Stories by Tara Romanella

  • Image of Tigers United logo - graphic of side profile of tiger with TIGERS UNITED in large black font.

    Discovery’s Project C.A.T. and Tigers United raise funding for endangered tigers during College Football Playoff National Championship

    January 10, 2020

    Discovery Inc. and Tigers United have announced a text to donate activation, which begins January 11 and will be highlighted at the College Football Playoff National Championship game on Monday, January 13 at 8 p.m. EST. Fans can save tigers and support their favorite team with a donation through January 15 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

  • A female health professional uses a stethoscope on a female patient in a health care office.

    Clemson and MUSC: Working to improve health in rural South Carolina

    January 6, 2020

    With more than 744,000 rural residents statewide, inadequate health care is not just a small-town problem. Rural places represent a health care crisis for all of South Carolina. And a solution is needed.

  • A student walks past one of the LCD screens in the Watt center.

    A look back at 2019

    December 31, 2019

    With 2019 coming to a close, we want to take a moment to celebrate the faculty, staff, students, alumni and friends who have made Clemson University such a special place. Whether it’s in the lab, the classroom or on the field, people are the heart of our institution and the reason why Clemson has grown to become an institution recognized for excellence. 

  • Photo of Clemson public health sciences students using Hitachi's VidiStar software.

    Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare: Inspiring future leaders

    November 25, 2019

    Cardiovascular disease is the number one cause of death. It accounts for 31 percent of deaths globally1 and for more than $351 billion in health expenditures, costs which are expected to increase by 100 percent by 2035.

    More than ever, there is a growing need for a highly trained workforce that can play a critical role in reducing these alarming statistics. Clemson University and Hitachi Healthcare Americas are answering this call. The two have joined forces to accelerate innovation in cardiovascular imaging to help students reach their full potential.

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    Hendrix Academic Cornerstone to strengthen global learning opportunities at Clemson through new Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad

    October 15, 2019

    Clemson Trustee Leon James “Bill” Hendrix and his family’s contributions have been an instrumental part of Clemson University. Friday, Clemson announced the Hendrixes are again making a transformational difference at the University as they become the sixth Academic Cornerstone Partner with a gift of $2.5 million. Given in memory and honor of Pam Hendrix, the gift will establish the Pam Hendrix Center for Education Abroad, scholarships and the Dream Jar Curriculum.

  • Campus Digital Network serves as a new, comprehensive communications platform for Clemson University

    October 9, 2019

    Clemson University, in partnership with JMI Sports and Clemson Sports & Campus Marketing, has begun installing and implementing the first phase of the Campus Digital Network, a system of visual displays containing information for campus constituents. This comprehensive communications platform is designed to enhance the Clemson experience.

  • The Nieri family builds upon Construction Science and Management’s success with Academic Cornerstone gift

    September 20, 2019

    Michael (’86) and Robyn Nieri are laying a foundation for student success at Clemson University. As the University’s fifth Cornerstone Partner for Athletics, they created the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center. Now, the Nieri legacy at Clemson will expand even further as they become the University’s fifth Academic Cornerstone Partner with a gift of $5 million to the Department of Construction Science and Management in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. It is the largest gift to both the department and the college.

  • Representatives from Wells Fargo are joined by Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER participants

    A partnership for life-changing opportunities

    September 12, 2019

    Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000.

    Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars

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    Nephron partners with Clemson to meet hospitals’ growing pharmaceutical demands

    August 12, 2019

    Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is partnering with Clemson University to create a robotic solution for syringe-filling automation to enhance sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceutical production process and keep up with growing hospital demands.

  • New instrument gifted to COMSET, furthering Clemson’s optical fiber capabilities among the best worldwide

    August 7, 2019

    As the only academic facility in the U.S. with industrial-scale capabilities to fabricate optical fiber, the Clemson University Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is making significant impacts in the fiber-optic industry. Now, the center’s receiving its second SG Controls MCVD lathe through an in-kind gift from Molex LLC, further positioning COMSET as one of the premiere fiber-optics facilities in the world.

  • Image of "All In" near the small pond by the football facilities.

    Clemson goes ‘All In’ with public art installation at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex

    July 30, 2019

    Athletics and art are uniting at Clemson University with a new sculpture at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex. Following the opening of the football complex in 2017, students with Atelier InSite, Clemson’s student-driven public art program, began the process of commissioning the piece. After two rigorous years, main campus’ newest public art is now complete.

  • Two female and one male student in caps and gowns laugh while holding their diplomas open during their graduation ceremony.

    Clemson University sets record with more than $176 million in giving

    July 18, 2019

    Clemson University had another record-breaking year in fundraising with more than $176 million received from private gifts and IPTAY support during the fiscal year that began July 1, 2018, and ended June 30, 2019.

  • Headshot of Steve Warner, glasses, gray suit against gray background

    Business strategist, brand management executive takes helm of Corporate Partnerships in Charleston as assistant vice president

    July 17, 2019

    The Clemson University Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives is expanding its efforts in the Lowcountry with a new assistant vice president, Steve Warner.

  • AVX fuels next generation of Clemson vehicle prototyping through Deep Orange

    July 11, 2019

    South Carolina-based global electronic components company AVX Corporation will fuel the next chapter of Clemson University’s flagship vehicle prototype program Deep Orange with new equipment and lab space at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

  • Photo of the Explore Mobile Lab

    Clemson University, Duke Energy partner to bring mobile engineering lab to middle school students across South Carolina

    June 27, 2019

    Clemson University and Duke Energy are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. This creative partnership between the University and Duke Energy is unique to South Carolina, and the program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries such as electric utilities that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century.