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Scarborough elected Alumnus of the Year

(Charleston, S.C. 3 November 2000) The Citadel Alumni Association recently elected Robert B. Scarborough as its Alumnus of the Year for 2000.

Bobby Scarborough, Citadel Class of 1950, is recognized for his dedication and loyalty to his alma mater. Through his service to the military college, his community, his state, and his country, Scarborough has exemplified the school's ideals as a cadet, alumnus and citizen.

Upon graduation, Scarborough began his political career which included service in the S.C. General Assembly as both a state representative and senator. He also worked on the S.C. Highway Commission and other transportation study committees. Such service earned him recognition and the S.C. House of Representatives honored him by naming the James Island Expressway Bridge, "The Robert B. Scarborough Bridge."

Bobby Scarborough '50 is named Alumnus of the Year.

Scarborough's involvement with The Citadel is endless. He has given his time and energy as a life member of the Alumni Association, former secretary-treasurer of The Citadel Trust and current member of the Board of Visitors. Scarborough's most recent feat for his alma mater includes co-chairing the building committee with Carroll LeTellier '50 for the new 30,000-square-foot Holliday Alumni Center. Other accomplishments include a successful career in the insurance business, service in the S.C. National Guard and continuing involvement with the Sumter Guards.

Henry "Bubba" Kennedy, executive director of alumni affairs, says this about Bobby Scarborough; "He is a prince of a man and is the consummate volunteer and civic leader. Having worked so closely with him for nearly a decade has been one of the true highlights of my professional life. If you were going to mold what a volunteer should be, you would use him as the model."

Robert B. Scarborough was awarded the Alumnus of the Year plaque on Friday during Homecoming festivities at the annual meeting for members of the Citadel Alumni Association.

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