The Citadel

The Military College of South Carolina

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Baccalaureate Service and Carillon Concert for the Class of 2012

Place: Summerall Chapel at 4:30 p.m.

Speaker: Marine Col. Thomas S. Clark, professor and head of the Naval Science Department, The Citadel. Clark graduated from The Citadel in 1985 and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the U.S. Marine Corps through NROTC. Since then he has served in leadership positions at almost every level to include being Aide-de-Camp to the Commandant of the Marine Corps. He has deployed in support of Operations Desert Storm/Desert Shield as well as more recently for Operation Iraqi Freedom. In July 2011, he returned to The Citadel to assume command of the Naval ROTC program. Throughout his career, Clark has learned the importance of bringing faith and spiritual strength to every endeavour. He brings a wealth of experience with him that will provide insight and encouragement for every graduate regardless of their future plans. (See Col Clarks Biography for more information)

Inclement Weather: As scheduled

Approx. Running Time: 1 ½ hours

Suggested Dress: Casual

Suggested Arrival: All guests are asked to be seated in the chapel 20 minutes prior to the processional. Please note that the chapel will fill quickly.

Suggested Parking: Once on-campus parking areas fill, campus parking will be limited to handicapped ve­hicles. Most visitors will be directed by Public Safety to park near Johnson Hagood Stadium and then walk to Summerall Chapel.

Please, no flash photography or artificial lighting inside the Chapel. 

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