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The Military College of South Carolina

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Reuben Gresham

Corps Grad ’99


Originally from Jacksonville, Florida, Graham graduated from the Corps in 1999 with a degree in English education. He currently works in the field of education in Georgia.

What are your top three career achievements to date?
My top three career achievements to date are being chosen as the 2016 Exemplary Educator of the Year by the National Career Academy Coalition, winning the 2015 Innovation and Transformation Award from the Gwinnett County public school system, and becoming a high school principal.

What are your top three personal achievements to date?
My top three personal achievements to date are becoming a father, gaining my Ph.D. from Mercer University, and being an Army Ranger.

What are your top three bucket list goals?
My top three bucket list goals are to vacation around the world, to become a best-selling author, and to become a successful school system superintendent.

How did attending The Citadel help position you for success?
The Citadel taught me how to network, how to set and accomplish goals, how to stretch beyond my limits, how to refuse to be denied, how to play the game of life, and how to understand true friendship. Another key virtue I learned at The Citadel was restraint. There are times when what you say may not be heard, but staying humble and hungry will present you with earned opportunities

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