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August 1-9, 2015

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Sunday-Saturday (Aug. 2-8)

Greenville Health System is partnering with Clemson University to host the first Health Science Immersion Camp. Nineteen Carolina High School students will live at Clemson, attend classes taught by Clemson and GHS faculty and participate in hands-on activities that will serve as a foundation for potential academic and career opportunities in health care. The camp also serves as orientation for students accepted into the new health sciences career center, a partnership with Greenville County School District that begins this fall. For information, contact Cortney Easterling, Greenville Health System (, 864-238-2769), or Melanie Kieve (, 864-656-1051).

Tuesday (Aug. 4)

Clemson University will host a gathering for leaders from universities and secondary education entrepreneurship programs, government, nonprofits and businesses to discuss strategies for enhancing the inclusiveness of South Carolina’s entrepreneurship environment. It will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the boardroom at the Sandhill Research and Education Center, 900 Clemson Road in Columbia.

The meeting coincides with Inclusive Entrepreneurship Demo Day hosted by the White House. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE) asked Clemson to organize a satellite event in South Carolina. Clemson President James P. Clements co-chairs the NACIE board. The aim is to take concrete steps to empower and encourage budding entrepreneurs from diverse groups.

For more information, contact Sean Williams, Faculty Fellow in Clemson’s Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership (, 864-656-2101) or Robin Denny (, 864-656-2061).

Thursday (Aug. 6)

PHOTO OP: Graduates can have their photos taken at three iconic campus locations from 3 to 5 p.m. the day before graduation. The Clemson Alumni Association is hosting the photo shoots at The Rock, at the university sign on Bowman Field and by the Tiger at Littlejohn Coliseum. For information, contact Dana Carroll Morgan (

Friday (Aug. 7)

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy will address Clemson’s summer graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. at the Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville. Approximately 850 students will receive their degrees at the event, which is being held in Greenville during the renovation of Littlejohn Coliseum. The ceremony will be webcast live on the ClemsonTV website. For information, contact Debra Sparacino (, 864-656-2171) or Robin Denny (, 864-656-2061).


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