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For release
May 8, 2001

Students, faculty member honored during CGPS commencement

The Citadel's College of Graduate and Professional Studies (CGPS) has honored two students and a member of faculty for excellence in academics and teaching.

The awards were presented during the CGPS commencement Sunday, May 6.

Angela R. Ropers of Mount Pleasant received the Charles E. Hirshey Award for Excellence in Graduate Teaching Education.

Ropers, a graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, started working on her Master of Arts in Teaching at The Citadel in January 2000. A graduate assistant for the education department last semester, Ropers was a student intern at Wando High School, where she taught Algebra I and Math Tech I. She will teach math at Wando High School next year.

Carrie Mahar of Greenville received the Psychology Department's Aline M. Mahan award for outstanding record of scholarship, technical skill and community service. The award honors Mahan, faculty emerita, a driving force behind the creation of the college's psychology program. In 1974, Mahan was the first female professor at The Citadel.

Mahar received her undergraduate degree from Appalachian State University and did her internship with the Greenville County School District. She received a Specialist Degree in School Psychology from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Eileen DeAngles Wallace of Mount Pleasant received the Master's in Business Administration award for Student of the Year.

A native of Binghamton, N.Y., Wallace graduated in 1987 from the College of Charleston. She joined The Citadel's MBA program in 1998, while working full time as a group leader in financial forecasting at Santee Cooper.

The MBA Professor of the Year is Dr. Ronald Zigli, who has been with the college for 13 of his 27 years in higher education. A graduate of Ohio State University and Georgia State University, Zigli is a recognized consultant for business, industry and government and a noted scholar in global information technology. He has published a book and numerous articles in the field.

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