Nearly 600 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel's virtual commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 9. In addition to graduating, about 30% of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers in all branches of service.
Part of the virtual commencement celebrations included creating a webpage for each graduate, where they and their loved ones can share messages. In total, more than 6,000 messages were left on the commencement profile pages. To view an example of a graduate page, click here to see the profile for Richard "Ben" Snyder, the 2019-20 Regimental Commander.
By the numbers, the ceremony included:
590 cadets from 33 states
Approximately 210 cadets are earning commissions in all branches of U.S. Armed Forces to become new officers. These ceremonies were also virtual, managed by each ROTC branch.
26 veteran students
4 active duty studentsTo view these students click here: https://citadel.meritpages.com/achievements/South-Carolina-Corps-of-Cadets-Class-of-2020/122733