Cadet Daniel Walters receives Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award
Citadel Cadet Daniel Walters of Snohomish, Wash., is the 2010 recipient of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Award.
The award is presented annually to the graduating senior in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences who best represents the commitment to academic excellence, the breadth of intellectual interests, and the dedication to public service exemplified by the life and career of Joseph P. Riley, Jr., Citadel Class of 1964, state legislator from 1968 till 1974, and mayor of Charleston from 1975 to present.
A graduating senior cadet with a double major in history and political science, Walters has studied abroad in China and Jordan, has reading knowledge Chinese and Arabic, and has taught English in Palestinian Refugee Camps in Jordan. He has also served as a Congressional Fellow in the Office of Sen. Lindsay Graham, interned with the Department of Homeland Security, and received the Charleston Affairs Forum Award for Academic Excellence in Global Studies. Upon graduation, Walters will be commissioned into the U.S. Navy for flight training.
Walters was selected to receive the 2010 Riley Award by the dean and department heads of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. He is currently a battalion executive officer in Padgett-Thomas Barracks.