In preparation for The Citadel’s 2016 Leadership Day Oct. 19, hundreds of cadets and students are planning to permeate the Palmetto State’s Lowcountry in volunteer roles directed by the Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics.
On each annual Leadership Day, a training, seminar, or service project replaces regular classes for all cadets. This year, Cadet Cesar Reyes earned the 2016 Newman Civic Fellows Award recipient for his work in pursuing solutions to challenges facing South Carolina communities.
Reyes, who is studying business administration and modern languages, has shown a particular passion for HALOS, a nonprofit focused on families in “kinship care,” or foster care by relatives. Via the Company Community Engagement Council (CCEC), Reyes mobilized his company to learn more about foster care from community experts, executed supply drives and invited HALOS families to campus events.
“We are extremely proud of [rising junior] Cadet Cesar Reyes,” Col. Tom Clark, director of the Charleston-based Krause Center for Leadership and Ethics, said. “He captured our attention during his freshman year when he stepped in to serve as an impromptu Spanish translator for students from the Charleston County School District during an activity with Citadel Cadets, thereby ensuring a successful event.”
Located in Charleston, The South Carolina Corps of Cadets is a residential, full-time day program in a military environment dedicated to whole-person improvement whose denizens support the local community through service. The Krause Center partners with campus departments in support of The Citadel’s mission to educate principled leaders.