Cadet named Fulbright Scholar
Citadel Cadet Jeffrey Jerome Cunningham of Loudonville, N.Y., has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study the influence of the Jewish philosopher Hermann Cohen at Marburg University in Germany.
“I am pleased to announce that Cadet Jeffrey Cunningham will continue his course of study in the 2004-2005 academic year as a Fulbright Scholar,” said Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds. “Cadet Cunningham is the seventh cadet since 1992 to receive this prestigious award. This success is a tribute not only to our modern language program, but also to our dedicated faculty and to our competitive students.”
Cunningham is the fourth senior German major in three years to be named a Fulbright Scholar. John Alexander, a 2003 graduate, is currently studying European banking in Frankfurt-am-Main.
"Hermann Cohen examined political violence from the perspective of Kant's social philosophy," Cunningham said of his research. "Cohen concluded that violence inevitably undermines the moral authority of the government it brings to power. The German Social Democratic Party was profoundly influenced by his thought."
A four-year Citadel Scholar, Cunningham will graduate in May with degrees in German and history. He served this year as a cadet officer and representative to the honor court. For two years he has been editor-in-chief of The Brigadier, the campus newspaper.
Col. Al Gurganus, professor of German and head of modern languages, advised Cunningham during the year-long application process. "Jeff Cunningham has a refined ethical sensibility and a thorough knowledge of 20th century German history. He is eminently suited for this project," said Gurganus.