Cadet 1st Lt. Kyle Fuller receives prestigious engineering scholarship
Cadet 1st Lt. Kyle Addison Fuller of Navarre, Fla., is the 2010 recipient for the Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship presented annually by The Citadel School of Engineering. He was presented with the scholarship during Homecoming Weekend events Saturday, Nov. 6.
Fuller, a senior, was selected for his outstanding record of academic achievement. During his six semesters at The Citadel, he has earned Gold Stars for two semesters, the Dean’s List Award for an additional semester, the Commandant’s list for one semester, and the President’s list for one semester.
As the current Alpha Company executive officer, Fuller is second in his company chain-of-command, a position of responsibility that places him in charge of all company duties, the discipline system, the company staff, and the cadre. He must be prepared to fill in for the company commander when necessary, including assuming control of the company-level training management. During his junior year, he was a platoon sergeant and was involved with the training and welfare of 30 to 40 cadets in his company.
Fuller is currently operations squadron cadet commander for the Air Force ROTC and is Honor Representative for his company. He also serves as coordinator of the professional activities event for the Citadel Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Coordination of this event brings him in contact with engineering professionals in the Southeast that represent a variety of companies and universities.
“All these things are evidence not only of Cadet Fuller’s scholastic abilities and a strong commitment to learning, but also of his commitment to serving as a outstanding example of a principled leader at The Citadel,” said Kenneth P. Brannan, head of the civil and environmental engineering department. “He not only fulfills all of the criteria for the Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship he exemplifies the spirit of professionalism that Col. Himelright demanded of all Citadel civil engineering graduates during his tenure as department head.”