With their eyes glued to the TV for hours after the Alabama tornadoes hit, a group of Clemson students decided they couldn’t just sit helplessly by and watch the disaster. They had to act, and they had to do so quickly.
After the cultural shock wore off, Hester and his volunteer group were able to build houses for families who were devastated by the 2004 tsunami that destroyed their village.
Members of the Clemson Anthropology Club helped clean off and map a historic slave cemetery at Soapstone Baptist Church in the Liberia Community of northern Pickens County. It was a chance for them to work on a real site, using skills from their archaeological, biological and cultural classes as well as help a local community.
Lecturer Lydia Ferguson’s class objective is to get her students to step up their game as soon-to-be professionals and potential volunteer/community activists. An interesting goal for business and technical writing classes, but effective nonetheless.
You wouldn’t think that MBA students and homeless people would have much in common, but an innovative volunteer program has brought them together in what is hoped will be only the first of many collaborations between Clemson at the Falls and the community in which it’s located.
Clemson University Dance Marathon (CUDM) has been honored by the national Children’s Miracle Network with the Ryan White Award for Overcoming Adversity, one of the organization’s highest honors.
Kathie Elmore spends her days thinking of creative ways to help people. The patients she sees every day don’t have funds for expensive tests to diagnose their illness level. As a Clemson student, she was one of the hundreds of nursing students who come into the University’s Sullivan Center to do clinical and volunteer hours.