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Citadel News Service
7 Nov 2009

St. Stephen cadet receives prestigious engineering scholarship

Cadet Caleb P. Rodgers of St. Stephen, S.C., has been selected as the 2009 recipient of the Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship.

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Cadet Caleb P. Rodgers is the 2009 recipient of the Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship from The Citadel School of Engineering. He is pictured here with his parents David and Bonnie Rodgers, left, and Engineering Dean Dennis Fallon.

Himelright, for whom the scholarship is named, is a former civil engineering department head who retired in 1981. The scholarship fund provides an annual $2,000 award for a senior in civil engineering as chosen by engineering faculty members. The scholarship is announced each year at Homecoming.

Cadet Rodgers has an exemplary record of academic achievement. During his six semesters at The Citadel, he earned Gold Stars four times and the Dean’s List award once. He has been named to the President’s List and twice to the Commandant’s List for military and academic excellence. As company academic officer, Rodgers is responsible for the academic well-being of his fellow cadets in Palmetto Battery.

“Caleb is an excellent student and a leader within the civil and environmental engineering student body and the Corps of Cadets,” said Edward Hajduk, faculty advisory to The Citadel American Society of Civil Engineers student chapter. “Caleb’s active involvement in ASCE is particularly noteworthy. His achievements reflect great credit upon him, the civil and environmental engineering department and The Citadel.”

Rodgers is currently serving as vice-president of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society chapter and is secretary of the ASCE student chapter. He is also a leader of The Citadel Isle of Palms Marina Project, a study of traffic and parking problems at the marina. In addition, he was recipient of the following scholarships: the Harry M. Mims Scholarship for his performance and interest in transportation and highway engineering, the Mac Nigels Scholarship sponsored by the Pile Driving Contractors Association of South Carolina, the American Council of Engineering Companies Scholarship and the Institute of Transportation Engineers Scholarship. He has worked for the past three summers as a civil engineering intern at Santee Cooper and at CEMS Engineering, and has served as a senior counselor at Palmetto Boys State.

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