CGPS Commencement 2003

The Citadel College of Graduate and Professional Studies celebrated its 35th year as a leader in Lowcountry education in 2003. At commencement exercises on Sunday, the college continued that tradition when almost 240 men and women became alumni in a ceremony in McAlister Field House.

 

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Graduate candidates check in at Deas Hall before the ceremony begins.
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Shirley Platt of the Dean’s Office helps a candidate get ready.
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College Provost Brig. Gen. Harrison Carter welcomes the crowd.
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Melissa Beckham Askins of Kingstree was awarded the psychology department’s Aline M. Mahan award for outstanding scholarship. Presenting the award for the first time was Aline M. Mahan herself, a former faculty member and the driving force behind the creation of the college’s psychology program.
In 1974, Mahan became the first Citadel female faculty member.

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Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds congratulates Amy Polk on being named the Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) Student of the Year.
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Sylvia Spearman, who joined the college faculty in 2002, received the award for
MBA Professor of the Year.
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Chairman of the Board of Visitors Col. William E. Jenkinson III awards Dr. Thomas Mahan
an honorary degree. Mahan (married to Aline M. Mahan) delivered the commencement
address and is a former dean of graduate and continuing education at The Citadel.
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Candidates line up to get their diplomas.
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After the diplomas are awarded, the new graduates sing the alma mater.
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Alexzena Greer received a master of arts in education in social sciences.
Another class of graduates is ready to go forth into the world and accomplish great things.
 
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