Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for July, 2012

“Johnny Vegetable Seed” watches over the family farm — Clemson University’s and his own

Monday, July 30th, 2012
Third-generation farmer Chris Ray is the new assistant director for the Clemson Experiment Station. Ray graduated from Clemson and earned his doctorate in plant breeding and environmental sciences. | Photo by Sefton Ipock, Anderson Independent-Mail | Reprinted with permission

Christopher Ray came to Clemson for school and never came home. Today, he’s the keeper of the University’s farms, just as he is for his family farm.

Indigenous Mayan women open their lives to a Clemson professor

Monday, July 16th, 2012

In a culture rarely visited, a Clemson professor has made a lasting bond. The indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala are rarely trusting toward outsiders, but nursing professor Roxanne Amerson continues to impact 11 Mayan women’s lives through her work with health education using a promotora concept.

Diplomas vs dropouts: How one group is working to prevent 1.3 million high school students from dropping out each year

Monday, July 2nd, 2012

[TITLE][SHARE] By Crystal Boyles Creative Services Three out of 10 high school freshmen will never receive their high school diplomas. They’ll get no pomp and circumstance, no party and no college acceptance letter. And they’re not alone — nearly 7,000 students drop out across the country every day. Statistics that people across the country work [...]