Citadel class of 2021 wears the ring

The members of the Class of 2021 who join the thousands of alumni wearing The Citadel ring include:


Zachary Adkins, Samuel De Los Santos, Jason Flowers, Karl Knizek, Brian Mills, Chase Muehl, Jonathan Owens, William Reid, Luke Solomon, Wesley Taylor, Juan Valencia


Tyler Estridge, Charles Gray, Nadia Sandler

The seniors of the Class of 2021 were celebrated with a traditional ring presentation ceremony at 5 pm September 25, in McAlister Field House, attended by the South Carolina Corps of Cadets, veteran and active duty students.

Attendance at the ceremony was restricted to only ring-eligible seniors due to the need for social distancing to reduce the spread of COVID-19, but the event included the same traditions recipients anticipated for this important milestone.

“Our seniors deserve every bit of pageantry for earning their much anticipated rings as every other member of the Long Grey Line who came before them,” said the Commandant of Cadets, CAPT Geno Paluso. “While we wish we could provide everything we would normally on a Parents Weekend, we are pleased to be able to provide this in-person ring ceremony for the Class of 2021.”

The Citadel offers a military college education. Graduates are not required to serve in the military but about one-third of each class commission as officers in every branch of U.S. military service. The Citadel Graduate College offers 26 graduate degree programs, 25 graduate certificate programs and 10 evening undergraduate programs, through an all-evening schedule with many courses now available online.