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  • CoE Awards

    Clemson’s College of Education holds first annual awards celebration

    September 23, 2019

    On Sept. 20, the College of Education held its first annual awards celebration at the Owen Pavilion at the Madren Conference Center and Inn in Clemson. College leadership recognized faculty in a variety of categories and celebrated faculty milestones related to journal citations and grant achievement. George J. Petersen, founding dean of the college, welcomed […]

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    Clemson’s College of Education adopts four-year undergrad advising model amid enrollment gains that defy national trends

    September 23, 2019

    This fall, Clemson’s College of Education has become the first on campus to adopt a college-wide, four-year advising model for its undergraduates. College leadership and student advisors worked collaboratively to develop this approach, which they say aligns the college more closely with the ClemsonForward strategic plan. This model positions academic advisors to manage all tasks […]

  • 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

  • Clemson associate dean pens new book on introducing challenge in the classroom

    September 10, 2019

    Jeff Marshall clearly remembers a student in his AP Physics class whose abilities were far beyond the material he was teaching. By the third day of the class, Marshall knew the student—who would later skip his first year at MIT—would quickly grow disinterested in the material. Marshall had to do something, so he started a […]

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    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 […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Latoya Daniels, HR strategic consultant

    August 27, 2019

    There are people who navigate the hustle, bustle and social media tussles of life today with grace. People who exist on a calm plane that can provide respite and safe harbor for others. Latoya Daniels is one of those people, and she was able to hone this skill while adding to it an array of […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Taimi Olsen, director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation

    August 20, 2019

    Taimi (pronounced “Time-ee”) Olsen loves nothing more than immersing herself in the written word. Reading became her happy place early on in life. “I was kind of introverted as a kid,” she recalled. “I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life.” So, she looked for her purpose in books. “I went to […]

  • 2019 President’s Leadership Institute: Meet the faculty

    August 19, 2019

    When Brian Dean heard glowing reviews of the President’s Leadership Institute (PLI) from his colleagues, he was intrigued. Little did he know, Dean, a professor of computing in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences would soon experience the program himself. The 14-year veteran of Clemson was over-the-moon about being selected. “I hope to […]

  • The College of Education welcomes new faculty in fall 2019

    August 12, 2019

    Clemson’s College of Education begins the fall semester with several new faculty members. College leadership is excited to welcome these faculty members, who will enable student learning and contribute to the planned growth of the college. The new faculty members by department are as follows: Education and Human Development Liz Boyd will serve as a visiting clinical […]

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    Undergraduate Studies – providing a nexus of support to promote student success

    August 5, 2019

    The faculty and staff working in Vickery Hall would like to welcome their colleagues from around campus to tour their transformed building and will host an Open House, August 19th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. It’s been less than two years since Undergraduate Studies took up residence in the former Student-Athlete Enrichment Services building, […]

  • Students moving in to campus

    Tigertown Summer Bound program provides an early connection and academic success opportunity to incoming freshmen

    July 15, 2019

    Among the many students attending classes on Clemson’s main campus this summer are 140 incoming freshmen – part of a new and innovative program called Tigertown Summer Bound (TTSB). An example of collaboration across the University, this initiative was developed by the Undergraduate Studies Office and the Office of Admissions, with many other offices actively […]

  • Clemson professors to help educate S.C. students and teachers about the benefits of learning physics

    July 2, 2019

    Clemson professors Sean Brittain and Chad Sosolik have been named to the second cohort of PhysTEC Fellows, a two-year program of The Physics Teacher Education Coalition, whose mission is to improve and promote the education of future physics teachers.

  • Joanne Avery

    The push to succeed: a conversation with Clemson alumna and South Carolina superintendent of the year Joanne Avery

    June 26, 2019

    The South Carolina Association of School Administrators recently announced that Joanne Avery, superintendent of Anderson School District 4 and a Clemson University graduate, was selected as the state superintendent of the year. The district is among one of the highest achieving districts in the state, and Avery has played a key role in defining and […]

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    Meet a Tiger: Moryah Jackson

    June 25, 2019

    CLEMSON – It was Clemson University’s land grant mission that drew Director of Diversity Education Moryah Jackson to campus. The belief that bettering the lives of its citizens makes South Carolina stronger is one of the driving forces in her life. “I love the work the University is doing across the state and the nation. […]

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    Director of graduate training & mentoring joins Grad School staff

    June 24, 2019

    Jodi Cox has joined the staff of the Graduate School as the director of graduate training and mentoring.  In this role, Cox will direct and manage programs and services for GRAD 360°, the Graduate School’s comprehensive professional development program for graduate students and postdoctoral scholars. Cox will be responsible for developing new weekly training opportunities for graduate students […]