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Citadel News Service
23 Feb 2017

Spring 2017 Presidential Award Winners

The President of The Citadel, Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa, USAF (Ret.), recognizes staff who go beyond the call of duty by presenting the Presidential Award Winners (PAW) every semester. The following employees were recognized in February of 2017 for their excellent work:


Ally Martin, Citadel School of Engineering Director of Student Success, Projects and Finance

John Rosa with Ally Martin

“Ally epitomizes serving others before self. Since 2013 her role has grown beyond administrative assistance as she has professionally set the standard on a myriad of additional tasks that have immensely benefited faculty, staff and student experiences and activities within and outside of engineering.” Prof. Ronald Welch, Ph.D., dean of The Citadel School of Engineering

  • Exemplifies the spirit of The Citadel in interactions on campus and with external customers.
  • Directly affects achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders.
  • Demonstrates principled leadership in duties as Citadel employee and with civic service on or off campus.


Donnell Boucher, Citadel Athletics Strength and Conditioning Coach

Lt. Gen. Rosa Citadel Award

“Donnell Boucher is an incredible role model for the cadet-athletes. He models our core values of honor, duty and respect every day he is at work. During exit interviews with graduating cadet-athletes, he consistently receives the highest marks of anyone within athletics. He is fair and treats everyone the same which is highly valued.” Jim Senter, Citadel athletics director

  • Represents The Citadel’s core values of honor, duty and respect, as well as serving others before self.
  • Exemplifies honesty, integrity, and respect in interactions with internal and external customers.
  • On front-line for college’s mission of achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders.


Christina Soyden, Krause Center Administrative Coordinator for Service Learning and Civic Engagement

Rosa with Soyden

“Christina Soyden has been a leader in our vital, growing programs related to service learning and civic engagement since she joined The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics in 2015. She has rapidly earned the respect and trust of her supervisors and directors, as well as our program collaborators who include cadets, graduate and veteran students, AmeriCorps Vistas, faculty, staff and community partners.” Col. Thomas Clark, USMC (Ret.), director for the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics

  • Within first two years of employment with The Citadel.
  • Demonstrates to supervisors, co-workers, faculty and staff that they exemplify the core values of honor, duty, and respect in campus interactions.
  • Innovated idea or process resulting in improved personnel, budget, office or operational process.

Citadel Presidential Awards Spring 2017

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