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Citadel News Service
19 Aug 2016

Upcoming News from The Citadel - September 2016

9/11 Commemoration, Soldiers’ Angels Mobile Pantry, “Author in Schools” and more

South Carolina Business Development Center “Get Your Business Online” workshop
1 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 6
2430 Mall Dr. #185, South State Building, North Charleston
Free and open to the public

The South Carolina Small Business Development Center (SCSBDC) will be offering a workshop on connecting businesses with customers online.sbdc

The workshop is designed to help small business owners develop relationships with their customers through their websites and social media sites. Registration is required and can be completed here.

The Citadel School of Business and the SCSBDC have partnered together for over seven years to provide outreach and support to the Lowcountry business community by offering services on the college’s campus.

Citadel Republican Society’s 9/11: Never Forget Commemoration
Sunday, Sept. 11
Avenue of Remembrance on The Citadel’s campus
Free and open to the public

The Citadel Republican Society (CRS) will continue its tradition of placing flags along the Avenue of Remembrance on campus in memory of those who lost their lives in the
 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon on Sept. 11, 2001.crs911

Young America’s Foundation began the 9/11: Never Forget project in 2003 to commemorate the attacks, and the CRS has participated in the program since its inception.

The cadet-run club exists to foster patriotism, political participation, conservative values, and civic service among cadets. With over 500 members, the CRS is the largest club on campus and the largest Republican organization in the state. Learn more about the CRS here.

Friends of the Daniel Library Lecture: Citadel Professor Jim Hutchisson’s new book, Ernest Hemingway: A New Life
6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 13
Bond Hall 165
Free and open to the public

Join the Friends of the Daniel Library for an evening with Citadel Professor, James Hutchisson, and a discussion of his new book Ernest Hemingway: A New Lifeernest-hemingway

Hutchisson’s biography of Hemingway reveals the life of a man who was often introverted, an outdoor enthusiast who revered the natural world, and a generous spirit with a strong work ethic. The author situates Hemingway’s life and art in the contexts of the women he loved and lost, the places he held dear, and the specter of mental illness that plagued his family.

The book is the first major biography of Hemingway in over twenty years, and provides readers with a fresh look at one of the most acclaimed authors of the twentieth century.

Hutchisson received his Ph.D. from the University of Delaware in 1987 and is currently the director of Graduate Studies in The Citadel’s Department of English. He has written widely on American and southern literatures with 12 books and more than 60 articles of literary and historical criticism and nonfiction.

For more information, please contact Ruby Murray at (843) 953-2568.

Soldiers’ Angels Mobile Pantry
Noon – 2 p.m.
Friday, Sept. 16
Citadel Stadium Parking Lot, 69 Hagood Ave.
Free and open to the public; registration required

Soldiers’ Angels, a national veterans support group, will partner with The Citadel and the Lowcountry Food Bank to provide a mobile food pantry for 200 at-risk and homeless veteran families.

The program will provide food assistance in the form of water, meats, fruits and vegetables and nonperishable boxed and canned foods. The Soldiers’ Angels mobile pantry program will run throughout the year to support veterans in the Charleston area. The dates for the mobile food pantry are the following:soldiers angels

  • Friday, Sept. 16
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19
  • Friday, Nov. 11
  • Friday, Dec. 2
  • Friday, Jan. 26
  • Friday, Feb. 24
  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, April 21

Veterans needing assistance can register for the food pantry by visiting here or by calling (210) 629-0020. Pick-up will be from The Citadel’s Stadium Parking Lot at 69 Hagood Ave.

First Lady of The Citadel and Alzheimer’s Walk team, Daddy’s Darlings, hoping to be one of the top fundraisers again in 2016
9 a.m.
Saturday, Sept. 17
Riverfront Park, 1001 Everglades Ave., North Charleston

One of the top fundraising teams in the state of South Carolina for the past several years is at it again for the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s. This year the team is again led by the First Lady of The Citadel, Donna Rosa. Rosa is hoping to keep the momentum going for the cause that is close to the hearts of many at the college, including Donna and Lt. Gen. Jon Rosa, The Citadel’s president.daddys-darlings

“The man I knew as my father simply faded away. Now John’s mother is struggling with Alzheimer’s Disease,” Donna said when describing her father’s battle with Alzheimer’s before his death in 2009, “My sister and I started our team, Daddy’s Darlings, to hopefully play a small part in finding a cure. Now it has grown to become The Citadel’s team. I am just so thankful for the support our community shows for finding a solution for this horrible disease.”

For more information on the 2016 Walk to End Alzheimer’s, please visit here. To join Daddy’s Darlings, please visit here.

Travels to Cuba: an evening with Dean Bill Trumbull
6:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Sept. 20
Bond Hall 165
Free and open to the publicbill-trumbull

Cuba is preparing for an influx of American visitors in the coming years following the Obama administration’s move to eliminate the last restrictions on U.S. travel. Join Bill Trumbull, dean of the School of Business, for a presentation on his travels to Cuba and the impact of his research on his educational, professional and humanitarian
experiences within the country.

After half a century of estrangement and embargoes from a country 90 miles south of Florida, Americans are eager for a taste of Cuba – a country seemingly stuck in the 1950s.

Trumbull received his B.S. in business administration from the University of Miami and his Ph.D. in economics from the University of North Carolina. During the fall of 2012, he served as a Fulbright Scholar at the University of Pecs in Hungary. A strong proponent of international education, he has led study abroad programs to China, Cuba and Europe.

The Zucker Family School of Education presents “Authors in Schools” initiative to kick off the new school year
Monday, Sept. 26 at Mitchell Elementary School
Tuesday, Sept. 27 at Sanders-Clyde Elementary School
Wednesday, Sept. 28 at Goodwin Elementary School

As part of its literacy initiative, Authors in Schools, The Zucker Family School of Education will host James Ransome at three local partner schools to kick off the 2017-18 school year.

Ransome, nationally recognized illustrator of numerous children’s books, will present lectures on his books for students at Mitchell Elementary School, Sander-Clyde Elementary School and Goodwin Elementary School and Sept. 26,27 and 28, respectively.james-ransome

The Children’s Book Council recently named Ransome one of 75 “must-know” authors and illustrators. Currently, a member of the Society of Illustrators, he has received both the Coretta Scott King Award for Illustration and the IBBY Honor Award for his book, The Creation. He has also received a Coretta Scott King Honor Award for illustration for Uncle Jed’s Barbershop which was selected as an ALA Notable Book and is currently being shown as a feature on Reading Rainbow.

He has completed several commissioned murals for the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis, The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the Hemphill Branch Library in Greensboro, N.C. He created a historical painting commissioned by a jury for the Paterson, N.J. Library and a poster for the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Brown vs. the Board of Education. His traveling Exhibit, Visual Stories has been touring the United States since 2003.

For more information, please contact Ruby Murray at (843) 953-2568.

Storm The Citadel 2017 registration is now open
Now – Friday, Nov. 18

Teams planning to Storm The Citadel in the spring of 2017 are now invited to register. Co-hosted and co- founded by Google and The Citadel’s STEM Center of Excellence, the event reinforces the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

The annual event attracts dozens of teams from around the Southeast from elementary, middle, high school, and colleges, as well as professional clubs and STEM-related businesses. Some teams have members as young as six years old. All student teams (K-12) can request mentoring support and apply for funds to help with team expenses.storm-the-citadel-registration

With the help of Citadel assigned mentors, competitors use their best engineering skills to contest in the bridge, robotics or trebuchet competitions. Attracting more than 3,000 people each year to the college’s iconic campus, Storm The Citadel 2017 is scheduled for Feb. 11.

To register, apply for funds (K-12 schools only), find out more about how to get involved as a teacher, team leader or mentor please email the Director of the STEM Center, Jennifer Albert at

September feature from The Citadel Experts Guide

The Citadel Experts Guide is a resource for journalists, researchers, K-12 teachers and community organizations looking for professors and staff who are leading influencers in their fields of interest. An expert will be introduced in each of The Citadel’s bi-monthly Upcoming News stories.

Meet Roy Fenoff, Ph.D, assistant professor in the Department of Criminal Justice and Board Certified Forensic Document Examiner and an expert in forgery detection.

Fenoff provides scientific advice, offers training, and conducts forensic examinations for individuals, law enforcement, and law firms throughout the United States and abroad. He specializes in forgery and document fraud, food fraud and security, and the use of science in court.fenoff

He earned a B.S. in entomology and a B.A. in criminal justice from the University of Georgia in 2004, an M.S. in medical and veterinary entomology from the University of Wyoming in 2007, and a Ph.D. in criminal justice from Michigan State University in 2015.

To arrange an interview, please contact The Citadel Director of Media Relations at or (843) 953-2155, or communications specialist, or (843) 953-3722. The industry expert may be contacted directly, but please note that all media representatives are required to be escorted while on campus to ensure student privacy.


  • Parent’s Weekend – October 8
  • Leadership Day – October 19
  • Homecoming Weekend – November 5
  • Fall furlough begins – November 18
  • Christmas Candlelight Services – December 2, 3 & 4
  • Winter furlough begins – December 14

Achieving excellence in the education and development of principled leaders
Media Contact:
Kim Keelor-Parker
(843) 953-2155

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