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Photos from The Citadel Biology Department's post 11/29/2023

Considering a career in teaching after graduation with a BS in Biology? See the information below from Furman University
In order to aid local school districts who have been experiencing severe teacher shortages in various critical needs areas, Furman has developed a new Master of Arts in Teaching degree program. This program is for students who have a major in one or more of eight critical needs areas (or a minimum of 30 semester hours in one or more of these areas) and who have not, for whatever reason, completed a traditional teacher education program.

I am writing you today to request your assistance in distributing some information to your current seniors, specifically those majoring in math, biology, chemistry, physics, English, French, Spanish, or social studies (including history, political science, economics, psychology, etc). I have attached our MAT flyers that will give them some introductory information. On the back of the second flyer, you’ll see a QR code which will take you and your students to an interview with one of our recent grads. As soon as she completed her MAT program, she went from grad student to French teacher at a local Greenville County High School. If you could share these flyers, along with my contact information, I would be happy to set up an individual Zoom meeting with your students in order to discuss the program in greater detail. Also, they may click here to request more information.

Basically, they can complete a master’s degree and become certified to teach in only one year! In Greenville County, the salary for a beginning teacher with a master’s degree is currently $52,074/year. Students begin classes in June and graduate the following May. While our full-time program is intense and rigorous, graduates emerge well-prepared to meet the demands that current teachers face. Currently, tuition is $425 per credit; each course carries 3 credits…so $1275 per course. Based on this rate, the tuition for the entire program is only $14,025 + books and a $55 application fee. SC residents may also apply for the South Carolina Teachers Loan which can provide assistance for those gaining certification in critical needs content areas. Here is a link to that information:

We are excited to be in the middle of our fourth cohort [each of our grads who sought a job was hired almost immediately!]—and we’re even more excited to offer this opportunity to others who are interested in giving back to their communities by becoming teachers who help students reach their full potential! What an exciting time to be in education…and to be a teacher who helps others impact the future!

Thank you, in advance, for sharing this information with your students. I will look forward to hearing from them and assisting them however I can.
My best,

Kay Goodwin, Associate Director
Office of Graduate Studies
Furman University
3300 Poinsett Highway
Greenville, SC 29613
(864) 294-3164
[email protected]


This is for Citadel students and alumni. Due December 6. If seats are still open after initial selections, late applications will be accepted

Pre-Health Information 11/16/2023

Due to the generous donation of Dr. Virgil Alfaro and a few other alumni, an in-person summer Kaplan MCAT Prep Course, free to 25 lucky Citadel students and alumni, will be offered this summer.

Students should plan to live in the barracks to participate in the MCAT Boot Camp, and should take the official real MCAT on July 13 or 26.

Dates - Move into barracks June 9, 2023 complete the program July 8, 2023; followed by several days of full-length practice exams (all included)

All study materials provided in January 2024, so students should already be well-prepared prior to the camp​. Please email one of the Pre-Health Advisors if you would like to be receive an application to be considered for the MCAT prep course, and please spread the word to alumni who might be interested. Contact info for the advisors Dr. Kathy Zanin, Dr. Patrice Capers, Dr. Sarah Imam and Dr. Kimbo Yee is linked here:

Applications will be due around the end of the first week in December, and students will be notified if they have been selected around mid-December.

Program includes:

21 2-hour scheduled in-person classes, at The Citadel, with an expert MCAT teacher​ from Kaplan

Personalized homework assignments based on strengths and weaknesses​

Access to unlimited livestreamed workshops including in-depth MCAT CARS strategy workshops​

A 3,000+ question Qbank that you can customize by length, topic, and subtopic​

The mobile companion app to practice on-the-go​

17 full-length, realistic practice tests​

7-book MCAT subject review set​

90+ brand new content refresher videos covering the highest-yield MCAT topics​

Virtual reality study app covering ~1,000 MCAT science topics (compatible with Meta Quest 2 headset)​

Explainer videos for 300+ difficult and high-yield MCAT questions on official AAMC practice tests

All the official practice test material offered by AAMC

Pre-Health Information Pre-Health information at The Citadel includes pre-health advisors, mentorship programs, medical or dental school information and more.

Minor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry 11/14/2023

Attention Students with a Minor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry

The required Literature seminar is being offered this Spring, 2024. It will be taught by Dr. Lisa Zuraw of the Chemistry Department.
CRN 11507 CHEM 429 01 Literature Seminar

Minor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry The Minor in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry is a joint minor between the Biology and Chemistry Department at The Citadel.


Concert: The Sound of Freedom: CSO Salute to Veterans

Tickets are $40, but concert is FREE for Citadel students, veteran students, faculty, and staff; due to a generous donation! To register for free tickets, please ​reply to [email protected] using your citadel email account.

Saturday, November 11
Class of 1969 Auditorium, Capers Hall
7 pm: Meet-and-greet with CSO in gallery, auditorium doors open
8 pm: Concert begins
Purchase Tickets:

As our inaugural concert in the Class of 1969 Auditorium, please join us for a special military musical tribute in partnership with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra.

Concertmaster Yuriy Bekker, the CSO String Quartet, and the CSO Brass Sextet will honor our nation's veterans with a patriotic program as listed below.

The event begins at 7 pm, when guests may meet the CSO musicians and view the current exhibits in the Winfred B. Moore Jr., Art Gallery in Capers Hall: “Behind the Lines: Combat Artists and The Citadel Experience” and our Alumni Art Exhibit. The concert begins at 8 pm and is general seating.

Tickets are $40 and include the gallery reception. You may also sponsor a veteran student to attend the performance. Free parking is available on campus, including handicapped parking behind Capers Hall.

Proceeds will support art programs for Citadel veterans in partnership with The Citadel’s Veteran Student Success Center.

To purchase your tickets, CLICK HERE

CSO String Quartet
Yuriy Bekker & Micah Gangwer, violins
Jan-Marie Joyce, viola
Claire Solomon, cell

CSO Brass Sextet
Antonio Marti & Kyle Lane, trumpets
Brandon Nichols, horn
Ben Dickinson, trombone
Tom Joyce, tuba
Ryan Leveille, percussion

Paul Dukas: Fanfare from La Peri

Antonin Dvorak: American String Quartet
II. Lento
IV. Finale. Vivace ma non troppo
Samuel Barber: Adagio for Strings
William Grant Still: 2 Selections from Lyric Quartette
Sentimental One
Jovial One

George Gershwin: Three Selections from Porgy & Bess
Bess, You is My Woman Now 3'
My Man’s Gone Now 3'
Summertime 3'
various, arr. Dick Goodwin: Armed Forces Salute - 4”
traditional: When the Saints Go Marching In 3'


Attention, pre-medical students:
Citadel Alumni Pre-Medical Mentor/s will be on campus from 8-10 PM in Duckett 114, during the Biology study hall/tutoring session, this Thursday, November 2.

Citadel alumni who are currently in medical school at MUSC, want to help you prepare for the MCAT, prepare for interviews, prepare personal statements, or anything else you have questions about!


Attention seniors: 
The deadline to submit the Graduation Application to the registrars office is October 31st. You must submit the application to have your degree conferred, diploma mailed and to participate in Commencement.

2023-2024 Academic Calendar 10/18/2023

It's time to sign up for academic advising for Spring 2024. Advising runs from October 23-November 3
To prepare to meet with your faculty advisor, please see your Degree Evaluation in Lesesne Gateway and check your academic map, posted here:
If you are a pre-med biology major, this document may also be helpful:
The Registrar has posted the course list here:
See when you can Register on the Academic Calendar:

2023-2024 Academic Calendar The Citadel's full 2023-2024 Academic Calendar for the SCCC/Day Program, CTP, CGC and campus wide special dates.

Photos from Pre-Health Society - The Citadel - CC's post 10/18/2023

It's that time of the year! Citadel Students, do you like Starbucks? If so, submit your non-fiction or fiction tale to win one of three Starbucks gift cards. Your tale has to be set on campus or in Charleston, SC. It can be whatever length of a ghastly tale you like to submit. Just remember your audience are your peers. Dr. Mendez will be selecting the top three stories. . See the flyer or Daniel Library's Instagram page bio for the link tree link to the online Google submission form.

On October 18th from 6:30 - 7:30 pm, we will be reading stories and announcing the winning stories selected. We will have refreshments and Halloween festivities. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]


Attention Pre-Health Seniors: Leadership Day
Seniors Only: Leadership day is next Wednesday, October 18. If you are not currently enrolled in LDRS 411.18: "Nursing & Pre-Med Sr Seminar" you may contact Ms. Ginger O'Neil to try to get your section switched.

Ginger O’Neill – [email protected]
Program Coordinator
Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics
The Citadel
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston SC 29409
Phone: 843-953-5815


Seniors in Dr. Zanin's Immunology class showing off their new bling! Congrats to all who wear the ring!


Attention Citadel Alumni: The Pre-Health Mentoring Program is in need of mentors in the Myrtle Beach area, specifically in the area of physical therapy and optometry. If you know anyone who may be willing to volunteer, please give them this link:
We also need health care professional of all types from all areas to serve as mentors to current pre-health students; so please spread the word. Many thanks!
Kathy Zanin ([email protected] )


Please join students in ELES 302: Human-Wildlife Conflict as we learn more about the biology, management, and economic impact of the invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle right here in Charleston County from our guest speaker, Brendan Standish.


Learn How to Spot a Killer, The Invasive Asian Longhorned Beetle
Tuesday, October 10, 2023
9:30 am
Bond 165

Photos from The Citadel Biology Department's post 10/02/2023

Interested in neuromodulation for rehabilitation? An upcoming workshop at MUSC may be of interest to you! This would be a great opportunity for students to see a lot of cool live demonstrations of laboratory methods and to hear excellent presentations, related to the internship posted earlier. There is a reception/poster session as well where students could network with faculty for other potential volunteer opportunities across the College of Health Professions, Neuroscience Department, and Institute of Psychiatry.

Here is the link to the program agenda:


MUSC Mobile Mammography RETURNS to The Citadel- On campus screenings - Monday, October 16, 2023
Employee Testimonials!
“ This mobile unit saved my life! “
“ I’m grateful for The Citadel bringing this convenient service to employees each year.”
“ My wife was able to get screened- thank you for this important reminder”

For the past 20 years, MUSC’s Hollings Cancer Center has managed a mobile health unit that provides breast cancer and cervical screening to employers, faith communities and organizations in South Carolina. The Citadel and MUSC have partnered to provide this service to our campus community.
Date: Monday, October 16, 2023
Time : 9:00AM-2:00PM BY APPOINTMENT ONLY * email Dana Richardson to schedule
Location: The Citadel – Mobile will be parked alongside the Avenue of Remembrance – near the Summerall Chapel

Eligibility for Breast Cancer Screening- Digital Mammography
Mammogram screenings are available for all women age 40 and older
Women age 35-39 may receive a baseline screening if they have a family history of breast cancer (i.e. first degree relative who had or has breast cancer)
No current breast problems (i.e. lumps, etc.)
No personal history of breast cancer
Not pregnant or nursing
At least 12 months since the last mammogram
May self- refer; however, an order from a health care provider is strongly encouraged, as an order is required for follow-up testing

*Appointments are required - email Dana Richardson to schedule; Eligible employees MUST provide proof of insurance at time of appointment.
You will need to verify with your insurance plan if and how mammograms are covered since insurance plans differ.

schedule your appointment here Please note: appointments are first come, first served- schedule yours today!!!

*Deadline to schedule is next Thursday, September 28th.

As always, make a pleasant day!
Dana Richardson
Employee Benefits Manager
S.C. Notary Public
The Citadel
Office of Human Resources
171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, South Carolina 29409
(843) 953-5376 (work)
(843) 953-5228 (fax # )
[email protected]

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Tips for Applying to Graduate School. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. 09/29/2023

Applying to graduate school? This virtual meeting may help! #/registration

Oct 10, 2023 05:00 PM
Description: Are you thinking of pursuing graduate school as your next step? If so, this session is right for you! Applying to graduate school can be an exciting opportunity to grow scientifically and professionally and take that next step in your career. With so many important factors to consider when thinking about the BEST program for YOU, the application process can also feel daunting. As you start this journey, join the AAMC Group on Research, Education, and Training Outreach Committee to learn strategies and tips on choosing where to apply and how to prepare a strong application. Our panel of experts will provide an overview of the application process including factors to consider when choosing your list of programs, strategies for approaching personal statements, letters of recommendation, and general tips for success.

Welcome! You are invited to join a meeting: Tips for Applying to Graduate School. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email about joining the meeting. Are you thinking of pursuing graduate school as your next step? If so, this session is right for you! Applying to graduate school can be an exciting opportunity to grow scientifically and professionally and take that next step in your career. With so many important factors to consider when thinking....


Congrats Seniors! You’ve worked hard, and you earned it!

Congratulations to our 470 members of the Class of 2024 receiving their Citadel Rings today!


Congratulations to Hunter Page (Biology, 2024), who has been accepted to Medical School. We are so proud of you Hunter!

Jobs - Job Details - Assistant Professor of Biology 09/22/2023

If you know a biologist looking for a job in the Charleston area, please spread the word:

The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, located in Charleston, South Carolina, invites applications for a Tenure-Track position in Biology, at the level of Assistant Professor, beginning August 2024. This search is specifically aimed at hiring an organismal biologist.
Job no: 496444

More info at the link below:

Jobs - Job Details - Assistant Professor of Biology Job Mail Subscription Keep informed about job opportunities at The Citadel. Job Alert Already Applied? Update your details, view your application and progress Login Job search e.g. "Administrator, Staff" Refine search Work type Full Time Permanent - Faculty 1 Categories Science and Mathematics 1 Ass...


Career Center Event for Students: Ready, Set, Hire! Tomorrow from 1-4 in Daniel Library


Congrats Will! Will Epps holds two degrees from The Citadel, a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching with a specialization in Chemistry and Broad Field Science, and a Master of Education in interdisciplinary STEM education.

The 2023-2024 District Teacher of the Year for Richland School District Two is Will Epps, '16, a science teacher at Blythewood High School.


Please join us in celebrating the life of beloved Biology Professor, Dr. Paul Nolan on September 22, 2023.


Great Pre-Health Society meeting tonight! We send a huge thank you to the Citadel alumni who have volunteered to mentor our pre-med students this year! Recent Citadel Alumni John DeStefano, Noah Nawabi, Bailey Richardson, and Will Shugart, who are currently in Medical School at MUSC will mentor pre-medical students in the Pre-Health Society throughout the 2023-2024 school year. These mentors welcome you to reach out using the contact info posted in the Pre-Health Society Canvas course. They will also be available during many of the Biology Tutoring/Study Hall events on Thursday nights, 8-10 PM in Duckett 114.


Important Student Information Meeting Tonight, September 6, 2023, at 6:30 PM; in Duckett 101 - PIZZA!!!
There will be an Important Student Information Meeting Tonight, September 6, 2023, at 6:30 PM; in Duckett 101. All pre-health students are invited to attend. Pizza will be served.

Once a year, Dr. Zanin hosts an information meeting for all pre-health students. Come learn about application timelines and all the resources and opportunities for you at The Citadel.
Ask your questions about our Mentorship Program, the Accelerated Entry to MUSC Program, Healthcare Study Abroad, Clubs, Volunteer opportunities, the timeline to apply, prerequisites, and more!!!
Biology majors who are freshmen will be on orders. Freshmen of other majors should ask your department's administrative assistant to put you on orders for the event.
If you cannot attend, please save and read the handout document linked here:

Google Forms: Sign-in 09/06/2023

Attention Citadel Biology Research Students:
A scholarship available for STEM students who are interning or conducting research this Fall. The application deadline has been extended to next Friday, 9/15. In the past, students have been awarded up to $2000 for the semester. This scholarship is open to all student populations including master’s level as well.

Students can put in their application using this link:

Google Forms: Sign-in Access Google Forms with a personal Google account or Google Workspace account (for business use).

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Duckett Hall Room 119 171 Moultrie Street
Charleston, SC

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