Any time retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon steps onto the Clemson University campus, all eyes turn to him. On Military Appreciation Day at the school, the dapper 98-year-old World War II veteran sat amid a crowd of news media and admirers at the foot of the Memorial Stadium flagpole, which was being permanently dedicated to him.
Clemson University Chief Information Security Officer Kevin McKenzie has been appointed to the International Consortium of Minority Cybersecurity Professionals Strategic Advisory Board. He joins leaders from the cybersecurity industry in promoting academic and professional success of minority cybersecurity students and professionals.
Clemson University parks, recreation and tourism management Ph.D. student Edwin Sabuhoro has received the Ian Redmond Conservation Award from the Great Apes Survival Partnership (GRASP), a United Nations initiative focused on chimpanzee, gorilla, bonobo and orangutan conservation.
Senior performing arts major Gabriella Lourigan (2016), who is from Irmo, traveled to the American West this summer for a “life-changing” summer as a carpentry apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera in New Mexico. At the end of the summer, Lourigan was awarded the Agnes M. Canning Apprentice Award. Read about Lourigan’s journey by going to: http://newsstand.clemson.edu/?p=125280
Gray Lee of Clemson was named Clemson University’s 2015 Homecoming Queen.
Julia Eggert, professor and coordinator of the healthcare genetics Ph.D. program at Clemson University’s School of Nursing, has been named an American Academy of Nursing Fellow, one of the highest honors in the nursing profession.
Clemson University professor and naturalist Patrick McMillan, the co-creator and host of the popular, Emmy-award winning ETV nature program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” has received the Glenn ’65 and Heather Hilliard Endowed Professorship in Environmental Sustainability.
Philip Arnold was recognized as 2015 Outstanding Forestry Alumnus of the Year by Jaime Jones, president of the Clemson University Forestry Alumni, at them homecoming event before the Boston College football game
TOWN magazine and the Community Foundation of Greenville have awarded Clemson University President Emeritus James F. Barker its Education Spirit Award.
Thomas Dobbins, professor and director of Clemson University Extension, was named Postsecondary Teacher of the Year for the Southeast by the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE).
The Clemson Ranger club presented a check for $1,400 to the Clemson Student Veteran Association during the halftime of the Oct. 19 men’s soccer Military Appreciation game.
Clemson’s soil judging team finished seventh at the recent 2015 Regional Collegiate Soil Judging Competition at Murray State University. Junior Hunter Seiders placed eighth out of 76 entrants in the individual competition.
Clinton Colmenares, a 20-year veteran of science and research news, has joined Clemson University’s Office of Media Relations as director of research communications. He began Oct. 19.
When it comes to the worldwide effort to prevent bullying, a Clemson University staff member is in the center of the action. Jane Riese, participated in “Protecting Children from Bullying,” a side event of the United Nations (UN) General Assembly’s 70th session that brought together UN officials, bullying prevention experts and child advocates.
Clemson University’s Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega (APO) National Service Fraternity marked its 75th anniversary by establishing a $50,000 endowment to benefit student leadership in honor of Mullins native Jack A. McKenzie, a long-serving member and adviser of APO since the early 1970s.