THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CLEMSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION   
Homecoming 2012 and Honorary Alumni Named

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September 26, 2012

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Homecoming 2012

Homecoming 2012

Are you all in...all ORANGE? Will you be joining your fellow fans and alums for Tigerama, for the Clemson vs. Maryland football game in Death Valley, or for other fabulous weekend festivities? Check out this video invitation to see many recognizable faces giving you plenty of reasons to come “home” for Homecoming 2012! Also, download a one page summary of weekend events to help you plan your stops while in town. Go Tigers!
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Civil Rights Historian David Blight Addresses America’s Oracle

Civil Rights Historian David Blight Addresses America’s Oracle

David Blight, Class of 1954 Professor of American History and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance & Abolition at Yale University will speak at 6:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 11, in the Self Auditorium of the Strom Thurmond Institute at Clemson University. Blight’s talk is entitled “America’s Oracle? Civil War Memory, Past and Present.” Blight is a leading authority on the US Civil War, as well as an author, essayist, book reviewer and consultant. The event is free and open to the public. The talk is co-sponsored by the Pearce Center for Professional Communication, the National Scholars Program, and the Calhoun Honors College.
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Clemson on the Fast Track with Driving SCIENCE™

Clemson on the Fast Track with Driving SCIENCE™

Driving SCIENCE™, first introduced two years ago at the Daytona International Speedway, Daytona, Fla., is a curriculum developed by Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science through a grant from the DuPont Office of Education. With a focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), this program is a professional development institute designed to strengthen content knowledge in STEM disciplines, model best practices that improve student achievement, and promote awareness of motorsports careers. Driving SCIENCE™ makes its first stop at Dover International Speedway from September 26-28 for The STEM Cup Challenge. More than 30 teachers from Delaware and Philadelphia are expected to participate in the event, which is sponsored by DuPont Motorsports, Daytona International Speedway, and Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research (ICAR).
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m.Clemson Mobile App Update Released

m.Clemson Mobile App Update Released

Clemson University has released an update to its mobile app, m.Clemson, with a host of new features and upgrades to existing modules. Available for all major smartphone platforms, the free app gives users access to a wide array of tools and information, including event calendars, integrated maps, athletic updates, and campus directories.
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2013 Clemson Fund T-shirt

2013 Clemson Fund T-shirt

You can lead the way by making your 2013 annual gift and purchasing your exclusive Clemson T-shirt for $10 each, includes shipping and handling. Order now to show your spirit at Clemson events and activities this fall. Make your gift by calling 864-656-5896 or...
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A Tiger Lends a Paw to 20 Million Pets

A Tiger Lends a Paw to 20 Million Pets

Betsy Banks Saul received her master’s degree in Forestry from Clemson University in 1996. What she did with that degree, however, has saved the lives of over 20 million pets. What started out as a New Year’s Resolution to use the internet to help pets has turned into Petfinder.com. This website is a database of over 350,000 adoptable homeless pets in North America. It is responsible for 70 percent of animal adoptions around the country. Saul fondly remembers her time at Clemson; especially hanging out at the Esso Club with wildlife and engineering friends. A Missouri girl, Saul says that she fell in love with the Southeast while at Clemson. She now lives in Florida and also has a farm of rescued animals in North Carolina.
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Alumnus a FIRST Generation Success

Alumnus a FIRST Generation Success

Seventeen percent of Clemson’s Fall 2012 freshman class (and 32 percent of incoming transfer students) are first-generation students — they are the first students in their immediate family to attend a four-year college or university. While these families are eager and prepared to provide support to their child, some may be less prepared to offer advice and experience because they are unfamiliar with many of the adjustments required for a successful transition from high school. Bob Barreto ’79, was one of these first generation graduates and shares his story here. He admits that starting college was an adjustment with "the constant challenge of not knowing what to expect."
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Grey Greeks Make $100,000 Gift

Grey Greeks Make $100,000 Gift

Clemson’s founding fraternity members (1959 – 1971) established the “Grey Greeks Initiative” in an effort to fund a variety of achievable priority needs related to the Will to Lead capital campaign. As a result, a gift for $100,000 was provided. The Grey Greeks Initiative is represented by a founding fraternity leadership group that to date has generated significant funding, accomplished 100% participation from the original fraternities and obtained 61% membership participation. The Grey Greeks Initiative will continue in support of the Will to Lead extended campaign goals.
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Let Us Know What is Going on With You

Let Us Know What is Going on With You

September 30 is the deadline for sending in Class Notes for the next issue of Clemson World magazine. Take this opportunity to let your classmates know what's going on in your life — a new job, new city, new spouse, new child. Send your information to Sallie Culbertson at sleigh@clemson.edu or post it to the Clemson World Facebook page. Don't forget to include your class year.
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New England Club Shines

New England Club Shines

The New England Clemson Club showed their Tiger Pride while volunteering to help clean up the Charles River on September 8, 2012. The club is also very active in hosting tailgates, Clemson football game viewing parties, and the annual Beantown Bash.
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Three Honorary Alumni Named

Three Honorary Alumni Named

The Clemson Alumni Association has named Gene Darby of Beaufort, Linda Driggers Williams of Rock Hill and Dave Dryden of Greenville as honorary alumni. These recipients are honored for their hard work and devotion to Clemson University and the Alumni Association.
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Bioengineering Team Dominates Design Competition

Bioengineering Team Dominates Design Competition

Clemson University’s bioengineering senior design team won the annual National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA) BMEStart undergraduate design competition for its project AssureFit, a chest tube anchoring device. Under the direction of professor John DesJardins, the biomedical device was developed by a team of undergraduate bioengineering students as part of their senior design project. Team leader Breanne T. Przestrzelski of Swannanoa, N.C., and teammates Carlyn M. Atwood of Greenville, Lauren E. Eskew of Mount Pleasant and Brennen C. Jenkins of Liberty partnered with Greenville Hospital System pediatric surgeons Dr. John Chandler and Dr. Robert Gates to develop the innovative device.
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Clemson Takes Vienna

Clemson Takes Vienna

Clemson University Alumni Distinguished Professor of Psychology and martial arts enthusiast June Pilcher returned returned from Austria, where she worked with University of Vienna researchers to study the effects of college students’ sleep habits on functioning in a social environment. Pilcher received a Fulbright-Freud Award to work with the Social, Cognitive, Affective and Neuroscience Unit (SCAN) at the University of Vienna. She also worked with the Sigmund Freud Museum and trained with a Karatedo Doshinkan martial arts group based in Vienna. Pilcher plans to continue her research at Clemson University with a team of creative inquiry students.
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Collins Selected for Fellows Program

Collins Selected for Fellows Program

E.R. "Randy" Collins, associate dean for undergraduate and international studies in Clemson University’s College of Engineering and Science, has been named to the American Council on Education(ACE) Fellows Program. This program strengthens institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for more responsible positions in university administration. Collins will spend his placement in the provost's office at Virginia Tech, working with Mark McNamee, senior vice president and provost.
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Marine Biologist Seeks Genetic Pearls in Oyster DNA

Marine Biologist Seeks Genetic Pearls in Oyster DNA

Clemson marine biologist Andrew Mount of the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences focused on the genes related to the oyster shell for the team led by Goufan Zhang of the Institute of Oceanology at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. The research shows that the oyster’s genes enable it to adapt and cope with environmental stresses, such as temperature and saltwater changes, air exposure and heavy metal pollution. For Mount’s Okeanos Research Laboratory at Clemson, it seems that shell formation is a far more complex process than previously thought.
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Professor Receives NSF Grant

Professor Receives NSF Grant

Clemson University physics professor Apparao Rao has received a 1.2 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to explore the use of carbon nanomaterials for energy storage. At one-billionth of a meter, these materials have a much greater surface-to-volume ratio than other substances, which can lead to unusual and often very useful properties.
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Students Name Professor for Prestigious Group

Students Name Professor for Prestigious Group

Jason Thatcher, associate professor of information systems in Clemson University’s department of management, has been named to the prestigious Circle of Compadres by the Information Systems Doctoral Student Association of the Ph.D. Project. Begun in 1994, the Ph.D. Project’s mission is to inspire and encourage African-American, Hispanic American and Native American information systems doctoral students. The Circle of Compadres recognizes faculty who have worked to realize that goal by being outstanding mentors to Ph.D. students in information systems and related scientific and technological disciplines. Thatcher is the 40th recipient of this honor.
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4th Annual Clemson Student Memorial 5k

4th Annual Clemson Student Memorial 5k

This year we will host the 4th Annual Clemson Student Memorial 5k on Sunday, October 21st at 2 pm. All proceeds will be donated to the All Faiths Chapel and Student Memorial Garden Project. Also, join us for the 5k Race Remembrance Celebration in the Greek Quad from the start of the race until 5pm. This is an event for both runners and supporters with entertainment, food, fellowship and most importantly, a time to remember those we’ve lost. Fraternity and Sorority Life believes that it is our responsibility to each other as members of the Clemson Family to ensure that no one should have to experience the loss of a loved one without having a place to go for remembrance, reflection and prayer. Currently, no such place exists on Clemson's campus. We see this race as our honor and obligation not only to our brothers and sisters but to Clemson, to build a place to remember our fellow Tigers who have passed away during their time here; Tigers who walked the same campus, sang the same Alma Mater, enjoyed the same traditions, but did not live to see their graduation day.
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50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Integration of Clemson

50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Integration of Clemson

Please join us for a reception and banquet to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the integration of Clemson University, Saturday, January 26, 2013 at 6:00pm at The Madren Center Grand Ballroom. Many more events, beginning this month, will be held to celebrate this important anniversary.
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Annual Clemson Tiger Golf Classic

Annual Clemson Tiger Golf Classic

Register now for the Annual Clemson Tiger Golf Classic on Thursday November 1st. The event, sponsored by the Charleston County Clemson Club, will be held at Shadowmoss Golf Club in Charleston. The registration fees are $75 per player or $300 per team and include golf goodies, lunch, beverages, awards, prizes and dinner. All proceeds go toward scholarships for Clemson students. If you are interested in helping rather than participating, sponsors and volunteers are also needed. Contact Heather Byrd below with questions.
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Be A-Mazed With Fellow Tigers

Be A-Mazed With Fellow Tigers

Join Clemson Alumni for Clemson Day at Denver Downs Farm on Sunday October, 21 from 1-6 PM. Here you can get lost in the 10 acre corn maze or visit the Giant Pumpkin Patch, just in time for Halloween! The Tiger will even make an appearance at 3PM. The farm is located off of 76 between Pendleton and Anderson. If you will be in town for the Clemson vs. VT football game then this event is one you definitely cannot miss!
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CBBS Family Tailgate

CBBS Family Tailgate

The College of Business and Behavioral Science hosts a tailgate every year during Clemson’s family weekend. This year the college welcomed both new and returning students and their families to a tailgate held on September 14. Over 100 people enjoyed friends, fellowship and ice cream!
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Don't Miss the Tiger Golf Gathering

Don't Miss the Tiger Golf Gathering

The 10th annual Tiger Golf Gathering will be held December 6th and 7th in Greenville. The Thursday Open golf tournament and auction party will return to Thornblade...and, our Friday Tiger Am will be take place at Greenville Country Club’s Chanticleer course! All proceeds benefit the Clemson golf program. The Tiger Golf Gathering auction has become famous for offering some of the most unique and exciting items a Clemson fan has ever seen!
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Globalization Lecture Series Features US Ambassadors

Globalization Lecture Series Features US Ambassadors

Clemson University’s Department of Political Science is sponsoring the Globalization Lecture Series during the fall semester 2012 which features US Ambassadors and pressing international topics. Topics range from US-Canadian and US-Chinese relations to the impact of religion and politics domestically and internationally. The general public is cordially invited to attend this lecture series.
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Join the Clemson Family in The Big Apple

Join the Clemson Family in The Big Apple

President and Mrs. James F. Barker, the New York and Tri-State Area Clemson Club and Clemson University invite you to join alumni and friends of the Clemson Family as we continue to write the exciting future of the University. Join us for a time of food, drinks and reconnecting with other Tigers from the New York City area Wednesday, October 10, 2012 7:00 p.m. RSVP by October 1 by calling 864-656-0448 or email us.
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Join Us for the Beantown Bash

Join Us for the Beantown Bash

Let’s turn Boston orange. If you’re local, or traveling to Boston for the big game, the New England Clemson Club and Young Alumni, IPTAY, and the Clemson Fund invite you to the Beantown Bash on Friday, September 28 from 6-9pm at The Black Rose (60 State Street, Boston, MA 02109). Must be 21 or older to attend. Light appetizers available while they last; cash bar and menu items available to order. If you’re traveling to Boston for the game, the New England Clemson Club has pulled together all the information you need to know about where to stay, what to do, and how to get around town.
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Tiger Tailgating

Tiger Tailgating

Check out some pictures of fans enjoying themselves before the Clemson vs. Furman football game on Saturday, September 15.
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Young Alumni Fall Band Party

Young Alumni Fall Band Party

Heading to Clemson for the biggest game of the season against Virginia Tech? Don’t miss the biggest party the night before…join us for the first ever Young Alumni Fall Band Party! Tickets are $20 and include drinks by Thomas Creek Brewery, entertainment by Sandy B and the Allstars, and access to the Neue Southern Food Truck! Stick around for the after party at Esso featuring Big Sam as the band! *You MUST be 21 years of age to attend event. All Clemson Young Alumni, Clemson Seniors and Friends are welcome so bring your crowd!
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Calling All Baseball Alumni

Calling All Baseball Alumni

Baseball is having an Alumni Reunion Weekend during Homecoming weekend. The reunion will include a Captain’s Choice golf tournament at Boscobel with shotgun start at 9a on 11/9 ($70 / person), 5:30p social and 6:00p dinner ($25 /person) that same day, and a pre-game tailgate on 11/10, 2 ½ hours before kickoff (TBA - $17 / person). For detailed information about specific times and cost please contact: Roberta Balliet, rballie@clemson.edu, 864-656-1940 or Bob Mahony, mahonyr@clemson.edu, 864-656-2974.

Missed the Game? Catch the Replay!

Missed the Game? Catch the Replay!

Clemsontigers.com now offers the ability to watch or rewatch Clemson Football games, for free! The website will post replays on the following Wednesday afternoon. Additionally, highlights will be posted as soon as possible following the end of the game. The website will post two video formats - full game and condensed game.
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President Barker Gets a Workout

President Barker Gets a Workout

When Clemson scores during a football game, the Tiger mascot does one push up for every point, and is cheered on by the counting student body. That means Clemson’s 41-7 victory over Furman on September 15 led to some very sore biceps for the Tiger. Luckily, he got a little help. After Clemson scored its third touchdown in the third quarter to make the score 27-7, the Tiger did his ritual 27 push ups and--much to the amazement and thrill of everyone in Death Valley--revealed himself to be none other than President Barker!
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Shaking the Southland

Shaking the Southland

In a rarely seen moment in sports, the Tiger Band was highlighted on ESPN to recognize the unsung heros of college football. Dr. Mark Spede shared with ESPN how he created the less famous entrance of the marching band that accompanies the Tigers as they run down the hill.
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Swinney Welcomes Notre Dame to the ACC

Swinney Welcomes Notre Dame to the ACC

The Atlantic Coast Conference Presidents voted and unanimously decided to accept the University of Notre Dame into the conference. The Fighting Irish will be full conference members in every sport besides football, which will play 5 ACC games per year. Coach Dabo Swinney calls it a “win-win” for Notre Dame and the conference and the move is great for all other sports. Overall, the Tigers and the Fighting Irish have met 26 times in all sports. Notre Dame has the 18-8 advantage including a win in men’s soccer earlier this year. With the addition of the University of Notre Dame, the ACC now has more schools competing at the highest athletic level. When Notre Dame joins the conference, there will be 11 schools within the top 58 in the 2013 survey of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report.
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