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The Citadel Class of 2016 graduates recognized for leadership and achievements

On May 5, 2016, many leaders of the South Carolina Corp of Cadets were recognized for excellence in areas of academics, leadership, and service at the 2016 Awards Convocation.  Congratulations to the Citadel Honors Program students who were honored.

Lt. Colin Graham - political science. Commissioned in U.S. Marine Corps

-The Wade Hampton Saber

Awarded annually by the South Carolina division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, to the cadet who is outstanding in leadership and who makes the greatest contribution to The Citadel while a cadet.


Cadet Dylan Green - physics major. Going to Clemson University for a Ph.D. in atomic, molecular and optical physics. From Greenville, South Carolina.

-The Colonel Floyd W. Brown Memorial Award

Presented to senior cadet who contributed to the success of cadet life and exhibits highest degree in customs and courtesies of a cadet, citizen and solders.

Lt. John Hope - 3.96, political science and German. Commissioning in the United States Army

-South Carolina Society of The Order of Founders and Patriots Award

Given to the cadet who has best shown, through his or her superior historical scholarship, an exceptional understanding of and a respect for our founding forefathers and revolutionary patriots and their sacrifices as well as those who have defended our nation since that time.

Cadet Austen Lee – 4.0, business. Commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army

-The David Shingler Spell Second Honor Graduate Award

Presented to the cadet graduate who has earned the second highest cumulative grade point ratio based on all courses taken at The Citadel


Lt. Kane McManus - U.S. Air Force pilot training school; from Charleston, South Carolina

-American Legion College Award: Presented to a senior cadet(s) who has demonstrated qualities of military leadership, discipline, and citizenship through service to others, dedication to values, and honor to self and country.

James McManus - 3.9, Education with a Fine Art minor. Representing the United States of America as a Fulbright Fellow teaching in Norway

-The Cadet Medal of Merit

Presented by the Adjutant General of South Carolina to an outstanding senior who exemplifies the traits of leadership, scholastic achievement, conduct and participation in cadet and college activities.


Cadet Luis Parrado - Honors Program, 4.0, political science with pre-law concentration. Will enter The London Parliamentary Fellows Program with goal of becoming a federal prosecutor.

-Association of Military Colleges and Schools of The United States President’s Award

Presented annually to a graduating member of the Corps of Cadets who exemplifies the finest traditions of The Citadel and best represents the end result of its mission.

Cadet John Raad - 3.8, business administration, supply chain management concentration

-Lieutenant Colonel Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Award

Given annually to a first class cadet who best displays strong character, love of fellow man, patriotism, loyalty, and devotion to The Citadel.

Cadet Matthew Scalise - First Honor Graduate, 4.0, biology with pre-med concentration. will present a research paper to the National Conference of the American Society of Microbiology in Boston, examining a more efficient and cost-effective way to conduct water quality testing. Will enter the University of South Carolina School Of Medicine in Greenville. From Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

-The David Shingler Spell First Honor Graduate Award

Presented to the cadet graduate who has earned the highest cumulative grade point average based on all courses taken at The Citadel.

-The William Porcher Dubose Award

Presented annually by the General Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy to the First Honor Graduate in memory of Cadet Dubose, who was a citizen soldier, First Honor Graduate and ranking cadet of the Class of 1855.

-School of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Student Award

Created to recognize superior academic achievement by an undergraduate student majoring in one of the school’s disciplines.

-Doctor Francis Eugene Zemp Award

Presented to the senior cadet in the field of pre-med with the highest academic average.

-The SC American Society for Biology Best Undergraduate Poster Presentation for Microbiology

-The Citadel School of Science and Mathematics Outstanding Undergraduate Award

Gunnery Sergeant Michael Sickles - Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

-The Office of Military&Veteran Affairs Academic Excellence in Leadership Award

Given to the excellent veteran student that has demonstrated both academic excellence and leadership while at The Citadel.

America’s newly commissioned officers from The Citadel Class of 2016

United States Air Force

Andrew        McMahan       Knoxville                   TN                     Business Administration

Kane           McManus        Sagamore Beach         MA                     Civil Engineering

United States Marine Corps

Colin           Graham          Toms River               NJ                      Political Science

Michael        Sickles           Goose Creek              SC                      Business Administration

United States Army

Jennifer       Burch            Myrtle Beach                SC                     Criminal Justice

John           Hope             Moore                       SC                      Political Science

Austin         Lee               Rock Hill                     SC                     Business Administration


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