CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University students Katie and Wilson Hawkins have heard tales about their great, great uncle Otis Morgan and his heroics during some of most hellish events of WWII their whole lives. This week, they got to meet a man who owes his life to their legendary ancestor. As the story goes: Morgan […]
For what is believed to be the first time, and very likely will be the last time, three living veterans who survived years of captivity in three of the modern world’s defining wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam – will share a stage and microphone in Clemson University’s Tillman Hall auditorium from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]
He is all about transitions. He joined the Army five days after he graduated from high school and transitioned from an infantry team leader to the rank of sergeant. He completed two year-long deployments to Iraq, earning a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart following an enemy attack on his platoon. He then transitioned back to a civilian life that was different than the one he'd left. It was difficult, but he grew from the experience and wanted to help others in their journey. Through his veterans' writing group (that he created), his work with student veterans and military-connected students, this staff member, who works as Clemson's assistant director for military and veteran engagement, helps students successfully make the transition from military to civilian life. While he describes himself as a "normal guy," he's anything but normal. He's a hero and he's a Tiger.
Just as the Navy was deploying a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf, a Clemson University researcher already was thinking about how to make it more powerful.
Clemson student Stephen Smallwood is one of more than 100 veterans in Clemson's student body. He is completing his degree at Clemson through the Army's Green to Gold Active Duty Option program, which allows active-duty soldiers to attend college and earn a commission as an Army officer.
Clemson University alumna and professor of sociology from the College of Business and Behavioral Science, Dr. Catherine Mobley, is part of a team of top academic researchers from across the country that will be participating in a National Science Foundation-sponsored project. This important project will examine the educational experiences of military veterans seeking college degrees […]
Professor Chris Pagano and student Katie Strathman, a member of Clemson’s Pershing Rifles, worried that Clemson wasn’t taking full advantage of the two cannons on Bowman. They are now working to have new, historically accurate, wheeled carriages built for the cannons.
The path to Clemson is very different for our student veterans. And sometimes the transition to campus life isn't an easy one.
For Daniel Rodriguez, a 24-year-old Army veteran attending Clemson on the GI Bill, playing college football is a dream that has been a long time coming.
The Clemson University Athletic Department will pay tribute to veterans, fallen soldiers and those now serving in the armed forces as a part of the Military Appreciation Day program Saturday, Oct. 20, at the Virginia Tech football game.