Tyrone Gayle has never shied away from a challenge — whether in the classroom, on the track, at the cancer treatment center or in the thick of our last knock-down, drag-out presidential campaign. Last year, at the age of 28, the Jacksonville, Florida, native and Clemson University alumnus found himself in two profoundly significant battles simultaneously when, as one of Hillary Clinton’s key staffers, he was diagnosed with stage four colon cancer just seven months before election day.
Retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a Clemson University alumnus, emeritus professor and survivor of the Bataan Death March during World War II, will walk Sunday in the Bataan Memorial Death March in New Mexico. It will be his 10th time in the march and just four months short of his 100th birthday. The start of the annual Bataan Memorial Death March is a raucous affair. The sound of cannon fire sends 7,000 hard-charging and motivated athletes surging across the starting line into the New Mexican desert under a vibrant orange and violet sunrise. They whoop and cheer as they embark on one of the most legendarily grueling sporting events in America.
Frank Inabnit III of Jacksonville, Florida, has been named an honorary alumnus of Clemson University. Inabnit is a native of Orangeburg and son of the late Frank and Mary Stewart Inabnit.
Any time retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon steps onto the Clemson University campus, all eyes turn to him. On Military Appreciation Day at the school, the dapper 98-year-old World War II veteran sat amid a crowd of news media and admirers at the foot of the Memorial Stadium flagpole, which was being permanently dedicated to him.
Playing in Tiger Band is Jeannie Brown's life-long dream, and there was no way she was going to let her age — she’s 41 — or her job — she’s a full-time RN — get in the way.
The sense of home so often associated with phrases like “Clemson Family” and “Solid Orange” isn’t always automatic. Just five years ago, Leah was more quiet than confident, more reserved than rowdy and more inclined to avoid competition than embrace it.
They are recognized by everyone on game day, but known by no one. They’re the biggest fans on the field, but they’ve got nothing to say.
While most college students follow a typical four-year plan that ends with a diploma on graduation day, Angela McKinney has put herself on track to earn a bachelor’s degree as a political science major and Spanish minor in just two-and-a-half years.
A pinching shoulder ache too pa¬inful to play through. A dangerous blood clot. An urgent four-and-a-half-hour surgery. A rib extraction, a breathing tube and a week confined to a hospital bed. An arm that would never throw a baseball the same way. A devastating blow to the dreams of a pitcher.
Clemson University Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets will be tested on their stamina and personal courage with the Combat Water Survival Test in the Fike Recreation Center pool at 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Rosa Grayden, administrative manager in the College of Business and Behavioral Science’s Department of Sociology and Anthropology, received the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Employee Award for Excellence in Service during Clemson’s MLK Commemorative March and Service on Tuesday, January 20. The award recognizes a student, an employee and a community member who have demonstrated an […]
“MLK week has transitioned into asking, ‘What does MLK’s dream look like in today’s world?’ and ‘How can we continue to live that dream?’” Many students see the point of the week as hosting a multi-ethnic, campus-wide celebration of inclusion and different perspectives.
A team of green-conscious Clemson University students topped a field of 90 colleges to win the 2014 GameDay Recycling Challenge by collecting more than 60,000 pounds of recyclables during the school’s football game against rival University of South Carolina.
When Lauren Fowler received word that she was a candidate for an internship with automaker BMW in Munich, Germany, she realized the required video chat interview, common among college students seeking jobs, would be unlike any previous professional conversation. Though the digital world was second nature to her, Fowler knew the stakes were too high […]
The idea of turning ice into “gold” has taken Josh Luetkemeyer ’15 from a globe-trotting marketing career with the Coca-Cola Company to Clemson University’s MBA in Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program. Referred to by the initials MBAe, this unique academic program has been designed to attract spirited individualists who wish to thoroughly explore the entrepreneurial side […]