On May 9, The Citadel Class of 2020—with more than 1,000 graduates from the South Carolina Corps of Cadets and The Citadel Graduate College—celebrated their achievements during two virtual commencement ceremonies. Both were broadcast on the college’s Facebook page and on commencement.citadel.edu.
Retired U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr., the 19th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke to the Corps of Cadets, and Anderson Warlick, ’79, addressed The Citadel Graduate College graduates.
In addition to celebrating graduation, about 30% of the cadet class accepted commissions in one of the branches of military service.
The commencement profile page component of the virtual celebration, which allowed graduates and their friends and family to share messages, was a hit. In total, more than 6,000 messages were left on the commencement profile pages.