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Citadel News Service
1 May 2008

Awards convocation honors cadets, active duty students for academic, military and leadership achievements

Cadets and active duty military students who have excelled during the school year were honored Thursday, May 1 at an awards convocation that will become an annual event each year at commencement time. Thirty-five awards were presented during the awards convocation. In addition the 2007-2008 group of Who's Who Among American Universities and Colleges were recognized. Click here to view the Who's Who list.

Air Force Association Award
This award is presented annually by the National Air Force Association to the Air Force cadet who has demonstrated military excellence, outstanding academic achievement and exemplary leadership throughout the four years at The Citadel. Kenneth Allan Burch, Pilesgrove, N.J. 
Major: History
Son of Mr. Allan T. Burch

American Legion Military Excellence Award
The award is presented to a first-class (senior) cadet in recognition of the qualities of honor, courage, scholarship, military leadership, discipline and citizenship. Key attributes are service to other, dedication to values and honor to self and country.
Cadet Capt. Anthony Giunta, Jr., Norwood Mass.
Major: Biology
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Philip Giunta

Association of Military Colleges and Schools of the U.S. President’s Award
The award is given to at first-class (senior) who best exemplifies the finest traditions of The Citadel and best represents the college’s mission of achieving excellence in the education of principled leaders.
Cadet Lt. Matthew Butsick, Drexel Hill, Pa.
Major: Civil Engineering
Son of Mr. & Mrs. Walter Michael Butsick

Board of Visitors Trophy
This trophy is awarded annually to the cadet company that wins the regimental intramural championship.
Alpha Co.

Club Sport Captain of the Year
The award is presented in honor of Harry G. Hitopoulos, class of 1952, and Citadel boxing coach from 1982 to 2006, to the club sport captain who has provided exemplary leadership on and off the playing field.
Cadet Lt. Brent Walker Wood, Charleston, S.C.
Major: Criminal Justice
Mr. Richard Ebner Wood- father

Athletic Officer of the Year Award
The award is presented to the athletic officer who, in the opinion of fellow athletic officers, demonstrates outstanding leadership in administration of unit athletics.
Cadet Lt. Edward John Bartlinski, Catonsville, Md.
Major: Physical Education
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bartlinski

Cadet Medal of Merit
The adjutant general of South Carolina presents the award to an outstanding first-class (senior) cadet who exemplifies the traits of leadership, scholastic achievement, conduct and participation in cadet and college activities.
Cadet Trevor Armon Broughton, Hampton, Va.
Major: Physical Education
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Lawrence Broughton, Jr.

Carlisle Norwood Hastie Award
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to the graduating first-class (senior) cadet who is selected by classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well being of other cadets.
Cadet Lt. Col. Benjamin Thomas Shotzberger, Cazenovia, N.Y.
Major: History
Son of Mr. Samuel Thomas Shotzberger and Lisa Breen Bosworth

Chief of Naval Operations Distinguished Midshipman Graduate Award
This award honors one graduating midshipman at each NROTC Unit and midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy who demonstrate the highest standards of leadership, academic, and military performance.
Cadet Maj. Dirk Anthony Wooten, Virginia Beach, Va.
Major: Psychology
Son of Kimberly and Victor Wooten

Col Floyd W. Brown, Jr. Memorial Award
The award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet who will be commissioned into the military. It recognizes the cadet who has contributed to the success of the Department of Cadet Activities, who best exhibits the highest degree of customs and courtesies of a cadet, citizen and soldier and who possesses love and loyalty to The Citadel traditions of courage, honor, leadership, patriotism, scholarship, loyalty, high moral standards and service.
Cadet Maj. Richard Francis Hallett, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Major: Education- Social Studies
Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Francis Hallett

Congressional Medal of Honor Society Awards
The Congressional Medal of Honor Society Award is presented annually to the graduating first-class (senior) cadet considered the most outstanding in the performance of Corps of Cadets and military activities and will be commissioned into the armed forces. The commandant of cadets and the professors of the aerospace studies and military and naval science departments pick the recipient.
Cadet Capt. Harold Knupp, Summerville, S.C.
Major: Political Science
Son of Mrs. Carol Knupp

Dan Malcom Jr. Memorial Sword
The Marine Officer's Mameluck Sword is presented in memory of 1st Lt. Dan Malcom Jr., Class of 2001, who was killed in 2004 in Iraq. It recognizes a cadet for leadership and dedication while a member of The Citadel Naval ROTC.
Cadet Capt. Harold Knupp, Summerville, S.C.
Major: Political Science
Son of Mrs. Carol Knupp

Todd L. Dorney Memorial Sword and Scholarship
The award is presented annually in memory of Army Lt. Todd L. Dorney, a 1980 Citadel graduate. The sword goes to a senior under Army ROTC contract whose ROTC performance is in the top 10 percent of the class.
1. Cadet Capt. Steven Reis, Estero, Fla.
Major: English
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Oliviera Reis, Jr.

2. Cadet Sgt. Tyler Hitter, Derry, N.H.
Company: Palmetto Battery
Major: Business Administration
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Neil Hitter

George C. Marshall Award
This award is presented annually to the first class cadet being commissioned in the Army. The recipient must be the top graduating senior in the cadet battalion, must have completed the Leadership Development and Assessment Course and have demonstrated the leadership and scholastic qualities that epitomize the career of George C. Marshal.
Cadet Katie Richesin, New Braunfels, Texas 
Major: Political Science
Daughter of Susan Clark and Wendall Jack Richesin

Hemingway Award
The award is given to the senior who throughout his or her cadet career made the greatest contribution as a Christian cadet on the athletic field and to the spiritual life of the Corps of Cadets. It is named for Marine Corps Lt. Col. Thomas E. Hemingway, Class of 1960.
Cadet Major Jonathan Vallejo, Goose Creek, S.C.
Major: Electrical Engineering
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Oren Cesar Vallejo
Cadet Montrell A. Lee, Snow Hill, N.C.
Major: Physical Education- Teaching
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Don Beamon

Lt. Col. Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Award.
This award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet based on patriotism, love of fellow man, loyalty, humor, and dedication to The Citadel.
Cadet Capt. Justin Kloc, Yardley, Pa.
Major: Education- Social Studies
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Kloc

Brig. Gen. James Emory Mace Leadership Award
The award is presented annually to a first-class (senior) cadet who will be commissioned in the military and who demonstrates outstanding leadership in the day-to-day running of the Corps of Cadets. The cadet must exhibit unwavering love for The Citadel along with the leadership traits of honor, self discipline, courage, patriotism, high moral standards and service to fellow cadets. The award is named after former Commandant of Cadets and 1963 Citadel graduate Brig. Gen. James Emory Mace.
Cadet Capt. Kyle Michael Williams, Decatur, Ga.
Major: Biology
Son of Kirk Michael Williams

Mark W. Clark Honor Committee Award for Exemplary Service
This award is presented to a member of the Honor Committee judged to have made the greatest contribution to the honor system throughout the school year.
Cadet Capt. Grayson Dorr, Summerville, S.C.
Major: Business Administration
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Samual Ryan Dorr

D.S. McAlister Student Activities Award
The award is presented to the first class (senior) cadet who has made the greatest contribution to the Department of Cadet Activities.
Cadet Maj. Richard Hallett, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Major: Education- Social Studies
Son of Mr. and Mrs. David Francis Hallett

Military Order of Foreign Wars
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a first-class (senior) cadet who is in good academic and disciplinary standing, who has excelled in the ROTC program, leadership and study of military history and is a proactive cadet who will be commissioned into the United States military upon graduation.
Cadet Capt. Kenneth Burch, Pilesgorve, N.J.
Major: History
Son of Mr. Allan T. Burch 

Capt. H. Carl Josephson Navy Memorial Sword
The Charleston Council of the Navy League presents the award annually to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the U.S. Navy. The sword is awarded in recognition of superior academic and leadership skills demonstrated during four years as a Citadel cadet.
Cadet Maj. Dirk Wooten, Virginia Beach, Va. 
Major: Psychology
Son of Kimberly Sue Wooten and Victor Evon Wooten

Brig. Gen. William Lee Smith Marine Corps Sword
The Charleston Council of the Navy League presents the award annually to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps. The sword recognizes superior academic and leadership skills demonstrated during Joiner’s four years at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.
Cadet Lt. Col. William Coleman, Greenville, S.C.
Major: Civil Engineering
Son of Beverly Coleman and Morris Dale Coleman

Col. Joseph E. Perkins Honor Committee Award
This award is presented annually to a member of the Honor Committee in recognition of invaluable serves to the Corps of Cadets by upholding and promoting the high ideals of The Citadel Honor System.
Cadet Col. Ben Shotzberger, Cazenovia, NY
Major: History
Son of Mr. Samuel Thomas Shotzberger and Lisa Breen Bosworth

The Reuben B. Pitts III Memorial Award
This award is given in memory of Cadet Reuben B. Pitts III, Class of 1963, to the second class (junior) cadet selected by his or her classmates as showing the greatest concern for the well being of others.
Daniel Paul Fitzgerald, Wethersfield, Conn.
Major: Political Science 
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul D. Fitzgerald

Robert G. Miller Memorial Sword
This award is given to a graduating Navy midshipman or officer candidates who has excelled in a Navy Battalion leadership position, has devoted their life to public service, and is in the top 25 percent of their graduating class.
Officer Candidate Jefferey Cornielle, Goose Creek, S.C.  
Business Administration

North and South Carolina Society of the Order of Founders and Patriots Award
This award is given to the cadet who has best shown through his superior historical scholarship an exceptional understanding of and a respect for our founding forefathers and revolutionary patriots and their sacrifices in defense of our nation.
Cadet Lt. Nathaniel Fetting, Angier, N.C.
Major: Political Science
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Michael Lee Fetting

Society of the Daughters of the American Colonists Silver Bowl Award
This award is presented annually by the Daughters of the American Colonists to the graduating cadet with the best record of conduct and discipline during the cadet’s time at The Citadel.
Cadet Lt. Matthew Daniels, Florence, S.C.
Major: Business Administration
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Linton Elmer Daniels

Gen. William Moultrie Sons of the American Revolution Army Sword
This award is presented annually by the Sons of the American Revolution to the most outstanding cadet being commissioned in the U.S. Army. The sword is awarded in recognition of the superior academic and leadership skills that the recipient has demonstrated during four years as a cadet
Cadet Maj. Michael Neilen, Mount Pleasant, S.C.
Major: Business Administration
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Russell Neilen

Wade Hampton Saber
The award is given annually by the South Carolina Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the first-class (senior) cadet who demonstrates outstanding leadership and who makes the greatest contribution to The Citadel while a cadet.
Cadet Lt. Col. Jared Newman, Beaufort, S.C.
Major: Spanish
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Jared S. Newman

Walter Ballard Clark Award
Members of The Citadel's Army ROTC instructor group established the award in 1977 to honor Col. Walter Ballard Clark's service in the military and at The Citadel. Clark, Citadel Class of 1951, was a professor of military science and commandant of cadets from 1974 to 1977.
Cadet Capt. Steven Reis, Estero, Fla.
Major: English
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Oliviera Reis, Jr. 

Widder Award
The Widder Award is presented annually in memory of Capt. David Widder, a 1959 Citadel graduate who was killed in Vietnam while serving in the Army. The award recognizes the distinguished military student in Army ROTC who has best exhibited the qualities of devotion to duty, exemplary conduct, military and academic excellence and unquestionable character.
Cadet Capt. Steven Reis, Estero, Fla.
Major: English
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Steven Oliviera Reis, Jr.

William G. Willard Jr. Award
The award is presented annually to the second-class (junior) cadet selected by the senior cadet leadership - the regimental commander, the executive officer and the four battalion commanders - for exemplifying the qualities of integrity, devotion to duty, and service to The Citadel. The award was established by Willard’s widow. Willard, Citadel Class of 1929, was founder of Willard Oil Co. in Spartanburg, S.C.
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Brittany Nagel, Minot, N.D.
Major: Spanish
Daughter of Mrs. LuAnn Cederstrom

Maj. William Marks Hutson Award
The award is presented annually at The Citadel to a second-class (junior) cadet selected for outstanding leadership ability, academic standing and devotion to duty. It is given by Col. and Mrs. J.C. Hutson in memory of their son, Maj. William M. Hutson, U.S. Air Force, Class of 1939, who was killed in service in World War II.
Cadet Sgt. Maj. Brittany Nagel, Minot, N.D.
Major: Spanish
Daughter of Mrs. LuAnn Cederstrom

William Porcher Dubose Award
The award is presented annually by the General Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the first honor graduate in memory of Cadet Dubose, who was a citizen soldier, first honor graduate and ranking cadet in the Class of 1855.
Cadet Jui-Chiang Chen, Shindian City, Taipei County, Taiwan
Major: Mathematics
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Wen-Ching Chen

Star of the West
This award has been presented annually since 1886 to the best drilled cadet in the Corps of Cadets. Two cadets from each battalion complete prior to the winner being named.
Marcus Aurelius Ashby, Poulsbo, Wash.
Major: Business Administration
Son of Mrs. Eulanda Dado Ashby

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