear

1st Battalion
Battalion Commander —James A. Jenkins,
Battalion SGM — Benjamin R. Young
A Company Commander — Russell G. Johnson
A Company First Sergeant — Gregory J. Daly
B Company Commander — Emily M. Schwendinger
B Company First Sergeant — Joel R. Smith
C Company Commander — Austin M. Brown
C Company First Sergeant — Jesse Ray N. Nardone
D Company Commander — Brent S. Kiefer
D Company First Sergeant — Collins T. Langley

2nd Battalion

Battalion Commander — George M. Taylor
Battalion SGM — Kaleb R. Martin
E Company Commander — Michael C. Sherrill
E Company First Sergeant — Cody W. Ford
F Company Commander — Luke N. Pittman
F Company First Sergeant — Joshua J. Scaife
G Company Commander — Franklin T. Fox
G Company First Sergeant — Wilson G. Wicker
H Company Commander — Danny M. Bruce
H Company First Sergeant — Jeremy Q. Miller
BD Company Commander — Kane P. McManus
BD Company Fist Sergeant — Hayden D. Fry

3rd Battalion
Battalion Commander — Walter D. Bryson
Battalion SGM — William D. Hooker
I Company Commander — Louis K. Boyd
I Company First Sergeant — Jacob T. Van Horn
K Company Commander — Thomas M. Brown
K Company First Sergeant — David M. Salter
L Company Commander — Wilson R. Hope
L Company First Sergeant — William C. Ferguson
M Company Commander — Luis M. Parrado
M Company First Sergeant — James R. Batzer

4th Battalion
Battalion Commander — Jared D. Brown
Battalion SGM — Kevin M. MacDonald
N Company Commander — John W. Hope
N Company First Sergeant — Gregory A. Krueger
O Company Commander — Taylor M. Scott
O Company First Sergeant — Andrew C. Griles
R Company Commander — Eric J. Dompkowski
R Company First Sergeant — William S. Thies
T Company Commander — Matthew Bungarden
T Company First Sergeant — Logan M. Moran

5th Battalion
Battalion Commander — Justine C. Zukowski
Battalion SGM — Bret H. Seidler
P Company Commander — Kevyn D. McNeil
P Company First Sergeant — Brett H. Albertson
PB Commander — Anthony Milani
PB First Sergeant — Gregory N. Williamson
S Company Commander — Jacob N. Robbins
S Company First Sergeant — Peyton W. McCarter
V Company Commander — Alexander G. MacDonald
V Company First Sergeant — Angelica L. McNerny

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