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Posts Tagged ‘Communication Studies’

Brand new Clemson debate team goes from novice debaters to national champions in one year

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
The Clemson debate team — comprised entirely of novice debaters — won the National Education Debate Association

As a group of 15 Clemson students found out, debate is more than just making your point and proving that you’re right. Debate is academic. It’s research-based. And it’s hard, rewarding work. In its first year, Clemson’s debate team won the National Education Debate Association’s (NEDA) national tournament.

Miss South Carolina: Born and Bred to be a Tiger

Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
Ali is passionate about the piano and working with children.

Clemson student and Miss South Carolina Ali Rogers is working hard to make a difference in others’ lives. One of Ali’s passions is serving children with disabilities.

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.

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.

A plan. A ring. And a sidewalk chalk proposal.

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011
Just as Clemson was a huge part of Ali Roberson and Andrew Wall

Clemson senior Andrew Wall had been plotting for weeks, making a plan, telling friends and family, trying to figure out how he could propose to a woman he describes as “the happiest, most joyful person I know.”

More than words on a page

Friday, September 16th, 2011
Trina Zeiler, far right, and her sister Kristen Zeiler, first row far left, with students and teachers from Louverture Cleary School in Haiti.

Alumna Trina Zeiler wanted to know how the pictures and words in a text stood next to the real world they described. So, she traveled to Haiti to see if what she read really was how it looked and felt. Read her story through her own words on a page.

Expressing science through words

Monday, September 12th, 2011
Professor Steve Katz, second from right, discusses the results of a National Science Foundation grant with faculty and students.

When we have the opportunity to hear scientists speak directly about such critical issues, we’re sometimes left even more confused. At Clemson, professor Steve Katz is finding ways to help students of science gain a better understanding of scientific communication, both within their own fields and with the public.

Alumnus is on your side

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011
Fletcher Anderson

For Nationwide Insurance® agent and Clemson alumnus Fletcher Anderson, being On Your Side® is not just a company motto, but also a means of providing superior customer service.

Chasing dreams, tackling challenges and leaving a mark

Friday, July 8th, 2011
Overcoming obstacles is no problem for the inspiring and determined Cohen Simpson. Not the least of these was his mother’s death shortly before his Clemson graduation in May.

Headed for the University of Oxford, Cohen Simpson leaves Clemson with a remarkable story of hard work, dedication and passion.