Emily Scircle, a senior at Clemson University, has been named an undergraduate student representative to the Executive Board of Directors for The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi. Scircle was initiated into Phi Kappa Phi in 2017 and serves as the chapter’s undergraduate vice president. Clemson’s chapter of Phi Kappa Phi — founded in 1938 — consists of the top 7.5 percent of juniors and 10 percent of seniors and graduate students from all academic disciplines at Clemson.
As some sections of the Blue Ridge Parkway reopened for the first time after being cleared from Hurricane Florence, there was little to suggest the storm would put a damper on a vibrant fall color season in the southern Appalachians. While above average rainfall over the summer months and warm temperatures continuing well into September could delay the display slightly, Clemson University forest ecologist Don Hagan reported few signs Florence should hinder an abundance of autumn hues.
Ashley Johnson, a senior at Clemson University, has been chosen to attend the 2018 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Johnson, who assumed presidential duties for Clemson’s Student Veterans Association in June, is one of only 104 elected chapter officers nationwide selected for this prestigious honor.
Clemson University Ph.D. student Byron Lowens is among just 200 young researchers from around the world selected to participate in this year’s Heidelberg Laureate Forum in Heidelberg, Germany. The weeklong forum Sept. 23-28 allows the world’s top young mathematicians and computer scientists to meet the most accomplished scientists in their fields: recipients of the Abel Prize, the ACM A.M. Turing Award, the ACM Prize for Computing, the Fields Medal and the Nevanlinna Prize.
Christopher Cox is ready to take Clemson University’s libraries to new frontiers. The new dean of libraries trekked to the Upstate from the plains of Iowa, where he spent the last five years shepherding the libraries at the University of Northern Iowa to new heights.
Clemson University’s turfgrass master Bert McCarty has another honor to add to his slate of accolades. McCarty, a turfgrass science and management professor in the plant and environmental sciences department, will receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Carolinas Golf Course Superintendents Association during a special ceremony in Myrtle Beach in November.
Clemson University’s Matthew Kirk and Lauren Winkelman-Smith made the list of Greenville Business Magazine’s 2018 "Best & Brightest under 35."
Jim and Barbara McCabe of Clemson have made a gift of $100,000 to Tiger Band. Their new endowment will support scholarships for the Clemson University students in the band. A surprise announcement was made Aug. 25 at the first official Tiger Band reunion before a dinner crowd of nearly 100 former band members and several dozen family members and university guests.
Rachel Mayo knows something about being a young breast cancer survivor. Now the Clemson University public health researcher, who has dedicated her professional life to helping women prevent, identify and survive cancer, will combine her personal and professional experience as a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women.
Jonah Robison, a fifth-year senior at Clemson University, has been named a student member at-large for the board of directors for Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the nation’s most respected and effective leadership honor society. Robison, a native of Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, is one of four students named to ODK’s National Advisory Council.
June Pilcher, a Clemson behavioral scientist, is the first faculty member from the university to be selected as a Jefferson Science Fellow, a prestigious, government-sponsored fellowship administered by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. Pilcher is one of only five fellows from across the nation to be selected in 2018. She will perform her work as a fellow in the U.S. Global Development Lab, which is part of the U.S. Agency for International Development.
Karen Chapman of Atlanta, whose philanthropy has touched many lives through her support of education and health care, was named an honorary Clemson University alumna Monday. She was honored at the University Convocation, where her husband, Tom, was guest speaker as Clemson opened its 125th academic year.
The Blue Ridge yawns greatness yet again as Clemson University welcomes 12 students into the National Scholars Program. It is the program’s largest cohort in four years and includes eight students from South Carolina. The National Scholars Program aims to provide inquisitive student leaders with specialized enrichment opportunities. Selected students are presented a competitive scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition; provided the option to spend a summer studying abroad; advised in both group and individual settings; and prepared to thrive post-graduation.
An accomplished scholar whose research is advancing cybersecurity in a world of growing threats was installed Aug. 20 as the C. Tycho Howle Chair in Collaborative Computing Environments at Clemson University. Sally A. McKee was honored during convocation at Littlejohn Coliseum.
Greg Mullen has been named associate vice president for public safety and chief of police at Clemson University. He was appointed to fill this role on an interim basis in May and was appointed to this role on a permanent basis at the conclusion of a national search to fill the position.