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Citadel News Service
11 Apr 2013

Director of music named 2013 Employee of the Year

Retired Navy Cmdr. Mike Alverson is The Citadel's 2013 Employee of the Year. He will be honored at a faculty and staff reception and take review with Citadel President Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa during the April 19 military dress parade.

mike-alverson-band-director-studio-webAlverson, who lives in North Charleston, S.C., was selected for Employee of the Year by his peers at the college. The other finalists were Leah Schonfeld from human resources and Ned Discola from the physical plant.

"I congratulate Cmdr. Alverson on being selected as this year's Employee of the Year," Rosa said. "His co-workers praise him for his exemplary leadership and unparalleled work ethic and we are proud to have him as a member of The Citadel family."

Alverson received a $1,500 cash award, a gift package from Auxiliary Services, free campus parking for one year and 2013 season tickets to Citadel football games with reserved parking.

Alverson came to The Citadel in 2004. Since then he has been instrumental in raising the national and international profile of the Regimental Band and Pipes. In 2010 the cadet company was the only U.S. organization to participate in the Royal Edinburg Military Tattoo. It was the second trip to Edinburgh, Scotland, for the Regimental Band and Pipes. The first was in 1991.

He also played an integral role in securing entrance to the upcoming Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo in Halifax, Nova Scotia, this summer.

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