Jacqui Pastick Woodall
Corps Grad ’08
My senior year I was a platoon leader for Papa Company. I still currently live in the Charleston area and work for Charleston County Sheriff's Office as a Deputy Sheriff. I was married October of 2014 and have two stepsons. My husband, Matt Woodall, is also in local law enforcement. I still enjoy going to walk around or drive around campus to see how things are continuously changing. It is amazing to see how far we have come!
What is your favorite memory from The Citadel?
My favorite memory of The Citadel was Parents’ Weekend my knob year. My mother and father were unable to come so my grandmother and grandfather came. I'm originally from Chicago so having them there meant everything to me. I remember my first Parents’ Weekend SMI (Saturday Morning Inspection) and having my grandpa walk into the room and hardly recognize me. We had the absolute best time together that weekend, and I will always remember that and how proud my grandfather was. He told me multiple times that if I hated school or wasn't having a good time, he was going to scoop me up and bring me home. The entire weekend he continued to tell me how proud he was and he could see how much I loved the school. That was the first time I really sat back and looked how far I had come and how I knew I made the right decision about my future.
Why should young women consider attending The Citadel?
The Citadel was an amazing experience. I was afforded the opportunity to excel academically and personally. It helps you to grow into the person that you want to be. The academics alone are like none other, but there is so much more than that. You grow with other people who come from so many different backgrounds and aspects of life, and you live and grow with these people who become your second family. I had the most amazing, memorable experience while attending The Citadel, and I can't put into words what it has done for me.