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Check out the latest edition of our SPRING 2014 Newsletter with all of the details from the events this Spring and Commencement.

 Three students were awarded SHSS Study Abroad Awards for the fifth consecutive year for travel during Summer 2014. The three students, Thomas Rogers, Ryan Leach and Jacob Wells will be providing photos and journals from their travels which you can follow along with here. The professors from our other study abroad programs will also be getting input from their students to add to the blog as well, so don't miss out! You can also check out the blogs from last year's winners.


 The School of Humanites and Social Sciences would like to congratulate FOUR students from our departments that received National Awards this year.  

Fulbright Scholar - Matthew Bernard
Cadet Matthew Bernard of Orange Park, Fla., who graduated in May, was named a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in rural Malaysia. Bernard attended The Citadel on a four-year Navy scholarship. He is a political science and history major, with a minor in Spanish. He serves as vice chairman for investigations for the Honor Committee and the secretary for the college chapter of Toastmasters International. He plans to eventually attend flight school.
Fulbright Scholar—Donald Preston Hipps
Cadet Donald Preston Hipps, a native of Pelion, S.C., and English major will teach English in Mexico on a Fulbright scholarship in the 2014-15 academic year. Hipps, also graduated in May, is chairman of the Honor Committee and is a Citadel Scholar for academic achievement. He has been awarded Gold Stars for academic excellence every semester during his tenure at The Citadel. He has also been the recipient of a number of other scholarships, including a Star of the West for summer study in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Hipps plans to attend law school in the fall of 2015. After being accepted to both Harvard and Yale law schools, he has decided to attend Harvard after completing his Fulbright assignment.

Boren Fellowship—Erin Bucherl
Cadet Erin Bucherl, a senior from Indianapolis will study Swahili and intern in a hospital in Zanzibar, Tanzania on a Boren Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. Bucherl is majoring in German and biology and is a scholarship volleyball player and captain of the team. She currently holds the rank of cadet captain, and she is a two-time Star of the West Scholar for summer study in Germany in 2012 and 2013. She will return to attend The Citadel Graduate College in the biology program.
Boren Fellowship—Elizabeth Stephenson
Elizabeth Stephenson, a veteran day student and a psychology major from Greenville, was awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Mandarin in China for six months. Stephenson, a junior, is in the honors program. She was formerly enlisted in the Air Force and will commission upon graduation.