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Citadel News Service
9 May 2015

Class of 2015: The Citadel as family tradition

One family’s legacy spans a century

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 Lt. Gen. Rosa, Hiram "Chip" Hutchison, III, Hiram "Bo" Hutchison, IV & Hiram "Hutch" Hutchison, Jr.

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Not only do they share the same name, they also all wear the ring. A cadet named Hiram Hutchison has walked across The Citadel’s commencement hiramfamily
stage to accept a diploma on four different occasions: 1915, 1957, 1986 and now 2015.

As is tradition at the college, Hiram “Bo” Hutchison, IV, a legacy member of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, will receive his diploma from his father and grandfather. The Hutchison legacy at The Citadel will span 100 years with the youngest Hiram graduating a century after his great-grandfather, on May 9, 2015:

  • Great-Grandfather, Hiram Hutchison, Sr. – Class of 1915 (deceased)
  • Grandfather, Hiram “Hutch” Hutchison, Jr. – Class of 1957
  • Father, Hiram “Chip” Hutchison, III – Class of 1986
  • Son, Hiram “Bo” Hutchison, IV – Class of 2015

In fact, in the 20th century, there was not a male Hutchison that did not attend The Citadel. Hiram Hutchison, Sr.’s older brother, Eugene Hutchison,
graduated with the Class of 1905 and was the recipient of The Star of the West Award. Eugene’s two sons also attended The Citadel with Eugene, Jr., graduating in 1927 and Theodore graduating in 1928.

“My class ring does not have the traditional message inscribing my major of business administration. Instead I inscribed, Tradition Continues, 1915, 1957, 1986,” said Hiram
“Chip” Hutchison, III. “Now I have to go see if I can add the year 2015 on behalf of my son. I don’t think I could squeeze all seven of us on there.”

Like Hutchison, IV, The Citadel is a family tradition for 31 other legacy cadets in the Class of 2015 with predecessors dating back to the late 1800’s. They, too, will accept their diplomas from their alumni parents and grandparents who were in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. Additionally, The Citadel Graduate College has seven legacy students who will be greeted by an alumni relative on stage.

The tradition of a parent or grandparent presenting diplomas to their descendants in the Corps began in 1962 and was later adopted by The Citadel Graduate College.

The custom makes graduation especially poignant for many cadets, students, and their families.

The Class of 2015 legacy graduates of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and CGC are:

Cadet

Alumni

Class

Relationship

Joshua Caleb Arp

Mr. Larry Dean Arp, Jr.

1988

Father

Chance Randall Baker

Mr. Thomas Randall Baker

1982

Father

William Lucas Ballam

Mr. H. Clifton Northum

1957

-

Capers Gamewell Barr, V

Mr. Capers Gamewell Barr, III

1963

Grandfather

Ryan Christopher Branch

LTC Francis Austin Branch, USA, Ret.

1986

Father

Collin Nicholas Buehring

Mr. William Alexander Hayes

1985

-

Samuel Glenn Cowart

Mr. John Thomas (Jake) Gressette

1950

Grandfather

Patrick Colin Faherty

Mr. Patrick Shawn Faherty

1986

Father

Nicholas Johann Fish

Col Edward John Fish, Sr., USA, Ret.

1985

Father

Jonathan Ross French

CDR Timothy Francis French, USN, Ret.

1982

Father

Justin Charles Gould

Mr. Dan Noel Gould, Jr.

1977

Father

James Michael Hager

Mr. William Winston Hager

1983

Father

Cody Jacob Hasty

Mr. Donald David Hasty, II

1986

Father

Holly Amanda Horton

Mr. Thomas Holbrook Horton

1974

Father

Samuel Lee Huntington

Mr. Mark Samuel Huntington

1984

Father

Hiram Hutchison, IV

Mr. Hiram Hutchison III

1986

Father

Mr. Hiram Hutchison, Jr.

1957

Grandfather

Thomas Caldwell Jordan

COL Jefferson Dean Jordan, USANG

1983

Father

Robert Spencer Adden, Ph.D., Citadel Professor Emeritus

1944

Grandfather

Colt Browning Kirkpatrick

Col Stephen Fred Kirkpatrick, USMC, Ret.

1984

Father

Margaret Virginia LaRiviere

Maj. Gen. James Michael LaRiviere, USMC

1979

Father

Lee Wilson Limehouse

Col. Harry B. Limehouse, USMC

1960

Grandfather

James Parker Maples

Mr. Christopher Andrew Blanton

1991

Stepfather

Thomas Joseph Margle, IV

Mr. Thomas Margle

1983

Father

Matthew Thomas Miller

Mr. Raymond Gaston Johnson, Jr.

1955

Grandfather

Alan Manuel Parrado

Dr. Carlos Manuel Parrado Marin

1979

Father

Cody Robert Pasqual

Mr. Jeffrey Cooper Stevenson

1991

Stepfather

Christopher Andrew Rustin

Mr. Dowse Daniel Rustin

1962

Father

Henry Diedrich Schweers, IV

Harold William Askins, Jr., Ph.D., Citadel Professor Emeritus

1961

Grandfather

Samuel Edward Shelton

Mr. Mark Edward Shelton

1985

Father

Kevin Sumner Stewart

LTC Sur Eric Stewart, USA, Ret.

1989

Father

Michael Allen Strickland

Mr. Stacey John Strickland

1980

Father

Elliott Davenport Thomas

Mr. William Walsh Thomas, Jr.

1978

Father

 

Student

Alumni

Class

Relationship

Ashley Elizabeth Burke

Dr. William Henry Burke

1980 SCCC / 1984 CGC

Father

Rhonda Williams Burke

1989 CGC

Mother

Jared Chrysostom

Patricia Chrysostom

1992 CGC

Mother

Christopher Brian Cook, Jr.

Christopher Brian Cook, Sr.

1987 SCCC

Father

Allison Lockwood

James Jervey Lockwood

1969 SCCC

Father

Melissa McCabe

Robert Claude McCabe

1972 SCCC

Father

Cynthia Norton

Lt. Col. Peter A. Tortorici

1996 SCCC / 2011 CGC

Son

Robert Schroer

2nd Lt. Jacob Schroer

2014 SCCC

Brother

 

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