Ellerbe native attends The Citadel


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Star of the West Drill Competition at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, May 4, 2016. Zach Bland/The Citadel


CHARLESTON, S.C. — The Citadel is proud to welcome the Class of 2020. The incoming class of more than 800 new cadets, students represents 36 states and seven foreign countries.

Jason Meacham of Ellerbe, North Carolina matriculated as part of The Citadel’s Class of 2020, the largest recorded freshman class in the history of the college.

The Citadel offers a classic military college education for young men and women profoundly focused on leadership excellence and academic distinction. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about 30 percent of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service.

Graduates of The Citadel have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842. The Citadel Graduate College offers more than 50 master’s degrees and graduate certificates in a wide range of disciplines, plus six undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule. Some graduate courses are available online.

Jason Perakis, of Rockingham, graduated from The Citadel in May with a bachelor’s degree in business administration.

Star of the West Drill Competition at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
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http://yourdailyjournal.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_citadelgrad.jpg Star of the West Drill Competition at The Citadel in Charleston, S.C., on Wednesday, May 4, 2016.
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