Isabel Newton knew she wanted a better life as soon as she became pregnant with her daughter. Anaisa Figueroa was born in the small coastal mountain town of Tepic in Nayarit, Mexico, during a time of increasing hardship for residents of that area. Newton saw what life was like for the other children in the town and became determined to provide something better for Anaisa and any future brothers or sisters she might have. Now, all three of her children are Clemson graduates.
U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
An upcoming series of panel discussions aim to increase awareness of America’s full history as it relates to race and to promote productive conversations around sustaining positive change.
Amid the unrest sweeping over the nation this year, the University is leveraging a unique and effective coalition council to include voices from every corner of campus and the greater Clemson community to guide Clemson toward a more welcoming, safe and inclusive environment.
The Clemson University Office of Access and Equity has announced a new scholarship for students with disabilities. The Ross Cathy ADA Scholarship — Embracing and Valuing Differing Abilities is offered to any current undergraduate student who has successfully registered with Clemson’s Student Accessibility Services (SAS) or provided appropriate information to the Office of Access and Equity indicating a qualified disability
The Clemson University Division of Inclusion and Equity is sponsoring a special event for faculty, staff and students in response to the recent unrest across America.
Clemson University faculty and staff are using their expertise, creativity and the generosity of their community to prepare for the phased return to campus after the COVID-19 pandemic moved the University to modified operations. As one of the premier research universities in the nation, Clemson is fortunate to have resources and a tightly knit pool of experts to draw from as well as an army of people ready to jump to the aid of fellow Tigers at a moment’s notice.
Faculty members are encouraged to participate in a survey created by the Faculty Senate Welfare and Research Committees to gather feedback regarding how they use the Clemson Experimental Forest for teaching, research and personal recreation. The survey will be sent via email on June 1.
Clemson University faculty and staff have an opportunity to serve one of the University’s most valued constituencies: its veterans.
The Clemson University Division of Inclusion and Equity is launching a series of virtual workshops to help faculty, staff and graduate students explore the COVID-19 crisis from various perspectives to better navigate changes associated with the virus.
Latinos Unidos at Clemson University, a student group created to serve Clemson’s Hispanic and Latinx community, started a fundraising campaign to aid members of that community affected by the escalating economic impact of the nation’s coronavirus lockdown.
In response to the current need to maintain social distancing, Clemson University’s Gantt Multicultural Center held one of its most popular ceremonies online May 6 to ensure graduating students from diverse backgrounds were properly honored.
Cherese Fine, director of the Snelsire, Sawyer, & Robinson Clemson Career Workshop (CCW), acted quickly to move the workshop online after Clemson announced camps and programs on campus would be canceled. The workshop is a summer program designed to promote the readiness of high-achieving students from diverse populations to enter college with the additional intention of attracting them to Clemson University.
The rapid evolution of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) crisis into a pandemic has forced Clemson’s faculty, staff and administration leaders to make sweeping changes to the way the remainder of the Spring 2020 academic semester will be carried out. In the midst of these monumental shifts, directors of the more than 30 programs in Clemson’s Division of Inclusion and Equity mobilized to ensure the success of their strategic plan to promote an inclusive environment for higher learning continues.
Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit is an extraordinary two-day gathering at the Greenville Convention Center that adds new meaning to the phrase “influencer.” Some 2,000 young African American and Hispanic men from secondary schools all over the southeastern U.S. are bussed to the event, where they are treated like VIPs at a Fortune 500 business convention.