As Clemson University and most institutions of higher education across the United States have transitioned to the world of online learning, an onslaught of information and communication has been thrown at students. One of the charges University officials have reiterated is ensuring a similar level of communication trickles down to families. Since the COVID-19 pandemic […]
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 Glenn Spurlin, director of Orientation programs. — Shortly after Glenn Spurlin returned to Clemson in a full-time role, […]
Through the initiative, students gain opportunities for transformation through one of five pillars — personal development, academic engagement, culture and diversity, involvement and a support network.
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. 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 Erin Fogle, associate director for the Office of Student Transitions and Family Programs. — It takes […]
College can be a daunting adjustment for some. Even the most gifted scholars struggle with the process of acclimating to a new home, meeting new friends and tackling a rigorous course load. For Zach Boykin, it’s why he opted to take part in a three-week introductory program that allowed him to live on Clemson University’s […]
The shift to college can be an overwhelming experience for students. This Tiger eases that transition by coordinating peer mentoring programs, which support students, hold them accountable and encourage dialogue.
Editor’s note: This is the latest installment in our series of “Student Affairs Talk” podcasts. 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 Garcy Lawson, a sophomore philosophy major from Miramar, Florida. — The term “sibling rivalry” takes on […]
CLEMSON — Glenn Spurlin III has been named director of Orientation programs at Clemson University. Spurlin, who earned a master’s degree from Clemson in 2012, has spent the past 2 ½ years as assistant director for University Housing and New Student & Family Programs at Arizona State University. “I am pleased Glenn has decided to come […]
Ask nearly anyone associated with Clemson University, and they’ll tell you Military Appreciation Week is one of their favorite times of the year. The events that unfolded last week were certainly no exception. Paying tribute to the school’s well-documented heritage as a military institution, events were held throughout the week to honor those who have […]
The Division of Student Affairs held its 2018 award breakfast and recognition ceremony on Tuesday in the Hendrix Center. Awards were announced by Marijohn Boyd and Jeff Hahn from the Office of Community and Ethical Standards, while Vice President Almeda Jacks presented plaques to each of the winners. “I had the good fortune of working […]
Elmer Orellana wasn’t entirely sure where his post-undergraduate experience would take him. The one thing the 2015 George Mason University graduate was sure of was that he wanted to make a difference, or — in his own words — to “make ripples” into the lives of students. To that end, his path to Clemson was […]
Brennan Beck knows first-hand what it’s like to feel isolated from a regular student population. “We didn’t have a lot of resources for veterans when I was in school,” said Beck, “so I felt on my own a lot. “One of my goals here is to ensure our veterans don’t feel that way.” At 31, […]
Charles and Susan Barker of Virginia Beach, Virginia, were named 2017 recipients of the Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year award by the Clemson University Parents Council. The award has been presented annually since 2001 to a family that has demonstrated dynamic leadership and service to Clemson.
The transition to college isn’t easy for many students. As a military kid, this Tiger went through more transitions than anyone. Today, she works to ensure that each and every student has a smooth transition by enhancing the Clemson Family programs.