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Charleston City Council will get three new members Tuesday.
What do they want to do?

As seen in The Post and Courier, by Abigail Darlington January 7, 2018

Three new Charleston City Council members will be sworn in Tuesday after being elected in November to represent parts of West Ashley and James Island.

All are new to local government and to politics in general. But, as they repeated to voters during their campaigns, they believe their fresh perspective is exactly what their suburban districts need.

While the three share similar concerns about drainage and infrastructure, the new members also have unique goals, from renaming traffic circles to improving transit for service workers... continue reading>>

mitchell-lee-gtgCharleston native, Citadel graduate is on
this season of 'The Voice'

Mitchell Lee used to sneak his guitar into the Citadel and play in the barracks. That led to his cadet friend recommending an open mic night in town at the old Wild Wing Cafe on Market Street, which then began the start of an unexpected music journey.

The Charleston native, who graduated from the military college in 2010 with the hopes of being a dentist, is now very open with his musical talent and pursuit of a very different career track.

"I told myself that dental school wasn’t going anywhere," says Lee. "I was glad to complete a degree before I started to pursue music, but the timing just sort of worked out for me to pursue it ... My mother unexpectedly passed away before graduation, which gave me the... continue reading>>

anthony-uriarte-gtgFrom pro soccer contracts to Army Officer

What would you give to serve your country? Would you turn down an opportunity to play a professional sport?

Though soccer has always been a large part 1st Lt. Anthony Uriarte's life, he declined multiple professional soccer contracts to follow his calling of being an officer in the United States Army.

Now a medical service officer with the 25th Sustainment Brigade, the 26-year-old Uriarte has led an fascinating life due to his talent on the soccer field.

Uriarte, an Orlando, Florida native, started his sports career off at a young age playing baseball until he became bored with the pastime at around 9 years old... continue reading>>

caroline-moore-spotlightZucker School graduates to lead educational efforts this fall in local districts

The Zucker Family School of Education at The Citadel continues to be a driving force behind the development of the Lowcountry’s educational workforce, steadily producing principled leaders for K-12 classrooms. Among the educators preparing for the August return of students are recent graduates from the school’s master’s degree programs, who were already working in the Charleston, Berkeley, and Dorchester County school districts or who will be.

Known as a full-service education program, the Zucker School of Education has a reputation for helping teachers advance in their careers and for helping school systems identify and train future leaders within their ranks. Recently, seven out of 13 new Charleston County School District leadership hires... continue reading>>

charleston-airportA father's encouragement to serve

"Service to others is what makes this country great," said U.S. Air Force Senior Master Sgt. Edward Snyder, 169th Fighter Wing public affairs superintendent. His 31 years of service is a testament to his commitment to serve his country.

Snyder enlisted in 1985 and spent four years active duty. He then served six years with the Air Force Reserve, which led him to deploy several times including in support of Operation Just Cause, Desert Shield, and Desert Storm. In 1994, Snyder joined the South Carolina Air National Guard, where he still serves today. continue reading>>

group-ngal2017-gtgStudent teams showcase entrepreneurial prowess at NGAL pitch competition

A group of international students and recent graduates will be a lot more savvy about how to develop and pitch a business plan as they move forward along their career paths. Students from The Citadel, the College of Charleston and Nebraska Wesleyan University joined students and faculty from two Estonian institutions, the University of Tartu and Tallinn University of Technology, for the 2017 Network Globally, Act Locally (NGAL) program.

NGAL is a shared, educational program that charges select students from participating institutions with developing innovative products or services that provide solutions to some of the world’s commercial and social challenges. continue reading>>

charleston-airportThe Charleston International Airport-Bulldog Connection

With the roar of aircraft surrounding them, 11 cadets and veteran students from The Citadel stood on Taxiway Alpha studying how Charleston International Airport is improving its infrastructure to support a rapidly growing Lowcountry aviation industry.

“I’m trying to shoot for a Boeing internship this summer to work on the construction side of things; building planes and to see what they’re made of, so seeing how the airport and control tower works goes hand and hand,” said Cadet Cody Floyd. continue reading>>

austin-gray-collects-water-samples-gtgInspired By Intrigue

Austin Gray has always been inquisitive.

As the youngest of five boys, Gray was always asking – or pestering – his older brothers with questions.

Now as an adult, that same curiosity has led him to pursue a PhD in environmental health science at UNCG.

“Scientific research intrigues me because it allows me to keep asking why,” Gray said. “Asking why is what spurs science.” continue reading>>

edits-13450008Engineering graduates in high demand in S.C. and beyond


Some of the highest-paying college majors are in engineering fields and as a college major choice, engineering beat out almost everything else in 2014. That’s according to Forbes, CNN Money and Business Insider. The economic modeling group providing the Forbes data also reports that 25 percent of the engineering workforce is aged 55 and older, increasing the need for new engineers...continue reading>>

Keeping America safe: a look at one of the nation's top producers of criminal justice professionals

There is one, very definable thing that people who get accepted into The Citadel’s Department of Criminal Justice share. That’s according to the retired secret service special agent in charge teaching many of the future detectives, police officers and special service agents attending The Military College of South Carolina. “They all come in here focused and intent on helping keep their country and communities safe – they simply possess a strong sense of purpose,” says Edwin Lugo, visiting instructor at The Citadel. “It’s the common thread of what drew me to be an agent and brings these young men and women to our program− the desire to help make things right,” said Lugo. “I have always had a sense of wanting to help someone who can’t help him or herself.”...continue reading>>

cadets-flagsAmerica's newly commissioned at
The Citadel - 2015

On May 8, 2015, over 100 men and women from The Citadel commissioned into the Air Force, Army, Navy or Marine Corps...continue reading>>

brandonbohrnCitadel Fulbright Scholar to teach in Germany

Cadet Brandon Bohrn, a native of Simpsonville, South Carolina, is earning international recognition by becoming a Fulbright Scholar for the 2015-16 brandonbohrnacademic year. Bohrn will teach English to students at a high school in North Rhine - Westphalia, Germany. Following his year in Germany, Bohrn plans to pursue a graduate degree in international relations or Germanic studies. His ultimate goal is to serve as a Foreign Service officer with the U.S. State Department...continue reading>>



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