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The Citadel's Women's History Program 2014

Women’s History: Past, present and future

Throughout the month of March in Daniel Library

A month-long display of books, cd’s, dvd’s, government documents, and more from the Daniel Library collection that are by and about historic women in the United States, emphasizing women in the South

Exploring and understanding gender on campus

Tuesday, March 11, Capers 219 2:30-3:45 p.m.

PSI CHI, the National Honor Society in Psychology, is pleased to invite ALL students, faculty, and staff to an experiential workshop “Exploring and Understanding Gender on Campus.” The workshop will be cofacilitated by Byron Brooks and Dania Alshafei, graduate students in the Clinical Counseling Masters Program.

Fulfilling Tradition: The 1st Women Graduates of The Citadel – An evening with Maxine Hudson and Nancy Mace

Tuesday, March 18th, 6:30pm. Museum Reading Room of Daniel Library (3rd floor)

A presentation will be made by the first two women graduates of The Citadel, Maxine Hudson and Nancy Mace. It will be held Tues. March 18, at the museum reading room of Daniel Library.

In November 1846, the first class of Cadets graduated from the Citadel Academy with 6 male Cadets receiving diplomas. The first woman graduated as a member of the S. C. Corps of Cadets 153 years later. Now, women graduates of The Citadel are contributing as leaders in the military, government and for corporations, but they couldn’t have done it without Maxine Hudson helping pave the way in 1970. She was the first woman to graduate in any capacity from The Citadel. Though not a member of the Corps, Hudson accomplished what many thought would never happen, she graduated from the Master of Arts in Teaching program, 29 years before the first woman graduated from the Corps. THAT woman was Nancy Mace, who is now running for U.S. Senate.

Please join the Friends of the Daniel Library to meet the first women graduates of The Citadel and hear their stories and also their insights about The Citadel’s current efforts to continue to expand the female student population. There is no fee to attend and parking is free.

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