November 7, 1998
a surprise ceremony held during The Citadel's homecoming weekend
on Nov. 7, 1998, Cadet Rhett Blackmon, son of Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Blackmon of Charlotte, N.C., was awarded the Colonel Loring K.
Himelright Scholarship for his outstanding performance as a civil
Col. Himelright, the former civil engineering department head for whom the scholarship is named, presented Cadet Blackmon with a plaque and a check. The Colonel Loring K. Himelright Scholarship Fund was founded by civil engineering alumni upon the retirement of Col. Himelright in 1981 to establish a scholarship in his honor for distinguished civil engineering students. The scholarship fund currently provides an annual scholarship award to a rising civil engineering senior as selected by the department faculty in the amount of $1000.
Cadet Blackmon is currently president of The Citadel's chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineering.