Commandant’s Dept. Home Improvement Project

Sarah Lyles Glenn’s ties to The Citadel run deep. She is a descendant of Brigadier General Ellison Capers, C. S. A., Citadel Class of 1857, after whom, along with his brother Francis, Capers Hall is named. This connection was made stronger still on July 18, 2017 when members of The Citadel’s Commandant’s Department joined forces with Sarah Lyles to transform her Mount Pleasant backyard into a space she can enjoy for many years to come.
Sarah Lyles is a graduate of Wando High School. She loves animals and is a regular volunteer at Pet Helpers. She enjoys being outdoors and watching the birds and other wildlife. Unfortunately, Sarah Lyles has been unable to enjoy such pleasures in her backyard because uneven ground, roots, and other obstructions made it inaccessible by her wheelchair. In recent years, the Commandant’s Department has culminated its internal summer training with a civic engagement day. They have served at Winwood Farm and One80 Place in the past, and this year they were very excited when they found out about the opportunity to partner with Sarah Lyles.