Feature Stories From Clemson University
Servant leadership: This Tiger was the first in her family to graduate from high school. She has come so far since then and is about to transition into her new role as the Staff Senate president, eager and ready to represent Clemson’s staff.
More than 200 Clemson Rugby alumni, with families in tow, converge on Clemson’s campus April 7-9 for an anniversary celebration. But the occasion does more than mark 50 years that the program has been on campus; it provides current and former players with the opportunity to renew old bonds and, perhaps, form new ones. It […]
The Annexstad family established the Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship in 2000 to help deserving students, specifically those who have overcome extraordinary hardships, achieve a college degree. The Clemson partnership was established in 2015, and in fall 2016, the first scholarship was awarded to a Tiger who is now one step closer to achieving his medical dream.
Lee Langley seemingly has his hands full as a father of two who owns four businesses in two states. But the 39-year-old Greenville native has decided to heap even more onto his plate by embarking on the biggest challenge of his life – returning to school after a 20-year absence. “I regretted not enrolling at […]
Adaptive sport, and Clemson’s growing reputation for developing successful para-athletic programs, has drawn international interest to the University, the latest of which includes being selected by the U.S. Department of State as a mentor sight for an Egyptian sports company. Ali Abou El Nasr has spent his career championing blind soccer and sports for various marginalized groups […]
Few understand the work that goes into producing your morning cup of coffee better than Nestor Adrianzen. The 31-year-old Clemson University MBA candidate grew up on the coffee-rich mountainsides of Peru where some of the finest organic coffee beans are grown. It’s his desire to someday use the knowledge and connections he’s gaining through the […]
Five years ago, a dance marathon fundraiser was little more than a line item on a Greek Week schedule of events, lasting 12 hours but with only eight dancers left standing by the end of the day. That year, they raised a little over $16,000 for Greenville Hospital System. Fast-forward to 2015, when the dance […]
It’s no surprise that Jesse Dennis has a penchant for politics. The freshman economics and political science major grew up in the backyard of the nation’s hotbed of politics, has two politically active parents and a grandfather who served in Congress. “I guess you could say, by definition, I’m an activist, though I don’t view […]
When Pat Krall graduates from Clemson University this spring, the College of Business honors student will be armed with a degree for life after baseball. Pat is a business management major and the Tigers’ ace left-hander who decided to return to the mound and classes his senior year after being drafted by the St. Louis […]
When the universe was young, a supermassive black hole — bloated to the bursting point with stupendous power — heaved out a jet of particle-infused energy that raced through the vastness of space at nearly the speed of light. Billions of years later, a trio of Clemson University scientists, led by College of Science astrophysicist Marco Ajello, […]
Clemson University’s School of Architecture has created an innovative new construction method that is gaining worldwide attention for its potential market impact in rapid, low-tech sustainable housing. “With a click of the button, someone could order a custom-cut, flat-packed home online and construct it by hand with the help of their friends and neighbors in a matter […]
More than 30 miles separate Greenville’s Warehouse Theatre from Clemson’s theatre department, but the two are close partners. Clemson students and faculty have found a professional artistic home in one of the Upstate’s most prominent and innovative theatres.
Mindy and Megan Earnest are fraternal twins who could easily pass for identical. Both are engineering majors in the Calhoun Honors College and active in Tiger Band. It’s easy to see how people get them confused — just ask some of the people who have mistakenly had a conversation with one sister expecting her to […]
Jonathan O’Brien knows there are more than 27,000 trees on the Clemson University campus because he counted them during the summer as an intern for the Center for Geospatial Technologies basemap project, a database of Clemson geospatial information open to the public. “The overall goal of the basemap is to collect as much data about campus as we possibly can, using whatever technology is at our disposal and package it in a way that is useful,” said O’Brien, a senior majoring in anthropology.
Todd Anderson, an assistant professor of art at Clemson University, is a printmaker, skilled at transferring beauty and wonder from landscapes onto paper to share his experiences with the public. “I think we all understand that the world is changing in sweeping and dramatic ways,” Anderson says, his voice quiet and earnest. “My belief is that those places need to be seen, they need to be experienced and they need to be creatively documented.” Since its founding 100 years ago, Glacier National Park has lost more than 80 percent of its glaciers. Over the past six years, Anderson says, he hiked more than 500 miles through that park for a project called “The Last Glacier.” The art has been acquired by the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the New York Public Library, the Library of Congress and other libraries and personal collectors.