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Citadel Picks Female Cadet’s Father

Tue., Feb. 11, 1997

The father of one of the two remaining female cadets at The Citadel was named commandant of cadets on Monday.

Retired Army Brig. Gen. Emory Mace, a Citadel graduate who once taught Reserve Officer Training Corps courses at the state military college, will begin overseeing military activities on Feb. 24.

Mace’s daughter, Nancy, was one of four women who entered the formerly all-male school this fall after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a similar men-only admissions policy at the Virginia Military Institute was unconstitutional.

Two of the women, Kim Messer and Jeanie Mentavlos, alleged they were harassed and hazed, with their clothes set afire and cleanser put into their mouths. They did not return to school after the holiday break.

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