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Citadel News Service
20 May 2016

Citadel cadets selected for Airport Management summer internship

News release provided by the Charleston County Aviation Authority

Two rising seniors from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, will participate in the Charleston County Aviation Charleston International AirportAuthority’s 2016 Airport Management Internship this summer.

Tyus Carter of Birmingham, Ala., and Devan Washington of Summerville, will start work at Charleston International Airport on May 31.

The Aviation Authority internship program is entering its second year. It is designed to give students from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds the opportunity for hands-on experience in airport operations and management. It also furthers the Aviation Authority’s commitment to cultivating and recruiting a diverse workforce through community and educational outreach.

“During the 10-week internship, students spend time in each department to learn how each contributes to the overall operation of the airport,” said Sharon McGhee, director of community relations and creator of the internship program. “After a two-week orientation with all the departments that comprise the Aviation Authority, the cadets will be assigned to one department for the remainder of their time with us.”

Carter just completed his junior year at The Citadel where he is a defensive back on the Bulldog football team. An accounting major with a minor in Information Systems, Carter is a squad leader and a volunteer with the Boyz to Gentlemen Summit and the Share Project where he mentors elementary students on the value of heroism and benefits of public service.

Washington is a graduate of Summerville High School. A rising senior and accounting major, he is a member of the International Managerial Accounting Association. He has been on the Dean’s List and held rank as Platoon Sergeant, Squad Sergeant and Squad Corporal. Washington is an aviation buff. He hopes to serve in the U.S. Air Force and become a Forensic Accountant.

About the Charleston County Aviation Authority

The Charleston County Aviation Authority is a special purpose district established by the state of South Carolina in 1970. Independent of local government, the Aviation Authority owns and operates Charleston International Airport, Charleston Executive Airport and Mount Pleasant Regional Airport. The Aviation Authority is governed by an 11-member board made up of local mayors, state and county elected officials and business and community leaders from the region.

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