Stories by Ken Scar

  • Clemson University college-access program to present at South by Southwest education festival

    February 4, 2020

    Tiger Alliance, a Clemson University program designed to create a college-going culture for African American and Hispanic high school students, has been invited to present at the 10th annual South by Southwest Education Conference and Festival (SXSW EDU) March 9-12 in Austin, Texas.

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    NFL player Michael Sam’s keynote address headlines Clemson Black History Month

    January 31, 2020

    Former St. Louis Rams defensive end Michael Sam, the first openly gay man to play in the NFL, will cap Clemson University’s Black History Month when he gives the keynote address at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in the Class of 1944 Visitors Center Auditorium. Sam was a University of Missouri football star primed for an […]

  • A dapper gentleman in nice suit gestures and speaks in front of a screen that says "Men of Color National Summit"

    80th U.S. Attorney General, host of “American Ninja Warrior” to headline all-star Men of Color National Summit

    January 22, 2020

    Spots are filling quickly for Clemson University’s 2020 Men of Color National Summit, which takes place at the Greenville Convention Center March 3-4.

  • Three local heroes receive Clemson’s MLK Award for Excellence in Service

    January 22, 2020

    Clemson A selfless staff member who has been with Clemson University for more than three decades, an extraordinary student with a heart for service and a mother who channeled her grief from losing a young son to cancer into a nonprofit that has saved lives received this year’s prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Awards for […]

  • A woman stands on stage speaking into a microphone with a screen showing a graphic of the face of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebration events planned at Clemson

    January 8, 2020

    Clemson University will mark the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during the week of Jan. 20 with the theme “2020 Vision: Looking Back, Pushing Forward.” Observed each year on the third Monday in January as “a day on, not a day off,” MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities.

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    Clemson certificate program for faculty, staff continues broad initiative to tell University’s complete history

    January 7, 2020

    Clemson University historian Paul Anderson has a passion for history. When he’s in front of a class his enthusiasm is infectious — with energetic gestures, teasing students about the towns they grew up in or the college they attended, and a liberal sprinkling of self-effacing humor and corny jokes. It’s a style that served him […]

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    Clemson associate professor Mary E. Kurz to receive Class of ’39 Award for Excellence

    December 6, 2019

    Clemson University faculty have recognized associate professor of industrial engineering Mary E. Kurz as one of the very best among them by awarding her the Class of ’39 Award for Excellence.

  • Clemson’s free adult learning program for employees is a gift that keeps on giving

    December 6, 2019

    Clemson University stands as one of the premier institutions of learning in the nation, awarding more than 6,700 degrees each year to graduates who go on to elevate industry, education and research all over the world through virtually every vocation imaginable. Standing behind those students and its internationally renowned faculty are thousands of employees – […]

  • Photos of Ben Skardon and Allen Wood

    Two distinguished alumni will receive Clemson’s highest honor

    December 4, 2019

    Clemson University will award its highest honor, the Clemson Medallion, to two distinguished alumni — Professor Emeritus Beverly “Ben” Skardon and Trustee Emeritus Allen Price Wood. Skardon and Wood will be honored at a presentation ceremony in February 2020. The Clemson Medallion is presented to individuals who have rendered notable and significant service and support to Clemson University and who exemplify the dedication and foresight of university founder Thomas Green Clemson.

  • A black and white photo of a man in WWII Army uniform and helmet

    Chronicle of a tank platoon: Rare collection of WWII photographs, documents donated to Clemson archives

    November 11, 2019

    U.S. Army Capt. William Cline was a lot of things: husband, father, proud Clemson Tiger, war hero and – thankfully for future generations of Clemson students and researchers — a meticulous cataloger and avid photographer.

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    Meet a Tiger: Hugo Sanabria, associate professor of physics and astronomy

    September 23, 2019

    Hugo Sanabria looks into the smallest places to find answers to life’s biggest questions. An associate professor doing research in biophysics, Sanabria joined Clemson’s physics and astronomy department in 2014 and went about designing and building a microscope that could zoom in to a single molecule and measure its movement in time and space.

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    Meet a Tiger: John Hoyt, director of security infrastructure and operations

    September 18, 2019

    John Hoyt and his team go to war every day with an enemy that is nameless, faceless and lives in the electronic ether where it can literally be any place, any time. It’s akin to battling ghosts, but don’t be fooled: Ambiguous as these villains are, they cause very real destruction and suffering. As director […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Meg Williamson, Plant Disease Diagnostician

    September 11, 2019

    Clemson University’s main campus covers some 17,000 acres, but the Tiger paw also adorns dozens of satellite campuses and research centers placed across the entire expanse of South Carolina. One of those orange dots on the map is the Plant and Pest Diagnostic Clinic in Pendleton, which is where you’ll find diagnostician and manager Meg […]

  • A Marine in dress uniform stands with arms behind his back, a large Clemson Tiger paw attached to Memorial Stadium behind him, over his shoulder

    Clemson University shares Military Friendly Employer designation with iconic institutions like Amazon

    September 3, 2019

    Clemson University has been named a 2020 Military Friendly Employer, a designation awarded to employers whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact; from hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment. Out of more than 8,800 applicants Clemson […]

  • 2019 President’s Leadership Institute: Meet the staff

    August 27, 2019

    The fourth cohort of the President’s Leadership Institute began this month, with 25 faculty and staff members participating in the prestigious nine-month leadership development program. Introduced by President Jim Clements in 2016, each year’s PLI exposes Clemson’s faculty and staff to all aspects of the University’s operations, presents opportunities to interact with senior leaders and […]