Welcome to the Class of 1989 Homepage!
A message from your Class Chairman. . . .
Letter from Sam Hines
Dear Class of 1989,
In the spring of 2012, a group of Class of 1989 alumni gathered to discuss your 25th Class Reunion Campaign (CRC) and how best to support your alma mater, The Citadel. In that meeting of the minds, your CRC Committee suggested creating an entrepreneurial competition. Simultaneously, a similar conversation was happening on campus. The result of these two discussions is the creation of the Bulldog Business Bowl (BBB), The Citadel’s Interdisciplinary Business Plan Competition.
As Provost and Dean of the College, I am honored that the Class of 1989 has selected the BBB as your CRC project. Your class is investing in a program with huge potential. Will you join your classmates in making a pledge to The Bulldog Business Bowl?
The timing is right for this competition. Here is why:
- Charleston has become a hub for technological and entrepreneurial activity. We can capitalize on the energy of the emerging “Silicon Harbor.” This competition also has the potential to expand The Citadel brand into the Charleston community and beyond.
- The BBB can leverage the strong Citadel network to utilize leaders from our alumni base as mentors, judges, investors, and team leaders. In fact, we encourage members of the Class of 1989 to participate as team coaches, mentors, and judges.
- Cadets, evening undergraduate students, and graduate students can demonstrate their entrepreneurial skills and become more familiar with best practices of principled business leaders.
- The BBB helps fulfill Objective 2.2 of the LEAD Plan 2018, the college’s strategic plan, which aims to create academic programs of distinction within each academic school. Your CRC project will create a program of excellence and distinction that will benefit students across campus.
You are helping to develop an exciting and innovative program at The Citadel. Not many other classes can stake that claim. By all accounts, thinking outside the box is standard practice for the Class of 1989.
Thank you for your pledge of commitment to this groundbreaking project. You may contact Jay Holmes, any member of your committee or your Citadel Foundation liaison, Elliott Cooper, for more information.
Samuel M. Hines, Jr.
Provost and Dean of the College