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Citadel News Service
8 May 2015

Citadel Graduate College honors outstanding students from the Class of 2015

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Lt. Gen. Rosa, Patrick Ayres, B.G. Hines, Todd Shealy, Tanner Knox, Lauren Smalls, Joshua Brown, Lakia Johnson, Henry Morgan, Michelle Tompkins, James Rodgers, Melissa Zaremba, Liz Arnold, Sheldon Bloomfield, Austin Gray, Dean Bob McNamara, Chad Earwood & Chandler Rennison

CHARLESTON, S.C. –The Citadel Graduate College (CGC) is recognizing 22 top students from the Class of 2015 for excellence in areas of academics, leadership and service. The awards were formally presented at an evening reception on campus Thurs., May 7.

At the institution’s commencement, May 9, the largest Evening Undergraduate Studies class in the history of the CGC will receive their diplomas along with graduate students who will be receiving a variety of master’s degrees including Master of Arts in Biology, Master of Education in Counselor Education and Master of Business Administration among many others.

The following students who accepted awards for their achievements are:

Graduate Student Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership
Austin Gray, Master of Arts in Biology
The graduate student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

Evening Undergraduate Studies Award for Academic Excellence and Leadership
Henry Morgan, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The evening undergraduate student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

The Office of Military and Veteran Affairs Academic Excellence in Leadership Award
Patrick Brice Ayres, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
The veteran student award recognizes an exceptional student that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

Outstanding Leadership and Contributions to Student Life though the Student Government Association

Executive Board:

Joshua A. Brown — President
Daniel "Hughston" Armstrong — Vice President
Robert "Blake" Coffey — Treasurer
Tanner Knox — Secretary

Senators:

Emily Giarrocco — School of Education
Robert King — Evening Undergraduate Studies
Caitlyn Lees — School of Engineering
Justin White — School of Business
Nova C. Edwards — School of Education
Olivia McPherson — School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Hirshey Awards
Chad Earwood, Master of Arts in Teaching
Edwin Todd Shealy, Master of Education in Counselor Education
Sheldon Bloomfield, Master of Education in Educational Leadership
Melissa Zaremba, Master of Education in Literacy Education
The Hirshey Awards are presented each spring to both graduate and cadet students exemplifying excellence in education in honor of Dr. Charles Hirshey, the head of the Department of Education from 1969 to 1979. Dr. Hirshey is a pioneer of graduate education in the Lowcountry and a founding member of what is now The Citadel Graduate College.

Aline Mahan Award
Anna-Chandler Culbreth, Specialist in Education in School Psychology
Lakia Johnson, Specialist in Education in School Psychology
The Aline M. Mahan Award is presented annually to graduates who have demonstrated an outstanding record of scholarship, technical skill, and community service in the school psychology program at The Citadel.

J. Patrick Leverett Award
Michelle Tompkins, Master of Arts in Psychology: Clinical Counseling
Each year, the J. Patrick Leverett Award is presented to the year's outstanding graduate of The Citadel Department of Psychology's master's degree program in clinical counseling. This award honors Professor Pat Leverett, who served as a faculty member in the department for 10 years.

MBA Outstanding Student of the Year Award
Lauren Smalls, Master of Business Administration
The MBA Outstanding Student of the Year Award is determined by a vote of faculty members who teach in the MBA program. It is presented to a graduate who has demonstrated an exceptional record of academic achievement and principled leadership within the MBA program.

MBA Professor of the Year Award
Liz Arnold, Associate Professor of Accounting
The MBA Professor of the Year Award is determined by a vote of Citadel MBA students and is presented to a faculty member who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to the education of their students.

Business Evening Undergraduate Student of the Year Award
James Rogers, Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
The award is determined by a vote of faculty members who teach in the evening undergraduate program. It is presented to an undergraduate student who has demonstrated an exceptional record of academic achievement and principled leadership within the program.

Business Evening Undergraduate Professor of the Year Award
Lancie Affonso, teaches management with a specialization in information technology and information management systems
Each year, the School of Business recognizes the accomplishments of one of our evening undergraduate professors. The award is determined by a vote of the evening undergraduate students.

Charles Lindbergh Award
Jason Hatch, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering
The Charles Lindbergh Award is presented annually to an undergraduate evening student in Civil and Environmental Engineering for outstanding achievement in Civil Engineering. This award honors Dr. Charles Lindbergh, Citadel Class of 1958. 

The CGC offers 20 graduate degree programs with 37 concentration options, 13 graduate certificate programs, and six evening undergraduate programs.

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