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Citadel News Service

Office of Public Affairs

November 6, 1998


          The Citadel Alumni Association recently elected Major General Carroll LeTellier as its Alumnus of the Year for 1998.
          Carroll LeTellier, Citadel Class of 1949, is recognized for his dedication and loyalty to his alma mater. Through his service to the military college and his country, he has exemplified the college’s ideals as a cadet and as an alumnus.
          Bubba Kennedy, executive director of The Citadel Alumni Association, says this about LeTellier. "His dedication to the college is a full-time commitment which exemplifies a can-do attitude and the principle of leading by example—inspiring those who have the privilege of working with him. He is a man who prefers to work behind the scenes for the betterment of The Citadel, never seeking personal recognition."
          LeTellier distinguished himself as a graduate in The Citadel’s civil engineering program and later earned a master’s degree at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
          His professional accomplishments include engineering, design, and construction of numerous civil works and military projects in this country and abroad. He advanced to the ranks of major general in the Army Corps of Engineers, followed by civilian achievements as senior vice president of the Sverdrup Corporation in Alexandria, Va.
          LeTellier’s service to his country include serving in the Korea and Vietnam wars. Some of his honors and awards include: the Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf clusters, the Legion of Merit four times, and the Vietnamese Medal of Honor, as well as a citation for rehabilitation work following the Vicksburg, Miss. tornado.
          His volunteer activities over the years have ranged from recruiting prospective cadets to donating his professional expertise and efforts in constructing the plans for the new John Monroe J. Holliday Alumni Center.
          Gen. LeTellier received a framed resolution, listing all his contributions and accomplishments, and a plaque from The Citadel Alumni Association.
          In addition to selecting the Alumnus of the Year, The Citadel Alumni Association also elected James Quincy Collins Jr. as its new president. Collins is a 1953 graduate of The Citadel. He is a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, serving in the Air Force from 1953-1974. Among his awards, he received two Silver Stars, two Bronze Stars, two Air Medals, and two Purple Hearts. Currently he is a commercial/industrial real estate broker in Charlotte, N.C. Collins said this about his newly elected position. "I am dedicated to continuing Citadel standards which sustained me during the 7 ½ years as a prisoner of war and prepared me for the successes in the armed forces and the business world."
          Dudley Saleeby Jr., Citadel class of 1966, was selected to serve on the alumni appointed seat of the Board of Visitors—the college’s governing board. He retired from the U.S. Army as a captain. Among his awards are the Bronze Star and the Vietnam Campaign and Service Ribbons. Saleeby is the solicitor for the 12th Judicial Circuit for the state of South Carolina. His term will begin in July of 1999.



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