Kudos to Stephanie McNeill for being the first woman inducted into The Citadel’s Athletic Hall of Fame. Not only was she a track and field standout, she was a dean’s list graduate. Now she is an MUSC graduate and an intern in neurology at Tulane University.

Kudos also to her family for helping make her who she is today, but most especially to her 90-year-old grandmother, Lillian McNeill, an outstanding Charlestonian.

Lillian came to work for our family when our children were little more than toddlers, and her strong belief in hard work along with a cheerful, optimistic attitude and community involvement went a long way toward making our children the adults they are today.

She has been an exemplary pillar of the community.

Cynthia Coker

Priestley Coker

Tradd Street

Charleston