Alumni


  • Roger and Kathy Troutman at a 2016 Student Affairs Gala

    Roger and Kathy Troutman honored as Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year

    September 20, 2019

    You might say Roger Troutman is an avid supporter of Clemson University. To best illustrate his allegiance to the institution nestled in the Upstate of South Carolina, he recalled a story from the first time he purchased a cell phone. He was able to choose the last four digits of his number, and he quickly […]

  • Associate Dean of Students Kimberly Poole counsels a Clemson student one on one

    Poole to be honored as Student Affairs Staff Member of the Game vs. Charlotte

    September 19, 2019

    Dr. Kimberly Poole has distinct recollections of Memorial Stadium. As a high-schooler in nearby Seneca, she worked in the concession stands to raise funds for the Bobcats’ marching band. In 2002, she was a master’s graduate when an infamous thunderstorm wreaked havoc on the crowd and led to a permanent change of venue for Clemson […]

  • Candid photo of Pam Davis working from her Campus Activities & Events office in Hendrix Student Center in September 2019

    Student Affairs Talk: Pam Davis

    September 12, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Pam Davis, director of Campus Activities & Events. — Pam Davis submitted just one college application, […]

  • Clemson Professor Mike Sears (left) is pictured with Eric Riddell.

    New study explains how salamanders harness regeneration to buffer themselves from climate change

    September 10, 2019

    Researchers from Clemson University’s College of Science have shown for the first time that salamanders inhabiting the southern Appalachian Mountains use temperature rather than humidity as the best cue to anticipate changes in their environment. Significantly, the researchers observed that salamanders actually harness their unique ability to regenerate limbs to rapidly minimize the impact of hot temperatures.

  • David Allison at podium

    Architecture + Health program director David Allison receives lifetime achievement and Changemaker awards

    September 10, 2019

    David Allison, director of the graduate program in Architecture + Health at Clemson University, has received two national honors as a leader in health care design and architecture: The American College of Healthcare Architects Lifetime Achievement Award and the Center for Health Design’s Changemaker Award.

  • Two students bend over, working on a robotic arm.

    Clemson remains highly ranked in U.S. News and World Report rankings

    September 9, 2019

    Clemson University continues to be recognized as one of the top public universities in the country, coming in at No. 27 in the 2020 U.S. News & World Report ranking of 381 overall national universities. Among key metrics released by the U.S. News & World Report, Clemson’s graduation rates and freshmen retention rates remain in the top 25 among public universities, far exceeding the national averages and remain at historical highs for the university.

  • PalmettoLEAF logo

    Palmetto LEAF program aims to create leadership pipeline for S.C. agribusiness industry

    September 3, 2019

    CLEMSON — Every impactful industry has influential leaders. Tech or retail, manufacturing or finance, service or hospitality, all require nimble, networked, principled visionaries. These individuals are people at the top of their games, who are passionate about shaping the future of their industries. Now, Clemson University has created a program to help identify and cultivate […]

  • Kelsey Simms - kindergarten

    Clemson alumna fights back after brush with death to pursue special education career

    September 2, 2019

    After the accident, people told Kelsey Simms many things. The police told her she drove her car 60 miles per hour into the back of a stopped—and thankfully childless—school bus. They told her that when her Honda Civic hit, the interior crumpled underneath the back of the bus, wedging her inside. Her grandparents happened to […]

  • Steve Layton, President of Polartec

    Milliken & Company names MBA alum president of Polartec

    August 21, 2019

    Steve Layton is perhaps one of the best examples of what the Clemson MBA program can help someone accomplish, on a couple of different levels. Layton was recently named the new president of Polartec, a provider of premium functional fabrics used across a multitude of markets. “The company is over 100 years old,” Layton says. […]

  • Graduate student government president Miles Maynard in front of Sikes Hall in 2019

    Student Affairs Talk: Miles Maynard

    August 19, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the next installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Miles Maynard, currently serving as president of graduate student government at Clemson. — Miles Maynard knew […]

  • Frank E. Lucas, FAIA

    Lucas endows new scholarship in the School of Architecture

    August 19, 2019

    As an architect, Frank E. Lucas, FAIA, has made an indelible mark on Charleston, South Carolina and the Southeast. As an alumnus, Lucas is leaving his mark on Clemson University, too, by ensuring that architecture students have opportunities to leave their own imprints on the world. The longtime supporter of the School of Architecture recently […]

  • Sissy Bynum creates endowment for first generation students.

    A Remarkable Life – A Remarkable Legacy

    August 15, 2019

    Hero – a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model. In the very sense of the word, Mary Satcher “Sissy” Bynum ’84 and her late husband, Henry “Clarke” Bynum, Jr. ‘84, are heroes. Through the life experiences that Sissy and Clarke […]

  • Paige Zoltewicz smiling big while awaiting to shake President Jim Clements' hand at August 2019 graduation.

    Student Affairs Talk: Paige Zoltewicz

    August 12, 2019

    Editor’s note: This is the first installment of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts for 2019-20. In it, Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Paige Zoltewicz, a customer relations specialist within University Housing & Dining. — Paige Zoltewicz traces her Clemson […]

  • Photo of graduate looking at a diploma

    Clemson awards degrees at summer graduation ceremony

    August 9, 2019

    Clemson University conferred more than 1,000 degrees during the summer graduation ceremony at Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum.