Veterans face many challenges when transitioning from military to student life, including everything from navigating GI Bill paperwork to learning new classroom technologies to connecting with future employers and fellow students. There are almost 350 student veterans in the Clemson Family, over 40 of whom are students in Clemson University’s MBA Program – more than […]
Soline McGee was an inquisitive sophomore when she attended TigerProwl — Clemson’s annual student organization fair — in the hopes of finding a social involvement opportunity. She came across a fellow Honors College student who was speaking with a representative from a new Latina-based interest organization, Sigma Lambda Gamma National Sorority, Inc. McGee didn’t think much […]
The world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s, looked different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Locally, instead of gathering for a large in-person event in Anderson, individuals and small groups walked on sidewalks, tracks and trails wherever they chose on Saturday, October 10.
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. Our next guest in the summer 2020 series is John Gressette, a senior from Columbia, South Carolina. — John Gressette applied to other […]
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 […]
Dina Altwam is one of two students who received the 2020 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Student Award, which is presented annually to two seniors for outstanding service to Clemson University and the extended Clemson community. Altwam, a single mother of three young children, is entering her final year in the College of Education’s five-year combined bachelor’s/master’s […]
For the third consecutive year, Clemson University is sending a female student veteran to the prestigious Focus Forward Fellowship. The nationally-competitive program only takes in about 20 to 25 members each year and is charged with instilling skills, leadership and a sense of community among women. Victoria Graham, originally from Mississippi, will be part of […]
The Division of Student Affairs honored outstanding students and organizations for the 2019-20 academic year virtually during the week of April 20-24. The award winners were announced on the Student Affairs Instagram account each day. “Congratulations are in order to all of these outstanding students and organizations,” said Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and […]
Tevej Rhodes understands the hurdles a person of color can face in the business world. “From pronouncing my name wrong” – it’s pronounced “Tuh-vaye” – to “worrying about my physical presentation (how my hair looks, how my nails look), I think it can get into my head and even affect my mental well-being. I don’t […]
On Friday, Jan. 31, the Student Guide Association's Mattie Lee was named Miss Clemson University after competing with 15 contestants from other on-campus organizations. After taking the crown, Lee, a communication major from Charlotte, talked about the importance of this annual competition. “Even though it’s titled a pageant, it is a philanthropy event at the end of the day,” she said.
Annual registration and funding requests for all student organizations is now underway! The process for registering a student organization formally opened within the TigerQuest portal on Monday, Jan. 13 and will close on Friday, Feb. 7. As a faculty or staff advisor, it is important to reiterate to members of a student organization that registration […]
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Madison Bolick, a senior construction science and management major from Greenville, South Carolina. — Madison Bolick knew she […]
Shannon Wright was in search of a full-blown mentoring program partnership for her school, Orchard Park Elementary in nearby Westminster, South Carolina. The school’s guidance counselor, Wright began conversations with Clemson Hope — a nonprofit student organization aimed at empowering Title I schools in the area through relationships, resources and opportunities. Each year the leadership team […]
Two members of Clemson University’s renowned Central Spirit student organization were chosen to represent the school at the 29th edition of The Home Depot College Football Awards, which will be held Thursday, Dec. 12, in Atlanta. Kelsey Vinson of and Cal Bedenbaugh, both of Laurens, will attend the annual event which originates live on ESPN at 7 p.m. from the Chick-fil-A College Football Hall of Fame.
Griffin Poyck was a young boy the first time he recalled a video game piquing his interest. “My neighbor had a game from the Sonic the Hedgehog series and I was enamored with it,” he said. “I asked my parents about it, got something for Christmas and I’ve been playing ever since.” What began as […]