2014 CASM Inductees
The Honorable Senator Fritz Hollings
Former U.S. Senator and former Governor Ernest F. Hollings is a Citadel and University of South Carolina graduate who has championed the cause of environment, science and public policy throughout his illustrious career in politics. He has sponsored laws to safeguard our coasts and oceans such as the Coastal Zone Management Act (1972). He is recognized as the legislative "father" of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was instrumental in bringing NOAA marine laboratories to South Carolina, including the Hollings Marine Laboratory, and championed creation of the Medical University of South Carolina’s Hollings Cancer Center, which is the only nationally designated cancer center in SC. Throughout his career, Senator Hollings was a strong supporter of technology as a means of maintaining US industrial competitiveness. For example, in 1975, he authored the Automobile Fuel Economy Act, the nation’s first standards to improve fuel efficiency and decrease U.S. dependence on foreign oil. When he was governor, Senator Hollings championed the legislation to establish the state's technical education system and the public educational television network. In 1961, he declared “in our complex society, education is the cornerstone upon which economic development must be built”. His 1961 vision of using science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education as cornerstones for economic sustainability, industrial competiveness, and quality of life are finally being realized.
Dr. Henry D. (Hank) Cross III
Dr. Henry D. ( Hank ) Cross III is a physical chemist holding degrees from Georgetown University, Holy Cross College, Stevens Institute of Technology and California Coast University with additional graduate study at The University of Notre Dame and Harvard Business School. His professional career has been spent in all aspects of new product development and commercialization. He spent 36 years with Colgate Palmolive retiring as their Technical Director. In addition to leading the development of biodegradable and phosphate free detergents, he was deeply involved with the successful introduction of such familiar brands as Irish Spring, Palmolive Dishwashing Liquid, Etonic footwear and Bike Football Helmets. Dr. Cross held a number of administrative positions in professional and public organizations. He was a Division Director for The American Society of Testing and materials, Chairman of Task Groups developing standards for football helmets, footwear and mouth guards , President of The Hockey Equipment Certification Council, a member of the U.S. Olympic Committees Sports Equipment and Technology Subcommittee and Chairman of The U.S Shooting team. Dr. Cross has been an avid competitive shooter for 71 years. He was a First String All American at Georgetown, a Distinguished Marksman and President’s Hundred for the U.S. Army and a lifetime Alumnus of The U.S. Olympic Shooting Team. He is currently Chairman and Managing Director of The Cross Human Performance Testing and Research LLC. Dr. Cross has generously supported the creation of the Human Performance Laboratory at The Citadel.
Edward Warren (Ned) Bray III, MD
Edward Warren Bray, III graduated from The Citadel with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965 and continued his education with a Master of Science degree from the University of South Carolina (1967) and a Doctor of Medicine Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1971. Dr. Bray completed his Orthopaedic Surgery training at Greenville Hospital System and Shriner’s Hospital for Children in 1976 and earned his American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery certification in 1977. As Chief of Orthopaedic Surgery at the United States Lyster Army Hospital in Fort Rucker, Alabama and 13 years in private medical practice, Dr. Bray brought valuable knowledge and experience to his medical teaching career. Dr. Bray’s graduate medical education leadership began with teaching faculty appointments at the Medical University of South Carolina, the University of South Carolina, and Duke University while rising to the rank of Professor at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Bray’s leadership extended to Assistant Chief of Staff at the Shriner’s Hospitals for Children in Greenville South Carolina, President of Greenville Hospital System’s medical staff, Greenville Health System’s Orthopaedic Surgery Residency Program Director, Chair of Greenville Health System’s Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and providing leadership on a variety of local and national medical societies as well as numerous, collaborative peer reviewed journal publications regarding clinical research. Dr. Bray currently serves as the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education at Greenville Health System and serves as the Designated Institutional Official for all graduate medical education at Greenville Health System.
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Groetsch
Dr. Charles (Chuck) Groetsch holds the position of Distinguished Professor of Mathematical Science at The Citadel, after serving as the first Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics. He is an internationally recognized authority on the mathematics of inverse problems and stability theory of unbounded operators. Dr. Groetsch is the author of numerous research papers and nine critically acclaimed books, some of which have been translated into Japanese and Chinese. He has held visiting appointments at universities around the world, and has served on the editorial boards of nine research journals. The Mathematical Association of America recognized him with the George Pólya Award for expository excellence in 1994. He was inducted a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011 in recognition of his “distinguished contributions of the application of mathematics to science, particularly in the areas of inverse or ill-posed problems, approximation theory, and mathematical modeling”. Chuck loves teaching, has taught many courses at all levels and enjoys nothing better than blending mathematics, science and history in classroom. One student wrote “Professor is very enthusiastic and goes above and beyond to explain the material.”