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Calhoun Honors College Peer Mentors

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Meet the Peer Mentor Leadership Team

Connor McPartland - President
Haley Fulton - VP of Program
Sanjana Mandilwar - VP of Outreach & Events
Lindsey Urban - VP of PR


McPartland

Connor McPartland

Hey Guys,

Welcome to the Honors Mentor Program!

My name is Connor McPartland and I am a senior Bioengineering major from just outside of Philadelphia, Pa. who will be serving as the president of honors mentoring this fall. As an honors student I have had the chance to travel the world, research, and grow in ways I never thought possible. Nevertheless, despite such change, I haven't forgotten the many challenges I faced as a freshman on campus. Starting college is an exciting and overwhelming time for everyone, and the goal of our program is to facilitate your effective transition to life as an honors student at the best university in the land (Go Tigers!). I look forward to introducing y'all to many of the unique opportunities afforded to members of the Calhoun Honors College and will serve as a resource throughout the fall if you have any questions about the program, the honors college, or Clemson in general.

On campus, I am a Bioengineering ambassador, a tutor at the Academic Success Center, and a service chair for my honors engineering society. Outside of Clemson I have studied abroad in Pamplona, Spain, volunteered in Cusco, Peru, and I plan on hiking the Camino De Santiago after graduation. I am a premed student interested in pursuing a surgical career in the military so I also volunteer at Anmed Health in Anderson on a weekly basis. This summer I will be working as an EMT back home while applying to medical school, so if you have any questions about being a freshman on the pre-med track I am always more than willing to meet and discuss your options.

Furthermore, I hope this program provides you with the additional layer of support you need to be successful and be sure to stay on the lookout for ways to get involved in mentoring activities throughout the year.

Until we meet on campus... Go Tigers!

Fulton

Haley Fulton

Welcome Class of 2022! Congrats on choosing to be a tiger, I am confident that this is a decision you will cherish forever. I am Haley, and I am a junior Biochemistry major from Columbia, SC. This is my third year being involved in the Peer-Mentoring Program and I am so excited to serve as VP this year! Our goal on leadership is to ensure that you have a positive experience and have access to the resources you need to make you successful. This year we have a super group of mentors and are so excited for you to be able to meet them! Pro tip: when choosing your mentor, read the bios, and find a trait of the mentor that would be beneficial to you. I promise putting a little time into who you choose will make a huge difference in how much your mentor can serve you! Please reach out to us (the leadership team) if you have questions, comments, or concerns! Our job is to serve you and make this experience wonderful, so we love feedback. August is coming right around the corner, and I look forward to us all convening at Clemson!

  • College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences

    Degrees Within the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Science

    Agricultural Education
    Agricultural Mechanization and Business
    Animal and Veterinary Sciencesx
    Applied Economics and Statistics
    Biosystems Engineering
    Environmental and Natural Resources
    Food Science

    Forest Resource Management
    Horticulture
    Microbiology
    Packaging Science
    Preprofessional Health Studies
    Soils and Sustainable Crop Systems
    Turfgrass
    Wildlife and Fisheries Biology

    Meet the Mentors

    The Calhoun Honors College has one mentor within the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.


    Westcott

    Name: Courtney Westcott

    Hometown: Jamestown, NC
    Major: Pre-veterinary major
    Minor: Biological Sciences

    Campus Involvement: Tigers for Tigers Suicide Prevention Team, Tigers for Tigers, Clemson Pre-Veterinary Club and Clemson Animal Welfare Society

    Bio: Hello! My name is Courtney Westcott and I am so excited to meet all of you! I am an Animal Veterinary Science major from High Point, North Carolina. I have an addiction to coffee and love being outside with Clemson's animals! I also really like baking so if you want a mentor that delivers sweet treats, I am your girl! I am very heavily involved with FCA as I am on their Community Outreach team and am looking to lead a Bible study through them! I am also involved with many other organizations around campus! Clemson has so many great opportunities to explore and I can't wait to help you find your "Clemson family." My goal for you is to make Clemson feel like home. I want to share with you some of my favorite things to do at Clemson like picnicking to watch the sunsets (because Clemson sunsets are truly one of a kind), playing volleyball at Y beach, or just exploring the hidden gems of Clemson. I can't wait to meet you in the fall and GO TIGERS!

  • College of Architecture, Arts, and Humanities

    Degrees Within the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities

    Architecture
    Communication Studies
    Construction Science and Management
    English
    History
    Landscape Architecture

    Language and International Health
    Language and International Trade
    Modern Languages
    Philosophy
    Production Studies in Performing Arts
    Visual Arts

    Meet the Mentors

    The Calhoun Honors College has two mentors within the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.


    Name: Fiona Kane Kane

    Hometown: Cincinatti, OH
    Major: Language and International Health

    Campus Involvement: Relay for Life, Clemson College Democrats, FCA, Psychology Department Creative Inquiry Team Member, Honors College Service Group

    Bio: Hi guys!! My name is Fiona Kane and I'm so excited you've chosen to come to Clemson, I can't wait to welcome you to the Clemson family! I am a rising sophomore Language and International Health major with concentrations in Spanish and Healthcare Administration. I plan on pursuing a graduate degree in Public Health after my time here at Clemson. I came from a very small high school in Ohio, so coming to Clemson was daunting, but I'm here to make the transition much easier for you! Getting involved on campus is a great way to jumpstart your Clemson experience, I know it really helped me. I'm a big sports fan, so Clemson's abundance of athletics was a huge perk and Saturdays in Death Valley are definitely my favorite Saturdays! I'm a super easy-going person and I'm generally up for anything (especially if food is involved)! I plan on showing my mentees some of my favorite spots to grab food or ice cream around Clemson and getting to know you all better. I'll also be available whenever, whether you have questions about classes and registration or just want someone to grab some Cane's with! Before you know it, you'll be moving onto campus, so enjoy your summer and I'll see you in the fall! Go tigers!

    Name: Gretchen Stelter Stelter

    Hometown: East Lyme, CT

    Major: Language and International Health
    Minor: Biology and Psychology

    Campus Involvement: Club Swim, Lifeguard at Fike, Clemson Hope, Paws 4 PA, FCA, Intramural Sports

    Bio: Hi y'all! Welcome to Clemson! This is one of the best decisions you'll make in your life and you'll absolutely love it here! I am currently a rising sophomore with hopes to go to graduate school to become a physician assistant. Coming into to Clemson I didn't really know anyone and know the struggle of adjusting to college and I want to be there to answer any questions you guys have. Through getting involved in various organizations on campus I have been able to find an awesome group of friends. I'm so excited to be your mentor and show you what an awesome place Clemson is! I can't wait to meet you all in the fall!

  • College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Degrees Within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

    Agricultural Education
    Career and Technology Education
    Early Childhood Education
    Elementary Education
    Health Science

    Mathematics Teaching
    Nursing
    Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management Science Teaching
    Secondary Education
    Special Educatio

    Meet the Mentors

    The Calhoun Honors College has ten mentors within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.


    Name: Linnea Bacon Bacon

    Hometown: Columbia, SC
    Major: Psychology and Sports Communications

    Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority, Clemson Football Student Assistant, Clemson Miracle, Tiger Pride member, Honors College Wellness Ambassador, Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Honors College Peer Mentor, Social Media Analytics Creative Inquiry, Psychology Departmental Honors

    Bio: Welcome to Clemson and the Calhoun Honors College! I'm so excited to meet each one of you and help you adjust to life as a new Clemson student! I am a rising junior interested in becoming a Sport Psychologist for a professional sports team after my four years here (and graduate school of course). I am super outgoing and laid back and love eating good food and being outside! I am also a huge Clemson Football fan, work in the Clemson Football recruiting office, and just completed an internship with the NFL this summer, so I am always ready to talk football! I'm excited to help y'all plan your classes, show you where your classes are, and take y'all to get good (free) food and ice cream! Anything you need I'm just a text away! Go Tigers!

    Name: Ansley Birchmore Birchmore

    Hometown: Lexington, SC
    Major: Political Science

    Campus Involvement: Clemson College Democrats President, Clemson Solid Green Student Coalition, Clemson University Writing Fellow, The Tiger Newspaper Opinions Writer. Honors Involvement: Departmental Honors in Political Science, Dixon Global Policy Scholar, Honors Community Service Group, Educational Enrichment Travel Grant Recipient

    Bio: Welcome to Clemson! My name is Ansley and I am a junior Political Science major with a Sociology/English double minor from Lexington, South Carolina. I can't wait to meet all of you and welcome you into the Clemson family. To tell you a little bit about myself, I love reading good books, drinking coffee, and taking trips over to Greenville with friends. The Honors College has so many great resources to both further your education and connect you to new friends, and I would definitely recommend getting involved once you get on campus. Transitioning to college can be an adjustment and I'm here to help with anything you need, whether it's finding classrooms, recommending professors, or just going out to dinner to relax after a stressful week. My Honors mentor helped make Clemson feel like home to me, and I hope to give the same experience to all of you. As for my post-grad plans, I still haven't figured those out yet so if you haven't either, don't feel bad!

    Name: Anna Corontzes Corontzes

    Hometown: Clemson, SC

    Major: Nursing
    Minor: Spanish

    Honors/Campus Involvement: Spanish club, fly fishing club

    Bio: Hi and welcome to Clemson! I am a sophomore nursing student with a Spanish language minor. I have a part time job as a waitress in the area and am involved in Spanish club and fly-fishing club. I love Clemson University and am always trying to get involved. I am going on a Spanish immersion study abroad for a month this summer in Alicante, Spain through a third party and will have plenty to say about that this fall! I love anything involving the outdoors and meeting new people. I hope that I can be a friend to my mentees as well as give any advice, guidance, or help needed.

    Name: Meredith Franchi Franchi

    Hometown: Marietta, GA
    Major: Communications

    Campus Involvement: Member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Member of Sigma Kappa Sorority

    Bio: Hey! My name is Meredith and I am a rising sophomore from Marietta, Georgia. The past year as a Clemson honors student has been one of the most enriching experiences in my education and I am very excited to be your honors mentor for the upcoming year! I am here to make you feel the most comfortable you can as you make your transition into college. I am a very approachable, easygoing person, and I am happy to answer any of your questions or concerns about life at Clemson. As a freshman, I started off college by immediately getting involved on campus through a sorority, and I hope that I can help you become a part of all of Clemson's amazing opportunities too. I am looking forward to meeting up with my mentees at some of my favorite restaurants in downtown Clemson (most likely to get some quality pizza and ice cream :) and getting to know each of you! Have a good Summer and get excited for one of the best years of your life! Go Tigers!

    Name: Georgia Hunt Hunt

    Hometown: Charleston, SC
    Major: Pre-Professional Health Studies
    Minor: Psychology

    Campus Involvement: Zeta Tau Alpha, CUSingers, ClemsonLIFE, ASL club

    Bio: Hi guys and welcome to Clemson! I am so excited to help welcome you all and to ensure that you make the most out of your first year at Clemson! My name is Georgia Hunt, and I am from Charleston, SC. I am currently a rising junior Pre- Professional Health Science Major with a minor in Psychology. My plan after graduation is to attend graduate school for speech pathology and ultimately become a pediatric speech pathologist. On campus, I am a member of Zeta Tau Alpha, am in CUSingers, volunteer with Clemson LIFE, and recently joined the American sign language club. I truly believe that one of the best ways to fully embrace Clemson and all it has to offer is to get involved. I know the transition phase to college can cause a variety of different emotions, so I am here to help you all in any way that I can. I want to help you hit the ground running at Clemson, so you can make the most out of the next four years here. I cannot wait to meet you all! Go Tigers!

    Name: Alessia Keane Keane

    Hometown: Wrentham, MA
    Major: Health Science with Pre-Professional Health studies concentration

    Campus Involvement: Pi Beta Phi, Clemson Miracle, Habitat for Humanity

    Bio: My name is Alessia Keane. I am a Health Science major with a concentration in pre-professional health studies. My goal is to attend medical school after college and eventually become a surgeon. I am from Wrentham, Massachusetts but I've always wanted to live in the south. My involvement on campus includes: Pi Beta Phi sorority, Clemson Miracle, and Habitat for Humanity. As a mentor, I hope to coordinate a lot of fun activities and just be there if anyone needs advice with anything. I look forward to meeting all of my mentees and guiding them through their freshmen year!

    Name: Haley McKee McKee

    Hometown: Atlanta, GA
    Major: Nursing
    Minor: Spanish

    Campus Involvement: Student Nurses Association (SNA), Kappa Delta Sorority, Panhellenic Circle of Sisterhood Committee, Nursing/Engineering Creative Inquiry, Perinatal Substance Exposure Creative Inquiry, Global Health Certificate Program, Calhoun Honors College Ambassador, Calhoun Honors College Mentor, Freshman Council, Dixon Fellows, EETG Grant for Belize and Peru, Conference Travel Grant

    Bio: Hi guys! First off- welcome to the best school in the world. I'm so excited for you as you begin four of the greatest years of your life. You have so many amazing things ahead of you, and I can't wait to help you find your place on campus this year! I'm a junior nursing major hoping to go into pediatrics after graduating, but I'm also a Spanish minor who loves traveling. Thanks to Honors EETG grants, I traveled to Belize last summer for to study ethnomedicine and global health, and this summer, I'll be traveling to Peru to complete the requirements for my Global Health Certificate and conduct anemia screenings. On campus, I'm involved in two Creative Inquiry research projects: one on nursing/engineering prototyping, and one on Perinatal Substance Exposure. I'm also involved in student government, Student Nurses Association, several activities through the honors college, and Greek Life. (I'll be going to Malawi for a week with Panhellenic's Circle of Sisterhood Committee this spring break!) I also love taking advantage of everything Clemson has to offer including its awesome hiking, great food, and incredible Y-beach. There are so many little tidbits of advice I wish I had known coming into my freshman year, and I can't wait to share with you everything that I learned this past year if you need it. I know you will love Clemson and love your freshman year! Can't wait to meet y'all, and Go Tigers!

    Name: Kelly Palazzo Palazzo

    Hometown: Bethesda, MD
    Major: Health Science
    Minor: Business Administration

    Campus Involvement: Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, Member of Order of Omega, Member of Sigma Alpha Lambda, Clemson Welcome Leader, Research Assistant in Department of Public Health Sciences, Intramural Soccer and Basketball, Study Abroad (Florence, Italy)

    Bio: Welcome to Clemson! My name is Kelly Palazzo, and I am a rising senior from Bethesda, Maryland beginning my Departmental Honors curriculum. I am hoping to later pursue a Masters in Business Administration or in Health Administration. I love exploring Clemson, going to sports games, and travelling. I am so happy that you chose Clemson, and you definitely made the right decision! I knew almost no one coming into college, but I gradually became involved and found my place. I want to make this transition as easy and fun as possible for you. I can't wait to share all my advice with you and address all questions and concerns you may have! As your mentor, I will be here to help you out with whatever you may need in your transition or just to show you around my favorite spots in Clemson!

    Name: Meagan Reed Reed

    Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC
    Major: Psychology
    Minor: Spanish

    Campus Involvement: Women's Club Soccer, Health Professions Advising Ambassador (Pre-Physical Therapy), Federation for the International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), TOP Soccer and Challenger Baseball Volunteer, Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)- Campus Missions Bridge Outreach Team, Intramural Sports, Summer Spanish Language Immersion Study Abroad in Seville, Spain

    Bio: Hey everyone! Welcome to the Clemson Family!! I am so excited for all of you to get here and begin your college journey! I am a rising junior majoring in Psychology with a Spanish minor, wanting to pursue a career in Physical Therapy. I have played soccer my whole life and play on the club team here. I also love trying new sports through intramurals. My favorite places around Clemson are the dikes, Y-beach, Bowman, Spill the Beans, Moe's(!), and the student section of the Death Valley(!!!). Additionally, I love driving to the mountains and hiking on free weekends. There are so many beautiful places so close to us and I can't wait to show you all of them! If I'm not adventuring outside I'm probably baking or crafting/pretending to be artsy. The transition from high school to college can be challenging, but I hope to help it go as smoothly as possible for you. I am so ready and willing to help you plan classes, find ways to get involved, answer any questions you may have, and eat and adventure with you!

    Name: Lindsey Urban Urban

    VP of PR
    Hometown: Fairfax, VA
    Major: Health Science

    Campus Involvement: Member of Sigma Kappa sorority, serve on Sigma Kappa's standards council, volunteer for Clemson LIFE, Honors College Mentoring Program

    Bio: Hey y'all, and congratulations on being Tigertown bound! I am so excited to meet all of you and help you find your place at Clemson. I grew up about 30 minutes away from Washington, D.C., so I know how tough the transition to college can be. I'm here to answer any questions you may have and have some fun! I'm looking forward to taking you guys out to dinner downtown, grabbing ice cream from Spill the Beans or 55 exchange, and hearing all about your freshman year experiences. At Clemson, I enjoy getting involved in my sorority, doing volunteer work, studying on Bowman field or by the reflection pond, attending group fitness classes at Fike, and going to eat downtown. I can't wait to share all of these with you, and just know that I am here for whatever you need. Have a great summer and as always, go tigers!

  • College of Business

    Degrees Within the College of College of Business

    Accounting
    Economics
    Financial Management
    Graphic Communications
    Industrial Management

    Management
    Marketing
    Political Science
    Psychology
    Sociology

    Meet the Mentors

    The Calhoun Honors College has five mentors within the College of Business. Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.


    Name: Ann-Marshall Gillam Gillam

    Hometown: Aiken, SC
    Major: Economics
    Minor: Sustainability

    Campus Involvement: Honors Community Service Group, CUSG Sustainability Committee, Solid Green Student Club, Tiger Ties Mentorship Program, Economics Club, Study Abroad (Summer 2018), Creative Inquiry

    Bio: Hey, everyone! My name is Ann-Marshall Gillam, and I am a rising junior economics major. My experience at Clemson and in the Honors College has been an awesome one, and I can't wait to hang out and share my experiences with y'all. Freshman year can be equally exciting and overwhelming, and I hope I can share my love for Clemson and some of my favorite activities to help with this transition in any way I can. I can also answer questions about classes, my favorite places around Clemson, and getting involved on campus. I am always available for ice cream or coffee to catch up, answer any questions you have, or just to take a study break. I can't wait to meet y'all in the fall, and Go Tigers!

    Name: Jenny Hagadorn Hagadorn

    Hometown: Pelzer, SC
    Major: Financial Management
    Minor: Accounting

    Campus Involvement: I have done some events with the Honors Community Service Group, and I am involved with the Honors Mentoring Program.

    Bio: I am a Financial Management major from Pelzer, SC. The summer before coming to Clemson, my family moved from Upstate New York to South Carolina, so that move on top of starting college was a difficult transition for me. Now, I can confidently say that coming to Clemson was the best decision I ever made! I have had the opportunity to get involved with a lot of groups on campus, and that has really helped me transition. I play on the Club Field Hockey team, am in organizations like CU Smile, Turning Point USA, Chocolate Milk Club, and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. In my free time, I love to just hang out with friends, go to the beach, travel, and play with my dog. I am really looking forward to meeting my mentees and taking you out to eat, as well as truly being a resource for you all as you transition to Clemson. I hope you will love Clemson as much as I do!

    Name: Mary Katherine Kellam Kellam

    Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
    Major: Financial Management
    Minor: Spanish

    Campus Involvement: Greek life, FCA, Volleyball, Clemson Miracle Network

    Bio: Hi everyone! My name is Mary Katherine and I am a Financial Management major and Spanish Studies/ Accounting double-minor. Besides my classes, I am involved in Greek Life, Clemson FCA, intramural volleyball, the Clemson Miracle Network, and of course the Calhoun Honors College. I can't wait to meet all of y'all and answer any questions you have about classes, involvement, and life here at Clemson. I'm so excited to take my group out to dinner or for coffee and share some of my favorite spots at Clemson with y'all. I am so happy you all are becoming a part of the Clemson family. Go tigers!

    Name: Julie Longfritz Longfritz

    Hometown: Simsbury, CT
    Major: Economics and Financial Management

    Campus Involvement: Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars, I LEAD! (Integrated Leadership Education and Development), Tiger Ties mentorship program, VITA (Volunteer Income Tax Assistant), Peer Tutor for Economics, Greek Life, Study Abroad Oxford U.K. summer 2018. Peer Mentor Program, beginning Departmental Honors Research

    Bio: Hi, and welcome to Clemson! I am so excited to meet you all and show you why Clemson is the best school in the world. Especially as a student coming from so far away I know how overwhelming and exciting freshman year can be and I'm so excited to share some tips that I wish I learned freshman year. My interests are Clemson football, eating (especially Smokin' Pig!), exploring the area, going for hikes and hanging out with friends and family. One of my favorite things about coming to Clemson, has been eating my way through the area and I am very excited to do that will y'all! Please feel free to reach out with any questions and as always Go Tigers!

    Name: Reaves Wannamaker Wannamaker

    Hometown: Mount Pleasant, SC
    Major: Economics and Modern Languages (Spanish emphasis)

    Campus Involvement: Air Force ROTC, Scabbard and Blade Military Honor Society (Treasurer), Honors College Educational Enrichment Travel Grant (Teaching English in Cusco, Peru), ODK, Phi Kappa Phi, Intramural Sports, Honors Peer Mentoring

    Bio: Hey y'all! My name is Reaves and I'm an Economics and Spanish double major from Mt. Pleasant, SC. Most of my campus involvement so far has been military related, as I plan on commissioning as an Air Force officer after graduation. In my free time, I love to travel, play sports, lose Fortnite, and watch Clemson football. If you choose me as your mentor, be prepared to spend time with my puppy, frequent Cane's and Starbucks, and visit a few other restaurants I've been meaning to try. Welcome to Clemson, and go tigers!

  • College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Degrees Within the College of College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences

    Biosystems Engineering
    Chemical Engineering
    Civil Engineering
    Computer Engineering
    Computer Information Systems

    Electrical Engineering
    Environmental Engineering
    Industrial Engineering
    Materials Science and Engineering
    Mechanical 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 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 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 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 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 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 Lemon

    Hometown: Charleston, SC
    Major: Electrical Engineering
    Minor: Music

    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 MandilwarVP 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 Nguyen

    Hometown: Oregon
    Major: Bioengineering

    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 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 Seilkop

    Hometown: Murfreesboro, TN
    Major: Biongineering

    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 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 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 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 Wyman

    Hometown: Clemson, SC
    Major: Computer Science
    Minor: Finance

    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!

  • College of Science

    Degrees Within the College of Science

    Chemistry
    Mathematical Sciences
    Physics & Astronomy

    Biological Sciences
    Genetics & Biochemistry

    Meet the Mentors

    The Calhoun Honors College has twelve mentors within the College of Science . Please take the time to read about their involvement on campus and within the Honors Mentor Program.


    Name: Sarah Aitken Aitken

    Hometown: Rockville, MD
    Major: Biochemistry and Genetics

    Campus Involvement: CU Smile, PAL leader, Biomedical research

    Bio: My name is Sarah Aitken and I am a junior biochemistry and genetics major from Rockville, Maryland. After college, I plan on attending dental school to become a pediatric dentist. (In addition to pre-dental resources, I also know a lot about Clemson's pre-medical resources). When I toured Clemson, I fell in love with the welcoming atmosphere and strong presence of the 'Clemson family' values. I started CU Smile, Clemson's Random Acts of Kindness and Happiness club, in order to help strengthen these values and brighten people's day! I am also involved in honors biochemical research, and I have a part-time job through the ASC as a Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) leader. In my free time I like to read, listen to podcasts, and watch cooking shows.

    Name: Danielle Colbrunn Colbrunn

    Hometown: Charleston, SC
    Major: Genetics
    Minor: Microbiology

    Campus Involvement: Sigma Kappa Sorority, Honors Peer Mentor, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, study abroad microbiology program in Poland, Creative Inquiry

    Bio: In case you haven't heard this enough, welcome to Clemson's honors college! My name is Danielle and I am a rising sophomore on the premedical track. I'm excited to get to know y'all this year. I have made some of my best friends by living in Core and participating in the events that the Honors College has to offer, and I cannot wait to hear how your first year goes! My hobbies include Netflix, napping, occasionally studying, and getting food or Starbucks with friends. Last year I majored in Biochemistry, but I recently switched into genetics because I have found a passion in the material. I am always willing to give advice regarding which classes to take, which professors are the best, and what's good to get involved in. Right now, I plan on getting lunch or dinner with my mentees once a month somewhere downtown. I would love to hear about your first year at Clemson and how your experiences compare to mine. Most of all, I hope that we can really get to know each other and I can help you succeed in your transition into college! Go Tigers!

    Name: Megan Douglass Douglass

    Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
    Major: Biological Sciences
    Minor: Chemistry and Political Science

    Campus Involvement: Eureka! 2017, Honors Advisory Board, Creative Inquiry in Biochemistry and Genetics, Dixon Fellows, European Crossroads, Honors Mentor

    Bio: Hi guys! You've made the best decision of your life deciding to come here to Clemson and I hope you love it every bit as much as I do. I just finished my freshman year and cannot describe what an amazing experience I have had. I plan to go to medical school, so I'm more than willing to help anyone with pre-med aspirations. I would love to assist any of you with registration, class questions, housing concerns, etc. and am also willing to talk to you guys about whatever non-school related things on your mind. Anything and everything you want to know, I am here to help! I'm very easy-going and love to go out to eat, so I plan to do lots of that with my mentees this year! Congratulations on your decision to join the Calhoun Honors College family and I can't wait to meet each and every one of you!

    Name: Emily Furno Furno

    Hometown: Huntsville, AL
    Major: Genetics
    Minor: Psychology and Biological Sciences

    Campus Involvement: Undergraduate Research, Psychology Summer Study Abroad in Prague, Chemistry and Genetics Tutor, College of Science Ambassador, UNICEF Campus Initiative Co-President, Biochemistry and Genetics Club, Clemson Wesley, Psychiatric Hospital Volunteer, Domestic Violence Shelter Volunteer. EUREKA! 2015, Sophomore in Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors

    Bio: Hi Tigers! I'm so excited that you will be joining the Clemson family. Coming from Alabama, I know transitioning from college can be intimidating, but don't worry because I am here to help you every step of the way! After getting my genetics degree from Clemson, I plan on getting my masters in Genetic Counseling. I am very involved on campus and can help you find your niche no matter what your passion may be. I can give you advice on how to get into research, which professors to take your freshman year, and how to study abroad! This year I want to share my love of food, coffee, and adventure with you by taking trips to Spill the Beans, downtown restaurants, and Y-Beach. Welcome to Clemson. I can't wait to meet you!

    Name: Alexis Goodson Goodson

    Hometown: Greenville, SC
    Major: Biological Science

    Campus Involvement: Clemson FCA, FCA small group leader, Clemson Hope (Write for Hope), Pre-Dental Club, Pre-Dental ISL

    Bio: Hey guys! My name is Alexis Goodson, and I am so excited to be an Honors mentor for the 2018-2019 school year. I am a junior Biological Sciences major from Greenville, SC. I'm studying to go to dental school, and I would love to be there as a guide and friend for anyone interested in pre-medical, pharmacy, and dental careers. I am involved in FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), Clemson Hope's "Write for Hope" program, and the Pre-Dental Club. I also participated in the International Service Learning dental mission trip last summer and lead a small group through FCA. I love to play tennis, watercolor, get ice-cream (my favorite is Spill the Beans), scuba dive, and do calligraphy! Freshman year is filled with tons of new friends and great memories, and I look forward to being there for y'all as you start your journey at Clemson!

    Name: Kendra Gordillo Gordillo

    Hometown: Ridgefield, CT
    Major: Genetics
    Minor: Philosophy

    Campus Involvement: Plant genetics research, Events Coordinator/Powerlifting team coordinator for the Clemson Weight Club, Clemson Wesley, Clemson University Symphonic Orchestra

    Bio: Congrats and welcome class of 2022! My name is Kendra Gordillo and I am a rising sophomore from Ridgefield, CT. As an out of state student here at Clemson, I understand that college can be a big transition and I'd love to help you make the transition as fun and smooth as possible! Clemson has so many wonderful students and I am so glad I get to be a part of the Clemson family! After college, I'd like to get a Masters in Bioethics and (most likely) attend law school. I love meeting new people and can't wait to show you around campus-and point out all the best places to eat! In my spare time, I enjoy a good weightlifting session at the Dungeon, the Clemson Weight Club's gym, playing viola, hanging out with friends, eating, and exploring all that Clemson has to offer! I hope to see you all soon in the fall! Go tigers!

    Name: Lana Gore Gore

    Hometown: North Myrtle Beach, SC
    Major: Genetics
    Minor: Biology and Business Administration

    Campus Involvement: Tigers for Tigers (Cubs for Cubs Officer/ Philanthropy Officer), Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Fraternity, Phi Sigma Pi Honors Fraternity, Honors Ambassador, Biochemistry & Genetics Club, Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, Rosa Clark Medical Volunteer, SASH Mentee, Victim Advocate, AMSA, ALD Honors Society.

    Bio: Hey everyone, and welcome to the Calhoun Honors College! I am so excited for you to experience life as a Clemson Tiger! There are so many amazing things to look forward to, and I hope to help you find your Clemson home (as cheesy as that sounds). As a rising junior, I understand what potential challenges freshman year can have, as well as the uncertainties that can occur throughout college; as a mentor, I can help you with overcoming any of these issues that you may face. I hope to make things a little bit easier for you with coming to college, as I know it can be overwhelming at times. I am involved in many different clubs and activities on campus, so I can help you with becoming involved, finding good courses/professors, and discussing research opportunities. I intend to pursue an MD/PhD after I graduate; from this, I can talk through the path to both med school and to a research program. I also will have study abroad experience by the time you come to Clemson. I would love to discuss this if you have any interest! I love to travel, read, watch tv (it's a guilty pleasure), and make trips to Greenville! I plan to have meetings as a group as frequently as you want; we can go for things like Spill the Beans or chips and queso! As a mentor, I want to make sure that I can do everything possible for you to feel as comfortable as you can! Feel free to contact me with any questions you may have. I'm so excited to meet you in the fall! Go Tigers!

    Name: Collin Huskey Huskey

    Hometown: Chesnee, SC
    Major: Biological Sciences

    Campus Involvement: Honors Peer Mentoring Program, Clemson Reformed University Fellowship, Running, Swimming, IPTAY Collegiate Club, Clemson First Baptist.

    Bio: Welcome to the Clemson family! I am very excited that each of you have chosen Clemson University and the Calhoun Honors College as your new home! I look forward to meeting you and helping make your transition to Tigertown as smooth, as fun, and as successful as possible. As a rising Junior, I plan to go to medical school following my time here at Clemson. I can give advice about different events and organizations that will be both interesting and enriching to help you get involved in the things that are important to you and to help all of my mentees find their fit! After all, Clemson has just about everything, and while this experience might be overwhelming at first, I am excited to help my mentees transition to college life. Whether it be helping with the science programs/classes and registration or just everyday challenges, I am eager to take my group out and share some of my favorite places and things to do around Clemson. See you this Fall, and Go Tigers!

    Name: Emma Johnson Johnson

    Hometown: Franklin, TN
    Major: Biochemistry
    Minor: Spanish and Genetics

    Campus Involvement: Greek life, undergraduate research, PAL leader

    Bio: Hey guys! I'm so excited to welcome you to Clemson! After two years here, I can say confidently that choosing Clemson and especially the Honors College was the best decision I've ever made. Freshman year is one of countless opportunities that I can't wait to help you take advantage of! I am a rising junior genetics major minoring in biochemistry and Spanish from Franklin,TN. I am also on the pre-med track with plans to attend medical school after graduation. Some of my personal favorite campus activities I'm involved in are undergraduate student research, Greek life, and being a General Chemistry Peer Assisted Learning Leader. Within the Honors college I am involved in the Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH) program and am also an honors ambassador. Outside of the classroom I love to hike, spend time at the lake, run, and hang out with my friends. I look forward to some fun group outings for ice cream or dinner, and would love to answer any questions regarding classes, professors, on campus involvement, research, or anything else you can think of! I can't wait to meet you all, and feel free to contact me with any questions you might have! Oh and of course, go tigers!

    Name: Nate Matzko Matzko

    Hometown: Columbia, SC
    Major: Biochemistry

    Campus Involvement: EUREKA! 2017 Research Program, Undergraduate Research in DNA Repair, Writer for The Pendulum, Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries (CEDC), Dixon Fellows Program, Alpha Lambda Delta Honors Society, study abroad in South Africa on public health

    Bio: Hello freshmen Honors students and welcome to the Clemson family! My name is Nate Matzko, and I'm a rising sophomore biochemistry major on the pre-med track from Columbia, SC. I hope to one day earn either an MD or MD/PhD and become a physician. One of the passions I've discovered since I've been here at Clemson is research, so I'd love to share my experiences as an undergraduate researcher with you all and help get you plugged in with research opportunities across campus! Outside of that, I'm also involved in other student organizations like The Pendulum, Clemson's international affairs magazine, and CEDC, Clemson Engineers for Developing Countries. When I'm not studying, I enjoy playing guitar, lifting weights, reading good books, and following college football. I can't wait to show you all of the incredible opportunities you get to experience as a member of Clemson's Honors College, from studying abroad to eating ice cream at the '55 Exchange. As a freshman, I had the benefit of a great Honors Peer Mentor who helped show me the ropes in the midst of all the fun, excitement, stress, and confusion I felt my first semester. My goal for you is to have an incredible first year and show you the tremendous support group the Honors College offers to help you thrive and succeed! Go Tigers!!

    Name: Apoorva Mehta Mehta

    Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
    Major: Biochemistry and Genetics
    Minor: Business Administration

    Campus Involvement: Director of Local Projects for the Foundation for International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Club Tennis Treasurer, Indian Cultural Exchange Social Chair, American Medical Student Association, Honors Community Service Group, Creative Inquiry in Inorganic Biomaterials, Mentored Research in Bioengineering, Biochemistry and Genetics Club, Dixon Fellows, Educational Enrichment Travel Grant Recipient, Honors Community Service Group

    Bio: Hey guys! My name is Apoorva Mehta and I wanted to congratulate you guys on getting into Clemson and the Honors College! You guys definitely made the right decision, because I had an amazing time here as a freshman and I'm thrilled to help you find your place here! I'm a rising sophomore and I'm double majoring in Biochemistry and Genetics with a Business Administration minor. I hope to go to medical school after I graduate. Being on this track, I've learned a lot about the different science courses here and the path to medical school. I can share all the expertise that I've gathered, from getting involved in undergraduate research and volunteer opportunities, to classes you should take and the professors you want! I want to especially stress that getting involved on campus is the best thing I did my freshman year, so I want to help you to do the same in any way I can! I'm excited to meet all of you and serve as your Honors Mentor!

    Name: Namrata Paladugu Paladugu

    Hometown: Fort Mill, SC
    Major: Biochemistry
    Minor: Psychology

    Campus Involvement: Creative Inquiry, Dixon Fellows Program, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Clemson UNICEF, Biochemistry and Genetics Club, Clemson AMSA, Clemson Free Clinic Volunteer, Honors College Ambassador, Honors College Mentor, Pre-Health Advising Ambassador, EUREKA! 2015

    Bio: Hey guys! I am so glad you all decided to join the Clemson Family. I have had an incredible first three years at Clemson, and I can't wait to help you all find your place here! I am a rising senior and I'm majoring in Biochemistry, with a minor in psychology. I plan to go to medical school after I graduate. As a pre-med student, I'm pretty knowledgeable about the science courses here, as well as how you can get involved with undergraduate research very quickly. I can also talk to you about the path to medical school, volunteer opportunities, and the best professors for freshman courses. I plan to meet with my mentees once a month to grab dinner downtown or to get ice cream at Spill the Beans. Next year will be all about getting to know you guys and helping you transition into your freshman year, so I will be here to answer any questions or concerns you have. Feel free to contact me if you need anything!