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Associate director for Student and Family programs
Years at Clemson: 4

What I do at Clemson: I’ve been given an opportunity to work in New Student and Family Programs, specifically with our student leadership component. I work primarily with our Orientation Ambassador program, our Kick Off Clemson Welcome Coordinators and Welcome Leaders. I also coordinate any Practicum or Internship students that may be interested in working with our office.

What I love about Clemson: The thing I love most about Clemson are the people.  I think people are what make a place special, and I can honestly say I’ve crossed paths with some extraordinary humans in my time here.

Something most people don’t know about orientation: Most people view orientation as a six-week program and don’t realize some pieces have been planned sometimes a year (or more) in advance and it’s actually a massive undertaking.  Next to a football game, this is one of the biggest events Clemson’s campus hosts.

Accomplishment I’m most proud of: While in grad school, I was named the South Carolina College Personnel Association (SCCPA) graduate student of the year. That was a pretty great honor.

Where I see myself in five years: I hope to still be serving an institution I love, and have a job I enjoy waking up for every morning.  I hope to also be serving new student populations and working toward smooth transitions for every student entering the college or university.

Last thing I watched on TV: Anything that was on HGTV.

Guilty pleasure: Ice cream. No matter what healthy eating regimen I’m trying to follow, ice cream will always be something I can’t give up.

One thing most people don’t know about me: In fourth grade, my mom forced me to go to the doctor because she thought I was trying to skip a Social Studies test. I ended up getting my appendix taken out right before it burst that afternoon.


–Emily DeCoursey, Class of 2016