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Citadel News Service
15 Nov 2008

Raleigh cadet receives prestigious scholarship

Cadet Bradley Rand Roberson of Raleigh, N.C., is the 2008 recipient of the prestigious Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship presented each homecoming by The Citadel School of Engineering.

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.

“Cadet Roberson exemplifies the spirit of professionalism that Col. Himelright demanded of all Citadel civil engineering graduates,” said School of Engineering Dean Dennis Fallon. “He has an exemplary record of academic achievement and serves as an outstanding principled leader among his classmates and his peers.”

During his six semesters at The Citadel, Roberson has earned Gold Stars for four semesters and the Dean’s List honors the remaining semesters. He is secretary of the Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society chapter at The Citadel and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi. He is the professional activities event student chairman The Citadel Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) and has worked on the 2009 Infrastructure Report Card as team captain for bridges. Roberson also was selected as the recipient of the Harry M. Mims Scholarship for his performance and interest in transportation and highway engineering and is a recipient of the Citadel Scholars Scholarship.

Beyond the traditional classroom, Roberson participated in a Brasfield and Gorrie Project Management Internship, in which he worked on a six-story hospital project north of Atlanta, Ga. As commander of Second Battalion, Roberson is responsible for the health, morale, welfare, academic proficiency, military training, intramural athletics, administrative efficiency, safety, and discipline of approximately 500 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

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