Degrees Within the College of College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences
Computer Information Systems
Materials Science and Engineering
Meet the Mentors
The Calhoun Honors College has fourteen mentors within the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.
Name: Zach Amend
Hometown: Irmo, SC
Major: Computer Science
Minor: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Club Men's Ultimate Frisbee, Referee for Clemson Intramural Sports, attend St. Andrew's Catholic Church, play Intramural Sports
Bio: I've loved every second I've spent here at Clemson! Some of my favorite things include playing guitar, going to the gym, and playing video games. If I had to pick a favorite food, it would be almost anything in the pasta category. My favorite kinds of music are guitar based and range anywhere from John Mayer to U2 to the Beatles. On top of those, I love following all kinds of sports for college and pro, especially Clemson football. Looking forward to a great year here at Clemson. Go Tigers!
Name: Carson Brackett
Hometown: Aiken, SC
Major: Chemical Engineering with concentration in Biomolecular Engineering
Campus Involvement: AIChE, LEAD forward, Engineers without Borders
Bio: Welcome to Clemson Class of 2022! My name is Carson Brackett, and I'm from Aiken, SC. I'm a rising sophomore majoring in chemical engineering with a concentration in biomolecular engineering. On campus, I'm involved in AIChE, LEAD Forward, and Engineers Without Borders, and in my free time I compete in pageants, love watching football, and attend Newspring Church! I'm so excited to help you transition to Clemson so that you can have the best possible freshman year. If you need help with registration, advice on professors, want info on clubs and organizations, or just want to talk, I'm your girl! I had a difficult time with my transition, but now I'm happier than ever and I want to help y'all feel the same way! I can't wait to meet you so we can go experience all of the great restaurants, coffee shops, and ice cream that Clemson has to offer. Start getting excited because you're about to have the time of your life! Go tigers!!
Name: Christina Hummel
Hometown: Long Island, NY
Major: Bioengineering - Biomaterials Concentration
Minor: Computer Science
Campus Involvement: Clemson Club Swimming, Engineering World Health Club, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Clemson Outdoor Recreation, Creative Inquiry, Intramural Sports
Bio: Hey guys! Congratulations on your acceptance to Clemson University and the Calhoun Honors College! My name is Christina Hummel and I am excited to get the chance to be an Honors Mentor for your incoming class. Having a mentor guide me through my first year was incredibly helpful and I want to share everything I learned about being a freshman at Clemson with you. One of the most important things I learned last year is that while classes and homework come first, you need to make time to relax, have fun, and truly enjoy the Clemson college experience. I love to go to the beach, hang out with friends, and cheer on our football team. After graduation, I would like to enter into a bioengineering graduate program or possibly go to medical school. One day I hope to work on developing new medical devices that can help change the medical field. There is so much love and spirit here on campus and I am so excited that you have chosen to be part of our family. Clemson has truly become my home and I can't wait to be a part of your first year here. Go tigers!
Name: Alex Kho
Hometown: Olmstead Falls, OH
Major: Industrial Engineering
Minor: Business Administration
Campus Involvement: Clemson's Chapter of The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Club Wrestling Team, Intramurals (Football, Basketball, Wiffle Ball), Honors Peer Mentor
Bio: Hi, and welcome to TigerTown! I toured Clemson after my freshman year of high school and immediately fell in love with the campus, the academics, and the school spirit! In high school, I ran cross country and track for four years each, but wrestling was always my passion. I was fortunate enough to continue wrestling with Clemson's Club Wrestling Team, along with being able to compete in intramural sports as well. I also love attending Clemson sporting events (football, basketball, baseball, etc.) in between my studies. Picking Clemson was the best choice I've ever made, and I hope to make you feel the same way! College classes will be more challenging, but you'll make amazing friends and memories along the way. I can't wait to meet you all in the fall and help you adjust to life as a Clemson Tiger! Go Tigers!
Name: Jillian Laird
Hometown: Fleming Island, FL
Major: Chemical Engineering with a Biomolecular Engineering concentration
Campus Involvement: Alpha Chi Omega Sorority, Calhoun Honors College Committee, Honors Ambassador Program, Club and Intramurals soccer, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Dixon Fellows Program, Honors Student Advisory Board, EUREKA! Program participant and counselor, FCA Small Group, FCA Freshman Outreach Group, Community Council, Eco Reps, Intern in Environmental Engineering and Earth Science department
Bio: Hey friends! First of all, congratulations on your acceptance to Clemson University and the Calhoun Honors College and welcome to the Clemson family! I am a rising Junior and plan on going onto medical school after achieving a chemical engineering degree, or just going into the industry. I love to explore the Clemson area by hiking, kayaking, going to Y-beach, playing pick-up sports and I have a passion for eating good food. I look forward to taking you guys to restaurants, ice cream, coffee, on fun trips, etc.! The transition from high school to college can be difficult, but I am here to make it as easy as possible. Whether you have questions regarding classes, professors, clubs, research, or just need to talk with someone, I would be ecstatic to be that resource. I cannot wait to meet you all and welcome you to the school I love so dearly! Go Tigers!
Name: Martyn Lemon
Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major: Electrical Engineering
Campus Involvement: EUREKA! 2017 participant and 2018 counselor, Alpha Lambda Delta, Creative Inquiry
Bio: Welcome to Clemson! I am so thrilled you decided to join the honors college here at this wonderful school; you are going to have an amazing freshman year! Clemson has so many wonderful opportunities to pursue your dreams and goals. Engineering has been a fantastic choice for me, and the honors college is perfect for supplementing the academic demands of this major. I am here to help you navigate through the sea of options of things to get involved with, to help with your academic needs, and be a friendly familiar face you can always turn to! I hope to plan many fun activities throughout the year. Whether its meeting for food, throwing a frisbee, or relaxing at Y-beach, I know we will have a great time! I can't wait to meet all of you this fall, and I hope you enjoy your summer! Go Tigers!
Name: Sanjana Mandilwar VP of Outreach & Events
Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Bioengineering (Biomaterials Concentration)
Campus Involvement: Academic Success Center Tutor, MedEx Academy Tiers II-IV, RAPPERS Trauma Research, Pancreatic Islet Cells Creative Inquiry, Medical Devices for Developing Countries Creative Inquiry, Alpha Epsilon Delta Pre-health honor society, Alpha Omega Epsilon (engineering and technical science sorority). Honors Mentoring, SASH (Seniors Advising Sophomore Honors)
Bio: Welcome to Clemson and the Calhoun Honors College! My name is Sanjana Mandilwar and I am a Bioengineering Major from Greenville, SC. I am really excited to meet you all, and give advice on anything from classes to fun things to do on campus. When I'm not studying in the library, I enjoy going hiking, going to workout classes at Fike, watching Netflix, and spending time with my friends. I'm a pre-med student so I can help you figure how to balance engineering with your pre-med classes. I'm also involved in creative inquires and research through my major. I remember how intimidating freshman year was and how the transition can be difficult, so I would love to be a resource and friend for whatever you need. My freshman year at Clemson was great and would love to make yours great too! Go Tigers
Name: Helen Nguyen
Campus Involvement: Departmental Honors research in Bioengineering, Civics and Service House (President 2017-2018), medical volunteer with Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC) in Dominican Republic, Creative Inquiry (Clemson University Implant Retrieval Program, Designing Medical Technology for the Developing World, Image-Guided Drug Delivery), Sistas on the Move, 2017 Summer CU DeFINE (Design Fundamentals In Needs-finding Experience) Program in Bioengineering, recipient of Departmental Honors Research Grant and Conference Travel Fund.
Bio: Hi! I'm so excited for you to become a part of the Clemson family. Studying at Clemson has been the best years of my life and I want you to have the same great experience. I love meeting new people, experiencing new culture and volunteering around the world. In the past, I've volunteered in Vietnam and Dominican Republic and I am looking forward to volunteering more in the future. I am also involved in a service group on-campus called Civics and Service House. This organization focuses on giving back to the community and building long-lasting friendship in which I get to volunteer with many local service organizations including Our Daily Rest, Rebuild Upstate, Helping Hands, and Clemson Down. I enjoy being outside, whether it is pondering in the South Carolina Botanical Garden, hiking the Table Rock Mountain or watching Clemson sunset by the Lake Hartwell. I want to make Clemson feel like home to you and share my experience as much as I can. Cinnamon roll at All-In coffee shop is one of the kind that you can't resist. I can't wait to get to know you and I hope you are ready for an amazing experience at Clemson!
Name: Frances Sadler
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Civil Engineering
Campus Involvement: Greek Life- Alpha Phi Sorority, American Society of Civil Engineers, Tau Beta Pi Engineering Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, Clemson WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), Intramurals (soccer and basketball), Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Civil Engineering Study Abroad in Metz, France
Bio: Hey everyone and welcome to the Tiger family! I am a rising senior in Civil Engineering from Columbia, SC. I love staying active, especially through playing intramurals like indoor and outdoor soccer and basketball. I also like to get outdoors and explore Clemson's many beautiful places to go hiking. My sophomore year, I studied abroad in France and absolutely loved getting to travel around Europe and experience new cultures. As your peer mentor, I'm here for all of your questions- whether they're about professors and classes, studying abroad, getting involved, or you just want to talk! I look forward to taking y'all to restaurants, ice cream, coffee, and on other fun adventures. I'm here to help you adjust to Clemson and the Honors College, and I hope you have as great of an experience as I have these last three years. I can't wait to meet you guys! See you in the fall, and go Tigers!
Name: Alexis Seilkop
Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
Campus Involvement: Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Best Buddies, ClemsonLIFE, Habitat for Humanity, Lead Forward and Intramural Sports
Bio: Hey friends! My name is Alexis Seilkop and I'm a Sophomore from Murfreesboro, Tennessee majoring in Bioengineering. I love staying active through workout classes in Fike, hiking nearby trails, or even just throwing a frisbee out on Bowman Field! Some fun facts about me: my favorite show is New Girl, I've played soccer since I was 5, and my dog's name is Dabo! I've grown up a Clemson fan my entire life because both of my parents graduated from here, but when it came time to decide on the school for me, I wasn't sure if Clemson would be the right choice. However, when I came for an official tour my junior year, I absolutely fell in love! I can honestly say coming to Clemson and being part of the Calhoun Honors College was the best decision I could have ever made, and I'm so happy you guys have made that decision, too. Freshman year and the transition into college life can be challenging, so I'm super excited to be a resource for you guys and to answer any questions you may have about clubs, activities, classes or just freshman year/Clemson in general. I'm looking forward to showing you guys all the amazing opportunities that the school we all love has to offer! Go Tigers!
Name: Carol Stegura
Hometown: Irmo, SC
Major: Bioengineering (materials concentration)
Minor: Biological Sciences
Campus Involvement: Engineering Without Borders: The Gambia Project, Creative Inquiry: Using Nanotechnology in MagMED, Women in Science and Engineering (WISE), Society of Woman Engineers (SWE), Peer Mentoring Program, Creative Inquiry
Bio: Hey everyone! Congratulations on being accepted into the Calhoun Honors College! I'm Carol Stegura and I am a sophomore from Irmo, South Carolina. I am currently a bioengineering major and also pursuing the pre-med track. I am involved with the Gambia Project through Engineering without Borders and also a part of a research CI through the materials science engineering department. Off campus, I enjoy spending time outdoors (especially at Y beach during the summer) and having lots of fun with my friends. I can't wait to help all of you find activities that will help you meet your people! Also, if you need help with creating a schedule, I'm your girl!
Name: Blake Stevenson
Hometown: Simpsonville, SC
Major: Computer Engineering
Campus Involvement: Honors Peer Mentoring Program, Clemson RUF, Clemson First Baptist Church, Intramural Tennis, President's List
Bio: Welcome to Clemson and the Calhoun Honors College, Class of 2022! My name is Blake Stevenson, and I am currently a rising Sophomore majoring in Computer Engineering and planning to pursue an MBA after graduation. In my free time, I enjoy reading, playing tennis, helping out as the "resident IT support", and watching NCIS. I'm excited to meet my mentees in August, and I'm looking forward to helping them as they make the transition to Clemson in any way that I can, whether it be helping find a classroom, providing advice on professors/classes, helping with math and engineering homework, or helping them find an activity they enjoy on campus. CU in August, and as always, Go Tigers!
Name: Brandon Tobin
Hometown: Lunenburg, MA
Major: IBioengineering (Biomaterials)
Minor: Political Science
Campus Involvement: Eureka! 2017, Creative Inquiry in Mechanical Engineering, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Fraternity, Sailing Club, Wiffle Ball Club, Habitat for Humanity, Intramural Sports
Bio: Hi guys! Welcome to the Class of 2022! My name is Brendan Tobin and I am a sophomore Bioengineering student from a small town in Massachusetts. I truly love it here at Clemson and have so much fun going to all the sports games and just being a part of campus life. As an out of state student I know the struggle the transition of going to college in a completely new place can be. I can happily help you all out with any questions you may have throughout the year, school or non-school related. I can also give you tips that may help you all get through your freshman year. As a group, I plan on grabbing food with you all around campus throughout the school year to catch up, and allow me to answer any questions you all may have. I look forward to meeting you all in August, and congratulations on choosing Clemson! Go Tigers!
Name: Zach Wyman
Hometown: Clemson, SC
Major: Computer Science
Campus Involvement: Greek Life, Clemson tour guide
Bio: Hey guys, congrats on choosing Tigertown! I'm about to start my senior year here and I can't think of a better place to spend four years. I grew up in Clemson, so I've been a fan my whole life and couldn't be more excited to cheer on our Tigers! I'm a huge fan of the work hard-play hard mentality, where I work hard to get my grades but also like to have fun. I'm heavily involved in my fraternity, and am also a tour guide for the university. I'm a huge sports fan (Go Tigers!) and love all things outdoors, including surfing, snowboarding, and anything involving a lake! I'm so excited to get to know you and welcome you to the Clemson family!