S.C. Sea Grant Consortium Executive Director Rick DeVoe was inducted into The Citadel’s Academy of Science and Mathematics in a March 17 ceremony at the Francis Marion Hotel in Charleston.
The Academy induction recognizes alumni and non-alumni who play major roles in the research and educational accomplishments of The Citadel’s School of Science and Mathematics. DeVoe was honored for his work at the Consortium, which supports research and outreach through eight member institutions, including The Citadel, and the agency’s staff. DeVoe has been the Consortium’s executive director since 1997.
The Consortium has provided more than $225,000 in competitive grants and development funds to The Citadel for coastal research, education, and undergraduate training. The grants have allowed the school’s faculty members to study toxicology, rice field impoundments, and microplastics in the environment.
The Consortium also has provided startup funds and assisted faculty in establishing the networks and partnerships that fuel careers. In addition, the Consortium recently announced its support for the new Citadel Undergraduate Research Experience.
DeVoe was inducted into the Academy in the non-alumnus category. He was joined in the 2016 class by faculty inductee Dena P. Garner, an associate professor of exercise science and associate director of the Honors College, as well as alumni inductees Dr. William H. Bowers, an orthopedic surgeon who recently joined the faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina, and Dr. J. Patrick Johnson, a neurosurgeon from Dixon, California.