Five cadets, all members of the Honors Program, participated
in The Citadel Summer Scholars Study Abroad Program as Star of the
West Fellows last summer. The program was created to support academic
enrichment of undergraduate students pursuing special postgraduate
scholarship opportunities. The cadets were able to experience the
academic atmospheres of other universities as an enhancement to their
Cadets explore academic challenges around the world
Brooks with fellow students in Berlin
- Cadet Andrew Brooks, a resident of Springfield, Va., studied
German for eight weeks at Goethe Institute's Intensive Language
Course at Schwäbisch Hall and Berlin. He also took side trips
to Cologne and Frankfurt where he studied Roman colonization.
The senior German major is preparing to compete for a Fulbright
Scholarship in 2005.
- Cadet John Dennis is a physics major interested in spaced-based
research on an international level. A native of Conway, S.C.,
Dennis is a senior. He attended classes at the University of Sussex
- Cadet Michael Kelly studied the developing connection of Christianity
and the West at the Oxford Summer Program in England. Kelly is
an English major and a junior from Waxahachie, Texas.
- Cadet Deon Nelson is also an English major. He studied English
literature at New York University. A resident of Nederland, Texas,
Nelson is a senior preparing to compete for a Rhodes Scholarship.
- Like Nelson, Olivia Perry-Smith is preparing to compete for
a Rhodes Scholarship. The senior is
majoring in English and history. Perry-Smith, a resident of Greenwood
Village, Colo., studied British foreign policy at Cambridge University
Perry-Smith on the white cliffs of Dover
"The Star of the West Fellows program provides an excellent
opportunity for these cadets to pursue their scholarly ambitions,"
said Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds. "With their exceptional
academic records and their quest for learning, they represent the
Funding for Star of the West Fellows is supported by a generous
grant from the Star of the West Foundation. The Star of the West
Foundation, established by the late William J. Wannamaker Jr., has
been awarding scholarship funds to The Citadel since 1952.
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