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Citadel News Service

For Release
May 3, 2004

Business Hall of Fame inducts first members

           The Citadel Business Hall of Fame inducted its first Business Leaders of Principle on April 26. They are T. Walter Brashier, L. William Krause and Anderson D. Warlick.

           The Hall of Fame will honor leaders who have enjoyed substantial success in their business or organization and made significant contributions to their communities.

           "Our first inductees are highly successful businessmen who also have been generous to The Citadel," said Earl Walker, dean of the School of Business Administration. "They have lived a life consistent with The Citadel School of Business Administration's mission, which is to "educate and develop leaders of principle to serve a global community."'

           Brashier is a real estate developer from Traveler's Rest. A graduate of Furman University and Erskine Theological Seminary, Brashier is founder of Lee Road Baptist Church and former owner and developer of several million square feet of warehousing and manufacturing facilities, office complexes and shopping centers. He remains active in building several hundred thousand square feet of warehouse and manufacturing facilities each year. A provider of scholarship funds for Citadel students, two of Brashier's grandchildren and two of his children are Citadel graduates, one of which received a master's from the College of Graduate and Professional Studies. Krause was president and CEO of 3Com Corp. through its high growth years.

           Warlick, Class of 1979, is president and CEO of Parkdale Mills Inc., the world's largest independent producer of cotton and cotton-blend yarns with 28 plants and 3,500 employees. A resident of Gastonia, N.C., Warlick is former president and a member of The Citadel Foundation Board and founder of the Anderson D. Warlick Citadel Foundation Scholarship.

           More than 200 people, including student inductees into Beta Gamma Sigma international honor society for business schools, attended The Citadel Business Hall of Fame banquet at the Holliday Alumni Center.


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