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Citadel News Service
8 May 2010

Harry Carter receives Grimsley teaching award and Algernon honors

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Harrison S. Carter of The Citadel School of Business Administration is the 2010 recipient of the James A. Grimsley Teaching Award and the Algernon Sydney Sullivan award for a faculty member.

The awards were presented May 8, 2010 during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement. 


Harry Carter

The James A. Grimsley Undergraduate Teaching Award is for outstanding performance in instruction and service to undergraduate students. The award was created in 1986 and named for Maj. Gen. James A. Grimsley, U.S. Army retired, who was president of the college from 1980 to 1989. Each year the senior class votes on the recipient.

The Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award is presented by the college through the New York Southern Society, which created the award in 1925 to honor excellence of character and service to humanity. The award consists of a copper medallion, an engraved certificate, and a Sullivan biography.

Upon his arrival on The Citadel campus in 1999 as vice president for academic affairs and dean of the college, Carter quickly established himself as a consensus-builder and a person of great character and wisdom. Drawing on three decades of experience in higher education, he led the reorganization of the college into five academic schools to allow a more robust structure for fundraising. He was also instrumental in establishing Citadel 101, a freshman orientation program designed to help fourth class cadets succeed in The Citadel’s unique and demanding environment.

A scholar at heart, Carter returned to full-time teaching in the School of Business administration in 2007 and later became the first director of academic leadership programs. His work to better integrate leadership programs with academics has resulted in the creation of the Sophomore Seminar, a program beginning next fall which will more effectively engage third class cadets in leadership development.

Carter, who served in the Navy from 1966 to 1969 and was a member of the Georgia Air National Guard active reserves for more than 25 years, is a graduate of Georgia Southern University. Carter served as a faculty member, department head, provost and interim president at his alma mater before coming to The Citadel. He holds a master of science degree in management science from United States International University and a doctorate in management science and information systems from the University of Georgia.

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