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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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  • 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.
  • February 22, 2024
  • The Washington Light Infantry, organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the Washington Light Infantry. Of them, the WLI alone survives.

The WLI greatly assisted in the establishment of the South Carolina Military Academy, now known as The Citadel.

The WLI was named in honor of George Washington and celebrates his birthday, February 22, each year.
  • The 2024 Triangle Citadel Club Muster will be held on March 13 from 5:30-8 pm at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 30 St Andrews Ln, Cary, NC 27511. 

The Distinguished Guest Speaker is General Glenn M. Walters, USMC, Ret., '79. 

The cost per person is $50.00 including gratuity.  BBQ Chicken and Pulled BBQ Dinners will be served.

Social hour starts at 5:30 pm with a Cash Bar (major credit cards accepted).

Please RSVP via the club contact information available on the event calendar at citadelalumni.org.
  • On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., The Citadel Alumni Association will host the 47th annual Citadel Alumni Legislative Barbecue in the Goodman Building at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. To purchase tickets, visit citadelalumni.org/bbq. 

The barbecue provides alumni and friends of The Citadel an opportunity to express appreciation to the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, the State Constitutional Officers and the Judiciary for their support of the college.

The barbecue is a means to foster a heightened interest in The Citadel with these state leaders in an atmosphere of fellowship and goodwill. It allows us to celebrate a very rich heritage of service by alumni to the State of South Carolina and to the nation. The barbecue is totally funded by ticket sales and donations by alumni and friends; no college funds or taxpayer money is expended to host this event. To ensure success in future generations, The Citadel needs your continued support.

Support from the legislature is always critical with the numerous issues facing The Citadel. We strongly urge you to sign on as a barbecue sponsor and to make a contribution to the Governmental Affairs Committee.
  • February 19, 2024
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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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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The Washington Light Infantry, organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the Washington Light Infantry. Of them, the WLI alone survives.

The WLI greatly assisted in the establishment of the South Carolina Military Academy, now known as The Citadel.

The WLI was named in honor of George Washington and celebrates his birthday, February 22, each year.
The Washington Light Infantry, organized in 1807, is one of the nation’s oldest militia units. Anticipating a second war with Britain, the citizens of Charleston planned for a number of volunteer corps, one of which was the Washington Light Infantry. Of them, the WLI alone survives. The WLI greatly assisted in the establishment of the South Carolina Military Academy, now known as The Citadel. The WLI was named in honor of George Washington and celebrates his birthday, February 22, each year.
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The 2024 Triangle Citadel Club Muster will be held on March 13 from 5:30-8 pm at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 30 St Andrews Ln, Cary, NC 27511. 

The Distinguished Guest Speaker is General Glenn M. Walters, USMC, Ret., '79. 

The cost per person is $50.00 including gratuity.  BBQ Chicken and Pulled BBQ Dinners will be served.

Social hour starts at 5:30 pm with a Cash Bar (major credit cards accepted).

Please RSVP via the club contact information available on the event calendar at citadelalumni.org.
The 2024 Triangle Citadel Club Muster will be held on March 13 from 5:30-8 pm at MacGregor Downs Country Club, 30 St Andrews Ln, Cary, NC 27511. The Distinguished Guest Speaker is General Glenn M. Walters, USMC, Ret., '79. The cost per person is $50.00 including gratuity. BBQ Chicken and Pulled BBQ Dinners will be served. Social hour starts at 5:30 pm with a Cash Bar (major credit cards accepted). Please RSVP via the club contact information available on the event calendar at citadelalumni.org.
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On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., The Citadel Alumni Association will host the 47th annual Citadel Alumni Legislative Barbecue in the Goodman Building at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. To purchase tickets, visit citadelalumni.org/bbq. 

The barbecue provides alumni and friends of The Citadel an opportunity to express appreciation to the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, the State Constitutional Officers and the Judiciary for their support of the college.

The barbecue is a means to foster a heightened interest in The Citadel with these state leaders in an atmosphere of fellowship and goodwill. It allows us to celebrate a very rich heritage of service by alumni to the State of South Carolina and to the nation. The barbecue is totally funded by ticket sales and donations by alumni and friends; no college funds or taxpayer money is expended to host this event. To ensure success in future generations, The Citadel needs your continued support.

Support from the legislature is always critical with the numerous issues facing The Citadel. We strongly urge you to sign on as a barbecue sponsor and to make a contribution to the Governmental Affairs Committee.
On Tuesday, April 23, 2024, at 6:30 p.m., The Citadel Alumni Association will host the 47th annual Citadel Alumni Legislative Barbecue in the Goodman Building at the State Fairgrounds in Columbia. To purchase tickets, visit citadelalumni.org/bbq. The barbecue provides alumni and friends of The Citadel an opportunity to express appreciation to the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, the State Constitutional Officers and the Judiciary for their support of the college. The barbecue is a means to foster a heightened interest in The Citadel with these state leaders in an atmosphere of fellowship and goodwill. It allows us to celebrate a very rich heritage of service by alumni to the State of South Carolina and to the nation. The barbecue is totally funded by ticket sales and donations by alumni and friends; no college funds or taxpayer money is expended to host this event. To ensure success in future generations, The Citadel needs your continued support. Support from the legislature is always critical with the numerous issues facing The Citadel. We strongly urge you to sign on as a barbecue sponsor and to make a contribution to the Governmental Affairs Committee.
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