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.
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.
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.
accepted version for Colonel Tew's status as the first person to graduate
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.