The Citadel

Founded in 1842, The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina, offers a classic military college education for individuals focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction.

The story of The Citadel is one of compelling vision and rich tradition. Since its founding in 1842, The Citadel has sought to prepare its graduates intellectually, physically and morally to be productive citizens in all walks of life. Remaining true to this vision, The Citadel strives to instill in students the core values of Honor, Duty and Respect in a disciplined academic environment and to prepare its graduates to understand their obligations as citizens and to become principled leaders in their chosen field of endeavor. Spanning three centuries, The Citadel's enduring legacy of service to the state of South Carolina and the nation is a tradition of which its founding fathers would be justly proud. Citadel graduates have participated in many of the pivotal events in the history of the United States and have fought in every American war since the Mexican War of 1846. Alumni have achieved prominence in such diverse fields as military and government service, science and engineering, education, literature, business, the medical and legal professions and theology. For 175 years, Citadel graduates have answered the call to serve. As an institution that builds character, educates the mind and develops principled leaders, The Citadel embraces the timeless values that have always served this country well. Drawing from a foundation of character, academics, military and fitness, The Citadel’s strong sense of purpose and community will remain relevant for generations to come.

Mission: As a higher education institution, The Citadel’s mission is to educate and develop our students to become principled leaders in all walks of life by instilling the core values of The Citadel in a disciplined and intellectually challenging environment.

On this day, we recommit ourselves to living The Citadel’s core values of Honor, Duty, and Respect. #Juneteenth2020

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Remembering Myra Thompson, one of the Emanuel 9 and a double Citadel alumna | The Citadel Today

The tragedy of the Emanuel 9 massacre affected all of the Lowcountry, including The Citadel family. In addition to losing nine irreplaceable members of the community, The Citadel lost a double alumna who was dedicated to giving back, Rev. Myra Thompson. https://bit.ly/313YX9F

today.citadel.edu In 2015, The Citadel Graduate College lost a double alumna who was dedicated to giving back and educatinng others -- Rev. Myra Thompson.

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A dubious distinction? Hardly! Meet The Citadel's 80-year-old, Class of 2020 graduate | The Citadel Today

At one time, from 1957-1959, Wise was a member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Then, it got complicated. Now, 61 years later, he graduated as a member of The Citadel Class of 2020. https://bit.ly/2UP4jS5

today.citadel.edu "I worked as many as three part-time jobs at once to get by. Still, I always regretted not being able to finish my degree at The Citadel with my class in 1961."

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Future federal cyber warriors selected for Citadel’s CyberCorps program | The Citadel Today

Four cadets at The Citadel will complete their junior and senior years as South Carolina’s first CyberCorps® scholars. https://bit.ly/3d9mp7D

today.citadel.edu First S.C. CyberCorps Scholarship for Service cadets selected to begin program this fall Four cadets at The Citadel will complete their junior and senior years as South Carolina’s first CyberCorps®

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Citadel board votes unanimously: zero tuition increase for 2020-21 | The Citadel Today

The Citadel Board of Visitors voted unanimously not to raise tuition for the 2020-2021 academic year during a meeting on June 12. https://bit.ly/30Dz3ZS

today.citadel.edu “The Board is united in the decision to freeze tuition at last year’s rate for the coming academic year,” said Col. Fred L. Price Jr., BOV chair.

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Faculty heading into retirement with finesse after decades of leadership | The Citadel Today

In all, 13 members of The Citadel faculty retired after the 2019-2020 academic year. Though they spent their final months working remotely due to the pandemic, their departure was and will continue to be felt and their contributions, lasting. https://bit.ly/3hlHqPB

today.citadel.edu In all, 13 members of The Citadel faculty retired after the 2019-2020 academic year, but their contributions will continue to be felt on campus.

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Astronomer Saul J. Adelman, Ph.D., presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who | The Citadel Today

With more than five decades of excellence in his specialties, Dr. Adelman has garnered a laudable reputation as an exemplary astronomer and educator. https://bit.ly/3feJ97B

today.citadel.edu The world's premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to present Saul J. Adelman, PhD, with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award.

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Hartsville native, Citadel graduate assumes command of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade | The Citadel Today

Brig. Gen. David L. Odom, a Hartsville native and 1991 graduate of The Citadel, assumed command of 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade last Friday at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. https://bit.ly/3faMXqk

today.citadel.edu After a change of command ceremony, Brig. Gen. David L. Odom, Citadel Class of 1991, is now the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade's commanding general.

Class of 2020––looking for something to hang up on the wall at your new place? Head over to The Citadel Photo Store to purchase a commemorative print of your Class Formation.

You can buy yours here: bit.ly/2Ym9GJp

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Future teachers from the Zucker Family School of Education are good to go | The Citadel Today

The Master of Education is one of the most popular degrees within The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2020. Here's what some of our graduates from the Zucker Family School of Education are up to next. https://bit.ly/2zePpNr

today.citadel.edu The second most popular degree for The Citadel Graduate College Class of 2020 was a Master of Education. Meet some of its graduates who are good to go.

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The Baker School of Business: adding links to the global chain | The Citadel Today

Supply Chain Management is essential for almost every business or organization. That’s why The Citadel is working to meet the need by offering a degree in Supply Chain Management, guided by professors who are experts in the field. https://bit.ly/2XUIW2o

today.citadel.edu The Baker School of Business is working to meet the need by offering a degree in Supply Chain Management, guided by professors who are experts in the field.

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Citadel cadets look back, to lead the way forward | The Citadel Today

It’s a tense and difficult time in America. But that’s the kind of environment where principled leaders stand tall to help. Two members of The Citadel family—one current and one former cadet—are working to give back to the Charleston community. https://bit.ly/2XTiSEI

today.citadel.edu Two servant leaders from The Citadel family — one current and one former cadet — are working to give back to the Charleston community.

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The cybersecurity effects of coronavirus | The Citadel Today

The long-standing cyber insecurity of the healthcare industry puts patient safety at risk, now more than ever. https://bit.ly/2XYv1ID

today.citadel.edu Lieutenant Derek Bernsen, a member of The Citadel Class of 2013, is a Naval officer with an expertise in cyberspace operations.

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Statement of Solidarity from The Citadel’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center | The Citadel Today

The Citadel’s Truth, Racial Healing, and Transformation Center is unequivocally committed to equipping “the next generation of strategic leaders and thinkers to break down racial hierarchies and dismantle the belief in the hierarchy of human value.” https://bit.ly/3dyL7iE

today.citadel.edu "We cannot just acknowledge recent tragedies or merely use them to raise awareness of the problem; we must heal the root cause of the problem."

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The Citadel’s first African American barber recalls his journey at South Carolina’s military college | The Citadel Today

“He’s a blessing for this school. He changed this school forever. Just standing up and embracing the difference, that’s something amazing.” https://bit.ly/3eP170b

today.citadel.edu The first African American cadet graduated from The Citadel in 1970. One year later, the school hired its first black barber to groom cadets of color.

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Words of encouragement from Rev. Karen Lewis Crawford, a Citadel alumna minister | The Citadel Today

"We may not see hope in the burning rubble of a convenient store, but there is still hope. We may not see hope in angry protests, but there is hope. We may not see hope in death, but there is." https://bit.ly/2z3CopS

today.citadel.edu Rev. Karen Lewis Crawford, CGC Class of 2004, became the first African American woman ordained in the South Carolina Wesleyan Church last fall.

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A Message to The Citadel Community from Gen. Glenn Walters | The Citadel Today

"In times like these our Core Values and Principled Leadership can change everything. Educate yourself on the issues, and support your colleagues, friends and neighbors. Be a resource to your community by sharing your time, effort, and energy. Be kind to one another and solve problems. We each can be a powerful solution to our Nation’s challenges." https://bit.ly/2U0Hdrm

today.citadel.edu Citadel Family: The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis brought tremendous pain, anxiety and sadness to communities across our nation, including ours. It is the latest in a series of

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S.C. Guard deployed to Citadel for face mask building effort | The Citadel Today

Seven members of the South Carolina National Guard (SCNG) are on a 20-day deployment…in The Citadel’s library. The group is helping construct N-95 face masks from 3-D printed materials to protect healthcare workers against COVID-19. https://bit.ly/2zIdJYb

today.citadel.edu Seven members of the South Carolina National Guard are on a 20-day deployment…in The Citadel’s libraryworking to protect healthcare workers against COVID-19

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At 91, Citadel's first woman graduate celebrates 50th commencement anniversary | The Citadel Today

50 years ago today, the first woman to graduate from The Citadel walked the stage to accept her diploma for a master’s degree on May 29, 1970. https://bit.ly/3et1iyf

today.citadel.edu The first woman to graduate from The Citadel walked the stage to accept her diploma for a master’s degree, 50 years ago, on May 29, 1970.

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The Citadel recognizes six employees who go above and beyond | The Citadel Today

The Citadel is proud to recognize Chris Cantell, Mike Cantrell, Justin Palmer, James McAnally and Dave Drake — employees with Information Technology Services — as the Team of the Year and Henry Bouton as the Employee of the Year for 2020. https://bit.ly/36E2L1R

today.citadel.edu The Citadel is proud to recognize five employees from Information Technology Services as the Team of the Year and Henry Bouton as the Employee of the Year.

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The Citadel's oldest alumnus to be remembered fondly | The Citadel Today

The Hon. Marion “Joe” Smoak, the regimental commander for the Class of 1938 and one of our longest-living alumni, dedicated his life to his family and country as a veteran, a lawyer, and through a career in politics and international relations. https://bit.ly/2X2Ohp6

today.citadel.edu The Citadel is remembering one of its longest-living alumni, a member of the Class of 1938, who dedicated his life to his family and country.

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Citadel alumnus narrates Memorial Day message from First United States Army | The Citadel Today

Lt. Gen. Thomas James Jr., '85, is the commander of First Army, the oldest and longest established field army of the branch. https://bit.ly/2Zzvu6p

today.citadel.edu Lt. Gen. Thomas James Jr., '85, narriates a video from the First United States Army to remember Memorial Day, by highlighting a World War II soldier.

Duty done, they rest, so we may live free. We are eternally grateful for those who made the ultimate sacrifice both today and every day. Happy Memorial Day.

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Remembrance at The Citadel War Memorial led by Assoc. of the U.S. Army and Brig. Gen. Dickinson, USA (Ret.), Class of 1967 | The Citadel Today

Despite the inability to host a more traditional event with a crowd, Memorial Day 2020 would not be disregarded by the Association of the U.S. Army local chapters and The Citadel Alumni Association. https://bit.ly/2XqghlL

today.citadel.edu Despite the inability to host a traditional event, Memorial Day 2020 would not be disregarded by the Association of the U.S. Army and the CAA

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From service to The Citadel, these veteran graduates are good to go | The Citadel Today

As the Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel is an obvious college choice, not only for cadets who plan on joining the military, but also for those who have already served. Here’s where some of our 2020 veteran grads are off to next. https://bit.ly/2LKs9cO

today.citadel.edu As The Military College of South Carolina, The Citadel is an obvious choice for those who have already served in the military.

‪We did it! Thanks to your incredible generosity, we’ve raised more than $1,000,000 from over 2,400 donors today. There’s still 4 hours left to #JoinTheMarch.‬

‪P.S.—if we can get a gift from Wyoming, we’ll have all fifty states represented!‬

‪Give here:‬ givecampus.com/4c4irb

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Recognizing award-winning members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets | The Citadel Today

As each spring semester closes, The Citadel recognizes outstanding cadets and active duty students at the college through a series of awards. The Awards Convocation 2020 could not be held, but the achievements of these students are still being celebrated. https://bit.ly/2zJQb4R

today.citadel.edu As each spring semester closes, The Citadel recognizes some of the outstanding cadets and active duty students at the college through a series of awards.

The Impact of Your Gift | The Citadel Giving Day 2020

Generosity has a way of bringing communities together and uniting them in times of crisis. The COVID-19 Relief Fund has been critical to our college's success––it has been used to pay hospital bills and even to purchase laptops and WiFi for cadets to enable them to learn online.

Help us continue to ensure that every member of The Citadel Family is taken care of by making a gift here: givecampus.com/4c4irb

The Citadel Giving Day 2020 Kickoff

During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to come together to support our Citadel Family. Join us today for a special day of giving through The Citadel Foundation. This year, funds can be directed to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports cadets, students, faculty and staff during this time of uncertainty. #JoinTheMarch

Help us reach 1,500 donors in 24 hours by making a gift here: givecampus.com/4c4irb

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Citadel engineers in high demand around SC and the nation | The Citadel Today

There are advantages to graduating from one of the 5 oldest engineering programs in America, and one that is consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally. By graduation each May, 85% of Engineering students are employed, with 99% employed within 2 months. https://bit.ly/3e1ZCeD

today.citadel.edu There are distinct advantages for those graduating from one of the five oldest engineering programs in America, and one that is consistently ranked in the top 25 nationally. By graduation

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SC’s future military leaders were commissioned on Zoom, Facebook Live due to coronavirus | The Citadel Today

Roughly 30 percent of The Class of 2020 commissioned in the armed services after their graduation––and they gave their first salute over Zoom. https://bit.ly/2AARLq1

today.citadel.edu Soon-to-be-officers joined a Zoom meeting where they practiced the ceremony. Each name was called, cadets gave their salutes remotely.

Make an Impact | The Citadel Giving Day 2020

During these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to come together and make an impact. Join us on May 19th for a special day of giving through The Citadel Foundation. This year, funds can be directed to the COVID-19 Relief Fund, which supports cadets, students, faculty and staff during this time of uncertainty. #JoinTheMarch

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Crosswhite celebrates virtual graduation from The Citadel | The Citadel Today

During this year's virtual commencement experience, Citadel families got creative with their graduation festivities. Jack Crosswhite was sworn in and received his commission as a second lieutenant in the Army in his backyard during his celebration. https://bit.ly/2Lyih5E

today.citadel.edu For Jack Crosswhite, Citadel Class of 2020, the traditions of graduation go beyond getting a diploma and tossing a hat in the air.

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Citadel Graduate College honors top students from the Class of 2020 and faculty | The Citadel Today

Each year, The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) celebrates student excellence in areas of academics, leadership and service. This year the CGC honored more than 20 deserving students and faculty members. https://bit.ly/2LmaQyv

today.citadel.edu More than 20 deserving CGC students and professors are being recognized for excellence in areas of academics, leadership and service.

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New Citadel graduates lean in to protect and serve | The Citadel Today

As military officers, police officers, sheriff’s deputies, cyber security warriors, secret service agents or three-letter-agency operatives, many #Citadel2020 grads will carry on the generations-old sense of duty established by cadets who preceded them. https://bit.ly/3dzdX28

today.citadel.edu Many members of the Class of 2020 will lean in to protect and serve, carrying on the generations-old sense of duty established by cadets who preceded them.

Our Mighty Citadel

The decision to attend The Citadel is a commitment to be challenged. As a member of the Corps of Cadets, you will join an extraordinary group of young individuals driven by a strong moral code and a desire to make a difference. You are strong, but when you join your classmates, you become part of a team. Together you become resilient. You form lifelong bonds that define who you are. You learn to uphold standards and learn the value of accountability and integrity. And in this process, you realize that you are capable of more than you ever thought.

Choose something different… and you’ll never be the same.

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The Impact of Your Gift | The Citadel Giving Day 2020
The Citadel Giving Day 2020 Kickoff
Make an Impact | The Citadel Giving Day 2020
In Their Own Words | The SCCC Class of 2020
In Their Own Words | The CGC Class of 2020
Looking Back | The Citadel Class of 2020
Congratulations from The Citadel Family
The 50th Anniversary of Charles Foster's Commencement from The Citadel
Corps Day 2020
Recognition Day 2020
From Foster to the Future

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The 2,300 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and eight evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World report for six consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.

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