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The Citadel Alumni Association Contributes to Scholarships

The Citadel Alumni Association capped off a banner year of giving at its annual membership meeting. The Association will contribute $900,000 to support college operations, CAA legacy cadet and need-based scholarships, and enhance The Citadel’s Service to Country Tuition Scholarships and National Service Room and Board Scholarships for ROTC cadets.

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  • Citadel Clubs around the world will be marking the birthday of the S.C. Corps of Cadets on Corps Day, March 20, by holding their annual Muster formations. To find your local Muster, check the Upcoming Events Calendar at citadelalumni.org.
  • To our Citadel Clubs, if you plan to purchase Life Memberships for Cadets in your area and would like them to be announced as Life Members at Commencement, please purchase those memberships by March 15, 2024. To purchase, go to citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/ and choose New Life Membership (Current Student).

For additional information on Citadel Clubs, visit citadelalumni.org/clubs.
  • February 26, 2024
  • "An Act to Change the Name of the South Carolina Military Academy to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, that the name of the South Carolina Military Academy be, and the same is hereby, changed to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 2. That all Acts and part of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be, and they are hereby, repealed. Approved the 25th day of February, A.D. 1910." The word "The" in the official name is capitalized twice."

The college’s name was officially changed from The South Carolina Military Academy to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  This change was necessary to reflect the academic nature of the institution.  The word “Academy” had come to indicate a high school instead of a college and it presented an incorrect perception of The Citadel, which is an institution of higher learning.
  • February 24, 1843: The Citadel Board of Visitors first meets.

"A Board of Visitors was immediately appointed by Governor James H. Hammond, and this board met on February 24, 1843, to select the staff of the Citadel."
  • February 23, 2024
  • Class of 2024 Parents, Family and Friends, at this point we have received only one third of the Student Life Memberships that we received last year. Please do not delay and miss the opportunity to purchase the lifelong gift of this $700.00 membership for your cadet for only $400.00. To receive the discounted Current Student Life Membership, please pay in full on our website, citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/. Choose the New Life Membership (Current Student) - $ 400.00 option. 

The membership must be paid in full by March 15th in order for your cadet to be announced as a Life Member at Commencement and to pick up their membership items with their classmates. 

You will find a list of benefits on our website: citadelalumni.org/join/
  • Following the reception earlier this month for members of The Citadel Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni List, we begin a series of posts highlighting those members. We will be adding these every few weeks.

Our first Distinguished Alumnus is Col J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF, Ret., '53

Collins entered the Air Force after graduating from The Citadel and accumulated over 3,000 hours with a Command Pilot rating. His Air Force career included opening the new Air Force Academy in 1955 as an Air Training Officer and serving as Aide to the Four Star Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Collins was awarded the Silver Star for his service in action in Southeast Asia on Sept. 2, 1965, as Air Operations Officer, 6441st Tactical Fighter Wing, and a second award for gallantry as a POW for seven and a half years. He retired as a full Colonel in 1974. 

While serving on TDY with the 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, on Sept. 2, 1965, Collins was forced to eject over North Vietnam. He suffered severe injuries of the head, leg and arms on ejection. Collins was immediately captured and held as a prisoner of war for the next 2,721 days before being released on Feb. 12, 1973. During his time as a POW, he endured constant torture at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, a.k.a. Hanoi Hilton, and labeled as "incorrigible" by the North Vietnamese. Collins was the longest held Citadel POW and one of the longest held in American history. His "cellmate" was the late Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for President.

To learn more about The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni List, visit citadelalumni.org/news-stories/distinguished-alumni.
Citadel Clubs around the world will be marking the birthday of the S.C. Corps of Cadets on Corps Day, March 20, by holding their annual Muster formations. To find your local Muster, check the Upcoming Events Calendar at citadelalumni.org.
Citadel Clubs around the world will be marking the birthday of the S.C. Corps of Cadets on Corps Day, March 20, by holding their annual Muster formations. To find your local Muster, check the Upcoming Events Calendar at citadelalumni.org.
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To our Citadel Clubs, if you plan to purchase Life Memberships for Cadets in your area and would like them to be announced as Life Members at Commencement, please purchase those memberships by March 15, 2024. To purchase, go to citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/ and choose New Life Membership (Current Student).

For additional information on Citadel Clubs, visit citadelalumni.org/clubs.
To our Citadel Clubs, if you plan to purchase Life Memberships for Cadets in your area and would like them to be announced as Life Members at Commencement, please purchase those memberships by March 15, 2024. To purchase, go to citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/ and choose New Life Membership (Current Student). For additional information on Citadel Clubs, visit citadelalumni.org/clubs.
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February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024
February 26, 2024
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"An Act to Change the Name of the South Carolina Military Academy to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, that the name of the South Carolina Military Academy be, and the same is hereby, changed to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 2. That all Acts and part of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be, and they are hereby, repealed. Approved the 25th day of February, A.D. 1910." The word "The" in the official name is capitalized twice."

The college’s name was officially changed from The South Carolina Military Academy to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.  This change was necessary to reflect the academic nature of the institution.  The word “Academy” had come to indicate a high school instead of a college and it presented an incorrect perception of The Citadel, which is an institution of higher learning.
"An Act to Change the Name of the South Carolina Military Academy to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of South Carolina, that the name of the South Carolina Military Academy be, and the same is hereby, changed to 'The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina.' Section 2. That all Acts and part of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act be, and they are hereby, repealed. Approved the 25th day of February, A.D. 1910." The word "The" in the official name is capitalized twice." The college’s name was officially changed from The South Carolina Military Academy to The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina. This change was necessary to reflect the academic nature of the institution. The word “Academy” had come to indicate a high school instead of a college and it presented an incorrect perception of The Citadel, which is an institution of higher learning.
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February 24, 1843: The Citadel Board of Visitors first meets.

"A Board of Visitors was immediately appointed by Governor James H. Hammond, and this board met on February 24, 1843, to select the staff of the Citadel."
February 24, 1843: The Citadel Board of Visitors first meets. "A Board of Visitors was immediately appointed by Governor James H. Hammond, and this board met on February 24, 1843, to select the staff of the Citadel."
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February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024
February 23, 2024
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Class of 2024 Parents, Family and Friends, at this point we have received only one third of the Student Life Memberships that we received last year. Please do not delay and miss the opportunity to purchase the lifelong gift of this $700.00 membership for your cadet for only $400.00. To receive the discounted Current Student Life Membership, please pay in full on our website, citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/. Choose the New Life Membership (Current Student) - $ 400.00 option. 

The membership must be paid in full by March 15th in order for your cadet to be announced as a Life Member at Commencement and to pick up their membership items with their classmates. 

You will find a list of benefits on our website: citadelalumni.org/join/
Class of 2024 Parents, Family and Friends, at this point we have received only one third of the Student Life Memberships that we received last year. Please do not delay and miss the opportunity to purchase the lifelong gift of this $700.00 membership for your cadet for only $400.00. To receive the discounted Current Student Life Membership, please pay in full on our website, citadelalumni.org/product-category/membership/. Choose the New Life Membership (Current Student) – $ 400.00 option. The membership must be paid in full by March 15th in order for your cadet to be announced as a Life Member at Commencement and to pick up their membership items with their classmates. You will find a list of benefits on our website: citadelalumni.org/join/
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Following the reception earlier this month for members of The Citadel Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni List, we begin a series of posts highlighting those members. We will be adding these every few weeks.

Our first Distinguished Alumnus is Col J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF, Ret., '53

Collins entered the Air Force after graduating from The Citadel and accumulated over 3,000 hours with a Command Pilot rating. His Air Force career included opening the new Air Force Academy in 1955 as an Air Training Officer and serving as Aide to the Four Star Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Collins was awarded the Silver Star for his service in action in Southeast Asia on Sept. 2, 1965, as Air Operations Officer, 6441st Tactical Fighter Wing, and a second award for gallantry as a POW for seven and a half years. He retired as a full Colonel in 1974. 

While serving on TDY with the 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, on Sept. 2, 1965, Collins was forced to eject over North Vietnam. He suffered severe injuries of the head, leg and arms on ejection. Collins was immediately captured and held as a prisoner of war for the next 2,721 days before being released on Feb. 12, 1973. During his time as a POW, he endured constant torture at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, a.k.a. Hanoi Hilton, and labeled as "incorrigible" by the North Vietnamese. Collins was the longest held Citadel POW and one of the longest held in American history. His "cellmate" was the late Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for President.

To learn more about The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni List, visit citadelalumni.org/news-stories/distinguished-alumni.
Following the reception earlier this month for members of The Citadel Alumni Association's Distinguished Alumni List, we begin a series of posts highlighting those members. We will be adding these every few weeks. Our first Distinguished Alumnus is Col J. Quincy Collins, Jr., USAF, Ret., '53 Collins entered the Air Force after graduating from The Citadel and accumulated over 3,000 hours with a Command Pilot rating. His Air Force career included opening the new Air Force Academy in 1955 as an Air Training Officer and serving as Aide to the Four Star Commander-in-Chief of U.S. Air Forces in Europe. Collins was awarded the Silver Star for his service in action in Southeast Asia on Sept. 2, 1965, as Air Operations Officer, 6441st Tactical Fighter Wing, and a second award for gallantry as a POW for seven and a half years. He retired as a full Colonel in 1974. While serving on TDY with the 36th Tactical Fighter Squadron at Takhli Royal Thai AFB, Thailand, on Sept. 2, 1965, Collins was forced to eject over North Vietnam. He suffered severe injuries of the head, leg and arms on ejection. Collins was immediately captured and held as a prisoner of war for the next 2,721 days before being released on Feb. 12, 1973. During his time as a POW, he endured constant torture at the infamous Hoa Lo Prison, a.k.a. Hanoi Hilton, and labeled as "incorrigible" by the North Vietnamese. Collins was the longest held Citadel POW and one of the longest held in American history. His "cellmate" was the late Senator John McCain, the 2008 GOP nominee for President. To learn more about The Citadel Alumni Association Distinguished Alumni List, visit citadelalumni.org/news-stories/distinguished-alumni.
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