Before Hurricane Hugo tore into Charleston in September 1989, Mayor Joe Riley envisioned a battlefield.
The Citadel’s mission to produce ethical business leaders is paying off, as the department is in the midst of a major makeover.
More than a decade after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in America's public schools, 17-year-old Charles DeLesline Foster reported to Padgett-Thomas Barracks at The Citadel in September 1966.
Over the past two centuries, The Citadel has transformed from an antebellum garrison charged with protecting the city from slave rebellions into a nationally ranked public college that caters to an increasingly diverse group of students, including minorities, women, veterans, active-duty mem…
Tommy Baker (Class of 1972)
The first Citadel alumnus to die in an American war was Judah Alexander from the Class of 1846, only three years after the inaugural class of cadets reported.
The Citadel was founded 175 years ago and its earliest history was intimately intertwined with South Carolina's, for better and worse.
Lt. Gen. John W. Rosa will retire as The Citadel's 19th president in June as one of the school's longest-serving leaders. A 1973 Citadel alumnus and Air Force veteran, he returned to head The Citadel in 2006 after working as superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Not all Citadel alumni have served in the military, but the school's history remains very much intertwined with the nation's.
Among The Citadel men who died in World War II, the list begins with Maj. Lu Shu-Chin, a member of the Chinese Army killed in 1938.
The 76 years between the United States' signature military conflicts — the Civil War and World War II — proved vital as far as resurrecting The Citadel and its coming of age as the institution people would recognize today.
Professor D.G. Dwight, manager of the baseball team at Porter Military Academy, announced in the March 31, 1895, edition of The News and Courier that his team would play a series of games against the South Carolina Military Academy, commonly known as The Citadel.
1. "America's Team": Coach Chal Port's gritty underdog team advanced all the way to the College World Series in 1990, the first and still the only of the NCAA's Division I military schools to make it to college baseball's championships.
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