Globetrotting cadets seek academic challenges
Star of the West Fellows spend summer abroad

six cadets, designated as Star of the West Fellows, will study in various cities around the world as part of The Citadel Summer Scholars Study Abroad Program. The program was created to support academic enrichment of undergraduate students pursuing special post-graduate scholarship opportunities. Funding is provided by a generous grant from the Star of the West Foundation.

"We are very excited to be able to offer this program to our students," said Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds. "The cadets who participate are very ambitious academically and go on to have successful careers in their various fields."

Fourteen cadets entered the rigorous competition. The six chosen have grade point averages ranging from 3.7 to 4.0.

Cadet Raymond Foltz, a rising junior and a civil and environmental engineering major, will be participating in the Bryce Harlow Institute on Business and Government Affairs. As an intern and a student, he will have the opportunity to meet with government relations and lobbying experts. He will study the economics of politics and will learn how companies represent their interests in the Washington. Foltz is a resident of Little River, S.C.

Cadet Garrison Groh is a rising senior from Medina, Ohio. He is a Spanish and history major and is preparing to compete for a Fulbright scholarship. Groh will study for seven weeks at the Argentina Instituto de Lengua Espanola para Extranjeros in Buenos Aires. The program is an intense study of the Spanish language with a focus on Argentinean literature, business and media.

Chuluota, Fla., native Cadet Luke Moore, a rising junior and a political science major, will complete an internship with the Charleston Education Network. In this position he will learn about the future of education reform, policy making and policy strategy and implementation. He will also learn about the role of outside agencies and the community in education reform.

Cadet Deon Nelson will study expatriate writers at the American University of Paris. A resident of Nederland, Texas, Nelson is a rising junior and an English major broadening his intellectual pursuits to make himself more competitive when he applies to law schools. Nelson looks forward to gaining a better appreciation and understanding of the expatriate movement through immersion in French society.

Another English major, Cadet Thomas Rachelski, will teach English at the Kosiuszko Foundation in Warsaw, Poland, and serve as an intern with the Polish Ministry of Economy, Labor and Social Policy. Rachelski is a rising senior from Clifton, N.J. He plans to pursue a Fulbright scholarship and later attend law school.

Cadet Eric Sulser, a rising senior and a business major with a minor in French, will study French cultural history and communication skills at the American University of Paris. This trip will mark his second study in France and will enhance his application for a Fulbright scholarship next year. Susler is a native of Sumter, S.C.

The Star of the West Foundation, established by the late William J. Wannamaker Jr., has been awarding scholarship funds to The Citadel since 1952.