Clemson has introduced wheelchair tennis as its first adaptive sports team, making it one of only a few across the U.S. Faculty working in recreational therapy and a student formed the team, which has already competed in collegiate tennis matches. Those same faculty members are actively recruiting in an effort to grow the team and eventually begin more adaptive sports programs at Clemson.
Meet Danny McGuire, a Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management alumnus who graduated in 2018 with a Master’s in Public Administration. While working in law enforcement, he returned to school, and he’s now the department chair of the Public Safety Programs, both Undergraduate and Graduate as well as Director of the Public Safety Institute […]
Jeffrey Hallo, Ph.D., has been appointed interim chair for the Clemson parks, recreation and tourism management department effective March 1. Hallo will assume the role previously held by Wayne Freimund, who is leaving the position at the end of March. Leslie Hossfeld, dean of the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences that houses the […]
Gary Machlis, former science adviser to the director of the U.S. National Park Service and University Professor of Environmental Sustainability at Clemson, will join international industry, government and academic leaders to discuss and develop sustainability policy as part of a special group assembled by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine (NAS). Machlis began serving on the NAS Roundtable on Science and Technology for Sustainability on Feb. 1 and his term will continue through Jan. 31, 2022. Machlis will meet with NAS members and members of the roundtable Feb. 27-28 in Washington, D.C.
David Vela, newly named deputy director exercising the authority of the director of the National Park Service, will discuss how he plans to lead the park service into its second century at the 2019 George B. Hartzog Jr. Lecture this week in Clemson. The lecture will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday in the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University.
The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Samantha Lynn Bauer of Greenville with the Roaring10 award. Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors.
A team of researchers recently received a $1.94 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate what environmental education program characteristics matter and how they’re best delivered to maximize learning outcomes for youth participants. Researchers from Clemson University, Virginia Tech and the University of North Carolina Wilmington will visit more than 500 programs based out of numerous organizations to isolate what works in what context and for whom.
When Doyle Carr and his family were touring colleges with the oldest of their three daughters, they had a list of over 20 stops to make. Clemson wasn’t on it. At the suggestion of a family friend, the Carrs decided to visit Clemson with no appointment on their tour of higher education institutions in the […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences recently celebrated faculty research across the college by recognizing selected outstanding journal publications. College leadership recognized each faculty member responsible for the work with a plaque, which are displayed outside of the dean’s office. This is the second group of faculty recognized for their recent publications. College […]
Barry Garst, associate professor in Clemson’s youth development leadership program, has played an integral role in a major national report being released today by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine. The report, “Shaping Summertime Experiences: Opportunities to Promote Healthy Development and Well-being for Children and Youth,” examines the effects of summertime experiences on […]
The College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences is excited to welcome 17 new faculty members across four departments, who will enable student learning and contribute to the planned growth of the college. Meet the college’s newest faculty members by department: Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Matthew Browning is an assistant professor in the parks, […]
Meet husband and wife, Joel and Sarah Agate. They’re both 2010 Ph.D. graduates from Clemson’s Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, and both teach in higher education. Joel is an associate professor at The College of Brockport and Sarah is a new assistant professor at her Alma Mater, Brigham Young University. In between their […]
When Bridget Trogden and her husband sent their son, Jacob, to camp last month, she was understandably nervous about sending her 12-year old to an overnight program. The week-long residential Adventure Camp, hosted by the Clemson University Youth Learning Institute (YLI), focused on outdoor activities and offered participants opportunities to build life skills including independence, […]
The Clemson University Institute for Parks has developed a new Directors’ Leadership Academy to address pressing management needs in U.S. parks. Clemson faculty in the institute designed the academy to train current and future park leaders to meet challenges at the local, state and national park system levels.
Melinda E. Chappell’s passion for recreational therapy and helping others has played out through every aspect of her life. Now she is exemplifying this passion with a planned gift to support the Clemson University Recreational Therapy (CURT) Program.