Christian Hernandez-Patino of Temecula earned a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering degree from The Citadel. Hernandez-Patino graduated during the South Carolina Corps of Cadets commencement ceremonies on May 8.
More than 560 members of the South Carolina Corps of Cadets accepted diplomas during The Citadel’s commencement ceremonies in McAlister Field House. In addition to graduating, about 27% of the class accepted commissions as U.S. military officers in all branches of service.
Graduates accepted their diploma from President of The Citadel Gen. Glenn W. Walters, U. S. Marine Corps (Ret.), Class of 1979.
As one of his last official acts, the outgoing Commandant of Cadets, Capt. Eugene Paluso, U.S. Navy (Ret.), ’89, served as the 2021 commencement speaker for both mornin