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Honors Program

Welcome to the Honors Program website. The website is designed to assist both prospective students research the program and current Honors Program students locate useful information related to the program.

If you are a prospective student, click here for the online application or paper application.

If you would like to see additional features, please feel free to contact me.

Jack W. Rhodes, Ph. D.

Honors Program News:

Breaking News:

Ryan Boodee, Class of 2014, has been selected to participate in the NASA Ames Academy 2012 Summer Program. This is a 10 week research program for undergraduate juniors and seniors and first year graduate students. The program focuses on leadership, team building, and provides direct contact with NASA researchers in advanced science and engineering.

2012_Bodee Congratulations, Ryan!


Matt Meeks, Class of 1991, stopped by the Honors Program office to talk with John Keats! Dr. Jack Rhodes just happened to be present for the conversation and photo opportunity.


Matt Meeks, John Keats, and Jack Rhodes


Alexandria Burns, Class of 2012, has been accepted to the graduate school of pharmacy at the Medical University of South Carolina!



Congratulations, Ali!


The Citadel Math Jeopardy for freshmen in Calculus I and Precalculus was held November 15, 2011 on campus. Honors Program freshmen participating in the event were Barrett Bradham, Jane Ma, and Jason Smith. Barrett's and Jane's team, The Terminators, won first place. Jason's team, The Echo Freaks, won second place. Six teams consisting of a total of eighteen freshmen took part in the competition. Please congratulate the winners of The Citadel Math Jeopardy for freshmen when you see them!



Congratulations Jason, Jane, and Barrett!


Matt Collier, Class of 2012, has accepted an internship with Ernst & Young: Tax-Financial Services Office. Ernst & Young is a global professional services organization and accountancy firm. It was ranked by Forbes magazine as the 9th largest company in the United States in 2010. Matt will begin his internship June 2012.


Congratulations, Matt!


The Citadel Honors Program presented 17 graduating seniors with certificates for completing the Honors Program. A luncheon was held in their honor at the Regimental Commander's Riverview Room on May 6,2011.

2011 Honors Program Graduates, The Citadel

Congratulations, 2011 Honors Program Graduates!


Noah Koubenec, Class of 2011, has been selected to receive a Boren Fellowship. This fellowship provides up to $30,000 to U.S. graduate students to add an important international and language component to their graduate education. Boren Fellowships are funded by the National Security Education Program (NSEP), which focuses on geographic areas, languages, and fields of study deemed critical to U.S. national security.

Noah Koubenec, Class of 2011

Congratulations, Noah!


Matthew Collier, Class of 2012, has been selected to be the Regimental Commander for The Citadel Corps of Cadets for the 2011-2012 school year.

Matthew Collier, Class of 2012

Congratulations, Matt!


Southern Regional Honors Council - 39th Annual Conference - March 31-April 2, 2011.

Honors Program Director, Dr. Jack Rhodes, accompanied Cadets Anthony Garcia, Preston Hipps, Nathan Madden, and Franklin McGuire to Little Rock, AR for the 2011 SRHC Conference.

Conference Banquet

Conference Banquet


Honors Program alumnus and Citadel graduate, Dr. Ben Burris, a dentist living in Arkansas, invited the Citadel conference participants to a wonderful dinner!

Dr. Ben Burris, Nathan Madden, Preston Hipps, Dr. Jack Rhodes,  Franklin McGuire, and Anthony Garcia

Dr. Ben Burris, Nathan Madden, Preston Hipps, Dr. Jack Rhodes, Franklin McGuire, and Anthony Garcia


Daniel Prichard, Class of 2011, has been admitted to law school at Duke University.

Daniel Prichard

Congratulations, Daniel!


Peter Boltuch, Class of 2010, is currently with the US Army's 82nd, 3BCT, 5-73 Cavalry Air Recon, D Company. The 3BCT is the country's current Global Response Force. They have 18 hours from when the phone rings to be securing any objective anywhere in the world that they are ordered, including flight time. Below is a picture of Peter after his first Airborne qualifying jump.

Peter Boltuch, Class of 2010

Congratulations, Pete!


Chaplain (CPT) Sean M. Dennis, Class of 2002, is currently deployed to Southern Afghanistan with 2nd of the 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division. He currently resides in Tennessee with his wife, Joanna, and daughter, Caroline.

Sean Dennis and Family

Sean Dennis and Family


Court Walsh, Class of 2001, has been serving as a Judge Advocate in the Marine Corps. This fall, the Marines sent him back to law school at Harvard University to get some more specialized education in environmental and land use law. Here he is with his wife (Maggi) and his children (Patrick, 5, and Emma, 4).

Court Walsh, Class of 2011

Congratulations, Court!

Arthur Jordan, Class of 2011, has been admitted to medical school at both the Medical University of South Carolina and the University of South Carolina Medical School. He plans to attend MUSC in the fall.

Arthur Jordan, Class of 2011

Congratulations, Art!


Noah Koubenec, Class of 2011, received the Truman Scholarship, May 2010, at the Truman Library in Independence, MO. Noah was one of 60 Scholars selected from 576 candidates nominated by 245 colleges and universities. The Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation awards scholarships for college students to attend graduate school in preparation for careers in government or public service. Each Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study. While in Missouri to receive his award, Noah attended the Truman Scholar Leadership Week. He participated in programs on public service fellowship opportunities and graduate school education.

Noah Koubenec, Class of 2011

Congratulations, Noah!


Douglas J. Abdiel, Class of 2007, published an article in Armed Forces and Society. The article, entitled "No News Is Good News: The Longevity of Australian Humanitarian Interventions," will be in the January 20, 2010 online edition. Here (below) is a photo taken of Doug when he was on voluntary humanitarian deployment with the Marines in Haiti in 2005.

Douglas J. Abdiel, Class of 2007

Congratulations, Doug!


Kyle Taylor, Class of 2013, will make a presentation at a conference of the Building Enclosure Technology and Environmental Council on December 10, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

Kyle Taylor, Class of 2013

Congratulations, Kyle!


Bulldog soccer player Kristine Devine was named to the third team of the 2009 Academic All-District women's soccer team (University and College Division) by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) ESPN The Magazine.

Kristine Devine

Congratulations, Kristine !


Kevin Chaney, Class of 2010, has been selected by the US Navy for a pilot slot.

Kevin Chaney

Congratulations, Kevin!


Class of 2009 | Class of 2010 | Class of 2011 | Class of 2012 | Class of 2013

  • "Creating a Future Day by Day" by Dr. Jack Rhodes
  • Noah Koubenec will be attending the Center for the Study of the Presidency, November 5-7, 2009.
  • Pictures from the 2009 Senior Luncheon are now available under the Photos link.

Class of 2009

Graduation Plans

Michael Scott Brinson is currently working for First Federal of Charleston. He hopes to find a position working in Palestine with the peace movement. If that does not work out, he plans to apply to the Peace Corps.

Stephanie Alexandra Byham plans to apply to the Peace Corps and then to return to school to get a master's degree in anthropology or French.

David Wesley Collier plans to take some time off and work in something like landscaping before he begins graduate school or possibly law school.

Joseph Timothy Dyches, Jr. is going into the Navy Civil Engineering Corps upon graduation. He will be attending OCS June 6th in Newport Rhode Island.

Tyler Alexander Hitter will be commissioning in the Army.

Paul James Kelly, IV will be commissioning in USMC. He will serve with the Officer Selection Office in Philadelphia, PA while waiting for a spot at The Basic School. He will report to TBS in September and hopes to earn a Naval Flight Officer contract.

John Taylor Marcus has received a Teaching Assistantship through the French Foreign Ministry for the region of Montpellier, France that he will be fulfilling during the 2009-2010 school year. Only 50 of these TAships are awarded each year. He also applied and was accepted to graduate school at the University of Boulder, Colorado. He requested deferment and the administration allowed this, so after he returns from France he will be off to Colorado for grad school in French studies (that will be the fall of 2010). Also, CU Boulder awarded him with a Teaching Assistantship, so that means a waiver of the tuition fees and costs, and also a small salary each year.

Brittany R. Nagel accepted a position with Teach For America. She will be in Houston, TX this summer for training and will begin work as an elementary school teacher in Dallas, TX. She will be with Teach for America for two years. Following the two years with Teach for American, her plans are to attend law school.

Ashley Roe Petersen will be going into the Navy. She will be attending Officer Candidate School during the latter part of summer or early fall. She is seeking a Naval Intelligence designation.

Michael Raymond Pierce plans to enter the Army as an Infantry officer. He would like to attend Ranger school and stay in the Army for his 3 year active duty commitment. Afterward, he plans on applying to medical school through the Army.

Brian Scott Randall will be taking an outward bound instructors course in September, but other than that he is keeping his options open. Maybe, he'll end up living in South America for a while or hobo-ing around. He want to be a writer eventually.

Joseph Quincy Stewart plans to be a United States Marine Corps Officer via OCC Program (Officer Candidate Course).

Timothy Alexander Taylor will be enrolling in the MBA program here at The Citadel, and then he hopes to get his PhD in history after that.

Stephanie Lynn Woodrow has a job working at SPAWAR in the Air Traffic Control and Radar Systems Development department. She will be helping to design, maintain and build new radar systems and air traffic control towers. She is also planning to join the Naval Reserves for Military Intelligence within a year after graduation.

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Class of 2010

Bob Fraser received an Olmstead Travel and Cultural Immersion Program Grant to spend 2 months abroad in Germany at the Goethe Institute in Freiburg from May 5th until June 26th, 2008.

Dan Walters also spent the summer of 2007 on a Star of the West Fellowship at Peking University in the People's Republic of China studying Mandarin Chinese and hopes to spend this summer in Amman, Jordan learning Modern Standard Arabic.

Three Honors Cadets were accepted to the Washington Semester Fellowship for the Fall of 2007:

    • Nathan Otto worked for Congressman J. Gresham Barrett ‘83 as a staff assistant and gave tours of the US Capital.
    • David Mayo worked for the Heritage Foundation.
    • Dan Walters worked for SC Senator Lindsay Graham and the Department of Homeland Security.

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Class of 2011

Three Honors Cadets have been accepted to the Washington Semester Fellowship for Fall 2008:

  • Noah Koubenec
  • George Martin
  • Daniel Prichard

Joseph Tkach made Dean's List 1st semester and lettered in Indoor Track and Field. This summer he'll be training and going on a three week mission trip to South Africa.

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Class of 2012

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Class of 2013

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Jack W. Rhodes, Director
The Citadel-Honors Program
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