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Infusing science with ethics

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013
Nikki Powell

Clemson alum Nikki Powell sees science as being intrinsically intertwined with philosophy and ethics.

Two Clemson entrepreneurs are paddling against the tide of conformity

Thursday, September 19th, 2013
Clemson alums Eric Thome, left, and Kyle Clements have transformed a simple idea into a full-fledged business that challenges us to rethink the way we use kayaks.

Clemson alums Eric Thome and Kyle Clements have transformed a simple idea into a full-fledged business that challenges us to rethink the way we use kayaks.

Former Clemson Tiger Coty Sensabaugh to speak about his Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year 2013 campaign at Nashville Prowl & Growl

Monday, April 29th, 2013
Coty Sensabaugh

Other than football, Coty Sensabaugh of the Tennessee Titans is passionate about one thing: combatting blood cancer. Many remember Coty as the Clemson Tiger’s defensive back who graduated in 2012 after four successful years on the field. Today, he is a candidate for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) Man of the Year 2013, which he accepts with great honor as a way of honoring his older brother.

Perspective, passion, perspiration: A FIRST student’s path to success

Monday, April 22nd, 2013
Carlo White believes that FIRST students provide a fresh perspective and appreciation of the value of education because they have lived through the limitations of not having a college degree.

For Clemson alum Carlo White, FIRST students provide a fresh perspective and appreciation of the value of education because they have lived through the limitations of not having a college degree.

Top stories from The Echo in 2012

Monday, January 14th, 2013

Let’s take a look back at 2012 and see what you read the most in The Echo and on the Clemson Alumni Homepage, plus, which alumni profile stories you found most intriguing.

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.

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.

Alumnus a first-generation success

Wednesday, September 19th, 2012
Bob Barreto ’79 and his brother, Rich, were first-generation Clemson students in a  time when formal resources for first-generation students were not available.

Bob Barreto ’79 and his brother, Rich, were first-generation Clemson students in a time when formal resources for first-generation students were not available. This year, 17 percent of Clemson’s Fall 2012 freshman class (and 32 percent of incoming transfer students) are first-generation students — they are the first students in their immediate family to attend a college or university.

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.

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.