Clemson University will celebrate its rich heritage in the armed forces by hosting Military Appreciation Week from Monday, Oct. 28, through Saturday, Nov. 2. Each day will feature at least one program or event designed to support, recognize or advocate for Clemson’s military community, culminating with the annual Military Appreciation Day football game on Saturday.
Micah Sims entered Clemson University’s new online MBA program with not one, but two challenging jobs that required him to be away from home most of the year. While taking classes for his MBA degree, Sims was serving as a lieutenant commander in the United States Naval Reserves and sailing as a civilian for an […]
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. 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 Ty Robinson, president of the Student Veterans Association at Clemson. — Ty Robinson wasn’t quite ready […]
Clemson University has been named a 2020 Military Friendly Employer, a designation awarded to employers whose commitment to serving the military and veteran community is comprehensive in scope and meaningful in terms of actual outcomes and impact; from hiring and career advancement to customer service and charitable investment. Out of more than 8,800 applicants Clemson […]
Editor’s note: This is the next installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. 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 Director of Emergency Management Sarah Custer. — The thought was planted in Sarah Custer’s head when […]
CLEMSON — Amanda Nicks, a psychology graduate who is pursuing a second baccalaureate degree from Clemson University in criminal justice, has been accepted into the 2019 Focus Forward Fellowship aimed at engaging military-connected women beyond the classroom. Nicks is a U.S. Navy veteran and follows in the footsteps of 2018 graduate Lizz Sampson as a second […]
CLEMSON — Graduates from Clemson University’s student veteran population were honored Wednesday evening in the annual “Hail and Farewell” ceremony inside the Hendrix Student Center. Eighteen students were presented red, white and blue cords to place over their graduation gear. The graduates also received a letter from President James P. Clements and a special challenge […]
Dogs come to her lonely, frightened and hungry. Some have been abandoned. Many have been mistreated. They all find patience, love and support under her care. Learn more about this Tiger, who is truly a dog's best friend.
CLEMSON — Victoria Graham and Ty Robinson have earned top student veteran honors for the 2018 fall semester. Brennan Beck, Clemson’s director of military and veteran engagement, made the announcement this week. Both students are part of the VA work-study program and help staff the Student Veteran Center, which opened this semester in Vickery Hall. “I’m […]
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: […]
For what is believed to be the first time, and very likely will be the last time, three living veterans who survived years of captivity in three of the modern world’s defining wars – World War II, Korea, and Vietnam – will share a stage and microphone in Clemson University’s Tillman Hall auditorium from 3:30 – 5 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4.
U.S. Air Force Capt. William R. Austin II and his aircraft commander had out-maneuvered certain death hundreds of times before they got hit. A fighter pilot with the storied “Triple Nickel” 555th Tactical Fighter Squadron, Austin had flown 80 combat missions over North Vietnam in the powerful F-4 Phantom II despite the enemy’s attempts to […]
He is all about transitions. He joined the Army five days after he graduated from high school and transitioned from an infantry team leader to the rank of sergeant. He completed two year-long deployments to Iraq, earning a Bronze Star for Valor and a Purple Heart following an enemy attack on his platoon. He then transitioned back to a civilian life that was different than the one he'd left. It was difficult, but he grew from the experience and wanted to help others in their journey. Through his veterans' writing group (that he created), his work with student veterans and military-connected students, this staff member, who works as Clemson's assistant director for military and veteran engagement, helps students successfully make the transition from military to civilian life. While he describes himself as a "normal guy," he's anything but normal. He's a hero and he's a Tiger.
Just as the Navy was deploying a laser weapon to the Persian Gulf, a Clemson University researcher already was thinking about how to make it more powerful.
Clemson student Stephen Smallwood is one of more than 100 veterans in Clemson's student body. He is completing his degree at Clemson through the Army's Green to Gold Active Duty Option program, which allows active-duty soldiers to attend college and earn a commission as an Army officer.