Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. Our next guest in the summer 2020 series is Trinity Scott, a senior who serves as an Orientation team leader.


Head shot of Trinity Scott, a 2020 Orientation team leader

Trinity Scott is a senior psychology major from Blythewood, South Carolina.
Image Credit: Student Affairs Publications

Trinity Scott grew up just miles from the University of South Carolina campus in Columbia, but somehow fate never seemed to be on her side in terms of officially touring or visiting the university. USC’s loss was Clemson’s gain, and the senior psychology major has flourished as a member of the Upstate campus community.

Scott is in her second year as a member of the Orientation ambassador team. Last year, she served as an ambassador, but this year she is one of six team leaders. Under her direction, she oversees six ambassadors who are charged with leading groups of incoming students and their families in the transition to Clemson. This year has been even more of a challenge because of the effects seen from COVID-19, which has led to virtual elements in lieu of the traditional in-person experience.

In the podcast, she reflects on not only her experiences as a student at Clemson, but also on the current national and local climate that has surfaced during the past few months. She also discusses her work within the Council of Diversity Affairs as part of Clemson Undergraduate Student Government.

Click the green ‘Play’ button below to listen. Read the entire interview transcript.

2019-20 Podcasts
Paige Zoltewicz, University Housing & Dining
Miles Maynard, Graduate Student
Sarah Custer, Emergency Management
Cam Walters, Sophomore
Pam Davis, Campus Activities & Events
Ty Robinson, Junior
Jack Debbout, Senior
Almeda Jacks, Vice President for Student Affairs
Olivia Loynes, Junior
Kristin Walker-Donnelly, Student Affairs Business Operations
Melondy Munson, Senior
Jimmy Mullinax, Campus Recreation
Glenn Spurlin, Student Transitions and Family Programs
Madison Bolick, Senior
Taylor Williams, Graduate Assistant
Rusty Guill, Special Assistant to the Vice President
Troy Nunamaker, Center for Career and Professional Development
Brooke Beidler, Campus Recreation