CHARLESTON, S.C. — Jason Perakis of Rockingham graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, on May 7, 2016. Perakis earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Members of The Citadel Class of 2016 were recognized for excellence in leadership, service and academics. The South Carolina Corps of Cadets celebrated the graduation of more than 550 cadets, 11 active duty students and 27 veteran students from 32 states. Of those cadets, 151 were commissioned as officers. Top areas of study for the class included business administration, engineering, political science and criminal justice.
ABOUT THE CITADEL
The Citadel, with its iconic campus located in Charleston, South Carolina, 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.
Citadel alumni have served the nation, their state and their communities as principled leaders since the college was founded in 1842.
The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs with 42 concentration options, 24 graduate certificate programs, and seven evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule, with many programs now fully online. The Citadel has been named Best Public College in the South by U.S. News and World report for five consecutive years and No. 3 Best College for Veterans in the South.