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Citadel News Service


For release
May 14, 2001

Top Eight Ranking Cadets Announced For 2001-2002

The top eight ranking cadets for the 2001-2002 academic year were recently announced at The Citadel.

The student military officers who will lead the 1,800-member S.C. Corps of Cadets this fall were chosen after extensive interviews and evaluation. All rising seniors, the cadets hail from South Carolina, North Carolina, Georgia and New Jersey.

Cadet Bobby James Cox of Travelers Rest, S.C., earned the rank of regimental commander, the highest-ranking cadet position on campus. Cadet Cox, English major, has consistently been named to the Dean's List for maintaining a GPA of 3.2 or higher and has also been named to the 2001-2002 Summerall Guards, an elite 61-member silent drill platoon at The Citadel. Upon graduation in 2002, Cox plans to become an Army infantry officer.

Cadet Phillip Jason Reynolds of Columbia, S.C., will be the regimental executive officer, the second in command. Cadet Reynolds is English major and plans to attend law school after graduation. He is a member of The Round Table, Citadel Inn of Court and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

Also named were four battalion commanders, each in charge of one of The Citadels four barracks, and the commanders of the Regimental Band and Palmetto Battery.

Cadet Brian Robertson Donehue will serve as the First Battalion Commander for the upcoming academic year. Donehue is from James Island, S.C., and an English major. While at The Citadel, he has been on the Dean's List and Commandant's List.

Cadet Joseph Ralph Montedoro will command Second Battalion. A business administration major, Montedoro is from Bradley Beach, N.J. He has been on the Dean's List, Commandant's List and has been as Presidential Aid and Bulldog/Bullpup volunteer.

Cadet Mark Andrew Connelly will be the commander of Third Battalion. He is a civil engineering major from Granite Falls, N.C., who has been involved in many campus activities, including Campus Crusade, Baptist Student Union, intramural sports and the 2002 Summerall Guards.

Cadet Ryan O'Neal Parker of Orangeburg, S.C., will serve as the Fourth Battalion Commander. A double major in biology and English, Parker is a member of next year's Summerall Guards and has been vice chairman for education for the Honor Court. He plans to attend medical school after graduation.

Leading the Regimental Band next year will be Cadet Matthew Harrison Powell of Chapin, S.C. Powell is a business administration major, Navy ROTC student and is on the Dean's List.

Jason Roswell Kennickell of Savannah, Ga., will command Palmetto Battery. An Army scholarship winner, Kennickell is an elected member of the Episcopal Vestry, color guard and Beta Gamma Sigma business honor society.



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