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Clemson University Honors College

Profiles of Clemson Honors students, faculty and alumni.

Ben Boone’s Leadership Shines in Professional Career

August 5th, 2015

“Being a part of Honors ensured that I was surrounded by people who made me want to be better and challenged me to excel, while also opening new paths for me and providing the support I needed to pursue them.” Ben Boone, a 2011 graduate of the Calhoun Honors College, currently works in Winston-Salem at [...]

Dr. Jeffrey Fine: Leading Honors Students at Clemson and Abroad

August 5th, 2015
Fine leads Dixon GPS students on a trip to France in Germany during Maymester.

“I love working with Honors students because they are among the brightest and most intellectually diverse students on campus. When I teach Honors classes, I’m often interacting with students who come from a variety of academic majors and backgrounds, and the different perspectives that they bring to the material keep the classes fresh and interesting,” [...]

At Clemson, good professors make good neighbors

January 26th, 2015
Clemson Professor Sarah Winslow chats with students in Holmes Hall where she is a part of the Faculty in Residence program.

Kara Robertson, Class of 2016, Creative Services From Super Bowl ad-viewing parties to cat cuddling sessions, book club meetings to fresh-baked cookies, college living is characterized by spontaneous experiences and exposure to new perspectives. But at Clemson, students’ enriching, everyday interactions aren’t reserved for their peers – they are shared with professors, too. The University’s [...]

Melissa Moore ’15: “Being a part of the Honors College has been a central part of my college experience.”

January 25th, 2015
Moore presenting at G20 Youth Forum in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany.

“Being a part of the Honors College has been a central part of my college experience. I’ve been able to take classes that are interesting and that challenge me, I’ve had the opportunity to travel around the country for conferences and outside of the country through other Honors programs, and I’ve had incredible out-of-class experiences [...]

2011 Honors Graduate returns as Health Professions Advisor

September 15th, 2014
Jessica received her masters in student affairs from Florida State University in 2013

Jessica Dean, a 2011 Calhoun Honors College graduate, recently accepted a position as a Health Professions Advisor in the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences Student Services Center at Clemson. Prior to accepting this role, Jessica served as the Advisor and Registration Coordinator for the Department of English. As an undergraduate, Jessica actively pursued her [...]

Jennifer van Gelder ’15: ‘The Calhoun Honors College has enhanced my overall experience at Clemson University.’

July 28th, 2014

Jennifer van Gelder, a senior from St. Petersburg, FL, has become an avid volunteer during her time at Clemson. As a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, Jennifer is involved with an organization called Camp Spearhead, a weekend camp for children and adults with disabilities. Through Gamma Sigma Sigma, she has completed more than [...]

Thompson Mefford ’03: Materials Science Professor learns from Honors students

July 28th, 2014

Dr. Thompson Mefford, a 2003 graduate of the Honors College and current associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, enjoys the meaningful interactions he has had with Honors students. “One of the greatest perks of working with Honors students is their diversity of interests. These polymaths have educated me in ways that continue [...]

Ross Beppler, Electrical Engineering ’14: Scholar, Leader, Researcher

February 28th, 2014

“Everyone has heard of the ‘Clemson Family,’ and I like to describe the Honors community as my immediate family within that larger group. My best friends, most influential mentors, and advisers are all in Honors.” Ross Beppler, a senior electrical engineering major from Johns Creek, GA, has made the most of his Honors experience at [...]

Ph.D Candidate and Honors Alum: ‘My Honors experience gave me the confidence to never second guess myself or my abilities when I confronted challenging projects.’

February 28th, 2014

After graduating with a degree in Communication Studies from Clemson in 2009, Lori Pindar continued her education by earning a Master’s in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. She recently returned to Clemson to pursue a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. Lori gives back to the Clemson community as she continues her [...]

Honors Senior Allison Kowalski: ‘Being part of the Calhoun Honors College is an invaluable experience.’

February 28th, 2014
Allison in Dubrovnik, Croatia during a study abroad trip

As senior Political Science and Spanish double major Allison Kowalski nears the end of her college career, she continues to follow her passion for international relations and foreign language. She cites here internship with the U.S. State Department in Madrid, Spain (funded in part by an Honors Educational Enrichment Travel Grant) in deepening her experience [...]

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