The Citadel Alumni Association

The Citadel Alumni Association

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Today on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we would like to share a page from The Citadel Memorial in Europe and Roger Long, '89:

"December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States of America at Hawaii. Citadel alumni and former cadets were there. Here are portraits of four men. There were probably several more. If you are aware of another Citadel Man who was there, please inform us so we can properly include and honor him here. This post was originally written on December 7, 2015, with the stories of two men. The third story was added Dec. 7, 2017, and the fourth December, 2018.- Roger Long, ’89."
The only enrolled cadet to be killed in action during the Civil War was W.J.B. Patterson, Class of 1865, who died on December 7, 1864 as a result of injuries at the Battle of Tulifinny. He was buried in his family’s plot in an unmarked grave in Magnolia Cemetery on December 17, 1864. The Fort Sumter Civil War Round Table obtained a marker from the Veterans Administration, dedicated on November 14, 2021.

The engagement at Tulifinny Creek is of historic importance because it involved the deployment of the entire Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal Academies as an independent military unit engaged in armed combat with Union forces. In December of 1864, the Governor of South Carolina ordered the Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal to deploy to Tulifinny Creek south of Charleston to reinforce Confederate troops defending a key railroad bridge against a much larger advancing Union force. On December 7, the Battalion of State Cadets, along with Confederate militia units from North and South Carolina and Georgia, engaged a much larger Union force in pitched battle for several hours, advancing against rifle and cannon fire and forcing the federal troops back to their entrenchments. On December 9, the battalion of cadets successfully repulsed a Union counter-attack on their defensive position by the railroad trestle with their disciplined rifle fire. The Battalion of State Cadets suffered eight casualties in the engagement, including one killed, and were commended by Major General Samuel Jones, CSA, Commanding General of South Carolina and Georgia Departments, for their gallantry under fire. A mural depicting the December 9th engagement at the Tulifinny Creek railroad trestle is on display in the Daniel Library.
CAA Alumni Travel has added a cruise, the Rhine and Mosel Rivers: Amsterdam to Basel, to our offerings for Summer 2022. If you are interested, visit The Citadel page at AHI Travel for details and to book! We are already receiving a lot of interest in this trip from our past travelers. cit.ahitravel.com/destinations/1627A?schoolId=33
Ken Donham, '96, was appointed senior vice president of international 0perations with Ho**er Furnishings.
After a one-year hiatus, The Citadel's Candlelight Service has returned!

Summerall Chapel would like to
extend a warm invitation to our Citadel Community and hope you will join us for one of these dates:

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Service beings at 7:30 pm
Please be seated by 7:00 pm

For more information, call (843) 953-5049.
Attire: Coat and Tie
November 30, 1958: The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Beach Club of The Citadel on the Isle of Palms is dedicated.

citadel.edu/root/beachclub-history
According to reports, the cornerstone of the College Building was laid on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1920, by the Grand Mason of South Carolina, in an imposing ceremony that included a parade of 2,200 Masons in their full regalia and an audience of over 5,000, including several hundred alumni.
Chaplain John Painter, USAFR, '89, was promoted to Brigadier General at Joint Base Charleston's chapel.
November 21, 2015: The Citadel Football beats the University of South Carolina, 23-22.

https://youtu.be/i3m5CPqX6Aw
The first class of Cadets graduated from The Citadel Academy on November 20, 1846, with six Cadets receiving diplomas.
Crystal Spring Haney, '01, was appointed as the first female member of the CAA Executive Committee by CAA President, LTC Chuck Bledsoe, ‘91. Over the 169-year history of the Association, many significant historical events have occurred, and we have seen many changes in the association itself. Today, our membership is open and welcoming to all graduates regardless of s*x, race, religion, or nationality. We are One CAA, representing graduates of One Citadel.
The Association of Graduates (now named The Citadel Alumni Association), was organized at a meeting at The Citadel on November 19, 1852. Charles C. Tew, Class of 1846, was elected as its first President, and John P. Thomas, Class of 1851, its first Secretary.

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 of The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina ("The Citadel").

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A day that will live in infamy… 12/07/2021

A day that will live in infamy…

Today on the anniversary of Pearl Harbor, we would like to share a page from The Citadel Memorial in Europe and Roger Long, '89:

"December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States of America at Hawaii. Citadel alumni and former cadets were there. Here are portraits of four men. There were probably several more. If you are aware of another Citadel Man who was there, please inform us so we can properly include and honor him here. This post was originally written on December 7, 2015, with the stories of two men. The third story was added Dec. 7, 2017, and the fourth December, 2018.- Roger Long, ’89."

A day that will live in infamy… December 7, 1941, the Japanese attacked the United States of America at Hawaii. Citadel alumni and former cadets were there. Here are portraits of four men. There were probably several more. If you…

12/07/2021

The only enrolled cadet to be killed in action during the Civil War was W.J.B. Patterson, Class of 1865, who died on December 7, 1864 as a result of injuries at the Battle of Tulifinny. He was buried in his family’s plot in an unmarked grave in Magnolia Cemetery on December 17, 1864. The Fort Sumter Civil War Round Table obtained a marker from the Veterans Administration, dedicated on November 14, 2021.

The engagement at Tulifinny Creek is of historic importance because it involved the deployment of the entire Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal Academies as an independent military unit engaged in armed combat with Union forces. In December of 1864, the Governor of South Carolina ordered the Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal to deploy to Tulifinny Creek south of Charleston to reinforce Confederate troops defending a key railroad bridge against a much larger advancing Union force. On December 7, the Battalion of State Cadets, along with Confederate militia units from North and South Carolina and Georgia, engaged a much larger Union force in pitched battle for several hours, advancing against rifle and cannon fire and forcing the federal troops back to their entrenchments. On December 9, the battalion of cadets successfully repulsed a Union counter-attack on their defensive position by the railroad trestle with their disciplined rifle fire. The Battalion of State Cadets suffered eight casualties in the engagement, including one killed, and were commended by Major General Samuel Jones, CSA, Commanding General of South Carolina and Georgia Departments, for their gallantry under fire. A mural depicting the December 9th engagement at the Tulifinny Creek railroad trestle is on display in the Daniel Library.

The only enrolled cadet to be killed in action during the Civil War was W.J.B. Patterson, Class of 1865, who died on December 7, 1864 as a result of injuries at the Battle of Tulifinny. He was buried in his family’s plot in an unmarked grave in Magnolia Cemetery on December 17, 1864. The Fort Sumter Civil War Round Table obtained a marker from the Veterans Administration, dedicated on November 14, 2021.

The engagement at Tulifinny Creek is of historic importance because it involved the deployment of the entire Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal Academies as an independent military unit engaged in armed combat with Union forces. In December of 1864, the Governor of South Carolina ordered the Battalion of State Cadets from The Citadel and Arsenal to deploy to Tulifinny Creek south of Charleston to reinforce Confederate troops defending a key railroad bridge against a much larger advancing Union force. On December 7, the Battalion of State Cadets, along with Confederate militia units from North and South Carolina and Georgia, engaged a much larger Union force in pitched battle for several hours, advancing against rifle and cannon fire and forcing the federal troops back to their entrenchments. On December 9, the battalion of cadets successfully repulsed a Union counter-attack on their defensive position by the railroad trestle with their disciplined rifle fire. The Battalion of State Cadets suffered eight casualties in the engagement, including one killed, and were commended by Major General Samuel Jones, CSA, Commanding General of South Carolina and Georgia Departments, for their gallantry under fire. A mural depicting the December 9th engagement at the Tulifinny Creek railroad trestle is on display in the Daniel Library.

12/03/2021

CAA Alumni Travel has added a cruise, the Rhine and Mosel Rivers: Amsterdam to Basel, to our offerings for Summer 2022. If you are interested, visit The Citadel page at AHI Travel for details and to book! We are already receiving a lot of interest in this trip from our past travelers. cit.ahitravel.com/destinations/1627A?schoolId=33

CAA Alumni Travel has added a cruise, the Rhine and Mosel Rivers: Amsterdam to Basel, to our offerings for Summer 2022. If you are interested, visit The Citadel page at AHI Travel for details and to book! We are already receiving a lot of interest in this trip from our past travelers. cit.ahitravel.com/destinations/1627A?schoolId=33

12/02/2021

Ken Donham, '96, was appointed senior vice president of international 0perations with Ho**er Furnishings.

Ken Donham, '96, was appointed senior vice president of international 0perations with Ho**er Furnishings.

12/01/2021

After a one-year hiatus, The Citadel's Candlelight Service has returned!

Summerall Chapel would like to
extend a warm invitation to our Citadel Community and hope you will join us for one of these dates:

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Service beings at 7:30 pm
Please be seated by 7:00 pm

For more information, call (843) 953-5049.
Attire: Coat and Tie

After a one-year hiatus, The Citadel's Candlelight Service has returned!

Summerall Chapel would like to
extend a warm invitation to our Citadel Community and hope you will join us for one of these dates:

Friday, December 3rd, 2021

Saturday, December 4th, 2021

Sunday, December 5th, 2021

Service beings at 7:30 pm
Please be seated by 7:00 pm

For more information, call (843) 953-5049.
Attire: Coat and Tie

11/30/2021

Today is the day! #GivingTuesday is here. Join us in celebrating the season of giving by making a gift to the The Citadel today!

Make your gift here: https://bit.ly/3roz3dS

11/30/2021

November 30, 1958: The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Beach Club of The Citadel on the Isle of Palms is dedicated.

citadel.edu/root/beachclub-history

November 30, 1958: The Colonel Robert R. McCormick Beach Club of The Citadel on the Isle of Palms is dedicated.

citadel.edu/root/beachclub-history

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 11/25/2021

According to reports, the cornerstone of the College Building was laid on a beautiful Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1920, by the Grand Mason of South Carolina, in an imposing ceremony that included a parade of 2,200 Masons in their full regalia and an audience of over 5,000, including several hundred alumni.

media.defense.gov 11/24/2021

media.defense.gov

Chaplain John Painter, USAFR, '89, was promoted to Brigadier General at Joint Base Charleston's chapel.

media.defense.gov

11/21/2021

November 21, 2015: The Citadel Football beats the University of South Carolina, 23-22.

https://youtu.be/i3m5CPqX6Aw

November 21, 2015: The Citadel Football beats the University of South Carolina, 23-22.

https://youtu.be/i3m5CPqX6Aw

11/20/2021

The first class of Cadets graduated from The Citadel Academy on November 20, 1846, with six Cadets receiving diplomas.

The first class of Cadets graduated from The Citadel Academy on November 20, 1846, with six Cadets receiving diplomas.

11/19/2021

Crystal Spring Haney, '01, was appointed as the first female member of the CAA Executive Committee by CAA President, LTC Chuck Bledsoe, ‘91. Over the 169-year history of the Association, many significant historical events have occurred, and we have seen many changes in the association itself. Today, our membership is open and welcoming to all graduates regardless of s*x, race, religion, or nationality. We are One CAA, representing graduates of One Citadel.

11/19/2021

The Association of Graduates (now named The Citadel Alumni Association), was organized at a meeting at The Citadel on November 19, 1852. Charles C. Tew, Class of 1846, was elected as its first President, and John P. Thomas, Class of 1851, its first Secretary.

The Association of Graduates (now named The Citadel Alumni Association), was organized at a meeting at The Citadel on November 19, 1852. Charles C. Tew, Class of 1846, was elected as its first President, and John P. Thomas, Class of 1851, its first Secretary.

11/18/2021

James Williams, ’85, was named one of the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

James Williams, ’85, was named one of the 100 most influential business leaders in the Puget Sound area by the Puget Sound Business Journal.

11/17/2021

The Alumni Office will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26. Some members of the staff have taken additional time off earlier in that week so if you plan to visit our office, please call or email first to be sure the person you would like to see will be available.

The Alumni Office will be closed next week for the Thanksgiving holiday on Thursday and Friday, November 25 and 26. Some members of the staff have taken additional time off earlier in that week so if you plan to visit our office, please call or email first to be sure the person you would like to see will be available.

11/16/2021

On November 16, 2009, Space Shuttle Atlantis, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 2:28 p.m. EST, on a utilization and logistics flight and arrived at the International Space Station on the afternoon of November 18, making Col Randy Bresnik, USMC, Ret., '89, the first Bulldog in space! Go Dogs!

On November 16, 2009, Space Shuttle Atlantis, lifted off from Kennedy Space Center at 2:28 p.m. EST, on a utilization and logistics flight and arrived at the International Space Station on the afternoon of November 18, making Col Randy Bresnik, USMC, Ret., '89, the first Bulldog in space! Go Dogs!

The Citadel Alumni Association 2021 Awards - The Citadel Today 11/15/2021

The Citadel Alumni Association 2021 Awards - The Citadel Today

The Citadel Alumni Association 2021 Awards - The Citadel Today Charles D. Burnside's sincere passion for The Citadel was infectious and motivated those with whom he interacted.

11/15/2021

The holidays are quickly approaching. If you're looking for a gift for your cadet, you can purchase a Life Membership in The Citadel Alumni Association at the discounted price of $400.00. This price is available until your cadet's commencement day and must be paid in full by that day. To purchase visit citadelalumni.org/join and choose the Current Student option.

The holidays are quickly approaching. If you're looking for a gift for your cadet, you can purchase a Life Membership in The Citadel Alumni Association at the discounted price of $400.00. This price is available until your cadet's commencement day and must be paid in full by that day. To purchase visit citadelalumni.org/join and choose the Current Student option.

11/13/2021
11/13/2021

Big John's Tavern is hosting a fundraiser to support the Deputy Sheriff Andrew J. Mazur, The Citadel Class of 2001 Memorial Scholarship tomorrow, 4 PM to 6 PM.

Big John's Tavern is hosting a fundraiser to support the Deputy Sheriff Andrew J. Mazur, The Citadel Class of 2001 Memorial Scholarship tomorrow, 4 PM to 6 PM.

Photos from The Citadel Alumni Association's post 11/12/2021

On September 5, 1967, they entered as k***s. This Homecoming weekend they're celebrating their 50th reunion. Congratulations to The Citadel Class of 1971!

11/11/2021

Welcome Alumni and friends! You'll find the schedule for Homecoming on The CAA website!

http://www.citadelalumni.org/s/1674/bp20/interior.aspx?sid=1674&gid=1001&pgid=1741

Welcome Alumni and friends! You'll find the schedule for Homecoming on The CAA website!

http://www.citadelalumni.org/s/1674/bp20/interior.aspx?sid=1674&gid=1001&pgid=1741

11/11/2021

Please join us today in showing appreciation for all of our Alumni Veterans!

Please join us today in showing appreciation for all of our Alumni Veterans!

11/10/2021

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps!

Happy Birthday to the US Marine Corps!

11/09/2021

The Olde School Blazer Company will be in the Holliday Alumni Center, Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-Kickoff, during Homecoming this weekend. Stop by while you're here or place your order online anytime.

https://www.oldeschoolblazer.com/schools/citadel/

The Olde School Blazer Company will be in the Holliday Alumni Center, Friday from 10am-4pm and Saturday 9am-Kickoff, during Homecoming this weekend. Stop by while you're here or place your order online anytime.

https://www.oldeschoolblazer.com/schools/citadel/

11/09/2021

Brandon Kinder, '06, is the president and CEO of Simpsonville-based bioPURE, a microbial disinfection company, which was named Number One on the South Carolina 50 Fastest Growing Companies list, presented by the Capital Corporation.

https://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/2021/10/13/371650/50-fastest-growing-companies-honored-at-columbia-ceremony

Brandon Kinder, '06, is the president and CEO of Simpsonville-based bioPURE, a microbial disinfection company, which was named Number One on the South Carolina 50 Fastest Growing Companies list, presented by the Capital Corporation.

https://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/2021/10/13/371650/50-fastest-growing-companies-honored-at-columbia-ceremony

11/08/2021

Class of 2007 through Class of 2021, join us for The Citadel Young Alumni Reception, this Friday, November 12, 2021, 5:45 PM (after Twilight Parade) until 7:15 PM, in the Holliday Alumni Center. We'll have prizes and free beer, wine, snacks and soda!

Class of 2007 through Class of 2021, join us for The Citadel Young Alumni Reception, this Friday, November 12, 2021, 5:45 PM (after Twilight Parade) until 7:15 PM, in the Holliday Alumni Center. We'll have prizes and free beer, wine, snacks and soda!

Timeline Photos 11/05/2021

Due to inclement weather, today's dress parade has been canceled. We'll see you on November 12 at 1710 for Twilight Parade.

Due to inclement weather, today's dress parade has been canceled. We'll see you on November 12 at 1710 for Twilight Parade.

11/05/2021

Keller Kissam, ’88, is the new president of Dominion Energy South Carolina.

https://news.dominionenergy.com/2021-11-04-Dominion-Energy-Announces-Changes-in-Operating-Segment-Leadership

Keller Kissam, ’88, is the new president of Dominion Energy South Carolina.

https://news.dominionenergy.com/2021-11-04-Dominion-Energy-Announces-Changes-in-Operating-Segment-Leadership

Incumbent Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie wins second term 11/03/2021

Incumbent Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie wins second term

Congratulations to Will Haynie, '83, on being elected to a second term as mayor of Mount Pleasant!

Incumbent Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie wins second term MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. (WCBD) – Incumbent Will Haynie has been elected to serve a second term as mayor of Mount Pleasant. He pulled 9,222 votes while his opponent Kathy Landing earned 6,414 vot…

11/03/2021

Brian Harris, ’90, was named head coach of the Caldwell Community College volleyball program in Hudson, N.C.

https://hickoryrecord.com/sports/college/caldwell-names-head-volleyball-coach/article_f97f0f94-3bf0-11ec-85b7-eb6248e5bc98.html

Brian Harris, ’90, was named head coach of the Caldwell Community College volleyball program in Hudson, N.C.

https://hickoryrecord.com/sports/college/caldwell-names-head-volleyball-coach/article_f97f0f94-3bf0-11ec-85b7-eb6248e5bc98.html

The Citadel Cadets Tour Credit One Stadium | News | Choate Construction 11/02/2021

The Citadel Cadets Tour Credit One Stadium | News | Choate Construction

Rod Jackson, '91, and Mike Adams, '07, gave cadets studying construction management a tour of Daniel Island's Credit One Stadium.

The Citadel Cadets Tour Credit One Stadium | News | Choate Construction Choate Charleston was thrilled to welcome cadets studying construction management at The Citadel on a tour of the Credit One Stadium.

Timeline Photos 11/01/2021

Timeline Photos

Col. Anthony Baggiano '61 served as our Donor of the Game this weekend!

His favorite Citadel Football memory? Marching in the Summerall Guard at the 1960 Tangerine Bowl 🍊

One more home game to go! Enter to be our final Donor of the Game in 2021: https://bit.ly/2021TCBFdotg

10/28/2021

Sketch of the proposed new Citadel campus by Oliver J. Bond, October 28, 1918 - From The Citadel Archives

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/461

Sketch of the proposed new Citadel campus by Oliver J. Bond, October 28, 1918 - From The Citadel Archives

https://citadeldigitalarchives.omeka.net/items/show/461

10/27/2021

The Citadel War Memorial was dedicated on Oct. 27, 2017.

The Citadel War Memorial was dedicated on Oct. 27, 2017.

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,

the objectives of the Association shall include the following:

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