Secondary education graduate Stewart Ruddy came to Clemson knowing his career destination but, like so many ambitious students, was uncertain of what would happen along his way to earning a degree.

Four years later, Stewart graduates Clemson with his first job already in hand: teaching English at his alma mater, Fort Mill High School, in Fort Mill, South Carolina. As important, Stewart leaves here having gained a deep appreciation for the advisers and experiences he encountered throughout his time on campus.

Every Clemson student is unique, but all graduates share similar stories of how Clemson has uniquely prepared them to contribute and serve in their respective postgraduate communities, classrooms and corporations. As Stewart receives his diploma, he joins more than 150,000 alumni in the Clemson Family whose time here inspired them to change the world.