Calhoun Honors College

CAAH Mentors

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 three 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.  

Verdonck

Name: Samantha Verdonck
Hometown: Horseheads, NY
Major: Production Studies in Performing Arts Theater Concentration
Minor: Business Administration
Class: 2019

Campus Involvement: Tiger Band, Theater Unhinged, CU Concert Band, CU Pep Band, CU Steel Drum Band, Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity- Corresponding Secretary

Bio: “Hi everyone! My name is Sam and I am a Performing Arts major for theater here at Clemson. Though I am from a small town in New York, I found the transition to life here at Clemson pretty easy and I would love to help you guys make an easy transition as well. I am in the Piccolo section in Tiger Band and I have a lot of Clemson spirit especially coming out of such a fantastic football season! This past year I was a part of 5 musical groups and I am on the executive council for an honorary fraternity this upcoming year. I am taking American Sign Language as my language here at Clemson as well. I am really looking forward to helping you guys get adjusted to campus and find places that will make you feel at home! I would love to help you guys take advantage of the abundant amount of resources here on campus. One of my best friends and big brother in my fraternity was my honors mentor this past year so I understand how important this program is to introducing you guys to this wonderful university!"

Barisich

Name: Alli Vonder
Hometown: Charlotte, NC
Major: Communication Studies
Minor: Entrepreneurship
Class: 2019

Campus Involvement: Kappa Delta Sorority- Assistant Public Relations, Clemson FCA Small Group, Photography Club

 Bio: “Hey tigers! So excited for you all to experience the best place in the world, Clemson! My name is Alli and I am a rising sophomore Communications Major. Some of my passions include Clemson Football, photography, iced coffee, concerts, and movie nights. Freshman year has been such a whirlwind but I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Clemson truly has so much to offer and I would love to help you figure our your passions and where you fit best on campus. Getting involved is the best way to meet new friends and make Clemson feel like home! My perfect day in Clemson (besides game days of course!) would consist of breakfast at All In Coffee, playing Frisbee on Bowman Field, lunch at Smokin’ Pig, swimming at Y Beach, a sunset picnic at Lake Hartwell, and last but not least a huge scoop of ice cream from Spill the Beans! As your mentor, I would love to help you out with anything and everything from picking classes to showing you around campus to eating at the best restaurants. I can’t wait to meet all of you and for you to experience the best years of your lives here at Clemson. Go tigers and C U soon!"
Bossong

Name: Rebeka Wellmon
Hometown: Gaffney, SC
Major: Communication Studies and English
Minor: Creative Writing: Poetry
Class: 2017

Campus Involvement: Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity (Brother-at-Large), Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Student Government (Judicial Branch), Clemson Sports Information Department (Student Writer & Statistician), Study Abroad (Belgium, The Netherlands, & Czech Republic), The Tiger Newspaper (Staff Writer), Departmental Honors Communications Research, Departmental Honors English Portfolio in Poetry and Drama Writing

Bio: “Hi everyone! I am so glad you have chosen Clemson as your new home. Clemson has always felt like my home from the day I toured, and I’m so excited to get to welcome you into TigerTown. You can tell a little bit about me by my involvement at Clemson, but I do not think that says exactly what I would like you guys to know. I am a very active person in several ways. I like to keep busy and fit a lot into my schedule because I love new experiences. I also teach jazz, technique, and tap dance classes, so to keep up with my students (and my incredibly fit younger sister), I spend a lot of time at Gold’s Gym and Fike. My photo on my profile is me proudly sporting Nike; I wanted to show you how I was everyday and not just at my best. I am incredibly real and truthful, so if you enjoy refreshing honesty and talking, then I am your person. I love theatre, and I participate in community shows around Anderson, Clemson, and Seneca. When I am not in a play, I have a good amount of free time to start discovering new activities such as shotgun shooting and bartending. I love to try new things, so if you have something you are passionate about, then I would love to try that out with you. I came into Clemson knowing no one, and that can be scary and overwhelming at first. But I am always there for my friends, and you can count on me to help you through your first year here. Congrats on becoming a Tiger, and I will see you soon!"