Homecoming 2002

The Sesquicentennial Homecoming Celebration (November 8-10) arrived with a bang as scores of grads rerturned to their alma mater to enjoy the festivities. Following are pictures of some of the events.

Former S.C. Gov. John C. West, ’42 (center), and Maj. Gen. James A. Grimsley, ’42 (right), present Citadel President Maj. Gen. John S. Grinalds (left) with transcribed experiences of World War II veterans from the class of 1942. The transcription will be housed in The Citadel Archives.
When novelist Pat Conroy, ‘67, made an appearance at the Holliday Alumni Center to sign copies
of his new book, My Losing Season, the response was so great that the book signing,
which was scheduled for three hours, lasted more than five hours.
Lt. Col. Thomas N. Courvoisie, who joined Conroy at the book signing, takes a minute to enjoy a laugh with Teresa Corbett-Miller of the campus telecommunications office. Courvoisie, the legendary assistant commandant, became famous after the publication of Conroy’s first book, The Boo.
The Corps presented a special twilight parade in honor of homecoming. In the background
is the crane that is being used to build the new Padgett-Thomas Barracks.
Cadet Michael Motley receives the Colonel Loring K. Himelright Scholarship
for his outstanding performance as a civil engineering student. With Cadet Motley
is Col. Dennis Fallon, head of the department of civil and environmental engineering.
Alvah H. Chapman, '42, Bradley J. Snyder, '62, Jules W. Riley, '72, Benjamin B. Waters, '72,
and Thomas Slawson Jr., '80,
are recognized at Saturday morning parade after
being inducted into the Arland D. Williams Society.

The Arland D. Williams Society was established in memory of the ’57 Citadel graduate
who gave his life in the icy waters of the Potomac River in 1982 trying to save
five fellow passengers aboard Air Florida 90 after it crashed.

Citadel Coach Ellis Johnson talks with players at the football game against UT-Chattanooga.
Cadets do push-ups after the bulldogs score a touchdown.
At the half-time ceremony the new Hall of Fame inductees are honored. From left to right are
Former Citadel Basketball Coach Norm Sloan, Wrestler Bruce Schwanda, '65,
Pitcher Jeff Bartley, '82, and Football Players Joe Pipczynski, '82, and Bob Carson, '72.
Sophomore Fullback Cadet Nehemiah Broughton scores a touchdown.
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