November 7, 2002
About the Arland D. Williams Society
H. Chapman, '42
is the retired president and chief executive officer of Knight-Ridder
newspaper publishing company. After college, Chapman served in the Army
Air Corps as a B-17 pilot with the 8th Air Force. He entered the newspaper
business after World War II.
has been a distinguished civic leader in South Florida, where he lives
in Miami. He has served for many years as chairman of the Governor's Commission
on Homeless, chairman of the We Will Rebuild (a community program to rebuild
Dade County, Fla., after Hurricane Andrew), and chairman of the Dade County
Homeless Community Plan. He is currently chairman of the Community Partnership
for Homeless Inc. and has an endowed chair in his name at The Citadel.
J. Snyder, '62
a highly decorated Vietnam veteran who was severely wounded, began his
community service endeavors following a yearlong rehabilitation.
He has been instrumental in the growth of services provided to U.S. military
families through his 36-year association with the Army and Air Force Mutual
Aid Association. A service arm of that association is the Armed Forces
Service Corp., of which he is president.
Snyder has been
an outspoken supporter of service members' rights on Capitol Hill, working
to gain benefits for military widows, families and veterans. He lives
in Arlington, Va.
B. Waters, '72
has used his construction expertise to make life better for the residents
The president of Cunningham-Waters Construction Co. in Greer, S.C., Waters
has spearheaded numerous projects including playground construction, soup
kitchens and church repairs.
of the community construction projects were completed with in-kind labor
and materials. The father of two Citadel graduates, Waters also has served
his church through mission work overseas.
Slawson Jr., '80
Charleston resident, Slawson helped organize Students Achieving Valued
Education, an educational program designed to give kids a head start on
their education. The program, which uses Citadel cadets and college students
as tutors, teaches conflict resolution, character development and etiquette.
a sales manager at Miller Cadillac, has begun to expand the program from
schools to churches. While at The Citadel, Slawson played for the Bulldog
W. Riley, '72
is the fourth generation of his family to attend The Citadel. He has spent
the last 25 years as an advocate for abused and neglected children, helping
raise more than $2 million for numerous state and private agencies and
is credited with assisting more than 10,000 children with therapeutic,
preventive and medical services.
company, Riley Management Inc., provides management assistance, evaluation
and fund development services for state agencies and private not-for-profit
organizations that work to prevent child abuse.
Citadel inducts five into Arland D. Williams Society