Phillips graduates from The Citadel
Cole Phillips, of Spruce Pine, son of James and Sandy Phillips, earned a Civil Engineering degree from The Citadel. Phillips graduated Saturday, May 4, during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremony in McAlister Field House.
Graduates accepted their diploma from Citadel alumnus Gen. Glenn W. Walters, USMC (Ret.), who was officiating as president for the first time.
The Citadel Class of 2019 includes 528 cadets, veteran students and active duty students. The graduates come from 32 states and seven countries. About 35 percent of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers in all branches of service before graduation.
The ceremony followed three days of the Corps’ commencement-related actives, which included an awards convocation, commissioning ceremonies for cadets becoming military officers and The Citadel’s Long Gray Line parade.
The top academic programs for the Class of 2019 were business administration, criminal justice, mechanical engineering, civil engineering and political science.