CLEMSON — December graduates from Clemson University’s student veteran population were honored Wednesday evening in the annual “Hail and Farewell” ceremony inside the Hendrix Student Center. Thirteen students were presented red, white and blue cords to place over their graduation stoles. The graduates also received a letter from President James P. Clements and a special […]
CLEMSON — Victoria Graham and Ty Robinson have earned top student veteran honors for the 2018 fall semester. Brennan Beck, Clemson’s director of military and veteran engagement, made the announcement this week. Both students are part of the VA work-study program and help staff the Student Veteran Center, which opened this semester in Vickery Hall. “I’m […]
Ask nearly anyone associated with Clemson University, and they’ll tell you Military Appreciation Week is one of their favorite times of the year. The events that unfolded last week were certainly no exception. Paying tribute to the school’s well-documented heritage as a military institution, events were held throughout the week to honor those who have […]
A new, expanded space dedicated to Clemson University’s student veteran population officially has a new home in Vickery Hall. A ribbon-cutting event is scheduled for 3 p.m. Friday in room 108 and will feature remarks from President James P. Clements along with Student Affairs staff.
Lizz Sampson has found refuge in and around the stables at Wild Hearts Therapeutic Center in Seneca. As a psychology major and equine industry minor, the equine therapy center is not only ground zero for her studies, but a peaceful place where she can cope and process her own past. Sampson is an Air Force […]
Ashley Johnson, a senior at Clemson University, has been chosen to attend the 2018 Student Veterans of America (SVA) Leadership Institute in Washington, D.C., this weekend. Johnson, who assumed presidential duties for Clemson’s Student Veterans Association in June, is one of only 104 elected chapter officers nationwide selected for this prestigious honor.
The walk may cover only one mile in length, but its impact is an immeasurable distance in the eyes of Clemson junior Ashley Johnson. At 8:15 a.m. Saturday in Jervey Meadows on the Clemson University campus, Johnson and her companion dog Aubrey will join a host of other participants taking part in some early-morning exercise […]
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.
PHOTO GALLERY CLEMSON — The Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs honored May and August graduation candidates from Clemson University’s student veteran population Wednesday in its annual Hail and Farewell Ceremony at the Hendrix Student Center. “While our student veterans are a small percentage of Clemson’s population, tonight’s ceremony shows how impactful you are,” said […]
Brennan Beck knows first-hand what it’s like to feel isolated from a regular student population. “We didn’t have a lot of resources for veterans when I was in school,” said Beck, “so I felt on my own a lot. “One of my goals here is to ensure our veterans don’t feel that way.” At 31, […]
A new Clemson University soccer program geared toward student athletes with disabilities including cerebral palsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke has welcomed two U.S. Soccer Paralympic National Team players, Tyler Bennett and Drew Bremer, as its first students.
Amber Watkins, a recent graduate of the College of Education majoring in special education, recently received the inaugural outstanding student veteran award. Brennan Beck, assistant director for military and veteran engagement, presented Amber with the award during Clemson’s Student Veteran Hail and Farewell Ceremony. The award recognizes the commitment, engagement and leadership of one student […]
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.
Clemson University has been named a 2016 Military Friendly School, a designation awarded to universities, community colleges and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace military students and dedicate resources to ensure their success both in the classroom and after graduation.
Expect to be impressed when you meet a Marine, but when that Marine is a 95-year-old Pearl Harbor survivor who challenges you to a pull-up contest, prepare to be blown away. This is one of many things Clemson University student Will Hines of Spartanburg has learned in conducting the Veterans Project, an ongoing undergraduate research project to collect and preserve the personal accounts of American war veterans.