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May 23, 2012

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Welcome to the Family, Tigers!

Welcome to the Family, Tigers!

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. Our largest-ever graduating class received degrees in spring Commencement ceremonies at Littlejohn Coliseum, Friday, May 11th. The tally of degrees awarded was 2,841, as 2,242 students completed requirements for bachelor’s degrees, 514 received master’s degrees and 85 earned doctorates. Clemson added a third ceremony this year to accommodate all the graduates and their guests.
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Barker Reports on Progress at Faculty Meeting

Barker Reports on Progress at Faculty Meeting

Clemson University wrapped up the 2011-12 academic year with the presentation of faculty awards, a salute to retiring faculty members and an update on the 2020 plan from President James F. Barker. In his remarks at the year-end general faculty meeting, Barker said a review of the Clemson 2020 plan is under way after its first year of implementation.
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Call for Thomas Green Clemson Medallion Nominations

Call for Thomas Green Clemson Medallion Nominations

The Clemson Medallion is the highest public honor which may be conferred by Clemson University. Conceived in 1979 and approved by the Board of Trustees in 1980, this award honors the founder of Clemson University, Thomas Green Clemson. The first Clemson Medallion was awarded on April 15, 1981. The Clemson Medallion is bestowed in a most selective manner and should recognize an individual who has demonstrated a long and sustained commitment and significant service to Clemson University. Nominations are now being accepted and the deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, June 1, 2012 by 4:30.
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CFO Promoted, Takes on New Duties

CFO Promoted, Takes on New Duties

Clemson University President James F. Barker announced that Chief Financial Officer Brett A. Dalton has been promoted to the newly created position of vice president for finance and operations, in recognition of a significant broadening of his duties.
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Clemson Makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll

Clemson Makes President’s Community Service Honor Roll

For the fifth year in a row, Clemson University has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteerism, service-learning and civic engagement.
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Dukes Named Clemson Trustee

Dukes Named Clemson Trustee

Clemson University alumnus David E. Dukes, 53, of Columbia, chairman of the executive committee and former managing partner of South Carolina’s largest law firm, has been selected to serve as a trustee at his alma mater. His appointment is effective immediately.
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Alumna Named Golden Apple Award Finalist

Alumna Named Golden Apple Award Finalist

Alumna and Anderson, SC Black Alumni Council rep, Colette Davis, was recognized as one of four finalists in the 2011-2012 Golden Apple Awards for Teacher of the Year. The WYFF-TV4 and BI-LO sponored program hosted its 23rd annual banquet/awards dinner on Monday, May 7, 2012 at the Westin Poinsett in downtown Greenville, SC.
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Alumni Award for Outstanding Research

Alumni Award for Outstanding Research

The Alumni Award for Outstanding Achievement in Research was presented to two faculty: Apparao Rao, the R.A. Bowen Professor of Physics, and Varun Grover, the William S. Lee Distinguished Professor of Information Systems.
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Alumnus Named Champion of Change

Alumnus Named Champion of Change

Rafael San Miguel (’88), was recognized this week as a White House Champion of Change, a national honor. Rafael has been an employee of The Coca-Cola Company for more than 20 years.
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Clemson Is Counting on Your Will to Lead

Clemson Is Counting on Your Will to Lead

The Clemson Family is only as strong as those who are a part of it. We’re all Tigers at heart. And just like family, we support each other, work together and share a common goal of making Clemson even stronger. As we aim to surpass our campaign goal, we need every Tiger with the will to lead to stand up and be counted. Every gift, no matter the size counts for Clemson --- our students, our faculty and the Will to Lead campaign.
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Got Pets?  Support Clemson Alumni Association and Save Money

Got Pets? Support Clemson Alumni Association and Save Money

Clemson Alumni Association feels that it is important to support the companies that support our alumni. We also like to provide great benefits to Clemson alumni. Here’s a case where we can do both. Nationwide Insurance® has been a partner of the alumni association since 2004, during which time they have been have been supporting our Alumni Association with sponsorships and providing alumni benefits. Now Clemson alumni are eligible to receive a discount on pet health insurance through Veterinary Pet Insurance® Co. (VPI®), a Nationwide company. VPI offers policies for both dogs and cats and Clemson alumni receive a 5% discount on any base medical plan. Learn more about keeping your four-legged family members healthy and happy!
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Prater’s Contributions Celebrated

Prater’s Contributions Celebrated

Over 60 attendees joined Mary Ann "MA" Prater to enjoy a baseball tailgate in her honor on Saturday, May 5, 2012. The tailgate celebrated her retirement after 30 years of teaching. Over the past year, many of her friends, family, colleagues, and alumni raised nearly $110,000 in her honor for a naming opportunity in the School of Accountancy, Finance, and Legal Studies. In addition, one anonymous alum created a $100,000 endowment in her honor for the School. MA threw out the first pitch during the baseball game that evening.
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Wanted: Alums with Nashville Music Industry Connections

Wanted: Alums with Nashville Music Industry Connections

If you (or someone you know) is connected with the music industry in Nashville, we'd love to know about it! Whether you're on stage or behind the scenes, we’d like to know. We're hoping to pull a feature story together for Clemson World magazine.
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Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Congrats to alumnus, Sammy Crouch from Gilbert, SC who was randomly selected from those who confirmed or updated their email addresses during the month of April through everytiger.com. He will receive a $100 gift credit to the alumni online store! Also, thanks to Beau Long ’93, who was our email referral contest winner for the month and will receive an alumni prize package valued at $75. Don’t miss your chance to win this contest by updating or providing your email address through the end of May. You’ll automatically be registered to win a $100 Gift Card to our alumni online store. Join the movement today!
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Young Alumnus Has Heart for Orphans

Young Alumnus Has Heart for Orphans

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.
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Lanham Named Alumni Master Teacher

Lanham Named Alumni Master Teacher

Clemson University students have chosen Joseph Drew Lanham as the Alumni Master Teacher for 2012. Lanham is a professor of wildlife ecology in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. His research interests include songbird ecology and conservation, integration of game and nongame wildlife management and the African-American land ethic and its role in natural resources conservation.
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National Steel Bridge Competition

National Steel Bridge Competition

More than 500 students from 47 universities will compete in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 25 and 26 at Clemson University. The teams are from schools around the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China. They have designed bridges that are more than 22 feet long and must be able to hold 2,500 pounds, span an imaginary river and designed to minimize the amount of steel and the time to assemble the bridge.
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Professor Awarded Grant to Study Plant Language

Professor Awarded Grant to Study Plant Language

Clemson University researcher Julia Frugoli has received $132,769 as the first installment of a nearly $600,000 four-year grant from the National Science Foundation to continue her study of how plant roots and shoots communicate with each other to control their growth and development.
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Shaw Establishes Professorship in Nuclear Engineering

Shaw Establishes Professorship in Nuclear Engineering

At first glance, it may seem an odd home for the study of nuclear engineering, alongside courses like geology, hydrogeology and environmental engineering and science. But to Timothy DeVol, there is no better place to teach the fundamentals of an industry that provides nearly 20 percent of America's electrical energy.
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Shotgun Club Team Wins Four National Championships

Shotgun Club Team Wins Four National Championships

The Clemson University Shotgun Club won four national championships at the Association of College Unions International Target Championships at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio, Texas, this spring. Competing in the event were 57 colleges and 520 individual shooters.
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Students Conduct Life Changing Research

Students Conduct Life Changing Research

To walk through Clemson’s Patewood bioengineering laboratories is to stand at the leading edge of science. It’s innovation at its best — a place where Clemson research will improve the quality of life for countless patients. The Clemson University Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus, or CUBEInC, opened in December. The state-of-the-art laboratory at Greenville Hospital System’s (GHS) Patewood campus is where Clemson faculty and students work in some of medicine’s most complex fields, from tissue regeneration to joint replacement.
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Daughters Deluge Tiger Town

Daughters Deluge Tiger Town

The Women's Alumni Council hosted their 14th Annual Bring Your Daughter to Clemson weekend, May 18-20. The theme of the event was "The Clemson Fever Caught Her at Bring Your Daughter." Girls ages 6 - 18 participated in various activities all over campus including tours of historical landmarks and activities with professors to learn more about the diverse majors offered at Clemson.
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Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Clemson alumni can share the Clemson experience with their children, grandchildren or other special young people in their lives, by registering them for a great summer program offered through Clemson's Youth Learning Institute (YLI). Options include traditional 4-H Summer Camp, marine science, wildlife and hunting skills, technology, outdoor adventures in the mountains and a fun fitness camp. Camp sites are held at sites across the state for ages 7-16. (Select ages and sessions differ by camp.) Limited scholarships remain available. For more information or to register by phone, call 864-878-1103.
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Join Us for the Charlotte Prowl and Growl

Join Us for the Charlotte Prowl and Growl

The 2012 Spring Prowl and Growl Tiger Trek will come to an end in Charlotte, NC next week. Join alumni and athletic leaders along with Coach Swinney and Brownell for updates on recruiting efforts and team preparations at this final gathering.
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Orange Paws and Red Sox

Orange Paws and Red Sox

Welcome to Boston! The Clemson Alumni Association and Clemson Sports Travel invite you to attend a special orange evening at Fenway Park.
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Pep Rally at the PGA Championship

Pep Rally at the PGA Championship

T-I-G-E-R-S! Rally around our Clemson alumni PGA players with a Tiger cheer on Wednesday, August 8th at 11:55 am at the driving range. Look for the waving Tiger Paw flag. A military flyover will follow the pep rally at noon. We want a visible sea of orange, so be sure to wear yours. Tickets are still available for practice round days and Thursday’s Championship round. Clemson alumni will receive a special edition Championship-logo koozie with their purchase of Championship tickets. Ticket inventory is extremely limited. Don’t miss your opportunity to be a part of the action and to cheer on our Clemson players. Call 1-800-PGA-GOLF with questions.
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Register Now for The Golden Tiger Reunion

Register Now for The Golden Tiger Reunion

The Clemson Alumni Association will hold the annual Golden Tiger Reunion June 7-9 at the Madren Conference Center in Clemson. We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of graduation for the class of 1962 with a weekend full of special dinners, tours and events. Many other classes will be joining in the fun, so review the brochure or webpage to see if your class is participating in reunion this year.
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2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office is now selling season tickets for the 2012 Clemson football season to the general public. The season ticket price is $320 and includes all seven home games, including the South Carolina game.
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