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.
Redfern Health Center pharmacist June Hay has been named one of South Carolina’s top preceptors. Hay is the 2016-2017 Upstate Community Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Preceptor of the Year. The award, presented by the South Carolina College of Pharmacy, is given annually to a preceptor who has served as an exceptional role model practitioner and effective, enthusiastic teacher in the community setting.
The National Panhellenic Conference Foundation has selected Kristin Walker of Clemson University’s Center for Career and Professional Development for the 2017 Women in Higher Education Achievement Award. The award recognizes outstanding women who have made significant differences in higher education through leadership.
Clemson University’s Office of Global Engagement has named Jim Bennett the director of Global Education Initiatives. In the new position, Bennett will develop a series of flexible format programs that enable the university to expand educational opportunities for international students who want short-term exposure to Clemson.
Canadian ambassador and deputy permanent representative to the United Nations designee Louise Blais will be at Clemson University on Friday to deliver an address on “Women’s Leadership in Business and Government."
The Clemson Alumni Association has selected five new members to serve on its board of directors for three-year terms that began July 1.
Clemson University has taken another significant step in its growth as a leading national research university by creating the Office of Research Development in the Division of Research. The goals of the new office are to increase the number of large, multi-department, multi-institutional grants valued at $2 million and more and to help faculty attain select research development activities, such as federal CAREER awards.
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The Society of American Foresters awarded Clemson University’s Lawrence “Larry” Gering with the 2017 Carl Alwin Schenck Award for a career of excellence in the field of forestry education.
Two Ph.D. students in Clemson’s College of Education recently traveled to Tanzania to help secondary teachers develop greater knowledge of how to teach English as a third language. The trip represented the first step in a collaborative research project that will collect data over the course of two years on the impact of these development efforts on Tanzanian teachers.
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.
The start of a new academic year always brings an air of excitement to the Clemson University campus. It also brings with it the introduction of new leadership in student government.
Leland Dunwoodie, a biochemistry senior in the College of Science, was recently named 2017-18 President of Undergraduate Student Senate.
Greg Phlegar, most recently associate dean of students at Denison University, has been chosen to lead Clemson University’s Office of Community and Ethical Standards. In his new role, Phlegar will direct a staff charged with maintaining confidential student discipline records, investigate reported violations of student regulations and arrange for cases to be adjudicated.
What do you give a living legend for his 100th birthday? In the case of retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University: The party of the century, of course, along with awards and accolades presented by fellow service members and dignitaries.