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John Pharr

Corps Grad ’79


I am originally from Washington, D.C. and I graduated from The Citadel in 1979 with a degree in business administration. I am currently in the IT industry.

What are your top career achievements to date?
I was the first in my class to get a job after graduation. I was also appointed the youngest bank branch manager in my company.

What is your top personal achievements to date?
My top personal achievement was going back to school after twenty years in order to obtain my master’s degree and successfully change careers.

What are your top bucket list goals?
My top bucket list goals are to travel to exotic places and to be the executive of a mid-size corporation. How did attending The Citadel help position you for success? The Citadel gave me the strength to overcome any obstacle encountered.

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