Corps Grad ’03
I went to The Citadel on a volleyball scholarship in 1999 and after knob year, joined the Army Reserves to pay for the next three years. After graduating with a degree in English, I moved to Philadelphia, Penn., to pursue my dream of working in publishing. After almost eight years of medical publishing and sales, a Citadel grad found me on LinkedIn and offered me a great job in non-profit association management working from home, which I happily accepted. Soon after that, my husband, Joe, and I decided to move to the Charleston area with our 3-year-old son (Class of 2032), Joseph Errera II, to be closer to family.
I have always been very active in the alumni clubs, serving as a secretary/treasurer for the Delaware Valley for many years, as well as president. Since I’ve been back in South Carolina, I’ve also served on the Brigadier Foundation’s finance committee, I am a member of The Citadel Brigadier Foundation (TCBF), I am on TCBF Board of Directors, and I am a lifetime member of The Citadel Alumni Association. I’m also secretary of a new alumni group called the Berkeley County Citadel Club (BCCC). I enjoy giving my time as a means to pay back the scholarship that got me to The Citadel. I credit the school for much of my success, and I want student athletes who are seeking a Citadel education to receive the same support I did.
What about your time at The Citadel had the most positive impact on your career or life?
The Citadel did an excellent job in teaching me to overcome great obstacles and come out stronger and smarter. I continue to connect with alumni and am constantly blown away at how the alumni continue to grow into a wonderful network of support.
Why should young women consider attending The Citadel?
If you know you have something special inside of you, if you’re a natural leader or want to become one, then choose a school like The Citadel that will set you apart and give you the extra “something” you didn’t know you needed. I thought about leaving plenty of times, but I knew I had to stay, and I know now that it was one of the best lessons. Keep pushing, keep trying, and in the end, you will see it all come together and will know it was all worth it.