This year, the Tigers are ready and more determined than ever to beat the Gamecocks. No, not on the football field (that’s a given), but in blood donations. Alpha Phi Omega’s 35th annual Blood Bowl against South Carolina is coming to Clemson University from Nov. 18 to 22, a week before the rival football teams play.
Clemson’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences has established a new program, Land-Grant Local, that will enhance economic, social and health outcomes in South Carolina by more fully integrating the work of local farms into Clemson University. The program’s immediate goal is to factor foods from local farms into the Clemson environment, but college leadership are already shaping future curriculum and research centered on food systems that stress solutions for food insecurity and hunger across the state.
Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries with headquarters in Virginia, is providing merit-based scholarships for Clemson student veterans enrolled in degree programs in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences with a commitment of $30,000.
Clemson University and WYFF 4 have established an academic partnership that will allow members of Clemson student media to work alongside industry professionals in a satellite news bureau located on Clemson’s campus. The partnership will make Clemson the only university in South Carolina to feature an on-campus news bureau occupied by an outside media organization.
Clemson University honored an accomplished alumnus Friday for his posthumous gift to the university, dedicating a bronze leaf in his memory and inducting him into the Fort Hill Legacy Society for donors who leave $1 million or more to Clemson. During the annual Legacy Day observance, the leaf for Jerry Dempsey was placed under the Second Century Oak, which stands at Fort Hill on the historic site of the university’s first board of trustees meeting.
Clemson University’s Homecoming week seeks to bring the community together in a way that hits home with the 26th annual Pickens County Habitat for Humanity house building collaboration. The Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build kicked off Wednesday on Bowman Field. Over the past 25 years, the Clemson community has built 26 homes that are still occupied and have given families opportunity and empowerment by removing the physical and mental hardships that occur with housing instability.
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 centerpiece of Clemson University’s newest residential community has been lauded for its architectural design excellence. The Hub at Douthit Hills, which encompasses more than 118,000 square feet across a three-level structure, received a merit award in the new construction category from The American Institute of Architects South Carolina.
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.
Clemson University received the 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest diversity-focused publication in higher education.
The United States faces an urgent shortage of skilled technical workers, according to a new National Science Board report that cites a Clemson University center, CA²VES, as an example of how partnerships could be part of the solution.
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 University officials, community leaders and philanthropists came together recently for a dedication ceremony marking the grand opening of a multipurpose dining facility at Camp Hannon. The mountainous 80-acre Upstate site in Pickens County is one of five locations across the state where the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI) provides programming to educate, develop and serve the youth of South Carolina and beyond.
The 2020 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit will take place in Greenville on March 3-4. The annual two-day conference presented by Clemson’s Division of Inclusion and Equity, was originally planned for April, but upon the release of 2019-2020 calendars of school districts in Greenville, Spartanburg, Pickens and Anderson counties, the event was moved to avoid spring break dates.
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.