2016 CASM Inductees
Dr. William H. Bowers - Class of 1960, Chemistry
Dr. Bowers is a physician, educator, decorated veteran and mentor. He is a decorated flight surgeon who has received the Combat Medical Badge, Bronze Star with Valor, Air Medals with Eight Oak Leaf Clusters, and two Purple Hearts. Dr. Bowers is a distinguished hand surgeon who has been recognized for Outstanding Research Achievement in the Field of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Bowers has supported Citadel students and faculty attending professional conferences, and is active in Citadel Pre- Health Mentorship and Cadet Leadership programs.
Dr. J. Patrick Johnson - Class of 1978, Chemistry
Dr. Johnson is a physician, educator, entrepreneur, and philanthropist. He is an internationally recognized neurosurgeon holding research and clinical appointments at multiple institutions. Dr. Johnson is currently establishing a stem cell research and biomechanics laboratory at Cedars Sinai Medical Center, and has developed new computer guided and minimally invasive surgical procedures for spinal disorders. He is the Principal Investigator for stem cell transplant projects focused on spinal cord regeneration and spine reconstruction. Finally, Dr. Johnson is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for the Spine Institute Foundation dedicated to advancing knowledge in the treatment of spinal disease through research, technology and education of future physicians.
Rick DeVoe - Executive Director SC Sea Grant Consortium
Rick DeVoe is a leader, coastal policy expert, educator, and conservationist. He has supported and funded rice field impoundment, toxicology and micro-plastics research at the Citadel, and provided start up funds and assisted junior faculty at the Citadel to establish networks and partnerships for sustaining their careers. Mr. DeVoe has provided matching funds for Citadel researchers to purchase research equipment. He has guided the SC Sea Grant Consortium into one of the best Sea Grant programs in the nation, and represents SC in regional and national coastal research and educational programs. Mr. DeVoe is a past President of the National Sea Grant Association.
CASM Faculty Award: Dr. Dena Garner - Director of Health, Exercise, and Sport Science
Dr. Garner is a teacher, researcher, scholar, and mentor. She has been the driving force behind the construction of The Citadel Human Performance Laboratory and related research as well as lead researcher for groundbreaking research on improving human performance without drugs. She mentors over 16 graduate students and faculty in science and engineering. Dr. Garner is Chair of the Citadel Research Committee, and has provided outstanding service to the local and regional community.