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Click on the graduates' pictures below for their stories.

Clemmens wedding Damon Katherine Chisholm ('05, mathematical sciences) during work with an HIV/AIDS prevention program in Rwanda
Ahmed Mohiuddin ('06, biochemistry) during a medical volunteer trip in the Sudan Mike Stadnisky ('05, biochemistry) competes in the Marine Corps Marathon in Washington, D.C. Christen Smith ('07, language & international health & economics) during a tea ceremony in Ethopia, where she is assigned with the Peace Corops

Upon graduation from Clemson, National Scholars enroll in some of the top graduate and professional schools and begin work with Fortune 500 corporations around the world. Below is a partial listing of our graduates' post-Clemson endeavors. Click on the graduates' names to learn more about their leadership and service while at Clemson. (ALUMNI: Please send updates to with the subject line "NSP ALUMNI UPDATE.")


Name, Grad Year
After Clemson
Achieng Adongo, '11 Clemson U.: Master's in industrial engineering
Jill Allen, '08 Harvard U.: Master's in urban planning
Jenny Alley, '05 Johnson & Johnson Vision Global Marketing, Research Senior Analyst, Jacksonville, Fla.
U. of Georgia: Master's in marketing research
Katharine Amalfitano, '12 U. of Cincinnati: Medical school
Damon Andrews, '08 U. of Iowa: Law school
Darcy Austin, '04 Georgia State U.: Master’s in teaching
Ross Beppler, '14 Georgia Tech: Ph.D. in energy policy
Brent Berkompas, '10 Courier Printing, Nashville: Leadership Development Program
Elizabeth Billheimer, '10 Virginia Tech: Master's in accounting
Paul Blichmann, '10 Clemson U.: Master's in bioengineering
Mark Boerckel, '09 Clemson U. MBA program; Resurgent Capital, South Carolina
Ben Boone, '11 BB&T Leadership Development Program; BB&T: Enterprise Risk Management Analyst
Juston Brown, '08 Clemson U.: Master's in civil engineering

Maeve Budi, '12

U. of Florida: Ph.D. in materials engineering
Kristina Catani, '09 Clemson U.: Master's in economics
Amanda Cheung, '06 USC: Medical school
Katherine Chisholm, '05 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention International Emerging Infections Program, Research Epidemiologist, Cairo, Egypt
Emory U.: Master's in global epidemioogy
Matt Clemmens, '07 Blackbaud, Inc.: Consultant
Jeff Clinkscales, '07 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Chris Covey, '13 University of Denver- Anshutz: Ph.D. in microbiology
Judith Crews, '11 Clemson U.: Master's in architecture and health
Ashley Dahl, '04 U. of Alabama: Medical school
Jessica Dean, '11 Florida State U.: Master's in higher education/student affairs
Rebecca Deery, '12 Clemson U.: Masters in education/teaching
Nadine Dispenza, '13 Yale: Ph.D. in bioengineering
John Dixon, '08 Harvard U.: Ph.D. in history
Rob Dixon, '07 Carnegie Mellon: Master's in robotics
Shannon Edd, '10 Stanford: Ph.D. in bioengineering
Brian Eyink, '06 Law Clerk to the Honorable Judge Gerald Bard Tjoflat, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit
Duke U.: Law school
Brown Farinholt, '13 UCSD: Ph.D. in computer science
Allison Foreman, '11 Clemson U.: Ph.D. in engineering and science education
Caitlin Foulser Boone, '11 Wake Forest U.: Master's in education
Ben Garrison, '09 Clemson U.: Master's in computer engineering
Randy Gelhausen, '10 Accenture: Business analyst
Colleen Gleeson, '08 U. of Texas-Austin: Ph.D. in English
Joseph Godsey, '04 General Electric: Advanced leadership training program
Stephen Gosnell, '07 UC-Santa Barbara: Ph.D. in biology
Mark Gramling, '05 UNC-Chapel Hill: Ph.D. in molecular and cellular pathology
Michael Griswold, '05 UNC-Charlotte: Master's in Public Administration
Casey Hancock, '06 Sonoco Products Co.: research and development chemist, Hartsville, S.C.
Lauren Harroff, '12 Fulbright Scholar: Uganda
Laura Hart, '07 U. of Pittsburgh Medical Center: internal medicine & pediatrics residency; U. of Cincinnati: Medical school
Jacob Hicks, '05 UNC-Chapel Hill: Ph.D. in computer science
Kate Hicks, '07 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Clemson U.: Master's in biosystems engineering
Lauren Hock, '12

Rush Medical College, Rush University, Chicago; Fulbright Scholar: Ecuador

Taylor Hughes, '12 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school 
Lucas Hurd, '10 U. of Wisconsin: Ph.D. in engineering physics
James Hyde, '12

Clemson U.: Master's in bioengineering

Poly-Med, Inc., product development engineer

Kimberly Ingram, '12 Vanderbilt U.: Law school
Susie Irizarry, '11 Unilever National Parks Congressional Internship Program
Zan Isgett, '12 UNC-Chapel Hill: Ph.D. in psychology
Liz Johnson, '13 Vanguard Accelerated Development Program
Donovan Jones, '10 Clemson University: B.S. in Financial Management
Kelly Jones, '07 West Virginia U.: Medical school
Jamie Kearns, '06 University of Chicago: urology residency
Columbia U.: Medical school
Matt Kerr, '04 U. of Washington: Ph.D. in physics
Cambridge U.: Advanced study in mathematics
Matt Kofoed, '13 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Laura Kulikowski, '09 Cornell U.: Veterinary school
Nathan Kwan, '08 Johns Hopkins U.: Master's in electrical engineering
Northrop Grumman: Systems engineer
Stephen Lareau, '08 UNC-Chapel Hill: Law school
Jessica Lau, '14 Harvard U.: Ph.D. in bioengineering
Rahul Loungani, '10 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Michelle Malecha, '05 Duke U.: Master's in business administration
General Electric: Advanced leadership training program
Robert McCowen, '05 Western Michigan University: Graduate research fellow, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
Anna Merryman, '13 Thompson Southeast and GenEarth
Colby Mistovich, '08 Capgemini, Inc.: Consultant
Jennifer Moffitt, '11 Eastman Chemical Company, research chemical engineer
Ahmed Mohiuddin, '06 Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Bethany Moore, '09 U. of South Carolina: Master's in library science
Erica Morrison, '10 Clemson U.: Master's in architecture
Zach Musgrave, '11 U. of Michigan: Master's in computer science and engineering; software engineer, Yelp Inc., California
Meredith Myers, '10 Boston Conservatory: Master's in musical theater
Ashley Neal, '04 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, pediatric resident
Yale U.: Medical school
Ariel Nissan, '12

Clemson U.: Master's in bioengineering

Boston U.: law school

Andrew Park, '09 Vanderbilt: Ph.D. in chemical engineering
Lori Pindar, '09 U. of Georgia: Master's in journalism
Jennifer Rahn, '10 Vanderbilt U.: Medical school
Chelsea Reighard, '08 Bank Street Coll. of Education: Master's in education
Teach for America: New York City
U. of  Michigan: Medical school
Rachel Rhyne, '06 Clemson U.: Master's in education
Will Sams, '05 Georgia Tech: Ph.D. in physics
Suzanne Sawicki, '09 Clemson U.: Ph.D. in bioengineering
Clarice Seifert, '05 Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, otolaryngology resident, Philadelphia
Medical U. of S.C.: Medical school
Elizabeth Sloan, '11 U. of Texas: Medical school
Christen Smith, '07 Princeton: Master's in public affairs
Peace Corps in Ethiopia
Lauren Smith, '07 General Electric: Corporate auditor
General Electric: Advanced leadership training program
Ray Smith, '11 Massachusetts Institute of Technology: Ph.D. in chemical engineering
Will Spink, '05 Associate Pastor, Southwood Presbyterian Church, Huntsville, AL
Covenant Theological Seminary: Master's in divinity
Ryan Spurrier, '08 Duke U.: Master's in divinity
Mike Stadnisky, '05 U. of Virginia: Ph.D. in infectious disease
Jeremy Stovall, '05 Virginia Tech: Ph.D. in forestry
U. of Vermont: Master's in natural resource management
Edward Sullivan, '13 UCSD: Ph.D. in computer science
Jenny Tumas, '14 University of Ljubljana (Slovenia): Master's in international relations
Josh Von Fange, '11 Fluor Corporation-Shanghai, account manager
Ben Ward, '09 Clemson U. Master's in economics
Elizabeth Ward, '04 Tennessee Valley Authority: Attorney
U. of Tennessee: Law school
Suzanne Weaver, '07 UNC-Chapel Hill: Medical school
Chris Welch, '04 UNC-Chapel Hill: M.D./Ph.D. program
Taylor Wells, '13 Washington University-St. Louis: Ph.D. in mechanical engineering (energy)
Yousef Yasin, '07 Wake Forest U.: Medical school
Amanda Youell, '07

Teacher, Pope John Paul II High School, Hendersonville, TN
Vanderbilt University, master’s in math education

Jeff Young, '05 Georgia Tech: Ph.D. in computer engineering
Joe Ziska, '05

BMW: IT Manager, China; Payroll Manager; Clemson U.: Master's in economics