The Class of 1988 25th Reunion
The Citadel Foundation is working hand-in-hand with each class to create a reunion model that competes with our peer schools and academies. Through this new tradition, known as Class Reunion Campaigns (CRC), our class will have an opportunity to rally together in support of The Citadel and its greatest needs during our 25th Reunion. More importantly, the campaign offers us a vehicle to reach out to classmates and maintain some of the most formative and important relationships we have known.
We were touched by the impact that The Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics is making on the Sophomore Class at The Citadel and in the community through the Service Learning Program. Each cadet is required to complete ten hours of community service during the Sophomore year. Many cadets choose to give more than the minimum hours required, and create their own service opportunities, after seeing the difference they can make in the lives of others. That is why our Class Reunion Campaign Committee chose to endow this program. Together, we can make a lasting impression on the campus and on the lives of every cadet that graduates. Help us in this effort by pledging your support for our Class of 1988 Service Learning Endowment.
The Class of 1988 Service Learning Endowment
Learning to Lead by serving others is a critical component of the four year model for Educating Principled Leaders. Under the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, the Service Learning program has been creating the infrastructure needed to engage Citadel students, faculty, staff, and alumni in service to the community. The Class of 1988 Service Learning Endowment will provide essential support for key components of the service learning programs.
Best practices in service learning include:
a) establishing reciprocal partnerships with Community organizations known to effectively meet community needs
b) engaging students in service for which they are trained and skilled
c) evaluating impact on those served and those being served
The Class of 1988 Citadel Reunion Campaign will build The Class of 1988 Service Learning Endowment, which will fund non-personnel items that allow our student to experience and learn to lead in ways consistent with best practices for service. This is an opportunity for the Class of 1988 to become associated with one of The Citadel’s most exciting and valued programs. Once the endowment is established, any additional monies will go provide core expenses that enhance safety, accountability, and visibility of Citadel student engagement with community partners.
Core components supported by the Class of 1988 Campaign:
- Infrastructure. Support of affiliations and resources that promote best practices in Service Learningincluding Membership in SC Campus Compact, Institution match for Americorps VISTA and/or graduate assistants who help coordinate student placements in the community
- Class of 1988 Cadet Community Service grants. Grants awarded to approved cadet organizations (e.g clubs, companies, teams) or individual cadets to offset costs of quality service projects or initiatives
- Class of 1988 Community Partner grants. Grants awarded to established community partners to offset costs of a program or event that will engage Citadel students, faculty, staff and/or alumni in service learning
- Class of 1988 Faculty Service Learning grants. Grants awarded to individual faculty to enhance their capacity and leadership in student service projects, service learning courses, and research to evaluate service impact