Cayce Citadel cadet recognized for academic achievement at recent ceremony
Cayce, SC (Paul Kirby) - Evan Dawkins of Cayce, SC was one of the nearly 500 cadets and students recognized for their academic achievements during the fall 2019 semester at The Citadel, South Carolina’s Military College. For his achievement, Evan received a Gold Star that is worn on his uniform to outwardly show he has set a high level of academic standards for himself and is reaching those standards.
Evan is the son of Karen and Dwayne Dawkins of Cayce, and grandson of Melba Murphy of West Columbia. He plans to graduate with a degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish Language. After graduation, Evan plans on attending law school.
Gold Stars are awarded to cadets and students at The Citadel who have achieved a 3.7 grade point average or higher. Cadets and students who achieve Gold Star recognition are also placed on The Citadel's Dean's List.
The Citadel, South Carolina’s Military College located in the City of Charleston, was founded in 1842. It offers rigorous academic programs through its sixteen academic departments that are organized into five schools. It has had a rich history and has become engrained in the heritage of the state. Well known graduates of The Citadel include Major Thomas D. Howie, immortalized during World War II as “The Major of St. Lo”. He was said to be the inspiration for the character of Captain John Miller in Saving Private Ryan. Other notable figures include General William Westmoreland, commander of US forces in Vietnam, Lt. General John Sams, Vice President of Boeing, and Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, one of South Carolina’s most respected politicians who served as a S.C. State Representative, both Lt. Governor and Governor of the state, and later as a United States senator for 39 years.
One of the newest departments is The Citadel Department of Intelligence and Security Studies. This is fast becoming one of the most popular programs overall. With its commitment to ethical leadership as well as excellence in the classroom, The Citadel is uniquely qualified to offer a curriculum in the emerging field of Intelligence and Security Studies.