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The Class of 2014 Graduates
Morning Ceremony
The South Carolina Corps of Cadets, veterans and active duty military personnel made up the Class of 2014 graduated on May 10th ready and confident to be leaders of principle in a global workplace, as well as in the military. Graduates included 493 cadets, 13 active duty military, 5 veteran cadets and 8 veteran students; all received their diplomas during the morning SCCC commencement. Of those graduates, 148 received their Bachelor Degree of Business Administration.

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Students Give Presentation after their Spring Break Trip to Cuba
A group of cadets spent their Spring Break in Cuba this year learning about the country, its way of life and its economy. A few weeks ago, the students gave a 30 minute presentation showing what they learned while in the communist country.

During their presentation, they discussed the country's economy, political climate, educational and medical services and how country officials ration food to its citizens.  

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Directors from across the Region Attend The Citadel's Directors' Institute
More than 70 people attended this year's Directors' Institute. The annual event, now in its fifth year, is a continuing educational program designed exclusively for public and private company corporate directors and their executives to connect and discuss emerging issues and best practices in board oversight.  

This one day program was held at the Francis Marion Hotel on May 2nd. Business leaders participated in discussions focused on risk management, strategic planning, board governance and regulatory developments impacting companies today. The event's keynote speaker was Brigadier General Harvey W. Schiller, USAF Ret., Ph.D., Chairman of Schiller Management Group (read Dr. Schiller's bio). During his speech, he encouraged leaders to "set your own standards", to not worry about the competition and to take one's company as far as possible.  

The presenting sponsors for CDI 2014 were Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, LLP and Elliott Davis.

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Cadets Win Cash as Part of the Financial Management Association's 1st Annual Stock Trading Competition
The Citadel Financial Management Association's (FMA) 1st Annual Stock Trading Competition concluded on April 18th, 2014 and found freshman Gregory Daly in first place with a portfolio return of 19.73%. Joel Moore and Teddi Haliscak finished in second and third place earning 19.47% and 19.24%, respectively.

The competition started on September 23, 2013, when students were allocated an initial amount of $100,000 in virtual money which they could invest in any U.S. securities of their choice. Students assumed the role of a portfolio manager with a goal to maximize investment returns while keeping risk under control for an 8-month period.

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CSB Students Visit The Energy Authority in Jacksonville
A group of cadets from the CSB visited The Energy Authority in Jacksonville, FL on April 29-30th. The Energy Authority provides public power utilities with a variety of services such as energy trading, portfolio optimization, risk management, scheduling and other advisory services.

Cadets Teddi Haliscak, Rob Knotek, Sam Doron, Joel Moore, Clayton Putala and John Crye traveled to Jacksonville. They were accompanied by Iordanis Karagiannidis, Assistant Professor of Finance; Mike Brown, Vice President of Wholesale Power at Santee Cooper; and Lonnie Carter, Santee Cooper President and CEO and CSB Advisory Board member.  

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Ambassador from the Ivory Coast Tours The School of Business
Daouda Diabaté, the Ambassador from the Ivory Coast (Cote D'Ivoire) to the U.S. visited the School of Business last month. While on campus, Dean Bill Trumbull gave him a tour of the business school and talked to him about The Citadel, its strong academic program and its military culture.

Mr. Diabaté was in the area to tour the port (his country is the largest exporter in the world of cocoa) and to attend a lunch in his honor at the Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Kenneth Fox, CSB adjunct professor, arranged the meeting between Dean Trumbull and Mr. Diabaté.


CSB Accomplishments
On March 19th, Dr. Wes Jones and Dr. Carl Betterton spoke at the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) Assessment Conference in New Orleans. Their presentation was titled "Using Faculty Teams in Assurance of Learning." The Assessment Conference is a key AACSB event exploring current trends and global best practices in Assurance of Learning (AoL) and assessment.

Dr. Michael Fekula has been named the Chair of the Department of Leadership Studies effective May 15th. This newly established department is an interdisciplinary unit which reports to the Provost and has responsibility to oversee all undergraduate and graduate credit-bearing leadership (LDRS-prefix) courses and programs at The Citadel.  

Professor Pat Manna will present "Never Underestimate Your Big Idea" at the Santee Cooper Engineers' Conference at Trident Technical College on June 11th explaining how entrepreneurship and innovation can exist in a structured environment.

Dr. Donald Sparks presented "Poor Health and Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa: Can the Link Be Broken?" at a seminar hosted by the National Intelligence Council and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. DoS in Washington DC in April.

Two students were awarded scholarships as a part of the National Transportation Week (NTW) Banquet at the Charleston Rifle Club on May 7th. Ting-Wei Liang received $5,000 through the Samuel E. Dunham & Elinor S. Harris Scholarship funded by the NTW Committee. Cody Turner received $3,500 through the Elizabeth Brabham Scholarship funded by the Charleston Motor Carriers Association. Read more

Brandon McCladdie, 2014 MBA graduate, was invited by the Dallas Cowboys to attend their NFL rookie mini-camp on a tryout basis on May 17th. McCladdie is a 6'-1", 200 lb. cornerback who played in the inaugural Medal of Honor Bowl all-star game last season at Johnson Hagood Stadium.