The Clemson Alumni Association has named Brad Smith of Greenville to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Smith is a three-time graduate of Clemson University and a registered architect in South Carolina and 37 other states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), S.C. State Board of Architecture Examiners and past chair of the Professional Conduct Committee for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
The Clemson Alumni Association has named William “Bill” Thomas Linton III of Knoxville to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Linton, a fourth-generation Clemson graduate, received a degree in industrial management in 1983. He then earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1989. He passed on the tradition to his son, William, who graduated from Clemson in 2018.
The Clemson Alumni Association has named Michael Allen Clark of Fort Myers to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Clark earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Clemson in 1990. He is currently the president of United Mechanical Inc., a mechanical contracting company specializing in commercial and residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical service that employs more than 200 individuals on the west coast of Florida.
A new initiative between Clemson University and SeeDaten Inc. will allow students and faculty to explore augmented reality and mixed reality learning tools at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from the Michael W. Schwehr Family of The Woodlands, Texas. The gift will create the Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Annual and Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Endowment, both of which will support service-learning, research and engagement in under-resourced communities.
Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor Memorial occupies a highly visible plot of ground directly across the street from Memorial Stadium. The memorial is in the form of a barrow ringed with stones upon which are engraved the names of 493 alumni who died on active military service. While the memorial stands as a steady, silent tribute to these heroes, its companion, a comprehensive website, has recently undergone a major renovation.
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. will be the co-sponsor for Deep Orange 11, a sustainability-focused concept vehicle to be conceived and designed by automotive engineering students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
By finding better ways to build — no nails or power tools required — Clemson is leading the way in everything from affordable housing to disaster relief shelters, pop-up health care facilities and more.
Clemson University conferred more than 3,500 degrees during four Commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum.
The American Council on Education (ACE) named Sharon Nagy, associate provost for Global Engagement at Clemson University, an ACE Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year. Following a nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 39 Fellows were selected this year.
During Clemson University’s 24-hour Give Day, 4,125 donors raised $2,087,947 to create life-altering experiences for students, faculty and staff. The total includes a $500,000 gift made by the Schwehr family of The Woodlands, Texas. Michael ’81, Linda and their daughters, Laurel and Victoria ’16, made this gift in support of global service learning.
In an effort to continue growing Clemson University’s educational, research and economic development opportunities through strategic partnerships, the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives has promoted Robert Krulac and hired Angela Lockman as senior business development directors.
A global leader in minimally invasive orthopedics, Arthrex already works with Clemson on a number of research projects. Now, it’s expanding its engagement with the university through a new, two-year pilot program developed with the needs of the surgical device industry in mind and a generous gift of ten $7,500 scholarships.
Students and guests should plan to arrive early as security at the entrances to the coliseum may mean it will take a little extra time to find a seat. The university's clear bag policy will be in effect for the event and there will be walk-through metal detectors at the entrances of the Burton Gallery, the East Gate, the South Gate and the student entrance on the loading dock. Students who are participating in the ceremony are asked to refrain from bringing bags.
Two Clemson research projects, which explore human health and childhood learning and development, are heading to the Smithsonian for the 2019 ACCelerate Festival. Both will be on display in Clemson’s R.M. Cooper Library on March 14 (10 a.m.-noon, 1-4 p.m.) and 15 (10 a.m.-noon). Guests will have an opportunity to interact with the exhibits and learn about the science behind the project from researchers.