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  • An image of a mobile device on the Student Affairs Facebook page, sharing a video reflection on May 2019 graduation

    Student Affairs Publications earns four Education Digital Marketing awards

    December 17, 2019

    Student Affairs Publications (SA Pubs) recently earned four awards in the seventh annual Education Digital Marketing Awards, sponsored by the Higher Education Marketing Report. The awards span 28 different categories and aim to recognize the best in educational websites, digital content, electronic communications, mobile and social media. SA Pubs earned awards in all four categories […]

  • Contributors to the Veterans Alliance Fellowship gather on the steps of Sikes Hall in November 2019

    New fellowship program to provide support for graduate student veterans at Clemson

    December 16, 2019

    CLEMSON — A newly created Veterans Alliance Fellowship will provide financial assistance to six student veterans pursuing graduate degrees from Clemson University beginning in Fall 2020. The fellowship is the result of a collaborative effort between Clemson’s development office, Military and Veteran Engagement and the Graduate School and has been made possible through private gifts from […]

  • Hundreds of volunteers for Clemson Hope gathered in Clemson United Methodist Church on Dec. 3 to wrap 1,500 gifts for local elementary students.

    Clemson Hope continues to spread holiday cheer

    December 13, 2019

    Shannon Wright was in search of a full-blown mentoring program partnership for her school, Orchard Park Elementary in nearby Westminster, South Carolina. The school’s guidance counselor, Wright began conversations with Clemson Hope — a nonprofit student organization aimed at empowering Title I schools in the area through relationships, resources and opportunities. Each year the leadership team […]

  • Students cheer on the Tiger football team during Clemson's 24-10 victory over Texas A&M on Sept. 7, 2019

    Members of Central Spirit to represent Clemson student section at The Home Depot College Football Awards

    December 11, 2019

    Two members of Clemson University’s renowned Central Spirit student organization were chosen to represent the school at the 29th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, in Atlanta. Kelsey Vinson of and Cal Bedenbaugh, both of Laurens, will attend the annual event which originates live on ESPN at 7 p.m. from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.

  • Image of students with caps

    Clemson to award degrees at winter graduation ceremonies Dec. 19

    December 11, 2019

    More than 1,300 students will receive Clemson University degrees in two graduation ceremonies on Thursday, Dec. 19. They are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in Littlejohn Coliseum. In addition, Ph.D. candidates will participate in a doctoral hooding ceremony at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 18, in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts.

  • Jimmy Mullinax, 2019 Student Affairs Employee of the Year, pictured with Interim Vice President for Student Affairs Chris Miller

    Student Affairs Talk: Jimmy Mullinax

    December 9, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Jimmy Mullinax, a retired lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army and current director of facilities and operations for […]

  • Members of the Student Affairs Business Office pose with the Tiger Cub at the division's winter social on Dec. 4, 2019

    Student Affairs staff celebrates 2019 at annual Winter Social

    December 4, 2019

    Staff from the Division of Student Affairs joined an array of campus partners inside Hendrix Student Center to celebrate the past year at the annual Student Affairs Winter Social on Wednesday. Following a catered breakfast, Interim Vice President and Dean of Students Chris Miller led a short program that included recognition of the top employees […]

  • Robert Burnside and Griffin Poyck, former president and current president of Clemson Esports, visit with faculty and staff at Clemson

    Growing trend of esports catches on with Clemson students

    December 4, 2019

    Griffin Poyck was a young boy the first time he recalled a video game piquing his interest. “My neighbor had a game from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and I was enamored with it,” he said. “I asked my parents about it, got something for Christmas and I’ve been playing ever since.” What began as […]

  • Students can participate in stress relief activities during finals week in Cooper Library.

    Campus partners to offer stress relief activities during final exams

    November 26, 2019

    The holiday season is rapidly approaching, which means final exams for the fall semester are just a few short weeks away. Several campus partners are taking it as an opportunity to come together and offer stress relief activities for students during finals week, Dec. 9-13. In partnership with Robert M. Cooper Library, Counseling and Psychological […]

  • Melondy Munson, a Clemson senior, cheers during a 2019 home volleyball match with Central Spirit

    Student Affairs Talk: Melondy Munson

    November 25, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Melondy Munson, a senior psychology major from Irmo, South Carolina. — Melondy Munson felt the passion from the […]

  • Staff members from Student Affairs gathered to hear about some of the work done by their colleagues on Nov. 19, 2019.

    Student learning enhanced through a number of recent initiatives

    November 21, 2019

    A couple of years ago, leadership within the Division of Student Affairs identified core themes as part of its strategic planning process. Theme identification was part of the division’s ongoing effort to better define its scope in support of the university’s goals as an institution. The four areas that resulted were health, safety and wellness, […]

  • Gary Wiser at a Student Affairs function in November 2019

    Student Affairs staff making impact in areas of health, safety and wellness

    November 19, 2019

    A couple of years ago, leadership within the Division of Student Affairs identified core themes as part of its strategic planning process. Theme identification was part of the division’s ongoing effort to better define its scope in support of the university’s goals as an institution. The four areas that resulted were health, safety and wellness, […]

  • A student goes through a checkup at Redfern Health Center in 2017

    Clemson, South Carolina square off again in flu shot competition

    November 15, 2019

    The Clemson football team has moved into the “championship phase” in its quest for a third national title over the last four years. Its final regular-season test will come Saturday, Nov. 30 against archrival University of South Carolina in the Palmetto Bowl — the state championship of college football in South Carolina. But the Tigers and […]

  • Kristin Walker-Donnelly, Student Affairs director of assessment, in the breezeway of Hendrix Student Center

    Student Affairs Talk: Kristin Walker-Donnelly

    November 15, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Kristin Walker-Donnelly, who serves as director of assessment with Student Affairs Business Operations. — Kristin Walker-Donnelly was introduced […]

  • Clemson was well represented at the recent annual conference for the Southern Association for College Student Affairs (SACSA).

    Practitioners and students shine at regional student affairs conference

    November 12, 2019

    Professional development lies at the very heart of the Division of Student Affairs’ strategic plan at Clemson University. By the same token, the university’s Master of Education in Student Affairs graduate program aims to provide students with a transformative learning experience founded on theory to practice. The two paths intersected recently at the 2019 annual […]