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Cadets and students named to The Citadel’s spring 2018 dean’s list

CHARLESTON– The following local cadets and students were named to The Citadel’s dean’s list for their academic achievements during the 2018 spring semester:
•Jack Henry Beasley of Florence
•Robert Brown of Florence
•Logan Carpenter of Hartsville
•Hunter Eason of Florence
•Ryan Hance of Hartsville
•William Martin of Florence
•Aaron Newton of Florence
•Nicholas Pappas of Darlington
•Shykasheali Phillips of Hartsville
•Bryan Santana of Hartsville
•Austin Shumpert of Florence
•Zachary Summerford of Florence

The dean’s list is a recognition given to cadets and students who are registered for 12 or more semester hours and whose grade point average is 3.20 or higher, with no grade of I (Incomplete) and no grade below C for work in a semester.

About The Citadel

The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, offers a classic military college education profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their states and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842.

The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online. The Citadel was named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News & World Report for seven consecutive years, and #1 Best Public College for Veterans in the South as well as Best Value out of all South Carolina colleges and universities by Forbes.

Cadets and students awarded gold stars for spring 2018 academic achievements at The Citadel

CHARLESTON– The Citadel awarded gold stars to the following local cadets and students who achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher during the 2018 spring semester. Cadets and students who achieve gold star recognition are also placed on The Citadel’s dean’s list.
•Marshall Anderson of Hartsville
•Brice DuBose of Florence
•Etienne Fonteneau of Hartsville
•Austin Jowers of Florence
•Christopher Russell of Florence
•William Shugart of Hartsville
•Harry Stone of Florence

The Citadel’s most distinguished cadets named to spring 2018 President’s List

CHARLESTON– Members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets were named to the President’s List for the 2018 spring semester. The President’s List is one of the most distinguished cadet awards presented by The Citadel. The list is a combination of the dean’s list and the Commandant’s Distinguished List and is composed of cadets who contribute the most to their companies while maintaining excellent military and academic records.

Local cadets that were named to the President’s List include:
•Robert Brown of Florence
•Etienne Fonteneau of Hartsville

Wofford College students study abroad during Fall 2018

Sixty-four students are spending the Fall 2018 semester away from Wofford College as part of the study abroad program. Study abroad is a major component of Wofford’s commitment to shaping globally-connected citizens. Since 2007, over 2,200 students have studied in 70 countries on seven continents. Opportunities range from travel/study Interim projects to a full-year at a university abroad. Co-curricular options include service-learning, internships and cultural excursions. Area students include:
• Jess Collins, a member of the class of 2019, is from Florence. Collins is studying abroad in Milan, Italy.
• Hixon Copp, a member of the class of 2019, is from Florence. Copp is studying abroad in Auckland, New Zealand.
• Curneisha Williams, a member of the class of 2020, is from Darlington. Williams is studying abroad in London, United Kingdom, and Rome, Italy.

Wofford College, established in 1854, is a four-year, residential liberal arts college located in Spartanburg, S.C. It offers 26 major fields of study to a student body of 1,690 undergraduates. Nationally known for the strength of its academic program, outstanding faculty, study abroad participation and successful graduates, Wofford is home to one of the nation’s 283 Phi Beta Kappa chapters. The college community enjoys Greek Life as well as 19 NCAA Division I athletics teams.

Members of the Wofford College Orientation Staff greet the Class of 2022

SPARTANBURG—On Aug. 29, Wofford College’s Orientation Staff greeted first-year students as the college welcomed the Class of 2022.The Orientation Staff leadership team helps plan, organize and manage activities designed to help first-year college students make the transition from high school to college. They foster supportive relationships, serve as role models and offer peer mentoring. Area students include:
• Mattie Weldon, a member of the class of 2019, is from Florence
• Pearson Lewallen, a member of the class of 2019, is from Florence
• Holly Moyd, a member of the class of 2021, is from Hartsville
• Brittany Joyce, a member of the class of 2019, is from Hartsville
• Price Rainwater, a member of the class of 2021, is from Florence

Local residents graduate from Clemson University

CLEMSON– Area residents graduated from Clemson University Aug. 10, 2018.

They are:
•Emily Anne Choplin of Florence graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Management
•Michael J. Culleton of Florence graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
•Morgan Lorraine Finch of Florence graduated with a Master of Science in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
•Josue David Rivera of Florence graduated with a Master of Engineering in Industrial Engineering
•Kayla L. Haas of Hartsville graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology

They were among more than 1,000 graduates at the summer 2018 graduation ceremony at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Author: Rachel Howell

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