The Citadel presents honorary
degrees and awards on Corps Day
The Citadel celebrated the 158th anniversary of its founding
with Corps Day festivities on March 16-17th. Along with paying
tribute to the Gold Corps -- alumni who graduated at least 50
years ago - the college's board of visitors presented some of
its highest honors to alumni and cadets.
The Citadel Board of Visitors presented its top award, an honorary
degree, to Bernard Warshaw and Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught, USA (Ret.)
on Friday afternoon. On Saturday, Palmetto Medal Awards presented
Cadet Colonel Craig D. Wilson and James F. Moseley, a member of
the Class of 1958. A Palmetto Medal was also awarded posthumously
to Stephen D. Falkenbury, a member of the Class of 1949, and will
be accepted by his family.
Cadet Russ Touchberry received the MacArthur Foundation Cadet
of the Year award. That parade also honored Charleston attorney
E. Bart Daniel who will retire from the Board of Visitors this
summer after six years of service.
Honorary Degree recipients:
Walterboro businessman Bernard Warshaw received
an honorary doctorate of business administration. A 1942 Citadel
graduate, Mr. Warshaw is the owner of Warshaw's Clothing and was
named Retailer of the Year by the Men's Apparel Club of the Carolinas
and Virginia in 1984. His civic activities include service on
the South Carolina Development Board. He also served for 20 years
on the state Mental Health Commission and remains the vice chairman
emeritus of that commission. The Colleton County Health and Human
Services Office is named the Bernard Warshaw Building in his honor.
Lt. Gen. James B. Vaught, USA (Ret.) of Conway received
an honorary doctorate of military science. General Vaught, a member
of the Class of 1946, began his military career during World War
II. A highly decorated soldier, General Vaught's largest command
was as commanding general of a combined Korean-United States Field
Army of approximately 200,000 people. Since his retirement, he
has served as an adviser to agencies working with the U.S. military
and is a noted author and speaker on issues of national defense.
Palmetto Medal Award recipients: James F. Moseley of Jacksonville, Florida is a nationally
known expert on admiralty and maritime law. In addition to his
legal practice, Mr. Moseley is the Sims Admiralty Distinguished
Professor in Residence at Tulane University's School of Law and
a past president of the Martime Law Association of the United
Craig D. Wilson of Minneapolis, Minn., is the regimental
commander of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets. A history major
and honors student, Cadet Wilson ranks second academically in
the senior class of 330. After graduation, he will begin training
in the Navy SEAL program as one of ten ROTC students nationwide
to be selected for this program.
The late Stephen D. Falkenbury, Jr., is a past president
of the Citadel Alumni Association, The Citadel Brigadier Foundation
and a past chairman of the Brigadier Foundation's Memorial Fund.
He served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring with the rank
of lieutenant colonel. Mr. Falkenbury then entered the civilian
workforce and established Falkenbury and Associates of Charlotte.
His widow, Mrs. Jean Falkenbury, and his son, Lt. Col. John W.
Falkenbury, will accept the medal awarded to him.
The McArthur Award and the Brigadier Foundation Award:
Russ Timothy Touchberry of Summerville will receive the McArthur
Award for academic achievement and effective leadership. Touchberry,
the commander of Charlie Company and captain of the track team,
will also receive the Brigadier Foundation President's Award as
the senior athlete who has contributed most to the athletic program