Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for May, 2012

Two Clemson families walk the stage together

Thursday, May 31st, 2012
From left: Gilbert and Jesse Miller

This year’s spring Commencement ushered a new class of graduates into the growing family of Clemson alumni. While pride and camaraderie were felt throughout the assembly of caps and gowns, the bonds of the Clemson family were particularly meaningful for four degree recipients, a father-son and father-daughter pair, who graduated together at the May 11 ceremonies.

After making a personal commitment to stay sober, Leah Williams is eager to share her struggles and triumphs with her fellow Clemson students

Thursday, May 24th, 2012
Leah Williams

Leah Williams is a fun-loving Clemson University student who is passionate about three things: getting into medical school, cheering on the Tiger football team and helping other students see the fun they can have while staying sober.

The storyteller: Julia Lusk steps into spotlight as Staff Senate president

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012
New Staff Senate President Julia Lusk is usually the first point of contact for a student after a faculty member reports a violation of the University

Never one to shy away from the spotlight, Julia Lusk is now stepping up to the microphone as the new president of Staff Senate. She relishes the opportunity to tell the story of Clemson’s 3,000 staff members to administrators and faculty.

Students research with local cardiovascular and orthopedic surgeons to improve quality of life

Monday, May 21st, 2012
Bioengineer Jeremy Mercuri, Ph.D. ’11, from the Laboratory for Regenerative Medicine, specializes in orthopedic tissue engineering and works collaboratively with surgeons from the Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas.

To walk through Clemson’s Patewood bioengineering laboratories is to stand at the leading edge of science. It’s innovation at its best — a place where Clemson research will improve the quality of life for countless patients.

A heart for orphans

Thursday, May 10th, 2012
While attending Clemson full time, Edward Phillips has been working 20 to 30 hours a week to start an orphanage in Kenya, Africa. | Photo used with permission

When Edward Phillips walked into a cramped, dirty Kenyan orphanage two years ago, he felt a call to help. Didn’t matter that he was just 19 years old. Didn’t matter that he was a rising junior at Clemson. Didn’t matter that he lived almost 8,000 miles away.

Clemson’s Class of 2012 is passionate and driven. See where they’re headed and who inspired them along the way.

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

As always, the depth, passion and drive of Clemson students never fail to impress. The graduating Class of 2012 has spent a lot of time exploring — their futures, their interests, their research and their passions. With so much potential, we know they’re off to great things. In the meantime, check out the stories of five of our incredible seniors.

Clemson’s band students are headed to London to play during the 2012 Summer Olympics

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012
The Clemson Symphonic Band, shown, and the Jazz Ensemble are headed to the Summer Olympics in London to play during the events.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Laura Good Creative Services Imagine walking around the streets of London during the 2012 Summer Olympics. People from all over the world have congregated in one city, and every nationality imaginable is represented in the sea of people before you. Among the hustle and bustle of the crowds you hear the familiar tune [...]

Determined Spirit runs through the Hall family

Monday, May 7th, 2012
The Hall family will graduate its 17th member from Clemson this August.

In August, senior English major Will Hall will be the 17th member of his family to graduate from Clemson University. His cousin, Tompkins Ramey, will be the 18th in a few years.