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Citadel News Service

November 27, 2002

What's News on Campus

Corps of Cadets receives gifts

        An American flag that flew in Afghanistan and a ball cap from the New York City Police Department were recently donated to the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.

         Frank Libutti, a retired Marine Corps lieutenant general and deputy commissioner of counter terrorism for the New York City Police Department donated the NYPD baseball cap to show his appreciation for the warm reception he received Sept. 16 when he took part in a Greater Issues Lecture Series. On Nov. 19 Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds presented the cap on Libutti's behalf to Cadet Maj. Brad Sines, the regimental provost marshal.

         A-10 Air Force pilot Col. James W. Hyatt donated the American flag, which was flown during an offensive against the Afghan Taliban last year. Hyatt wanted to show his appreciation for the Corps' support of American troops. Hyatt's son, Cadet Master Sgt. John G. Hyatt, is the regimental human affairs sergeant and junior class president.

         Regimental Commander Cadet Col. Richard Neikirk accepted the flag on the Corps' behalf.

         No decisions have been made on how to display the items.

Ranger Challenge cadets sweep competition

         The Citadel's Army ROTC Ranger Challenge teams recently swept the annual competition at Ft. Jackson in Columbia, S.C.

         Thirty-seven teams from 18 colleges within the 5th Brigade, 1st ROTC Region competed.

         This year, The Citadel fielded two teams. The Division One team finished first in its division and first overall. The open division team finished first in its division and sixth overall. Events included the Army physical fitness test, written test and obstacle course.

         The team was awarded a school trophy and each cadet received an individual trophy.

         The Ranger Challenge cadets recently demonstrated their skills during live morning news broadcast by WIS TV in Columbia from The Citadel campus.

Cadet Motley awarded Himelright Scholarship

         Citadel cadet Michael Rembert Motley of Charleston has been awarded the Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship for his outstanding performance as a civil engineering student.

         Col. Himelright, for whom the scholarship is named, is a former civil engineering department head. The scholarship fund was created following his retirement in 1981. The fund provides an annual scholarship award to a senior in civil engineering. Faculty members choose each year's recipient of a $1,500 scholarship.

         Motley received a check and plaque during The Citadel's Homecoming Weekend in October.

         Cadet Motley is a member of the Class of 2003 and a graduate of St. Andrews Parish High School. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Rembert Motley II of Huntley Drive in Charleston.

Reenactment club remembers grad

         Eighteen cadets took part in a wreath laying ceremony in honor of Col. Charles Courtenay Tew during the 140th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Antietam Sept. 13-15, 2002.

         Tew was the first graduate and first honor graduate of The South Carolina Military Academy in1846. He taught at his alma mater for 11 years, later founding the Hillsboro, N.C. Military Academy. He served in the Civil War as colonel of the Second Regiment N.C. State Troops. Tew died at Sharpsburg on Sept. 17, 1862 while commanding Anderson's Brigade.

         The accepted version for Colonel Tew's status as the first person to graduate
Alumni advisors Janson Cox '63, Steve Smith '84, Erik Cox CGPS '00, Ed Freeman '67 and business administration professor William Sharbrough escorted the cadets, who came from several companies.

         The cadets, members of the Civil war Reenactment Club, also participated in the Nov. 23 and 24 Battle of Secessionville.

Professor Finch elected SPA president

         Al Finch recently was elected president of the Southeastern Psychological Association.

         Finch is a psychology professor and has been head of The Citadel's psychology department for 11 years. He is currently on sabbatical. Before coming to The Citadel he was professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at the Medical University of South Carolina.

         The Southeastern Psychological Association is a regional membership organization of psychologists interested in the advancement of psychology as a science and profession. As president, Finch will plan the program for the 50th anniversary meeting and oversee the organization's operation.

Simpson gets CFRE designation

         Joy Simpson, director of major gifts at The Citadel Foundation, recently received her Certified Fundraising Executive designation.

         CFRE is an international credential that demonstrates a professional fundraiser has achieved a significant level of understanding in the fundraising field.


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