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Dean's Circle Students

The Dean’s Circle is an advisory group of students chosen to work with the Dean on matters of interest to them within 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. They represent academic leadership among the science and mathematics students.

2014-2015 Dean's Circle Group



Cadet Collins Langley (Biology) is from Memphis, TN.  He spent his freshman year at Ole Miss and decided to transfer here to pursue a medical career. Collins wants to specialize in orthopedic surgery, and has been nominated to the Deans List, Gold Stars, Commandant's and President's List.




Cadet Marcus Harbol (MACS) grew up in Seattle, WA. At The Citadel, Marcus has been named Distinguished Freshman Math Student, competed in Math Jeopardy at the Southeastern Regional MAA Conference, worked as a tutor at the Math Lab, and served as vice president of the Math Club.  He enjoys backpacking, snowshoeing, rappelling, long distance running, and ultimate Frisbee.  Marcus is currently applying for an Army ROTC scholarship as well as a Department of Defense STEM Research scholarship.


rainesCadet Grace Raines is a Senior 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. Grace is captain of the women's soccer team and has worked an additional summer for the CDC in the nutritional biomarker branch doing research. She has also presented her research at a national ACS conference in the Spring, and received the outstanding chemistry junior award.

oc longOfficer Candidate Sam Long (Physics) is a Seaman To Admiral-21 (STA-21) program Officer Candidate and the Navy Battalion Adjutant for the Citadel's Navy ROTC Unit. After enlisting in the Navy in 2010, he was chosen for the STA-21 commissioning program in 2012. Sam is originally from Traverse City, MI and is pursuing a bachelor's degree in applied physic. After graduation, he will be commissioned as a nuclear surface warfare officer.



chris desposito

Cadet Chris D'Esposito (HESS) is the Papa Company Commander in the South Carolina Corps of Cadets.  Chris is from Wolcott, Connecticut and he is pursuing a bachelor’s degree in exercise science.  His goal is to attend medical school after graduation to become a Physician Assistant.





scaliseCadet Matthew C. Scalise (BIO), class of 2016, is serving as the biology undergraduate student representative. A member of the Honors Program, he is pursuing a B.S in Biology and a minor in Spanish. Actively involved on campus, Cadet Scalise serves as President of The Citadel Biology Club (BioCid) and Vice President of the Pre-Health Society.  Among other things, he has also served as Secretary of the Tri-Beta Honor Society as well as Treasurer of the Honors Program Student Advisory Council (HPSAC).  He is originally from Orangeburg but now lives in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.  After graduation, he hopes to attend medical school and become an orthopedic surgeon.


 Graduate Students

charleston_margerCharleston Marger (Biology) earned her bachelor’s degree in International Business and Italian at the College of Charleston in 2009. She decided to reroute her aims towards public health and finished her Master’s at the Citadel in Health, Exercise and Sport Science. Charleston is currently working on her Biology Master’s degree and teaches physical education courses to Citadel cadets as a graduate assistant. She plans to work in research and hopes to qualify for a Ph.D. Program in genetic sciences.




Justin Weir (HESS) is a native of Charleston, South Carolina. He graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2014, with a degree in political science. He currently is working as an intern with the Charleston Battery soccer team, and is working towards his Masters in Sport Management.



Rachel Graves (MAT) has a Bachelor's of Science degree in Mathematics from the University of South Carolina.  She graduated from USC in 2011 and began teaching at First Baptist School in 2012. Rachel is currently in her third year teaching Algebra 1 and Algebra 2 at FBS.




2013-2014 Dean's Circle Group

Cadet Ryan Boodee (Physics)
Cadet Albert Hammett, Jr. (HESS)
Cadet Philip A. Jordan (Biology)
Cadet Grace Raines (Chemistry)
Cadet Hugh Urey (MACS)
Whitney Cubbage (MAT)
John Ravan (MACS)
Brittany Williams (HESS)
Carly Bess Williams (Biology)