Clemson University Feature Stories

Archive for November, 2012

Clemson history in the flesh

Thursday, November 29th, 2012
During his time as the executive secretary of IPTAY, George Bennett founded some of Clemson’s most honored traditions, such as the Welcome Back Festival and the $2 bills.

The sound of a cannon firing in Death Valley is music to a Tiger fan’s ears. Returning students anticipate the crowds of friends and classmates flooding downtown at the Welcome Back Festival. The $2 bills spent at away games signal pride for Clemson supporters. Most of us might think that whoever started these long-standing traditions is far-removed from Clemson by now. On the contrary, that person is closer than you think. His name is George Bennett, and he works over in the Jervey Athletic Center.

Advocating online education

Monday, November 26th, 2012
Rather than a replacement for the campus experience, DeWitt Salley believes that online education is an enhancement to the university’s offerings.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Jackie Todd Media Relations Online education continues to grow in popularity. That’s something that excites DeWitt “Witt” Salley, Clemson’s new director of online education. “Not only is the continual growth in online education exciting, but so is Clemson’s recognition of the strategic value of eLearning,” he said. “I am eager to collaborate with [...]

How the FIRST program helped alum Jennifer Rahn get to medical school

Monday, November 19th, 2012
Jennifer Rahn celebrates her White Coat ceremony with her mother and nephew.

At 7 years old, Jennifer Rahn ’10 decided she wanted to be a doctor. Today she is making her dreams come true at the Vanderbilt School of Medicine, but getting there was not easy. As the first person in her family to attend college, she could not call home for advice if she had questions about life on campus or needed guidance in a class.

Healthy cooking on a college budget

Friday, November 16th, 2012
Professor Marge Condrasky, right, is always looking for the

Professor and registered dietitian Marge Condrasky is always looking for the ‘wow’ factor when she is creating and cooking healthy meals.

Published author, noted speaker and television show host Raven Magwood will graduate Clemson at the age of 19

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012
Clemson senior Raven Magwood attends classes during the week and spends most of her weekends traveling the country to speak and promote her latest book,

Clemson senior Raven Magwood believes that dedication, determination and discipline are the sources to her success. She holds a calm and quiet demeanor in the classroom, but that just barely taps the surface of who this young woman is and what she has done in only 19 years.

From the battlefield to the classroom

Monday, November 12th, 2012
The Student Veterans Association, which is highly involved in campus events like Military Appreciation Day, wants to be a group where any student veteran can come to get answers or help with anything he/she needs.

The path to Clemson is very different for our student veterans. And sometimes the transition to campus life isn’t an easy one.

Heroes in our midst

Monday, November 12th, 2012

Veterans Day is a time to remember those who have sacrificed to protect our country, our people and our way of life. A former military college, Clemson University boasts strong ties, traditions and remembrances for those who have served. Some of those who have served — and continue to serve — can be found in Clemson’s own workforce. Here are a few of them.

Books and black belts

Friday, November 9th, 2012
Psychology professor June Pilcher is an esteemed teacher and holds an eighth-degree black belt in Karatedo Doshinkan. She is the highest-ranking female in the world and the 13th-highest overall.

[TITLE][SHARE] By Molly Collins Media Relations, Class of 2013 In an office in Brackett Hall sits a first-generation scientist whose thirst for knowledge led her to becoming the first college graduate and Ph.D. recipient in her family. With an impressive track record that spans the realm of academia and recreation, Distinguished Alumni Professor of Psychology [...]

Clemson alumni band celebrates 30 years of shakin’ the southland

Monday, November 5th, 2012
The Tiger alumni band performs during Homecoming 2011. This year, they are celebrating their 30th anniversary and will have more than 300 alumni band members in attendance.

Homecoming at Clemson is about honoring tradition, and this year, former members of the Clemson University Tiger Band will return to Death Valley to “shake the southland” once more during the homecoming game against Maryland on Nov. 10. Entitled “300 for 30” in celebration of the 30th anniversary of alumni band, this year’s event will bring together 382 former band members representing 21 states and 51 graduating classes, rendering the largest attendance in alumni band history.