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Stories by Ken Scar

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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 nearly 2,000 applicants Clemson is […]

  • 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 […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Latoya Daniels, HR strategic consultant

    August 27, 2019

    There are people who navigate the hustle, bustle and social media tussles of life today with grace. People who exist on a calm plane that can provide respite and safe harbor for others. Latoya Daniels is one of those people, and she was able to hone this skill while adding to it an array of […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Taimi Olsen, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation

    August 20, 2019

    Taimi (pronounced “Time-ee”) Olsen loves nothing more than immersing herself in the written word. Reading became her happy place early on in life. “I was kind of introverted as a kid,” she recalled. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.” So, she looked for her purpose in books. “I went to […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Ale Kennedy

    August 12, 2019

    One might say Alejendra (Ale) Kennedy was destined to work for a university. She spent her formative years in Charlottesville, Virginia, where her father, Hernan Sabio, was a physician and professor at the University of Virginia. Her mother Elsa raised seven children, of which Kennedy was number three. She spent her youth playing on lawns […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Keith Jones and Chris Miller

    August 5, 2019

    Clemson is in the midst of its grandest development initiative in at least half a century and arguably ever. Just as one shiny new building or modern intersection is completed, another project sprouts up in a different corner of campus. It’s all part of a facilities plan called Building Futures designed to position Clemson as […]

  • Meet a Tiger: Barry Garst

    July 8, 2019

    Barry Garst was destined to spend his life helping youth.

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    Clemson art instructor receives prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant

    July 3, 2019

    CLEMSON – The call came on April 1. The voice on the other end of the line told Clemson University instructor of fine arts Mark Brosseau that he would be receiving the prestigious Pollock-Krasner Foundation (PKF) grant, a life-changing development. He wondered whether it was true. He laughs about it now. “All I could think […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Moryah Jackson

    June 25, 2019

    CLEMSON – It was Clemson University’s land grant mission that drew Director of Diversity Education Moryah Jackson to campus. The belief that bettering the lives of its citizens makes South Carolina stronger is one of the driving forces in her life. “I love the work the University is doing across the state and the nation. […]

  • Clemson Class of 1969 gifts more than $1.5M to alma mater as they become “golden tigers”

    June 17, 2019

    CLEMSON – Clemson University’s class of 1969 marked its 50th anniversary Friday, June 14, with a reunion celebration on campus hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and the announcement of a $1,551,773 gift to their alma mater for scholarship support, endowed faculty positions, research support for technology and capital construction. The gift was presented in […]

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    Clemson archaeology students return to the earth to reveal the stories of those enslaved on University property

    June 17, 2019

    CLEMSON – Archaeology students and faculty have returned to Fort Hill this summer to carefully brush away layers of dirt in hopes of revealing some of the long-buried stories of Clemson’s complicated past. Students have been meticulously digging into the lush green lawn between the “Shoebox” dorms and the historic Fort Hill property—which was home […]

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    Clemson’s new Child Development Center growing up fast

    June 11, 2019

    CLEMSON – The corner of Old Greenville Highway and Seneca Creek Road is a busy place these days as construction of Clemson’s new Child Development Center ramps up for its scheduled opening in the fall of 2020. A thick wall of trees between the roads and the site mostly hides the hubbub, but commuters driving […]