Former Marine Finds Educational Support at The Citadel

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Aaron Budd joined the U.S. Marines right out high school. For more than nine years, he was stationed all over the world in a variety of jobs with the Marines – everything from working with the Secret Service on a presidential security detail to ensuring bombs actually detonated after being dropped on an area. Budd intended to retire from the Marines. But when doctors discovered he had a brain tumor, … Read More

3 Reasons The Citadel is a Good Choice for Veterans

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Sponsored by: The Citadel With financial assistance often available to veterans under the GI Bill, many of them turn to college classes and continuing education as a way to transition to the civilian workforce. The Citadel offers its regular degree programs to veterans along with specialized resources, making it a good fit for veterans as well as active duty military. The Citadel has both day and evening programs for veteran … Read More

Project Management Graduate Degree Helps Students Move to the Next Level

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Sponsored by: The Citadel Henry Medlin was already doing some project oversight in his job with defense contractor SAIC, but thanks to his master’s degree in project management from The Citadel, he was promoted to a project management position. Medlin is now the task manager on the Common Submarine Radio Room project. When Medlin joined SAIC, a big selling point for him was that the company would pay for his … Read More

How to Train Students to Navigate the 'Internet of Things'

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Blog posts, videos, tweets, commercials, TV news, articles, Facebook posts, e-books and white papers - the amount of information created on a daily basis is mind-boggling. In fact, IBM reports that every day, we create 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, and 90 percent of the data in the world today has been created in the last two years alone. To create and access all that information, people rely on electronic, … Read More

Citadel Study on Roundabouts to Help Guide Future Development

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As populations surge and traffic concerns grow, transportation engineers are becoming increasingly interested in how roundabouts can keep traffic moving and cut down on accidents. Dimitra Michalaka, assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at The Citadel, has been researching select roundabouts in Beaufort, Berkeley, Horry and Charleston counties. Over the last three years, Michalaka and six students from The Citadel have looked at 49 roundabouts (collecting … Read More

Do Mid-Career Professionals Make the Best School Teachers?

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Sponsored by: The Citadel   It’s not uncommon for people to spend 10 or even 20 years in a particular career field and then decide to take an entirely new path. Sometimes they are military retirees, parents who want to re-enter the workforce after their children start school, or simply mid-career professionals looking for a change of pace and a way to make a difference. Those career changers often make … Read More

Why Cuba Matters: Misperceptions about Cuba Today

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Cuba has made headlines quite a bit over the last two years. In December 2014, President Obama and Cuba’s President Raúl Castro announced a thaw in U.S.-Cuba relations. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to roll back what he says were one-sided concessions to the Castro regime that have not been reciprocated.