The Citadel Alumni Association

The Citadel Alumni Association


Congratulations to all of today's graduates and especially to our more than 330 New Student Life Members!

Be sure to keep us updated in the CAA phone app or at

Thank you for joining The Citadel Alumni Association!
The Citadel will live stream the Long Gray Line parade this afternoon at 3:45 p.m. on our website and YouTube. Click here to view the live stream:
This is last call for the Class of 2023 current student CAA Life Membership rate of $400.00. After tomorrow the cost will increase so please purchase today! Membership must be paid in full to receive this reduced rate. Visit and choose the Life Membership (Current Student, Paid in Full) - $ 400.00 option. Thank you to everyone who has already signed up!
The Citadel will live stream the Joint Military Commissioning ceremony on Friday and both Commencement ceremonies on Saturday on our YouTube channel. Use this link to find all three live streams:
The big day for the Class of 2023 is almost here and the weather is beautiful!
For anyone considering purchasing a life membership in the CAA, especially parents, family and friends of graduating seniors, Phil Palmer, '05, Executive Director at WarriorWOD,, told us why being a CAA Life Member is important to him. To see the full video and to join the CAA, visit

WarriorWOD is committed to reducing the impact of both mental and physical wounds of veterans through fitness programs in order to empower our veterans to realize their full potential, confidence and self-worth.
The Citadel remembers former CAA President Drury “Chip” Charles Nimmich Jr., ’76, who passed away on April 28, 2023, and the legacy of service to The Citadel he leaves behind.
Eric Kirsch, '04, undersheriff of Wabaunsee County, Kansas, successfully stopped a driver having medical issues driving the wrong way on I-70, preventing harm to other drivers on the busy interstate highway.
May 1: Today is the 127th anniversary of the birth of General Mark W. Clark, USA, Ret., the 11th President of The Citadel.
The discounted price of $400.00 for Current Student Life Membership in The CAA ends Saturday, May 6. Purchase now at Choose the Life Membership (Current Student, Paid in Full) - $ 400.00 option.
Rich Wyatt, '12, published a science fiction novel, Lunacom.
Michael Glenn, '05, joined SouthState bank as a commercial relationship manager in Columbia.
Burr & Forman LLP added Robert Graham, '01, as counsel in the law firm’s Jacksonville office.
Richard H. Kellahan, Sr., The Citadel Class of 1944, of Kingstree, was freed from a German prisoner-of-war camp when Russians liberated Kellahan’s camp on April 21, 1945,. He rode in a truck convoy to the Elbe River before ending at a hospital near Nancy, France. There he was put on a train to the French coast and later shipped from Le Havre to New York.

Listen to Mr. Kellahan interviewed as a part of The Citadel World War II Alumni History Project here:

The Association is organized and shall operate a supporting organization exclusively for the benefit

Operating as usual


Ticket are now available for the Pat Conroy Citadel-only Lowcountry Boil & Oyster Roast scheduled for Thursday, October 26th from 5:30-8pm at the Beaufort Yacht & Sailing Club. The evening is limited to 100 Citadel alumni and their spouse/partners and will be a lively evening filled with delicious food, full open bar, and the head coach of The Citadel Bulldog’s basketball team, Ed Conroy, as the special guest.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/24/2023

August 24, 2023


Matt Free, '94, and Grayson Free, '23, were featured in a Garden and Gun magazine article, Step into the World of the Carolina S**g.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/22/2023

August 22, 2023: New Capers Hall

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/21/2023

August 21, 2023: Not bad for a Monday!


Dan Brouillette, CGC '19, was selected as Edison Electric Institute’s president and chief executive officer.


The Citadel Carillon, housed in the Thomas Dry Howie Tower, was brought to Charleston on August 19, 1954. It is one of the largest Dutch bell installations in the Western Hemisphere, weighing 25,000 lbs., with 59 bells varying in size from 25lbs to 4,400 lbs. The set was cast at the renowned van Bergen Bell foundry, established in 1795 in The Netherlands.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/18/2023

August 18, 2023: Spanish Moss


Melvin C. Williams, CGC '00, was named 2023 Engineer of the Year by the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina.


Update from The Citadel Beach Club: The Beach Club will be closed this Sunday, August 20, 2023, for K**b Beach Day. This includes all inside and outdoor facilities and parking.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/16/2023

Sunrise this morning: August 16, 2023


Today is National Airborne Day, designated by the U.S. Congress to honor the nation's airborne forces of the Armed Forces. The first official U.S. Army parachute jump occurred on August 16, 1940, at Fort Benning, Ga.


Frank T. Cherry ’92; Jim M. Cherry, Jr., ’61; and Cody B. Cherry, ’21; were in Switzerland for the marriage of Frank’s son, Austin, and are shown here in Zermatt with the Matterhorn.


Ashley Hindman, '99, was named CEO of Harris Regional Hospital in Sylva, N.C., and Swain Community Hospital in Bryson City, N.C.


Welcome, Class of 2027!


Have a beautiful weekend and best wishes to the Class of 2027!


Oceanside Collegiate hired former Major League Baseball pitcher Britt Reames, '96, as its baseball coach.


1LT Jacob P. DiSabatino, USA, '20, was featured in an article on on his career in the U.S. Army so far and his time in Australia.


Thomas L. Pipkins, ’23; Dr. James F. Hill III, ’03; and Dr. Vaughn D. Parfit, ’76; visited Representative Nancy R. Mace, ’00, at her Washington, D.C., office when in town for the National American Optometric Association meeting.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 08/07/2023

Today on Purple Heart Day we remember and honor the bravery of our Alumni who were wounded or killed as a result of enemy action while serving in the U.S. military defending and protecting our country.


Today is the 233rd anniversary of the founding of the U.S. Coast Guard.


Tomorrow, August 4, is International Beer Day so here are a few Citadel Alumni brewers for you to sample.

Amor Artis Brewing, Fort Mill, SC
Steve Tolson, CGC '11, GM/Owner

Ghost Hawk Brewing Co, Clifton, NJ
Tom Rachselski, '04, Founder/President

Holy City Brewing, Charleston, SC
Jack Pitts, '06, Brewer

Island Brands, Charleston, SC
Scott Hansen, '94, Co-founder/CEO

Munkle Brewing Co., Charleston, SC
Brian Donehue, '02,

Oak Road Brewery, Summerville, SC
Ben Bankey, CGC '15, CEO

Port Orleans Brewing Co., New Orleans, LA
Andrew LIlly, '98, Partner

28Brewery, Scottsdale, AZ
George Boatwright, '72, Partner - Sales

Pangaea Brewing, Greenville, SC
Corey Byrd, Veteran undergraduate & CGC ‘20, Owner and General Manager

If you know any others, please leave a comment so we can update our list!


From a letter to his readers from Pat Conroy, '67, posted on his website, August 3, 2009:

"We toured The Citadel and I pointed out the places I had lived when I was pretending to be a cadet. I owe The Citadel more than I can express in words. That day, The Citadel was beautiful in sunlight, and Charleston strutted in the beauty of all its strange elixirs."


Col J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF, Ret., ’53, former Hanoi Hilton POW, spoke at a recent S.C. Military History Club meeting. Attending were Van D. Lott III, ’74; Franklin B. Lott, ’75; COL Fred L. Price, Jr., SCM, ’75; and Collins. Also present but not pictured was Anthony J. Lolas, former India Company TAC officer and AFROTC instructor, who piloted the plane that brought Colonel Collins and other POWs home from Vietnam.


Spartanburg Citadel Club K**b Send-Off

August 9
Country Club of Spartanburg

Our K**b Send off will be held at the Country Club of Spartanburg starting at 5:30 and ending at 7:00 PM

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


In May 2023 Class of 1970 classmates, Michael F. Rogers and COL J.D. Crawford, USA, Ret., visited the grave of MAJ Thomas Dry Howie, USA, ’29, at the American Cemetery in Normandy, France.


Greater Greenville Citadel Club K**b Send Off

August 8
Greenville Country Club

Please join us at 5:30 PM as we recognize the incoming Class of 2027 as they embark on their Citadel journey. ALL are encouraged to attend this special event as we reconvene and begin the 2023-2024 year.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


West Tennessee Cadet Sendoff

August 6
Autozone Park

An opportunity to gather and welcome newly enrolled freshman cadets and send current upper class cadets back to school ready for another year at the best Senior Military College in the country!

We have access to a pavilion at Autozone Park, home to the Memphis Redbirds, the AAA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals. They are playing the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp with a 2:05 start time. Come watch some minor league baseball, eat some grilled burgers, hotdogs, and all the fixings while we do our best to prep you for the next step in your college journey!

There’s no cost to you or your family. Parents and family are welcome to attend. We hope to see you on August 6th at 1 PM!

Go Dogs!

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


The Pacific Northwest Citadel Club Summer Picnic will be on 6 August 2023 at Lake Sammamish State Park, WA. The festivities will run from 10AM – everyone leaves.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


Charlotte Area Citadel Club Lakeside BBQ

August 5
123 Strawpocket Ln

Plan to join us for our annual back to school send off at 4:30 PM, a great opportunity for Cadets & local Charlotte Alum to have a blast at the Lake.

For more information, Call or text Johnny at 423-661-9072 or our Club President, Eric at 540-481-7307.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


Citadel Club of Greater Washington Cadet Sendoff

August 5
John Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab Cafeteria

The purpose of this event is for current cadets and their parents to share Citadel insights with incoming cadets and their families in an informal setting.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


Denver Metro Colorado Citadel Club Sendoff

August 5
BJ's Brewhouse

Gathering of new and returning Citadel Cadets with Family, Friends, and Alumni.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


Indiana Citadel Club 2023 Cadet Sendoff

August 4
Home of Josh and Stacie Orahood

Family-friendly, mostly outdoor Cadet Sendoff, with a catered light supper.

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at


Please join the Greater Pittsburgh Citadel Club (GPACC) on August 3 at 6 PM in a fellowship gathering at our annual Cadet Send-off event.

It will be our summer gathering and cadet send off. It is at Top Golf in Bridgeville, PA.

This venue is covered open-air with seat next to the Golf platforms for each booth and tables with room behind to stand/mingle.

For Alumni, GPACC club members/their guest’s the suggested donation is $25 person for food soft drinks.

Food will be Smoke House BBQ (Brisket & grilled chicken) with trimmings. Alcoholic refreshments on an individual basis but we will have a server. Incoming cadets, their families and their guests all are paid by the club.

We look forward to seeing you there! Go Dogs!

To find events in your area, check the Upcoming Events list at

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The Citadel Alumni Association

Purposes. The Association is organized and shall operate a supporting

organization exclusively for the benefit of, to perform the functions of, and to carry out the

purposes ofThe Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina ("The Citadel"). To this end,

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