The Dean’s Circle is an advisory group of students chosen to work with the Dean on matters of interest to them within the School of Science and Mathematics. There is a separate group for undergraduates and for graduate students. One student per department (for each group) will be nominated by the department head; nominees should be academically in good standing and have already expressed an interest in serving on the Dean’s Circle. They represent academic leadership among the science and mathematics students.
2023-24 Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Alexandria Carter (PHYS ’23) is from Scranton, PA. She is actively engaged in the Physics Department and serves as a representative and liaison between the Corps of Cadets and the Office of Academic Affairs. She is passionate about service and inspiring future leaders of America and is the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Bronze. Carter wants to specialize in Nuclear Physics and plans to attend Naval Nuclear Power Training Command upon graduation. She has been nominated to receive Deans List and Gold Stars.
Cadet Brent Forrest grew up in Greenville, SC and is a third generation legacy to the Citadel. He is involved in the Corps, serving as Tango’s Academic Officer, but have also been part of the Track and Field team since freshman year for pole vault. He has received Dean’s List every semester, and Gold stars 5 out of the 6 full semesters since attending the Citadel. Cadet Forrest is part of Chi Alpha Sigma Honors society as well as Sigma Theta Tau for my academic achievements. He is a nursing major and have been nominated Nursing Student of the Year two years in a row. He plans to work in the Emergency Department as a Registered Nurse following graduation and then later serve in the military and attend Nurse Practitioner school.
Cadet Dalton Hazelwood is a junior in Computer Science and Cyber Operations from Charlotte, North Carolina. He is actively involved in the CS department by participating in the leadership of Cyber Club, president of ACM, and a tutor for introductory classes. Dalton is a recent Gold Star recipient and has received Dean’s List every semester, while also being a part of undergraduate research with his advisor.
Cadet Ernest James (MATH ’23) is a senior in Mathematics. He recently researched Mathematical Models for COVID-19. The following is an excerpt from his research brief: The COVID-19 Pandemic has been felt across the world. The virus has left us with many questions regarding the effectiveness of social distancing and lockdown orders along with the growth of the virus. Through this project, we attempt to understand these questions in two parts: (1) Develop periodic mathematical models using the data reported in the southeastern region: NC, SC, TN, GA, and FL to determine the effectiveness of social distancing protocols in these states. (2) Create a dynamic mathematical model using the same data to predict the future trends of COVID-19. The work of this project was presented at the 2020 SURE Conference and 2021 Citadel Student Excellence Day.
Cadet Hunter Page is a junior pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology while on track for a minor in Chemistry. From Las Vegas, Nevada, Hunter has earned gold stars each semester since he arrived at The Citadel and has been nominated to the dean’s list. In addition, he is a member of Alpha Epsilon Delta, the Pre-Health Society, and The Citadel Eagle Scout Association. Hunter is currently doing research focused on ant behavior in the local area. Hunter intends to take graduate classes next year to obtain a Master’s degree in Biology at The Citadel by his fifth year. After graduation, Hunter plans to attend medical school with an aspiration to become an emergency medicine physician.
Cadet Evan Stravolo is a junior pursuing a bachelor of arts degree in chemistry with a minor in biology. Evan is from Spartanburg, South Carolina and has earned academic and character awards such as Gold Stars, Dean’s List, and President’s List throughout his career at the Citadel. Evan has conducted research with the chemistry department, working on projects that utilize metal organic frameworks to encapsulate organic dyes similar to that of current chemotherapy drugs. He has presented research at the national American Chemical Society in San Diego in hopes to inspire other researchers to find a new, efficient, and safer method of delivery for current anticancer drugs.
Cadet William Templeton grew up in Savannah, Georgia. Will is pursuing a B.S. in Exercise Science. He is active on campus, serving as Hotel Company’s clerk and India Company’s 1SGT. He is an inaugural member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta health preprofessional honor society at The Citadel. He is a member of the Junior Sword Arch. He has also been honored with Dean’s List, President’s Award, Gold Stars, and Commandant’s List. Will is on an Army scholarship and contract. He will be commissioned upon graduation from The Citadel. He plans to attend a Doctor of Physical Therapy program and serve as a physical therapist in the Army Medical Service Corps.
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Erin Carrino grew up in Baldwinsville, NY and moved to Charleston about 8 years ago! She currently teaches 4th grade at Goodwin Elementary. Prior to becoming an elementary school teacher, she was a preschool teacher, a youth soccer coordinator and a personal trainer. She has Bachelor’s degrees in Fitness Development and Recreation, and Master’s degrees in Elementary Education and Curriculum and Instruction. Erin is an evening student in the Swain Department of Nursing and is planning to become a Labor and Delivery nurse when she graduates in May. In her spare time, she loves to exercise, spend time outdoors, snuggle with her beagle puppy and read!
Grace Duncan is from Memphis, TN and graduated with a B.S. in Exercise, Sport, and Movement Science from the University of Memphis in 2022. She is currently living in Charleston pursuing her MAT in Physical Education while completing her last two years of NCAA eligibility on the Citadel Women’s Soccer team.
Luke Schmitz is a graduate student at The Citadel, working towards two Master’s degrees in Business Administration and Biology. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science from Bellevue University in Bellevue, NE. He is also an alumnus of the Defense Language Institute, Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC) in Monterey, CA, where he studied Iraqi Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic (MSA). Luke served in the Navy for eight years, during which time he deployed aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in 2016. He has received numerous military awards, including 4 Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, 2 Good Conduct Medals, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and Sea Service Deployment Award. He has also conducted over 150 military funeral honors.
Cadet Trey Stevens is a recent cadet graduate from Charlie Company(’22) with a B.S in Computer Science and Cyber Operations and a B.A in Intelligence + Security Studies and Criminal Justice as a Dean’s List and Gold Star recipient. Originating from Blythewood, SC Trey is now a M.S Computer and Information Sciences Cyber Security Concentration student working in Industry while assisting the Citadel under the Department of Defense Cyber Institute as the Cyber Technical Support Manager. In addition to this Trey has recently been commissioned into the SC State Guard under the G-2 Cyber and Intel Unit as a Cyber Forensic Analyst. He hopes to eventually get his PhD and teach one day.
2021-22 Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Akhil Prathipati grew up in Summerville, SC. A member of the Honors Program, he is pursuing a B.S. in Chemistry with a specialization in Biochemistry and a minor in Spanish. Akhil is actively engaged on campus, serving as the Vice President of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society and the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society. Among other things, he has also served as the President of The Citadel Pre-Health Society as well as the Secretary of The Citadel American Chemical Society.He has been nominated to the Deans List, Gold Stars, Commandant’s and President’s List. After graduation, he hopes to attend medical school and serve as a doctor in the U.S. Army.
Jaret Price is a senior Health-Human Performance major from Aiken, South Carolina. Jaret is on an Army scholarship and contract and will be commissioning into the active-duty component of the Army. He hopes to commission into the Medical Service Corps with intentions of becoming a physician/administrator in the health care field. Jaret is the Health-Human Performance representative for the Swain School of Math and Science and is also a member of the Omicron Delta Kappa Honors Society. He serves as the Sierra Company Commander this year, and as the President of the Association of the United States Army. He is the recipient of multiple gold stars and deans’ lists, as well as a member of the President’s List and Commandant’s Distinguished Service List.
Jaret is the recipient of the Department of the Army’s Superior Cadet Decoration, and The Citadel’s Colonel Harvey M. Dick Official U.S. Army Sword. Jaret was named a Distinguished Military Graduate, ranking in the top 20% nationwide for all Army contracts. He currently serves Alpha Epsilon Delta as a committee member and looks forward to what the club and The Citadel have to offer to cadets aspiring to work in the medical field.
Cadet Alexandria Carter (PHYS ’23) is from Scranton, PA. She is actively engaged in the Physics Department and serves as a representative and point of contact for prospective students. She is passionate about service and inspiring future leaders of America and is the recipient of the Presidential Volunteer Service Award, Bronze. Carter wants to specialize in Nuclear Physics and plans to attend Naval Nuclear Power Training Command upon graduation. She has been nominated to receive Deans List and Gold Stars.
Mandy Enloe is from Woodstock, GA. She was active duty Air Force for five years as a U-2 crew chief. She received a B.S. in Health and Physical Education with a minor in Exercise Science from the University of Georgia. From there, Enloe was a strength and conditioning coach for Embry Riddle Aeronautical University athletics. Most recently, she has been the Graduate Assistant for The Citadel’s Health and Human Performance Department while earning her M.S. in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science with a concentration in Tactical Performance and Resiliency.
2015-2016 Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Collins Langley (BIO ’17) is from Memphis, TN. He spent his freshman year at Ole Miss and decided to transfer here to pursue a medical career. Recently, Collins was selected for the Cadet Community Engagement Council to represent the Junior class of Delta Company. He has also been elected Chair of the Board for Delta Waterfowl Charleston Chapter, an ecological non-profit organization dedicated to conserving wildlife game and their habitats for future generations. Collins wants to specialize in orthopedic surgery, and has been nominated to the Deans List, Gold Stars, Commandant’s and President’s List.
Cadet Marcus Harbol (MACS ’17) grew up in Seattle, WA. At The Citadel, Marcus has been named Distinguished Freshman Math Student, competed in Math Jeopardy at the Southeastern Regional MAA Conference, worked as a tutor at the Math Lab, and served as vice president of the Math Club. He enjoys backpacking, snowshoeing, rappelling, long distance running, and ultimate Frisbee. Marcus is currently applying for an Army ROTC scholarship as well as a Department of Defense STEM Research scholarship.
Cadet Matthew C. Scalise (BIO ’16) is a member of the Honors Program, and is pursuing a B.S in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Actively involved on campus, Cadet Scalise serves as President of The Citadel Biology Club (BioCid) and Vice President of the Pre-Health Society. Among other things, he has also served as Secretary of the Tri-Beta Honor Society as well as Treasurer of the Honors Program Student Advisory Council (HPSAC). He is originally from Orangeburg but now lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. After graduation, he hopes to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.
Officer Candidate Brennan (CHEM ’18) enlisted in the Navy in 2006 in the Nuclear Propulsion program, reporting to Charleston for initial training. Following training, he reported to his first submarine, USS Hampton, in 2008 and served for 5 years completing 2 deployments in 2 different theaters. After this, he returned to Charleston to serve as an Instructor in chemistry, materials, and radiological fundamentals at the Naval Nuclear Power School. He was selected for the Navy’s STA-21 program, and reported to the Citadel in 2014 to complete his degree in chemistry. Following graduation he will commission, and return to the submarine service as an officer.
Sgt Alfonso Rogers (HESS) was born and raised in Warner Robins, Ga. In 2006 Alfonso enlisted into the Air Force as a C-17 Loadmaster spending eight years on active duty, bringing him to JB Charleston. He is now serving as a reservist in the 701st Airlift Squadron while pursuing his undergraduate degree in Sport Management. He has been a Gold Star and Dean’s list recipient during his time at The Citadel. Actively involved on campus, he serves as President of the Student Veterans Association and the Vice President of the HESS major’s board. Alfonso currently officiates Men’s NCAA Division II basketball and serves on the Medal of Honor Bowl committee. Upon graduation, Alfonso aspires to work in professional sports. He is a devoted father of two boys and husband to Crystal.
Cadet Dylan Green (PHYS ’16) from Woodruff, SC, is serving as the physics undergraduate student representative. He is a member of the Honors Program. He is a member of the Regimental Band and Pipes and also serves as Regimental Supply Officer on campus. He is a six-time Dean’s List recipient and received a one-time nomination to President’s List. He spent the past two years working with Dr. Robert Clark in the ExCitAtIon (Experiments at The Citadel on Atoms and Ions) Group on campus.
This past summer he worked with Dr. Ken Brown at Georgia Institute of Technology in the Brown Lab Group, aiding in the design and construction of a laser frequency-stabilizing optical system for use with their ion traps. Dylan plans to attend Georgia Institute of Technology for Graduate School in Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics following graduation.
Charlye Marger Christie (BIO) earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business and Italian at the College of Charleston in 2009. Later at the Citadel, she received her first Master’s in Health, Exercise, and Sport Science. Charleston currently works as a research specialist at the MUSC Center for Oral Health Research as she completes her MA in Biology.
Justin Weir (HESS) is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2014, with a degree in political science. He currently is working as an intern with the Charleston Battery soccer team, and is working towards his Masters in Sport Management.
Rachel Graves (MAT) has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina. She graduated from USC in 2011 and began teaching at First Baptist School in 2012. Rachel is currently in her third year teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 at FBS.
Thomas Lee (MS Computer Science) is a 20-year Air Force veteran. Enlisting in 1995, Thomas’ career began as a B-52 mechanic at Barksdale AFB, LA. After deployments for Operations Southern Watch and Allied Force, Thomas sought work in the private sector with jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. Soon after, however, he found his way back to the Air Force as a reservist and full-time civil servant at Charleston AFB serving as a mechanic on the C-17. Shortly after arriving at Charleston, Thomas received orders to return to active duty and deploy to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Before his tour ended, Thomas’s travels took him to dozens of countries spread out over five continents. Along the way Thomas completed an AS in Aviation Technology and BS in IT—all while amassing seven years on active duty and eight years in the civil service. When his last tour ended, he spent six years as a network administrator for the Air Force and as a private IT consultant in the Charleston area. In 2011 Thomas brought his skills to SPAWAR where he currently specializes in Cyber Security. Thomas is working toward an MS in Computer Science at The Citadel while continuing to serve in the Air Force Reserve at the rank of Senior Master Sargent at Joint Base Charleston.
Jennifer Clark (MAT), a Noyce scholar, received her Bachelor of Art’s degrees in Mathematics and Physics from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in 2012. She has lived in Charleston since then, and is excited to start her career at a local high school after graduation.
Brendan Reilly (MA Exercise Science) is originally from Sumter, South Carolina, where his father was stationed at Shaw AFB. Brendan went to high school at Thomas Sumter Academy and graduated with a B.S. in Sport and Exercise Science from Coastal Carolina University in 2012. He worked in the hospitality industry for a couple years after graduating before pursuing a Master’s in Exercise Science here at the Citadel. Brendan plans on graduating in May of 2016. He is currently a GA with the remedial PT program at the Citadel and works with a co-op group with Roper St. Francis hospital as an exercise physiologist. After graduation, he has ambitions of pursuing a PhD and getting into research.
2014-2015 Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Collins Langley (Biology) Cadet Marcus Harbol (MACS) Cadet Grace Raines (Chemistry)
Officer Candidate Sam Long (Physics)
Cadet Chris D’Esposito (MACS)
Cadet Matthew Scalise (Biology)
Charleston Marger (Biology)
Rachel Graves (MAT)
Justin Weir (HESS)
2013-2014 Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Ryan Boodee (Physics) Cadet Albert Hammett, Jr. (HESS)
Cadet Philip A. Jordan (Biology)
Cadet Grace Raines (Chemistry)
Cadet Hugh Urey (MACS)
Whitney Cubbage (MAT)
John Ravan (MACS)
Brittany Williams (HESS)
Carly Bess Williams (Biology)