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School of Humanities & Social Sciences

Check out what the School of Humanities & Social Science's students and faculty have been up to in the latest edition of our newsletter for SPRING 2015


The School of Humanities & Social Sciences is proud to announce The Honorable Mayor Joseph P. Riley, Jr. will return to his alma mater, The Citadel, to be the first occupant of the Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Endowed Chair of American Government and Public Policy when he retires from his elected position as mayor of the city of Charleston in January of 2016. Riley, who graduated from The Military College of South Carolina in 1964 with a degree in political science, will have been mayor for 40 years when he steps down. - See more at:




The School of Humanities & Social Science's will once again offer a study abroad award to all students who are interested in participating in one of our summer programs. This year we are offering programs in England, France, Peru, Spain, Mexico, Taiwan and Morocco

Awards will be granted up to $5,000 for students who are majoring or minoring in the departments of English, Criminal Justice, Political Science, Modern Languages, History, and Psychology.

Applications can be found here and are due on February 11, 2015. 

Please call Christina Mortti at 843-953-7477 or stop by Capers 104 if you have additional questions. 


 Three students were awarded SHSS Study Abroad Awards for the fifth consecutive year for travel during Summer 2014. The three students, Thomas Rogers, Ryan Leach and Jacob Wells will be providing photos and journals from their travels which you can follow along with here. The professors from our other study abroad programs will also be getting input from their students to add to the blog as well, so don't miss out! You can also check out the blogs from last year's winners.


 The School of Humanites and Social Sciences would like to congratulate FOUR students from our departments that received National Awards this year.  

Fulbright Scholar - Matthew Bernard
Cadet Matthew Bernard of Orange Park, Fla., who graduated in May, was named a Fulbright Scholar to teach English in rural Malaysia. Bernard attended The Citadel on a four-year Navy scholarship. He is a political science and history major, with a minor in Spanish. He serves as vice chairman for investigations for the Honor Committee and the secretary for the college chapter of Toastmasters International. He plans to eventually attend flight school.
Fulbright Scholar—Donald Preston Hipps
Cadet Donald Preston Hipps, a native of Pelion, S.C., and English major will teach English in Mexico on a Fulbright scholarship in the 2014-15 academic year. Hipps, also graduated in May, is chairman of the Honor Committee and is a Citadel Scholar for academic achievement. He has been awarded Gold Stars for academic excellence every semester during his tenure at The Citadel. He has also been the recipient of a number of other scholarships, including a Star of the West for summer study in 2011, 2012 and 2013. Hipps plans to attend law school in the fall of 2015. After being accepted to both Harvard and Yale law schools, he has decided to attend Harvard after completing his Fulbright assignment.

Boren Fellowship—Erin Bucherl
Cadet Erin Bucherl, a senior from Indianapolis will study Swahili and intern in a hospital in Zanzibar, Tanzania on a Boren Fellowship for the 2014-15 academic year. Bucherl is majoring in German and biology and is a scholarship volleyball player and captain of the team. She currently holds the rank of cadet captain, and she is a two-time Star of the West Scholar for summer study in Germany in 2012 and 2013. She will return to attend The Citadel Graduate College in the biology program.
Boren Fellowship—Elizabeth Stephenson
Elizabeth Stephenson, a veteran day student and a psychology major from Greenville, was awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Mandarin in China for six months. Stephenson, a junior, is in the honors program. She was formerly enlisted in the Air Force and will commission upon graduation.





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