Feature Stories From Clemson University
The roots of agriculture run deep in this Tiger. A Georgetown county native, he grew up in a farming family and knew by age 10, that his future would be in the ag field. He earned his bachelors and master’s degrees at Clemson and now he’s pursuing his Ph.D. His passion is to engage, inform and enhance the lives of South Carolinians.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he is again in an airplane, but this time almost 40,000 feet above the South Atlantic off the coasts of Argentina and Brazil in November 1966.
From smashing through the $1 billion goal of the Will to Lead for Clemson capital campaign to celebrating our faculty's breakthrough research to our united gasp as we became the 2016 National Champions in football to capturing all those special times to share in our Clemson Moments campaign, it was an incredible year to be a Tiger!
After graduating from Clemson with a degree in civil engineering, Knowles took off to Sichuan Province, China, to teach English at the local high school and volunteer. Originally only planning to stay for one year, Knowles — now a lead actor in China’s highest-grossing ever action film — got talked into re-upping his trip, a decision that would prove to be life changing.
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he in an airplane 40,000 feet above the South Pacific in May 1965.
Preparing future Tigers. It's perhaps this Tiger's busiest time of year as more than 600 middle and high school students come to Clemson's main campus this summer as part of the university's Summer Scholars program.
This Tiger knows the value of education. The first in her family to go to college, she now has three degrees and wants to help underserved students get excited about the college experience.
Lindsey Hoeg ’13 isn’t shy about spreading the Clemson Spirit. She did it as a marketing undergraduate at Clemson University and is doing it today in her career as a digital advertising manager at Sports Illustrated’s headquarters in New York City. Known as “the Clemson girl” by her SI colleagues, the 25-year-old native of Doylestown, […]
Erin Mayor (’14) thought she was conducting a standard university profile interview when she felt a tap on her right shoulder. “At first I thought to myself, ‘I’m in an interview, you’re interrupting me,’” said Mayor, Clemson’s associate director of Student Transitions and Family Programs, a department with the Division of Student Affairs. “But when […]
In the creation of two graceful, curving, luminous columns, undergraduate Clemson students have taken an artistic yet strategic approach to changing the manufacturing practices of an entire industry. And while one could argue over proper descriptions for these stunning structures—a tulip or a chalice? Columns of lace or light?—their purpose goes beyond their visual appeal. […]
Clemson scientist Donald Liebenberg has personally witnessed and researched 26 total solar eclipses in the past 60-plus years. Here he travels to the Northwest Territories of Canada in July 1963.
It’s a marriage of home and work for this longtime Tiger. He heads the Calhoun Honors College, housed in the beautiful new Core Campus. He and his wife, Sue, also live there as part of the Faculty-In-Residence program, which places faculty and students in the same residential space.
Tyrone Gayle has never shied away from a challenge — whether in the classroom, on the track, at the cancer treatment center or in the thick of our last knock-down, drag-out presidential campaign. Last year, at the age of 28, the Jacksonville, Florida, native and Clemson University alumnus found himself in two profoundly significant battles simultaneously when, as one of Hillary Clinton’s key staffers, he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer just seven months before election day.
When junior architecture major Summer Anderson packed five pairs of walking shoes for her semester abroad, she never imagined she would need more. Four months, 11 countries, 56 cities and over 700 miles walked later, the Durham, North Carolina native says her footwear collection is nearly exhausted. While abroad, Anderson – along with her cohort […]