Attorney Matthew Breen is being recognized for his professional and personal accomplishments. After graduating, Breen attended Charleston School of Law where he was President of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, a senator in the Student Bar Association and an editor of the Maritime Law Review. He was also selected to be a Dr. Raymond S. Greenberg Presidential Scholar for demonstrating leadership and an interest in inter-professionalism, the healthcare system and community health. Breen takes pride in his legal work and has excelled as an attorney, recently named to the Super Lawyers Rising Stars list for 2020 and 2021. Within the community, he serves as the vice president and solicitor for the Sons of the Revolution in the State of South Carolina and the Chancellor of the South Carolina Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. He is the chairman of the college’s ROTC/JROTC Committee.
The “Young Alumnus of the Year” award recognizes an outstanding achievement, act of humanity, heroic effort, or service to the Nation, City, State or an organization. The action(s) or achievement(s) may be career oriented for special recognition in their field of work or a significant personal achievement within their field. The act(s) of service or humanity must be significant, extraordinary and beyond those normally expected from and individual with similar duties. The award may be based on a single achievement/act or a combination of many. This award is intended to recognize current achievements or acts rather than cumulative performance over many years. Current for the purposes of this award is within the immediate or prior year. Most importantly, this action or achievement must bring honor and credit to the individual(s) awarded and represent The Citadel and its Core Values of Honor, Duty, and Respect in their private and professional life.
See full press release from The Citadel here for the 2021 awards.