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Nominate Outstanding Tigers

We need your help in selecting six outstanding alumni to join the Clemson Alumni Association board of directors effective July 1, 2011. Nominations are due by December 31st, 2010. We're looking for candidates with sound judgment, strong work ethic, demonstrated service to the University and Alumni Association, leadership qualities and potential, and the desire and vision to advance the goals and objectives of the Alumni Association. The board is responsible for overall policy, direction and organizational vision of the Alumni Association. Contact Wil Brasington at wil@clemson.edu or Nominate now>

 

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Tigers Rise in Rankings

As you probably know U.S.News & World Report has again ranked Clemson as one of the country's top public universities. But did you know that Clemson is ranked high in several other categories including “Schools with a Strong Commitment to Teaching?” Your good work and support have helped make this possible. See all rankings>


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Research Grounded in Necessity

Clemson University received a $1.2 million grant for agriculture cotton research. They're teaming up with the University of Arkansas and Louisiana State University in a project to uncover the truth to plant-parasitic nematodes, decrease use of pesticides, and save farmers money. Read more>


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A Tribute to Duke Energy

“Duke Energy has empowered Clemson University,” said President Barker. Clemson University is honoring Duke Energy for all of their generous contributions and constant support for the university over the years by naming the new Advanced Materials Center: Duke Energy Innovation Center. Read more>


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A Decade of Dynamic MISTERs

The Call Me MISTER Program at Clemson University celebrates their 10th anniversary! The program was started at Clemson in 2000 with the aspiration to integrate more teachers from diverse backgrounds in to classrooms. The program expanded to 14 other colleges in South Carolina and reaches out to students in 6 other states. Read more>


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Secrets to Smart Giving

It's no secret that there are numerous opportunities to support Clemson. But did you know that, through thoughtful planning, these opportunities can benefit you and your loved ones as much as they benefit your University? Such giving techniques are called “planned gifts,” because with creative planning, you can create win-win situations for you and your alma mater. Don't know where to begin? Read more>


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Re-composing a Forgotten History

Clemson's English students take new strides in uncovering forgotten South Carolina history. A Creative Inquiry project composed of seven Clemson students and English professor, Susanna Ashton, recently published a volume of South Carolina slave narratives titled "I Belong to South Carolina". The collected stories are an attempt to help people understand the meaning of being a South Carolinian and the history that it entails. Read more>


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Cultivating Invaluable Plant Knowledge

A molecular biologist receives $400,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for research! He will study how to genetically modify plants without making them hazardous to the environment. Read more>


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Clemson Junior Reaches for the Moon

On his third year of college at eighteen, Patrick Johnson, a junior physics and astronomy major, received a $10,000 scholarship from the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. During the Clemson vs. Miami football game, he received the award and shook hands with the 10th man to walk on the moon. Read more>


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Climbing the Grad School Ladder

Clemson graduate programs move up in national rankings! The National Research Council compared Clemson University with 5,000 other doctoral programs across the nation, and 15 of Clemson's graduate programs are ranked among the top 50 public universities listed.
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Clemson's History. In style.

Two Clemson seniors studied Clemson University's history and realized that although many alumni, students, faculty, and other associated persons with Clemson hold the university in a high esteem, few are aware of the wonderfully rich history that encompasses the campus. Passionate about sharing their new found knowledge of Clemson's past, these two students created a design that was both visually stunning and informative. This design is the Clemson Timeline! Read more>


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Public Administration Program Expands

The Clemson Master of Public Administration program allows you to earn a Clemson graduate degree from anywhere in the world via live, online web access. Our curriculum allows students to concentrate in an area of interest developed in collaboration with state and national associations. Learn more about our program, our students, and our opportunities. Read more>


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Alumni Council Convenes

Over eighty members of the Clemson Alumni Association Alumni Council met Friday, October 1st, 2010 at the Madren Center in Clemson to represent the larger Clemson Family on alumni initiatives and issues. The Berkeley County Clemson Club also received their charter during the afternoon session. View photos>


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Alumnus Named AAP President

O. Marion Burton, MD, FAAP, will serve as the 2010-2011 president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) beginning Monday, Oct. 4, at the AAP National Conference and Exhibition at the Moscone Center in San Francisco. The AAP is the nation's largest pediatric organization with a membership of 60,000 primary care pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists and pediatric surgical specialists. Read more>


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New Graduates Teaching for America

Clemson graduates excel in the Teach for America Program, and the University's presence in the organization continues to grow. Teach for America is a nationally recognized nonprofit organization which enables highly qualified college graduates of any degree to teach in America, and Clemson graduates successfully impact the lives of others through the program. Read more>


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$500,000 Gift to Support Academic Programs

Alumnus donates $500,000 in unrestricted funds to support Clemson academics! Doug Smith and wife, Lynn Westmoreland Smith, give back to the university that gave them so much in hopes that it will help Clemson University on their track to the top 20. Read more>


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100 Days of Real Food

Can you imagine completely altering your eating habits for 100 days? What about the eating habits for a family of 4? Two married Clemson Alumni revamped their family lifestyle to eat only whole foods for 100 days! They are now sharing their impressive story with the world.
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Small Box Yields Big Treasures

After fifty-three years of marriage, Judy Allen had completely forgotten about her jewelry box and Clemson lavaliere bracelet from her college days. But when a complete stranger returns Allen's lost treasures after her husband's death, Judy was overcome with memories. Read more>


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Gift Reflects the Value of Education

Alumnus, Ron Taylor, gives back to his alma mater! Taylor gave $100,000 as an unrestricted fund to Clemson University because “It is the right thing to do”. Read more>


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2010 Alumni Volunteer of the Year

Congratulations to Andrea Macmeccan, the 2010 Alumni Volunteer of the Year! The award was presented during the Alumni Council meeting on Friday, October 1st at the Madren Center, and Andrea's family was present at the award presentation. Thank you for your hard work and commitment to Clemson, Andrea! View photos>


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Hear us Roar with this Exclusive T-shirt

Your support will speak volumes with this exclusive new Clemson T-shirt. And you'll be eligible to enter a drawing to WIN two tickets to the Clemson vs. South Carolina game. We're asking Clemson people everywhere to show their winning spirit as we face our newest challenge – The Will to Lead: A Campaign for Clemson. You can purchase your exclusive new Clemson T-shirt for $15 each which includes shipping and handling. Call 864-656-5896 or Make your gift now>


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Homecoming 2010 Recap

Clemson's traditions continue to bring our Clemson Family together! During the weekend of October 1st, Clemson fans came in from across the country to celebrate Homecoming and Tigerama. Both events were huge successes this year, and they demonstrated what it means to be a Clemson Tiger. Homecoming video recap>
Tigerama photos> Homecoming photos>


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Basketball Begins with a Bang

Do you love Clemson Basketball? Do you want to get an early start to the season as a Tiger fan? You can join the Men's Basketball Team in St. Thomas for a 3-game tournament the weekend before Thanksgiving! Contact Aaron Dunham at (864) 656-5209 or dunham@clemson.edu for more information. Register now>


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Lobster Bake and YA Beantown Bash

The Tigers travel to Boston later this month to take on the Boston College Eagles in an exciting grid iron showdown. Don't miss the opportunity to attend the game and also to celebrate beforehand with fellow Tigers! The first event is the official Clemson Lobster Bake Party will be held Friday night, October 29th at the Boston Marriott Long Wharf Hotel. Tickets can be purchased at the link below. Also join us later that evening, 21 and over please, at the Black Rose, 160 State Street, Boston, from 6-9 PM as Clemson Young Alumni and IPTAY YA! host a Beantown Bash. There is no cost to attend this event and appetizers will be provided. Lobster Bake tickets> Beantown Bash>


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Black Alumni Homecoming Receives Record Turnout

Over 450 Black alumni came “home” for last weekend's homecoming festivities! The tailgate event boasted unprecedented attendance as the large crowd gathered on the alumni center lawn to enjoy food, music, and fellowship prior to cheering on the tigers from their block seating in Death Valley. Enjoy photos from the weekend's events and make plans to attend next year's CBAC events! View photos>


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Come Out and Rock the ’John

Clemson basketball will play host to the third annual Rock the ’John, the school's version of Midnight Madness, on Friday, Oct. 15 at 8:00 PM. Doors open at 7:30 PM. The event, which signifies the official start to the 2010-11 basketball season for Clemson's men's and women's teams, will be filled with promotions, prizes and entertainment for the whole family. Admission is free of charge. Read more>


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Your Bob Dylan Ticket Gives Back

Don't miss Bob Dylan in concert, October 17th at 8pm in Littlejohn Coliseum, Clemson. Not only are tickets available to alumni at a discounted price of $33, but for each one sold, a donation will be made back to the Alumni Association! Hear a legend in concert and support your alma mater at the same time. Order your tickets now via Ticketmaster or at the box office and use special code: “alumni”.
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