Dean's Circle Students
The Dean’s Circle is an advisory group of students chosen to meet with the Dean at least once a semester and discuss matters of interest to them related to the School of Science and Mathematics. There is a separate group for undergraduates and for graduate students. One student per department (for each group) will be nominated by the department head; nominees should be academically in good standing and have already expressed an interest in serving on the Dean’s Circle.
Undergraduate Dean’s Circle Group
Cadet Ryan Boodee is a senior Physics major at The Citadel and is pursuing minors in mathematics and aeronautics. Ryan is an honor program student, has maintained a 4.0 grade point average, and has participated in undergraduate research each year while attending The Citadel including internships at NASA Ames Research Center and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center. Ryan is the Second Battalion Executive Officer, and aspires to do engineering and design work on air and space systems in the future.
Cadet Albert Hammett, Jr. is a senior at The Citadel majoring in Exercise Science. Hammett’s studies here continue his lifelong interest in sports performance, training, rehabilitation, and medicine. Hammett is an active member of the American College of Sports Medicine and of the Wilderness Medical Society. In addition, this year Hammett has completed the Emergency Medical Technician training as well as other wilderness rescue courses. His future plans include pursuing a Master’s Degree in a Health Science and then attending Medical School.
Cadet Philip A. Jordan is pursuing a B.S. in Biology and serves as the biology undergraduate student representative. He and has been actively involved in the Tri-Beta Society. He hopes to go to medical school after graduation and become a radiologist with his own practice.
Cadet Grace Raines is a junior B.S. Chemistry major with a specialization in Biochemistry from Georgia. She has been recognized for her academic success with several awards including Gold Stars, Commandant’s List, and President’s List. She is also a member of the Citadel’s Honors Program and the Student Athlete Advisory Committee. She is a Company First Sergeant and is a starting defender on the Women’s Soccer Team. Company Clerk and is a starting defender on the Women’s Soccer team. This past summer she did research on Fatty Acid concentrations at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cadet Hugh Urey is a junior majoring in Computer Science and Spanish. He has been on the Dean’s List for all 5 semesters and Gold Stars for 3 of those. Urey is on scholarship with the United States Army, and will be entering the service upon graduation as a Second Lieutenant. In the SCCC, he has held the positions of Color Corporal, Regulations & Discipline Corporal, Squad Sergeant, and Regulations & Discipline Sergeant. He was also elected to be next year’s Honor Representative for 5th Battalion.
Graduate Dean’s Circle Group
Whitney Cubbage is in her second year of the MAT Mathematics program at The Citadel. She received a B.S. in Chemistry from Furman University in 2011, and has been in Charleston for just over a year. She is a recent recipient of the Noyce Scolarship. She works part time at Mozzo Deli on Coleman Blvd. As a lover of the ocean air and sunny skies she is so happy to be in the area, and is thoroughly enjoying her time in the Citadel Graduate College.
John Ravan is a M.S. in Software Engineering student at The Citadel. He received his B.S. in Computer Science at The Citadel in May of 2011. He is currently employed as a Software Developer at Scientific Research Corporation. This company is a DOD contractor with its clients being USMC, USN, and other state agencies. He currently holds an Active Top Secret Security Clearance. He enjoys golf on the weekends and exercising his Second Amendment right back home in Woodruff, SC.
Brittany Williams is originally from Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and a graduate of Muhlenberg College with a B.A. in History. Brittany has been living in Charleston for the past 3 years working as an 11th and 12th grade U.S. History teacher. She is currently in her final year at the Citadel working to obtain her Masters of Science in the Health, Exercise and Sport Science program. Her plans are to work with health awareness and programming, with a focus on health psychology. Brittany feels blessed to have the opportunity to be a part of the Citadel family and looks forward to all that the institution has to offer.
Carly Bess Williams, Master’s of Arts in Biology candidate for December, 2013. She obtained her B.S. in Biology at Georgia College & State University with a Pre-Medical concentration. She is the Graduate Assistant for the Biology Department here at The Citadel, and is an active volunteer at the Medical University of South Carolina. She hopes to get into the Molecular and Cellular Pathobiology Ph.D. program at the Medical University of South Carolina and participate in cancer research.