Jillian Weise is comfortable with words. She’s comfortable with writing them, accepting them, and rejecting them. Some words she uses to describe herself: provocative, disabled and amputee. Some words she rejects: inspirational, courageous and brave. As associate professor of creative writing at Clemson she spends her days gently encouraging students - many who don’t consider themselves poets or even writers - to fully open their minds and hearts to words.
Ali Abou El Nasr has spent his career thus far championing blind soccer and sports for other marginalized groups in Egypt through his own sports management company, Cardinal Sports. When the U.S. Department of State recently tapped Ali to participate in its Global Sports Mentoring Program, he jumped at the chance to study the successful launch of adaptive sports programs at Clemson University.
Clemson University is initiating a new tuition-assistance program that will attract incoming student athletes with neurological impairments who want to continue playing soccer during their collegiate careers.
Clemson alums Javis Austin and Richie Parker live by this manta, and they recently encouraged Clemson students to do the same. But it’s not just about giving someone an opportunity; it’s also about preparing yourself for an opportunity, expecting one and then making the most of it.
Two Clemson University alumni whose determination has helped them become successful will be featured in a discussion Thursday as part of Disability Diversity Awareness Day at Clemson.
The leader of the Association of Higher Education and Disability (AHEAD) will visit Clemson University Wednesday to address faculty, staff and students on issues relating to accessibility and the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act in relation to postsecondary education.
This week's Clemson Symposium on Universal Design focuses on how to design educational products and environments, on-site and online, that are welcoming and accessible to all students, including those who have disabilities by applying the principles of universal design.
Let’s take a look back at 2012 and see what you read the most in The Echo and on the Clemson Alumni Homepage, plus, which alumni profile stories you found most intriguing.
Every morning Clemson students wake up and begin their daily routine. But what if, just for a morning, they were forced to redefine their routine, take on a new life and discover what it means to be disabled? On March 6 several Clemson students, faculty and staff took on the challenge of walking in someone else’s shoes.
Clemson senior Will Hall uses the radio to create a difference in others’ lives by educating them on important topics, whether they are local or global. He hopes that this education will positively increase listeners’ understanding of the world around them.
See how Clemson employees and students reacted to — and what they learned from — having a disability for a day.
Beginning your college career can be as daunting as it is exciting. Like some Clemson students, Jenn England has faced some challenges — both physically and academically — during her college career.