Feature Stories From Clemson University
Clemson University soil and water specialist Dara Park spent two weeks in West Africa this summer teaching farmers in the country of Guinea-Conakry how to boost productivity amid pressures from poor water quality and soil fertility. Most farmers in the country must relocate their farms every three to five years because the land becomes devoid of nutrients.
The transition to college isn’t easy for many students. As a military kid, this Tiger went through more transitions than anyone. Today, she works to ensure that each and every student has a smooth transition by enhancing the Clemson Family programs.
When Sonia Sotomayor came to the Brooks Center on Sept. 14, President James P. Clements noted that it was the first time a sitting justice of the U.S. Supreme Court had spoken on the Clemson campus. But on this day, Justice Sotomayor made sure there was very little sitting. Sotomayor moved through the packed house of more […]
I studied in Brussels with eight other students as a part of Wainscott’s European Crossroads program. The city was the base from which we explored much of Belgium.
Shakin' the Southland: Growing up, this Tiger was told that he would never make a living from his music. Today, he does just that.
When a four-star general serves up career advice, students listen. The eyes and ears of eight College of Business Student Advisory Board members were tuned in to what U.S. Air Force Gen. John “Jay” Raymond had to say during his recent visit to Clemson University to serve as grand marshal for the First Friday Parade. […]
Pi Alpha Phi was founded by six men in 1929 at the University of California, Berkeley. The organization serves its members, prospective members, friends and the general public, with a focus of five fundamental pillars. Four of the pillars are no stranger to the vision of many fraternities across the country: academic excellence, brotherhood, leadership […]
Richie Parker can’t shake your hand, but that won’t stop him from endearing himself to you the minute you meet. When you get to know him, and see the things he’s accomplished in his young life, you can’t imagine him being any other way.
From the dorm room to the classroom, you meet countless people at university. For one Tiger, an early encounter with a performing arts professor transformed his educational experience and inspired him to follow his passion, creating new opportunities for him on campus and in the community. Now, as an alumnus, he gets ready to face […]
A horrible ATV accident is just another challenge for her to beat.
Forty years ago, the average cost of a new home was $49,000. A gallon of gas was 65 cents. And in 1977 — just out of high school — this Tiger began her job at Clemson University. She originally wanted to be a school teacher. Instead, she has taught her University Relations colleagues lessons of […]
Josh Barnes was ready to take the next step in his career. It was the summer of 2012, and he had just completed his fifth year in Student Affairs at Newberry College. But he was eager to be closer to family. His parents lived in Commerce, Ga., while his wife’s family resided in Toccoa, just […]
As a high school student, this tiger dreamed of being a typing and shorthand teacher. Years later, those very typing skills secured a job a Clemson where she has worked for more than three decades. In 33 years, she's had many Clemson Moments. Her philosophy is that "we're not here just doing a job." She is proud to help make our campus and Clemson a better place.
As a self-taught horticulturalist with a master’s eye for light, Claude Monet arranged his gardens as he wished to paint them. For five weeks this summer, two Clemson students spent their days in those same gardens, planting flowers as Monet would have planted them.
People have been eating world-renowned Clemson ice cream since the 1920s. Available in the student-run ’55 Exchange store on campus in the Hendrix Student Center, this delicious ice cream not only is tantalizing taste buds, it’s also helping prepare students to become entrepreneurs. The ’55 Exchange is a student-run business where students design, manufacture, sell […]