Kelly Abele Rose lacked prerequisite work experience when she graduated from Clemson University in 1984. A financial management major, she was eager to launch her professional career. But the only job she recalled working between the ages of 15 and 21 was as a lifeguard. “I didn’t have a great GPA when I graduated,” Rose […]
As Clemson University and most institutions of higher education across the United States have transitioned to the world of online learning, an onslaught of information and communication has been thrown at students. One of the charges University officials have reiterated is ensuring a similar level of communication trickles down to families. Since the COVID-19 pandemic […]
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. This week’s featured guest is Almeda Jacks, vice president for Student Affairs. She announced her retirement after more than 40 years of service […]
The nation’s second largest student run pep-rally and the epitome of what Clemson community and tradition means is coming to Memorial Stadium on Friday, Oct. 25, 2019. Tigerama brings the campus and fans together in anticipation of the Homecoming game against Boston College the following day. Tigerama is the culminating celebration of Homecoming Week and […]
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 […]
Kyle Hackel had already been running The Big E in Gaffney for about eight months when he saw a billboard advertising Clemson’s MBA in Entrepreneurship & Innovation program. He had already found some success with Big E, a one-stop entertainment complex that houses an eight-screen movie theater, a 16-lane bowling alley, laser tag, a mini […]
CLEMSON, S.C. – Clemson University students Katie and Wilson Hawkins have heard tales about their great, great uncle Otis Morgan and his heroics during some of most hellish events of WWII their whole lives. This week, they got to meet a man who owes his life to their family’s legendary ancestor. As the story goes: […]
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. 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 Mason Foley, student body president at Clemson University. — Mason Foley came to Clemson from Nashville, […]
Todd Schweisinger still lives in the house he bought for $60,000 when he was a Ph.D. student and drives the same 1988 minivan he’s had since he was a teen. It’s not that Schweisinger can’t afford a bigger house or a newer car. He makes a comfortable salary at Clemson University as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering and undergraduate lab coordinator. Schweisinger shuns luxuries because they aren’t in line with his life goals. He has bigger plans, and donating $2 million to Clemson is at the top of his list.
William “Bill” T. Linton III’s family has a strong Clemson legacy, one that stretches from the 19th century through the 20th and into the 21st. Clemson has given so much to the Linton family and it is their hope that all young men and women can experience the wonderful things Clemson has to offer. In 2006, the Linton family established the Linton Family Endowment in Nursing ultimately helping students start their own Clemson legacy.
When Sam Cadden lost his life in a car accident the summer after his sophomore year, the Cadden family decided to turn their tragedy into something meaningful and purposeful, knowing that would best represent Sam. After thinking of how they could honor their beloved son, the couple made a significant gift toward a new addition to Clemson's campus, allowing their son's dream of leaving a lasting legacy on his school to become a reality.
Drake Loflin's '07, M.S. '10 husband, also a Clemson alum, tragically passed away in 2014. Because of his love for Clemson, Drake began working with the Office of Development later that year to establish a memorial endowment in his name. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, his legacy will continue to live on through current and future Tigers.
The Barker Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 to honor Clemson’s 14th president, James F. Barker. The endowment, which provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, has made a difference in the life of Jarrett Miller ’17 — a student who always had his heart set on Tigertown and fortunately, has not had to put his college plans on hold.
Pittsburg native, Amanda Todd ’17, was packing up to head back south to begin her sophomore year at Clemson when her family received news that had the potential to impact her college career. Her father had been diagnosed with a significant brain tumor, which put the Todd family in a difficult financial situation. However, thanks to generous donors, Todd has been able to continue to grow and thrive at Clemson, all while making memories she’ll never forget.
Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in many ways. In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving small-town students big futures.