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Citadel News Service
26 Apr 2007

Alumni fathers an important part of commencement

In keeping with Citadel tradition, alumni fathers present diplomas to their sons and daughters during commencement exercises. In some cases alumni grandfathers also take part in the diploma presentation.

Candidates for graduation who have alumni fathers are:

Daniel Mitchell Atkinson
Mr. William DuPree Atkinson, Jr., '77

Robert Emmett Barnes, Jr.
Mr. Robert Emmett Barnes, '78

James Timothy Bedenbaugh
Mr. Timothy Lee Bedenbaugh, '81

Michael Nolan Burton
Mr. James Edwin Burton, '78

Ryan Clark Cummins
Mr. Sidney Keith Cummins, '78

Patrick Noel Cunningham
Mr. Jack Robertson Cunningham, '77

Timothy James Driver, Jr.
Mr. Timothy James Driver, Sr., '77

James Donald Floyd
Mr. Donald Alan Floyd, '79

John Danner Gering 
Col. George W. Gering III, USAF, Ret., ’67 

Jones George Herring II
Mr. Jones George Herring, '75

Joseph Samuel Hodges
Reverend Richard Byron Hodges, '72

Charles Truman Hopkins
Dr. Truman Alexander Hopkins, '68

Curtis Tucker Knie
Colonel John Curtis Knie, USA, '79

Matthew Van McCarty
Lieutenant Colonel Roy Van McCarty, SCARNG, '82

Austin Grey McLain
Mr. Earl Leslie McLain, '78

Nicholas Michael Mengis
Mr. David Franklin Mengis, '74

Matthew Bannister Midgette
Commander William K. Midgette, USN, Ret., '76

Whittaker Lee Pharr
Mr. John Scott Pharr, Jr., '62

James Joseph Reardon
Mr. Martin D. Reardon, '79

John Garret Ryan
Mr. Kevin John Ryan, '76

Timothy Alan Smith
Mr. Alan R. Smith, '82

Tradd Nolan Toppin
Mr. Bruce E. Toppin, '86

Patrick John Wheale
The Honorable Duncan Wheale, '69

Robert Brandon Wilkins
Lieutenant Colonel Robert Alexander Wilkins, USMC, Ret., '79



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