Not more than one dissenting and/or abstaining vote is required for selection as a Distinguished alumnus/ae.
CRITERIA FOR DISTINGUISHED:
Distinguished Alumni is defined as an alumnus/ae of The Citadel who demonstrated extraordinary achievement as asingle act, or the cumulative effect of a series of significant acts over time or having held a nationally, regionally, orlocally recognizable and prominent position of unique and great responsibility. Cadet accomplishments, except those of an extraordinary nature, meaning superior/rare to an exceptional extent, do not satisfy the requirements for this recognition.
Non-graduates who attended The Citadel will be considered for Distinguished alumni if the circumstances surrounding their early departure are shown to be for answering a call to arms, receipt of a degree or commission not available atThe Citadel, for serious physical injury or if the nominee attended for two or more academic years.
Three and Four-star Generals, Flag Officers of the same rank, and Senior Executive Service equivalents, accredited 4-year college presidents and Medal of Honor/Navy Cross/AF Cross/Distinguished Service Cross recipients, requirenomination, and should be so nominated. A vote will still be conducted, and the limited oversight and nomination rules herein apply.
While many achievements are proper to be considered for Distinguished, it must be recognized that Distinguished is just like the Ring – it is earned, not bought.