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  • Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit gives rise to the next generation of leaders

    March 17, 2020

    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.

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    U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Joseph Semsar visits alma mater Clemson

    March 9, 2020

    Joseph C. Semsar, acting Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade at the International Trade Administration (ITA) and a Clemson alumnus, recently paid a visit to his alma mater as part of an official two-day trip to the Upstate.

  • Clemson volunteers power Men of Color summit

    March 3, 2020

    More than 2,000 young men and their chaperones from universities, high schools and organizations across the country descended on the Greenville Convention Center this week to attend Clemson University’s fourth annual Men of Color National Summit. Orchestrating an event so grand would be impossible without an army of faculty, staff and students who give their time and energy as volunteers.

  • Women’s History Month celebrated at Clemson

    February 28, 2020

    Clemson University has organized events throughout the month of March to celebrate the vital role of women in American history. The scheduled events are: March 5: Powerful Women in Industry speaker series, Mary Jo McCarthy Noon – 1 p.m. in the Honors Center Great Hall located at Cribb and DesChamps halls. Sponsored by the Calhoun […]

  • Faculty and staff invited to participate in first Sustainability Summit

    February 19, 2020

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to the first Clemson University Sustainability Summit, which will focus on sustainability issues facing the University and work to find solutions to some of those problems. The summit, offered during two scheduled events, takes place at 1 p.m. March 6 and 9 a.m. March 7 – both in the […]

  • 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

    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 Excellence […]

  • 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.

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    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.