Alumni and Development
Since 1842, there has been over 5000 alumni from disciplines within The School of Science and Mathematics (the current school structure itself is much more recent).
Distinguished Alumnus Award
Since 2008, the School of Science and Mathematics has been awarding a Distinguished Alumnus award to alumni who embody the concept of a principled leader through their career achievements and contributions to society. The selection committee consists of the department heads and Dean of the School. Recipients of the award are invited on campus to receive the award at a dinner ceremony and to address the Citadel Science and Mathematics Council.
Recent recipients include
- 2012: Dr. James D. Bearden III (Pre-Med, '65)
Dr. James D. Bearden III is currently the Vice President of Clinical Research for the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System, a Managing Physician for the nationally-recognized Gibbs Cancer Center, and Director of the Bearden-Josey Center for Breast Health. He is the first Board-certified oncologist in South Carolina and is also board certified in internal medicine and hematology. He has received the Distinguished Alumni award from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Full biographical sketch (2012)
- 2011: Dr. Alexander F. (Fred) Holland (Pre-Med, '64)
Dr. Fred Holland is a distinguished estuarine ecologist whose career has included stints as Director of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources' Marine Resources Research Institute and of NOAA's Hollings Marine Laboratory. In 2009, he was honored with the South Carolina Environmental Awareness Award.
Full biographical sketch (2011)
- 2010: Dr. William T. (Tom) Trotter (Mathematics, '65)
Dr. William Trotter's academic career includes appointments as a Carolina Research Professor and Assistant Dean of the College of Sciences at the University of South Carolina, Vice-Provost for Academic Affairs and Regents Professor of Mathematics at Arizona State University, and Professor and Chair of the School of Mathematics at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He has published over 120 refereed journal articles and a top-selling monograph, received substantial research funding, and served as Editor-in-Chief of Order.
Full biographical sketch (2010)
- 2009: Dr. John M. Palms (Physics, '58)
Dr. John Palms' illustrious academic career included rising through the ranks at Emory university as faculty, Dean and Vice-President for Academic Affairs, and culminating as President of Georgia State University and the University of South Carolina. Dr. Palms, a nuclear physicist, has served on numerous governmental, civic and corporate boards. He has received the University of New Mexico Distinguished Alumni award, the honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from the University of South Carolina, and the honorary Doctor of Science degree from The Citadel.
Full biographical sketch (2009)
- 2008: Dr. Harry Y. McSween (Chemistry, '67)
Dr. McSween is Chancellor's Professor and Distinguished Professor of Science at the University of Tennessee. He is a leading authority on the compositions of meteorites and is the recipient of numerous awards including the Leonard Medal of the Meteoritical Society and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and of the American Geophysical Union.
Full biographical sketch (2008)
Personal website at UTK
Giving to the School
Please consider making an annual gift to the School of Science and Mathematics! You may earmark your tax-deductible donation for a particular department, scholarship, or for the School. Your continued generosity ensures that we achieve our goal of providing excellence in science and mathematics education, and of making a difference in a student's life and in our country.
Existing funds that benefit the School of Science and Mathematics are listed below. We would be glad to discuss with you should you wish to support other initiatives.
- School of Science and Mathematics
- Dean's Discretionary Fund
- Dean's Excellence Fund
- School of Science and Mathematics Awards
- Dr. Henry Lucius "Luke" Lafitte, Sr., '44, Endowed Scholarship
- Edward Earl Barker Memorial Fund
- Keitt Purcell Endowed Fund for Excellence in Science and Mathematics
- McSween Research Fund
- STEM Center of Excellence Fund
- Traubert Chair in Science and Mathematics
- Department of Biology
- Biology Department
- Dr. I.S.H. Metcalf Biology Scholarship
- Liptak Family Scholarship
- Ronald W. Graham, '69 Memorial Scholarship
- Department of Chemistry
- Chemistry Department Discretionary Fund
- Department of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science
- Bite Tech/Cross Chair for Human Performance Studies
- Health & Physical Education Department
- Intramural Gift Account
- Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Mathematics and Computer Science Department
- Department of Physics
- Abney C. Bolchoz Fund for Physics
- Horace A. Morris Scholarship
- MG and Mrs. James A. Grimsley, Jr. Fund for Physics