Casey Frock may be just a junior at Pendleton High School, but it didn’t stop him from approaching the event staff in Clemson University Campus Recreation with an idea for the university community to support veterans during Memorial Day weekend. Behind his vision, Campus Recreation will host an inaugural Puppies & Patriots 5K and Dog Walk Saturday, May 26. The event will begin in Jervey Meadows and take place alongside the beautiful backdrop of the dikes bordering Hartwell Lake.
Clemson University’s College of Business has added a new dimension to its research and education with the addition of The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity, according to the research center’s new leader. “Through a combination of scholarly research, graduate fellowships and undergraduate education, the center will explore when and under what conditions business advances human well-being. Understanding the ‘why’ of business will give our graduates a sense of purpose in knowing their professional lives matter,” Reed Watson said.
Diversity in STEM fields is important because it better reflects that makeup of today's population, it keeps us relevant with our competitors and it allows us to innovate to meet the needs of a diverse society.
Clemson University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Friday. U.S. Sen. and New York Times best-selling author Tim Scott gave a speech at both ceremonies and offered three pieces of advice for a full and significant life: “If I was sitting in your chairs, what advice would I want?” said Scott (R-S.C.). “First, failure is not final if you don’t refuse to quit. The second, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. And number three, hold on tightly to the dreams that inspire you.”
Clemson University’s National Merit Scholars will span from Clemson to Cleveland with some pursuing secondary degrees while others dive into the workforce.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna Nikki R. Haley (‘94) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will address Clemson University graduates at May 10 and 11 commencement ceremonies. Haley will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver two addresses on Friday. He will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony to students graduating from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; and at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony for the College of Architecture Arts and Humanities and College of Science.
Clemson University conferred more than 1,800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday. Among the recipients was Nikki Haley (’94), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities before addressing College of Business and College of Education graduates in the afternoon.
Students, faculty and staff were on hand Tuesday in the Watt Family Innovation Center to celebrate the 2017–18 academic year during the annual Clemson University awards ceremony.
Three Clemson students have received prestigious academic awards this year: the Fulbright Scholarship, the Boren Fellowship and the Boren Scholarship. These programs will give Sloan Nietert, Irene Cheng and Justin Giles the opportunity to study and live abroad and expand their academic excellence.
Families and guests planning to come to Clemson University’s commencement ceremonies Thursday and Friday should plan extra time for travel. Highway 93 has been narrowed to two lanes from Cherry Road to Calhoun Drive due to utility construction.
Christopher Cox, dean of library services at the University of Northern Iowa, has been chosen as the new dean of libraries for Clemson University. He will start on Aug. 1.
Beginning in May, the South Carolina Botanical Garden will play host to “Music in the Garden,” featuring free live music from some of the region's top musical acts on Tuesdays and Fridays.
Galen Helfter sits in front of two giant computer monitors in his corner office on the 14th floor of Cascade Plaza in Akron, Ohio. The 24-year-old looks out over the landscape and manages a basic, yet succinct summary of his surroundings: “I seriously can’t believe this is my office.” Next month, Helfter and four others will become the first graduates of the Zucker Family Graduate Education Center, part of Clemson University’s Restoration Institute innovation campus in North Charleston.
When Madison Williams graduates from Clemson with a graphic communications degree in May, she’ll be walking the red carpet while her classmates are crossing the stage at Littlejohn Coliseum. The Newbury, Massachusetts, native will be representing Clemson at the Cannes Film Festival in France, where her five-minute documentary on a passionate Tigers football fan will be screened alongside work from the world’s most renowned filmmakers.
Hundreds of volunteers from student organization Clemson Miracle came together during the 2017-18 academic year to raise a record $234,851 for the Children’s Hospital of Greenville Health System (GHS). The amount not only was a record for Clemson Miracle, but also a record contribution to GHS from any university organization.