U.S. Marine Corps Maj. Derek “Shootsbe” Heinz, a 2007 Clemson University alumnus, has graduated the Navy Strike Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) course in the nation’s newest and most advanced fighter jet, the F-35C. The Navy announced Heinz became one of the first two F-35 pilots to graduate from the TOPGUN course flying the fifth-generation Joint Strike Fighter.
Senior communication student Kenedey Ward is working in an internship this summer to jump start a career of working with student veterans before she graduates in August. However, instead of being in Washington, D.C., like she planned, she’s working as a marketing intern from home with her two sons. She’s interning at the Student Veterans […]
Shortly after Chris Miller was appointed interim vice president for Clemson University Student Affairs, one of his first tasks was to reinvigorate the division’s approach to inclusive excellence. To create an organizational structure capable of providing optimal support for student success and achievement, Miller knew advocacy for underrepresented and underserved communities had to be a […]
Meet Jason Muise, a 2011 School of Nursing alumnus. He found a way to follow in his family’s footsteps while following his passion for health care. From Afghanistan to Indonesia, his career in the U.S. Army has led him to travel and meet people across the world. As the Commander of the 102nd Forward Resuscitative and […]
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 […]
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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.