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Awards and Recognition

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2012-2013 Academic Year

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Life Service Award: August 6, 2013

Col Thomas Dion received the South Carolina Society of Professional Land Surveyors Life Service Award. This award is in recognition of lifetime contributions toward the advancement of the profession of Land Surveying.

Engineering Cadets Graduate with Honors: May 3, 3013

The Citadel graduated eighteen cadets in 2013 from the Citadel Honors Program. Five of the eighteen were engineering students. The graduates of the Citadel Honors Program and their families were honored at a luncheon on May 3rd, 2013 at the Regimental Commanders Riverview Room.

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From left to right: Col. Charles O. Skipper, USMC (Ret), Jonathan M. Hager (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Athanasios M. Athanason (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Newly Commissioned 2nd Lieutenant Leleia A. Hsia, USAF (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Kyle A. Taylor (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and Everrett N. Addis (Civil and Environmental Engineering)
 

J. Lawton and Emmah S. Ellis Electrical and Computer Engineering Teaching Award

ECE associate professor Dr. Siripong Potisuk was nominated and selected as the 2013 recipient of the J. Lawton and Emmah S. Ellis Award teaching award, in recognition of his exemplary teaching, involvement with student organizations and the community, and his demonstrated breadth of interests outside the engineering field. The gift supporting this award was made from the trust of Emmah Smith Ellis upon her death in 2008.

Sabbatical Year – Dr. Mark McKinney (ECE)

Starting his 16th year at The Citadel, ECE associate professor Dr. Mark McKinney was awarded a two-semester sabbatical to pursue interest in hardware-in-the-loop power grid simulations as part of the Clemson University wind turbine drive train testing effort.

Civil and Environmental Awards Banquet: April 16, 2013thomas dion

Col. Thomas Dion received the 2013 Harry Saxe Teaching Award for excellence in engineering education, exemplary teaching, and exceptional service to students. Col. Dion has taught civil engineering at The Citadel for 37 years. The award is presented annually in honor of Dr. Harry C. Saxe who was Louis S. LeTellier Distinguished Visiting Professor and adjunct professor at The Citadel from 1984 to 2005.

 

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Tau Beta Pi Inductees: April 19, 2013

Tau Beta Pi is the only engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession. It is the nation's second-oldest honor society, founded at Lehigh University in 1885.

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From left to right: Dr. Gerald R. Graves -- Eminent Engineer, Cdt. John A. McMillan -- student member, Mr. Jeremy P. Williams -- student member, Mr. Brian J. Stevick -- student member, Mr. Ahmad M. Qteifan -- student member, O/C Sammy J. Amalla -- student member, O/C Michael C. Wissehr -- student member, Mr. William C. Crowley -- student member, Cdt. Michael C. Giffin -- student member.
 

ASCE Carolinas Conference: April 4-6, 2013

Citadel CE students competed against 10 colleges/universities in NC, SC & GA and won the 2013 Conference Championship! The 45-member Citadel team participated in 12 academic competitions including concrete canoe, steel bridge, transportation, environmental, Mead Paper, quiz bowl and others. Citadel placed 1st in the Transportation Engineering Competition with team members: OC Michael Wissehr, Capt., Richard Westheimer, Capt., Cody Baird, Kyle Smiley and Mason Ackerman. 2013 marks the 4th time The Citadel has won the Conference Championship, previously winning in 2010, 2007 & 1999.

Student officers serving ASCE this year are as follows:

  • President, Michael Singer, Goose Creek, S.C.
  • Vice President, Cameron Dyson, Hanahan, S.C.
  • Treasurer, Michael Griffin, Hanahan, S.C.
  • Secretary, Jakob Ketchum, Ocala, Fla.

For a full story of the conference, please go to The Ctiadel Newsroom here.

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Academy of Engineers Banquet: March 28, 2013

Our Academy of Engineers Banquet gives us the opportunity to recognize distinguished engineering leaders by inducting them into our Citadel Academy of Engineers. It also allows us to recognize students and faculty who demonstrate these same characteristics while excelling in the classroom – teachers of the year and student award winners in each department.

Colonel Louis Shepherd LeTellier Award is given to a member of the graduating Civil Engineering class having the highest academic average.
  • Jan Carlos Morales Gonzalez
Charles Lindbergh Award is given for Outstanding achievement in Civil Engineering by an undergraduate evening student.
  • Jeremy Patrick Williams
Colonel Loring K. Himelright Merit Award (formerly known as the Colonel Loring K. Himelright Scholarship) is awarded annually to a civil engineering senior as selected by the faculty.
  • Michael Cain Griffin, Jr. and Michael Chadwick Singer
Peter Gaillard Memorial Award annually recognizes an outstanding electrical and computer engineering senior on the basis of scholastic attainment, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities.
  • Jonathan M. Hager
Charles Thurston Razor Award annually recognizes an outstanding electrical and computer senior on the basis of scholastic achievement, and ability and willingness to help others.
  • William A. Harney

The Citadel Academy of Engineers honors engineering leaders from both the public and private sectors who have enjoyed substantial success in their professional lives and made significant contributions to their communities. All our inductees have lived a life consistent with The Citadel School of Engineering mission, which is to “educate and develop Principled Engineering Leaders to serve a global community” and with the School’s values that include integrity, diversity, respect for others, professional and intellectual development for all, and excellence through continuous improvement.

Our first class of inductees represents engineering excellence in academics, the military, and business.

Inductees are listed below.  For a full bio on our inductees, please visit this page

  • COL Louis S. LeTellier
  • MGen Carroll N. LeTellier
  • Mr. Eugene C. Figg, Jr.
  • COL Bernard M. Gordon
  • Dr. Jack C. McCormac
  • Dr. Clayton R. Paul

Engineers Week Banquet: February 19, 2013

2013 National Engineers Week was commemorated at The Citadel though a variety of events including a banquet held at the Holliday Alumni Center. Alan Torres, General Manager of Nuclear Construction for SCE&G, was the Banquet Keynote Speaker.

2012 Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship: November 3, 2012

Cadets Michael Griffin and Chad Singer were recognized as recipients of the 2012 Col. Loring K. Himelright Scholarship awarded annually by Civil Engineering faculty and Himelright Scholarship Board of Directors.

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2012 Robert Ridgway Award Presentation: October 18, 2012

Four students, an alumnus, faculty advisor and Dean of Engineering traveled to Montreal, Canada to officially accept the 2012 Robert Ridgway Award recognizing The Citadel as the most outstanding Student Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers which includes 28,000 student members in 281 chapters across the United States in 11 countries. The Citadel delegation joined over 600 conference participants from around the world and was recognized during the Leadership and Society Awards Presentation Ceremony. ASCE President Andrew W. Herrman, Past-President Kathy J. Caldwell, and Executive Director Patrick J. Natale were on hand to present the award.

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2012 Gilbert H. Rowe Transportation Engineering Scholarship

South Carolina Institute of Transportation Engineers selected USN OC Michael W. Wissehr as recipient of the 2012 Gilbert Rowe Scholarship. Michael is a senior in civil engineering and is an activity-duty student who will be commissioned in the US Navy upon graduation. Citadel graduate Jae Mattox was recognized with the SCITE President’s Award.

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C.A. Medberry Teaching Award

jeff davisDr. William J. Davis is the 2013 award recipient, recognizing a faculty member who makes a significant contribution to the welfare of students and
is devoted to excellence in teaching at the freshman level in the areas of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Civil Engineering, or Electrical Engineering.





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Professor Skipper Honored at The Cidadel Foundation’s 5th Annual Leaders in Philanthropy Celebration: September 7, 2012

On September 7, 2012 The Citadel Foundation conducted the 5th Annual Leaders in Philanthropy celebration. The celebration was intended to demonstrate the appreciation of The Citadel Foundation for the growing community of significant donors to The Citadel. Donors were acknowledged with a reception at Mark Clark Hall, Induction Ceremony in Summerall Chapel, recognition at the Friday afternoon Cadet Parade, and a post-parade reception at the Club Level of Johnson Hagood Stadium. The groups of Leaders in Philanthropy inducted were The Society of 1842 ($1M and higher), The Mark Clark Society ($500K to $999K), The Star of the West Society ($250K to $499K) and The Summerall Society ($100K to $249K). New to the Leaders in Philanthropy celebration this year was the establishment of The Citadel Order of The Tartan. This new category who were inducted consisted of lifetime donors who have contributed for 25 or more consecutive years. Colonel Charles O. Skipper, 71’, United States Marine Corps (Ret.) and PhD, was inducted for having given to The Citadel for 28 consecutive years. Dr. Skipper is currently serving as Director for the School of Engineering Division of Graduate and Professional Studies, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership and Project Management.

He is pictured below (on the left) in front of Grimsley Hall with Dean Welch.

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2012 Citadel Awards for Faculty Excellence and Innovation Program

Kevin Bower - Excellence and/or Innovation in Service and Teaching

William Davis - Excellence and/or Innovation in Service and Teaching

In 2011, the commitment of Kevin Bower and William Davis to undergraduate mentoring, advising, and professional development was recognized with the award of a $593,000 National Science Foundation grant for their innovative ExCEL-SC program.

Bower demonstrates an impressive record of service to the college and the discipline. Among his many contributions, he serves as faculty advisor to The Citadel's chapter of the Society for Women Engineers. At a national level, he serves on the Committee on Scholarships for the American Society of Civil Engineers, and as director of the Environmental Engineering and Science Division of the American Society of Engineering Education.

William Davis has likewise demonstrated a passion for undergraduate education as well as a commitment to service. In addition to his work on the NSF-funded ExCEL-SC program, he is the faculty advisor to the more than 100 members of the campus ASCE chapter. The chapter recently received the Robert Ridgway Award for the most outstanding student chapter. Selected from a field of 281 colleges and universities across the United States and 11 countries, including more than 25,000 engineering students, this award recognized The Citadel as the top ASCE chapter in the nation.

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2011-2012 Academic Year

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Civil Engineering 2012 Graduate Noah M. Miller is Commissioned into the US Marine Corps: May 4, 2012
School of Engineering Honors Graduate Program Students at Graduation Dinner: May 3, 2012
Department of Electrical Engineering Awards Spring 2012
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Awards Spring 2012

2012 Harry C. Saxe Teaching Award
Dr. John Peeples Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi: April 15, 2012
Fall Tau Beta Initiation Ceremony/Banquet: November 16, 2011
Dr. Kevin Bower Received ASEE Meritorious Service Award, Environmental Engineering Division, 2011
Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholars: October 28, 2011
Col. Thomas Dion Receives LeTellier Cup: June 11, 2011

Civil Engineering 2012 Graduate Noah M. Miller is Commissioned into the US Marine Corps: May 4, 2012

noahmillerNoah M. Miller was commissioned into the Marine Corps as a 2nd Lieutenant on 4 May, 2012 in a ceremony at Summerall Chapel at The Citadel. Cadet Miller was the only 2012 Civil Engineering graduate who took a Marine Corps commission. He was also the only Civil Engineering senior who successfully completed The Citadel Honors Program this year. 2nd Lt. Miller was joined at his commissioning ceremony by Colonel Charles O. Skipper, USMC (Ret), 71’. Dr. Skipper is a Visiting Professor in the School of Engineering and the only Marine Corps faculty member at The Citadel. Dr. Skipper was also the only School of Engineering faculty member to teach an Honors Course this year.

 

School of Engineering Honors Graduate Program Students at Graduation Dinner: May 3, 2012

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The School of Engineering (SOE) hosted a Graduation Dinner on 3 May, 2012 for Graduate Program students who were completing work for their Masters of Science in Project Management (MSPM), Technical Project Management (TPM) Certificate, or Systems Engineering Management (SEM) Certificate. The dinner was held at the Regimental Commander’s Riverview Room in Coward Hall. The Graduation Speaker was Mr. S. Richard Scalco of the National Security Agency and a member of the SOE Cyber Advisory Committee.

This was the SOE’s second graduating class of Master’s Degree students, and 15 students were recognized. The dinner also honored our first 3 graduates of the new Systems Engineering Management Certificate program. Pictured below is Meredith Snyder, the first student to complete the SEM Certificate, being congratulated by Ron Welch, Dean of the SOE.

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A total of 15 students completed their TPM Certificate. Graduating TPM Students were required to display a poster presentation of their capstone project and explain their project management process and results to dinner attendees. Shown below is new graduate Geoffrey Reid, explaining his project to some interested attendees.

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Department of Electrical Engineering Awards Spring 2012

The Navy League Sword in Honor of Captain H. Carl Josephson and Family: C/LT Andrew G. Fender

Peter Galliard Memorial Award: C/LT Matthew R. Fann
Cadet Matthew Fann was selected by the faculty as the 2012 Peter Gaillard Award recipient. The Peter Gaillard Memorial Award annually recognizes an outstanding electrical and computer engineering cadet senior on the basis of scholastic attainment, leadership, and participation in extracurricular activities. It is in memory of an outstanding 1948 graduate of The Citadel's Electrical Engineering Department.

The Cadet Medal of Valor: C/LT Denzel O. Grant
Cadet ECE Senior Denzel Grant received the Cadet Medal of Valor Award at the 2012 Awards Convocation on Thursday, April 29th, in recognition of his role in saving the life of a stabbing victim in downtown Charleston.

Charles Thurston Razor Memorial Award: OC Gordon Finley
Since 1960, the Charles Thurston Razor Award annually recognizes an outstanding electrical and computer engineering senior on the basis of scholastic achievement, and ability and willingness to help others. It is in memory of The Citadel's first Electrical Engineering Department Head.

Naval Submarine League Award: C/LT Andrew Fender
The American Veteran's of World War II Award: C/LT Byron Doan
The Veterans of Foreign Wars Award: C/LT David Ivashchenko
Distinguished Military Student, Navy: Andrew Grant Fender

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Gordon Charles Finlay

Chinnaphon Uttaraparwanich

Magna Cum Laude
Matthew Ryan Fann

Andrew Grant Fender
Jason Patrick McLemore

Honors Program Graduates
Matthew Ryan Fann

Nicolas Hartwell Poplin

J. Lawton and Emmah S. Ellis Electrical and Computer Engineering Teaching Award: Dr. Tom Jerse

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Awards Spring 2012

Colonel Louis Shepherd LeTellier Award
Member of the graduating Civil Engineering class having the highest academic average
Jason B. Barker

Colonel Christopher Schultz Gadsden Award, Best All Around in Civil and Environmental Engineering: Franklin Clay Settle

George Walker White Award, Outstanding achievement in Civil Engineering: Aaron J. Lee

Evans Award, Outstanding student accomplishment and contributions to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Alvin M. Hooper Jr

William J. Lucas
John P. Tousignant
Kyle C. Fry
Ray M. Nix, Jr
Jason B. Barker
Christopher S. Geary

Charles Lindbergh Award
Outstanding achievement in Civil Engineering by an undergraduate evening student
Gregory J. Ujcich

Benjamin Wilson Sammis Award
Civil Engineering cadet junior who exhibits outstanding leadership and personal qualities associated with a true “citizen-soldier,” and can be categorized as the “Best All Around” member of the junior class
Michael C. Griffin

Colonel Loring K. Himelright Merit Award
(formerly known as the Colonel Loring K. Himelright Scholarship), Awarded annually to a civil engineering senior as selected by the faculty
Franklin Clay Settle and Aaron J. Lee

Bert Booth Williams Award,Most outstanding capstone presentations:
George A. Steele – Subdivisions (Day Program)
Jason B. Barker – Environmental (Day Program)
Steven D. Hucks – Structural (Day Program)
Robert E. Wallace – Evening program Capstone

John O. Wilson Ring
The John O. Wilson Ring is given annually to the member of the graduating cadet class voted by classmates as the finest, purest, and most courteous member of the senior class.
Franklin Clay Settle

The Lt Col Leigh Arnold Hochreich Memorial Fund Award: C/CPT William R. Northcutt
The LTC Harvey M. Dick Official United States Army Sword: C/LT Timothy N. Quinn
Marine Corps League Leadership Award: OC Steven Hucks
Veterans of WWII, Korean Award: C/LTC Noah Miller
National Defense Industrial Association Award (Navy): C/CPT Gregory Smith
Navy League Award: OC Jason Barker
Military Order of World Wars (Marines): C/LTC Noah Miller
Veterans of Foreign Wars Award: C/CPT John Tousignant
American Legion Award (Military Excellence): C/LT Clay Frontz

Distinguished Military Students

Air Force: Clay Lawrence Frontz
Marine Corps: Noah McCrea Miller
Navy:
Lindsay Anne Brock

Peter Nathan Fultz
Steven Delinsey Hucks
Gregory Hugh-Michael Smith
John Philip Tousignant

Academic Honors

Summa Cum Laude
Jason Barnell Barker

Magna Cum Laude
Chad Michael Bonner

Lindsay Anne Brock

Cum Laude
Kyle Christopher Fry
Robert Michael Griffin, Jr.
Alvin Mark Hooper, Jr.
Steven Delinsey Hucks
Noah McCrea Miller
Mark Gordon Shaw

Honors Program Graduates
Noah McCrea Miller

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2012 Harry C. Saxe Teaching Award

The 2012 recipient of the Harry C. Saxe Teaching Award is Kaitlin H. Marley of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The annual award was presented by the department at the Senior Awards Banquet.

Dr. John Peeples Inducted Into Phi Kappa Phi: April 15, 2012

Dr. John Peeples was inducted into the Phi Kappa Phi academic honor society on April 15, 2012.

Fall Tau Beta Initiation Ceremony/Banquet: November 16, 2011

The Fall Tau Beta Initiation Ceremony and Banquet was held November 16, 2011 in the Graham Copeland Auditorium in Mark Clark Hall. The following students from both departments were inducted as student members:

Civil and Environmental

Goodwin, Alexander J.; Guaigua, Mike V.; Hooper, Alvin M.; Morals Gonzalez, Jan C.;Sackett, Charles M.; Watford, Chad M.

Electrical and Computer

Athanason, Athanasios M.; Bramlett, Russell; Cintula, Nathan D.; Fitzgerald, Matthew D.; Hager, Jonathan M.; Herold, Matthew R.; Hsia, Leleia A.; Lacey, Michael R.; McLemore, Jason P.; Randall, John A.; Smith, Sean M.; Stultz, Landon J.

The SC Gamma Chapter of Tau Beta Pi was also able to honor and recognize outstanding achievements of the newly appointed Dean of Engineering, Dr. Ronald W. Welch. He was inducted into the chapter under the category of Eminent Engineer. Congratulations to everyone!

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Dr. Kevin Bower Received ASEE Meritorious Service Award, Environmental Engineering Division, 2011

Dr. Kevin Bower received the ASEE Meritorious Service Award, Environmental Engineering Division, 2011. This award is given to members of the ASEE Environmental Engineering Division who, in the opinion of the reviewing officers, have performed activities or provided services and sustained active contributions of major tasks over many years.

Electrical and Computer Engineering Scholars: October 28, 2011

The Electrical and Computer Engineering Advisory Board celebrated the start of its second decade of service and recognized the ECE scholars at a recognition luncheon in the Greater Issues Room on October 28, 2011. The following students were recognized as recipients of the scholarships:

Cadet Senior Matthew Herold- Charles Thurston Razor Scholarship
Cadet Sophomore Marc Straniere- Oren L. Herring Scholarship
Cadet Senior Matthew Fann- John B.E. Chase Scholarship
Mr. Russell Bramlett, CGC Student- Santee Cooper Scholarship
Cadet Senior Denzel Grant and Cadet Junior Leleia Hsia- Raytheon Scholarships
Cadet Sophomore Ryan Faucher, Cadet Junior Dimitri Paspalaris and Mr. Jason McLemore, CGC Student- Bernard Gordon Scholarships

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Col. Thomas Dion Receives LeTellier Cup

Col. Thomas Dion was honored at the SC Engineering Conference and Trade Show on 11 June 2011with the ASCE South Carolina Section’s LeTellier Cup. The LeTellier Cup award was established by the South Carolina Section in 1999 to recognize a person in the state of South Carolina who has contributed significantly to the Civil Engineering Profession through technical excellence, education, or service to the profession. The award is named for Colonel Louis S. LeTellier, whose life work made him “An Engineer's Engineer”. Section President Charlene Cassidy presented the award to Col. Dion during the conference banquet Saturday evening. Col. Dion was selected for this honor because of his commitment and devotion to the civil engineering profession through his teaching, scholarship, service, and mentoring of civil engineering students and graduates during his tenure at The Citadel as well as service to the profession in the State of South Carolina. Thomas Dion received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from The Citadel in 1968 and his Master degree from Clemson University. He has been a significant part of the civil engineering program at The Citadel for well over 34 years. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Professional Land Surveyor in the state of South Carolina. Col. Dion lives in Summerville, SC with his wife Susan. Together they have two sons, Thomas and Richard.

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