Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for June, 2012

Writing his own faculty-centered QEP

Wednesday, June 20th, 2012
Jeremy King (left) receives the Faculty Senate gavel from Past-President Dan Warner.

As the Clemson administration works on a Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), part of the reaffirmation of the University’s accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), new Faculty Senate President Jeremy King has come up with his own faculty-centered quality enhancement plan.

The youngest man to complete the Florida Double Iron Triathlon just happens to be a Clemson Tiger

Monday, June 18th, 2012
Clemson student Ben Murphy crosses the finish line of the Florida Double Iron Triathlon race after swimming 4.8 miles, biking 224 miles and running 52.4 miles.

When Clemson University junior Ben Murphy bought a bike two years ago, he started thinking about triathlons and then ultra marathons. Shortly after, he began training and by spring 2012, he had broken a record. The 20-year-old became the youngest person to complete the Double Ironman race. He crossed the finish line of this demanding and exhausting competition wearing his tiger-striped Clemson uniform.

Moving into the state’s largest business district is part of Clemson’s plan to get down(town) to business

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012
President James F. Barker and Greenville Mayor Knox White hoist the Clemson flag.

Clemson has consolidated many graduate business programs and outreach efforts in Greenville, S.C.

Extension agent Gilbert Miller and son, Jesse, walked across the Commencement stage together

Monday, June 4th, 2012
From left: Gilbert and Jesse Miller

After years together as Clemson students, the father and son pair received their degrees in the same ceremony on May 11.