Meet a Tiger: Greg Linke
Preparing future Tigers. It’s perhaps this Tiger’s busiest time of year as more than 600 middle and high school students come to Clemson’s main campus this summer as part of the university’s Summer Scholars program.
Title: Director of the Pre-Collegiate Programs Office
Years at Clemson: 12
What I do at Clemson: I have two roles:
1. I’m the director of the Pre-Collegiate Programs office (PcPO), which is tasked with assisting the university in identifying and managing the risks associated with the care and supervision of non-student minors who participate in programs and activities affiliated with Clemson. The PcPO provides oversight to program and activities operated by Academics, Athletics, the Extension system, the traditional residential camps, and rental or lease groups.
2. I oversee, with the assistance and dedication of many others, the Summer Scholars program. Summer Scholars is a summer camp for academically focused rising 7th-12th graders. These scholars come from around the world to participate in week-long summer camps in subjects like built design, human oncology, woman’s leadership, serious gaming, vet camp, audio engineering and others. More than 600 scholars will attended the 33 offerings on campus this summer. Included in this operation are several grant-funded partnership with 4-H, the U.S. Navy, Greenville Health Systems, the Department of Health Sciences in the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences, the Carolina Alliance for Technology serving high school students from Richland and Laurens County. This learning and living situation provides fun activities, hands-on learning, and an introduction to life as a college student. Scholars stay in university housing, eat in university dining facilities and experience Clemson as a Summer Scholar.
What I love about Clemson: Its proximity to the mountains and being not too far from the ocean. It’s sensational to be at one of the premier universities in the country.
Accomplishment I’m most proud of: Husband and father
Where I see myself in five years: At Clemson, five years closer to retirement and beginning to pay for a college education.
Last thing I watched on TV: NHL Hockey
Guilty pleasure: I have little to no guilt about the things I enjoy. I like a good adventure, the outdoors, going and seeing places under my own power, good spirits, friends and time alone.
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