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  • Clemson students and their families go through a 2019 summer Orientation session.

    Clemson Parent & Family Experience provides customized communication through new online portal

    March 31, 2020

    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 […]

  • Vice President for Student Affairs Almeda Jacks

    Student Affairs Talk: Almeda Jacks

    October 24, 2019

    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 […]

  • A crowd shot from the 2018 Tigerama event in Memorial Stadium

    Tigerama 2019: Welcome to the Dynasty

    October 14, 2019

    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 […]

  • Roger and Kathy Troutman at a 2016 Student Affairs Gala

    Roger and Kathy Troutman honored as Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year

    September 20, 2019

    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, The Big E Gaffney

    MBAe alum’s company named Business of the Year

    June 19, 2019

    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 students meet alum saved by great, great uncle in WWII

    October 17, 2018

    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: […]

  • University President Jim Clements and Student Body President Mason Foley

    Student Affairs Talk: Mason Foley

    September 18, 2018

    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, a senior lecturer of mechanical engineering, poses next to his cars, including the minivan he has driven since high school.

    Senior lecturer who shuns luxuries plans to donate $2 million for scholarships

    December 4, 2017

    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.

  • A Linton family legacy

    April 19, 2017

    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.

  • An exterior view of the future Samuel J. Cadden Chapel.

    A place for everyone

    December 14, 2016

    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

    Carrying on a legacy

    October 31, 2016

    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 gift of a second chance

    June 8, 2016

    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.

  • From one family to another

    April 27, 2016

    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.

  • Sam and Beverly Stone at Memorial Stadium

    Giving small town students big futures

    March 9, 2016

    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.

  • Clemson senior Kara Robertson spends the hours of her on-campus internship telling the stories of her fellow students and professors. Image of her sitting at her office desk working on her computer.

    Telling the tales that make Clemson unique — and Solid Orange

    January 12, 2016

    Kara Robertson is a voice of Clemson to future students. Not only has she been a front row fan at football games with her own face painted like a Tiger, she has spent her college career telling the Clemson story.