Clemson University conferred more than 1,700 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Friday. U.S. Sen. and New York Times best-selling author Tim Scott gave a speech at both ceremonies and offered three pieces of advice for a full and significant life: “If I was sitting in your chairs, what advice would I want?” said Scott (R-S.C.). “First, failure is not final if you don’t refuse to quit. The second, stand up for those who cannot stand up for themselves. And number three, hold on tightly to the dreams that inspire you.”
Clemson University’s National Merit Scholars will span from Clemson to Cleveland with some pursuing secondary degrees while others dive into the workforce.
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna Nikki R. Haley (‘94) and U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will address Clemson University graduates at May 10 and 11 commencement ceremonies. Haley will also receive an Honorary Doctorate of Humanities. U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) will deliver two addresses on Friday. He will speak at the 9:30 a.m. ceremony to students graduating from the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences; and at the 2:30 p.m. ceremony for the College of Architecture Arts and Humanities and College of Science.
Clemson University conferred more than 1,800 degrees during two commencement ceremonies on Thursday. Among the recipients was Nikki Haley (’94), U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Clemson alumna, who was awarded an honorary doctorate in humanities before addressing College of Business and College of Education graduates in the afternoon.
Ray Huff, emeritus associate professor, director of the Clemson Architecture Center of Charleston and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, was awarded the Medal of Distinction by the South Carolina Chapter of the American Institute of Architects at its 2018 annual meeting. The Medal of Distinction is the highest honor that AIA South Carolina can bestow upon a member.
Three Clemson students have received prestigious academic awards this year: the Fulbright Scholarship, the Boren Fellowship and the Boren Scholarship. These programs will give Sloan Nietert, Irene Cheng and Justin Giles the opportunity to study and live abroad and expand their academic excellence.
Melody Bazzle’s journey to working for one of the country’s top construction companies didn’t necessarily start with a lifelong dream. Now, readied with a duel degree in architecture and construction science, she will trade her graduation cap for a hard hat as she begins her next journey as a field engineer.
Shan Jiang, Clemson University alumna and the 2017 Conference on the Value of Play Research Grant recipient, presented her findings on a pediatric health care environment study at the 2018 Conference on the Value of Play hosted at Clemson.
After two seasons of climatic events that lashed anger at the state’s peach crop, South Carolina peach producers and researchers believe this season could be better.
For the second year in a row, a Clemson University School of Architecture studio project has been selected as a winner of the COTE Top Ten for Students Design Competition. The award is given annually by the American Institute of Architects Committee on the Environment and the Association of the Collegiate Schools of Architecture in recognition of student work that displays sustainable design at the highest level.
There will be a panel discussion with Canadian and Mexican officials on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) April 30 at the Greenville One Building, 1 N. Main St., Greenville. The panelists include Remedios Gómez Arnau, Mexican consul general; Nadia Theodore, Canadian consul general; David Wilkins, a Clemson University trustee and former U.S. ambassador to Canada; and Tim Rogers, chief financial officer of Continental Automotive.
Thanks to Clemson University’s EUREKA! program, two Clemson alumni had their fair share of “ah-ha” moments, and arguably one of their most memorable, when they realized they were in love.
Six Clemson students traveled to Boston College last week to participate in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Meeting of the Minds. The conference is held annually every spring to celebrate undergraduate research and provides an opportunity for sharing of ideas and collaboration.
Paul Beatty, National Book Critics Circle Award-winner and the first American to win the Man Booker Prize, will headline the 11th annual Clemson University Literary Festival, which runs April 4-6. His talk will take place from 8 to 9 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 100 Brackett Hall on campus.
Valentine’s Day can catch even the most prepared off guard. Luckily, countries like Columbia and Ecuador send a plethora of roses to the U.S. so you can surprise your loved ones with a beautiful bouquet. But how do you make the flowers last? Clemson University’s floriculturist Jim Faust’s helpful hints will make it possible for you to enjoy your rose blooms long after Cupid’s arrow has disappeared.