On Saturday, Aug. 3, when 1999 Citadel graduate Nancy Mace made the announcement that she would challenge current South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham for his seat, one member of The Citadel’s volleyball team had a vested interest in Mace’s decision.
Mallory Moore, a junior right side hitter for the Bulldogs since 2011, first met Mace when the Senate hopeful came to speak at a Citadel Women Against Sexual Assault (WASA) meeting earlier this year. This meeting with the second female graduate in Citadel history allowed Moore to eventually earn an internship with Mace’s public relations firm and eventually work directly with her scheduling stops throughout the Palmetto State.
“I reached out to her following the March meeting and asked her about an internship at her business, The Mace Group,” said Moore. “She really showed me how The Citadel opens up a lot of doors for people, and there are so many connections out there that I learned about first hand.”
A business major with an accounting concentration, Moore has a strong passion for politics. As Moore put it, she would like to work with financing campaigns because “the public relations side of politics is really fun to me.”
After being at Mace’s major announcement, where she was responsible for taking pictures, tweeting updates and answering questions, Moore wants to continue working with the campaign which could run all the way through the 2014 general election.
“She reached out to me in April and that was when I started going with her to speaking engagements and following her all over the state,” added Moore. “She introduced me to so many interesting people who are in different cities across the state (Aiken, Columbia, Hilton Head and throughout the Upstate as well as Charleston).”
Moore, who was glowing about her Citadel counterpart, is pleased with the national exposure that she helped Mace receive on FOX News and Glenn Beck following her announcement in her hometown of Goose Creek.
“I also had another internship this summer with Santee Cooper and got The Citadel business internship because its owner, Lonnie Carter, is a Citadel graduate. These two opportunities allowed me to get some great experience.”