Calhoun Honors College

Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH) Program

The Calhoun Honors College Seniors Advising Sophomores in Honors (SASH) Program provides sophomore honors students the opportunity to connect with and learn from senior honors students. The SASH Program promotes a collaborative environment among honors students to enhance educational experiences. Senior Advisors work to provide a high level of service to honors student by helping them connect to and utilize honors and campus resources.

The application to become a Sophomore SASH Participant is now CLOSED. 

Contact Bailey Bush with questions.

The APPLICATION to become a Senior SASH Advisor is now CLOSED.  The application process for the 2017-2018 advisors will begin in January. Check back for details!


  • To facilitate student personal and professional growth and confidence
  • To develop students’ leadership skills, communication skills, and public relation skills
  • To provide students with a supportive environment

Meet our 2016-2017 Senior Advisors


Name: Hilda Chan

Major: Biochemistry & Modern Languages, Minor in Genetics

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Campus Involvement: Student Adviser to the Dean of the College of Agriculture, Forestry, and Life Sciences for the Biochemistry major (Fall 2015 - Present) Undergraduate Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Sehorn (Fall 2013 - Present), Public relations officer of Biochemistry and Genetics Club (Fall 2015 - Present) Webmaster/Historian of the campus Asian Student Association (Spring 2014 - Present) Member of Alpha Epsilon Delta pre-professional health fraternity (Fall 2014 - Present) Member of National Society of Collegiate Scholars (Spring 2014 - Present)

Honors Involvement: Student Ambassador for the Calhoun Honors College (Spring 2014 - Present), Dixon Fellows (Fall 2013 - Present), Educational Enrichment Travel Grant, Departmental Honors Grant Recipient, SASH Advisor, Holmes Hall Living Learning Community

Internship/Learning/Research Experience:  CU in China 2014 Summer Study Abroad, Volunteer at the Rosa Clark Medical Clinic, VIDA Volunteer to Guatemala, Departmental Honors Research in Biochemistry with Dr. Michael Sehorn, Summer Research Intern at the University of South Carolina

Words of Wisdom: While freshman year is all about getting acclimated to Clemson, trying new things and meeting new friends, don't stop doing these things your sophomore year.  Continue to meet new people, explore and join new clubs, and even get involved in service projects within the campus and out in the community!  Take as many chances as you can to travel to different places and take a break from what you are used to. Who knows - something you experience outsideof your comfort zone will spark you to pursue a career or hobby unrelated to your goals!

Benjamin Emanuel

Name: Benjamin Emanuel

Major: Mathematical Sciences with Abstract Math concentration & Economics

Hometown: Anderson, SC

Campus Involvement: College of Engineering and Science Student Advisory Board, Club Disc Golf, Grader/TA for MATH 3600, Phi Sigma Pi National Honor Fraternity, Founder of Clemson University Math Club, Founder of Mathematical Sciences Peer Mentoring Program

Honors Involvement: Dixon Fellows, Honors Ambassador, Honors Ambassador Committee, Crossroads of Europe Study Abroad with Dr. Wainscott, lived in Holmes, Departmental Honors Research in Math

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: Departmental Honors Research- looking at Goldbach conjecture and Newton's Method, Counselor for SPRI Summer 2015, Volunteered at AIM in Anderson, Volunteered at and organized CES Fit Run, studied European Union Policy and economics under Mr. Eric Lerquin

Words of Wisdom: You can achieve anything through time and effort. If you're unsure about applying for a position, just go for it! The worst that can happen is they say no. The best way to measure someone is by how they treat other people. Success isn't owned- it's leased, and rent is due every day. "Rightly to be great is not to stir without great argument, but greatly to find quarrel in a straw when honor's at the stake"


Name: Sadler Gensch

Major: Civil Engineering, Minor in Communication Studies

Hometown: Belmont, NC

Campus Involvement: Civil Engineering Student Ambassador, Habitat for Humanity Homecoming Build Coordinator (Past: Assistant Homecoming Build Coordinator, Advocacy Chair), Clemson Wesley Foundation (Eventide Coordinator, Men's Small Group Leader, Student Leadership Board, Spring Break and May Mission Trips), Mortar Board Honor Society, Resident Assistant in Holmes Hall (Resident Assistant Recruitment Ambassador, Program/Professional Development, Event Coordinator)

Honors Involvement: Calhoun Honors College Ambassador, Honors Ambassador Committee, Resident Assistant for the Honors Living Learning Community, Departmental Honors Research (Civil Engineering)

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: 2016 Summer Internship with The Walsh Group (working on the CLT Air Traffic Control Tower project), Project Director for Carolina Cross Connection (non-profit, minor home repair ministry), Field Coordinator for Carolina Cross Connection, Departmental Honors Research- Energy Analysis of Habitat for Humanity Home Models, First Impressions Team for Rebuild Upstate, Volunteer mission trips to: West Virginia (Construction); New Orleans, LA (Construction); Denver, CO (Homeless Ministries); and Miami, FL (Children's Programming)

Words of Wisdom: Put yourself out there, take risks, and don't regret anything. Some things that you choose to do may dissapoint you if they don't work out, but I am a firm believer that a lesson can be learned from any experience that you do. Once you regret a decision or an opportunity, you shut the door on the chance to learn from it. And while you may have a failed launch every once in a while, remember that "you miss 100% of the shots you don't take." -Wayne Gretzky


Name: Megan Hunt

Major: Genetics & Biochemistry, Minor in Spanish

Hometown: Charleston, SC

Campus Involvement: President of Clemson's American Medical Student Association, Director of International Projects in the Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children, Undergraduate Student Researcher of Fungal Meningitis under Dr. Kerry Smith Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Tutor at the Academic Success Center in Biochemistry and Genetics

Honors Involvement: Dixon Global Policy Scholar 2015, Calhoun Honors College Ambassador, Dixon Fellows Junior Fellow, Departmental Honors Research (Dr. K. Smith) Participated in SASH as a Sophomore, Travel Grant Recipient for Volunteer Experience in Peru, Honors Communication Class Project for Clemson LIFE video in Death Valley

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: 2016 Summer Internation Health Fellow in Peru through the Foundation of International Medical Relief of Children (FIMRC), Research Trauma Efficiency at GHS Emergency Department (Dr. M. Kaiser), Studied abroad in Sevilla, Spain in 2014, Volunteered in Nicaragua through FIMRC in Spring 2014, Volunteer with GHS Children's Hospital and Anderson Free Clinic through AMSA

Words of Wisdom: Try something new. I never in a million thought I, a science major, would enjoy political science, but took a chance applying for the GPS Program and have had the most enriching experience in something totally out of my comfort zone. Although we are at college to become experts in our majors, make sure to challenge yourself and what you think you enjoy. Take different classes, join interesting clubs and then narrow your focus to what you really love. 


Name: Timothy Litzinger

Major: Bioengineering, Materials Concentration

Hometown: Greenville, SC

Campus Involvement: Habitat for Humanity, Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society, Tau Beta Pi (Honors Engineering Society), Catholic Student Association, Intramurals, Creative Inquiries, Study Abroad

Honors Involvement: Honors Mentor, Honors Travel Grants, Honors Contracts, Holmes Hall Living Learning Community

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: Singapore Summer Research Internship (2015), CU Defense Creative Inquiry, Intervertebral Disc Engineering Creative Inquiry 

Words of Wisdom: Sophomore year is a great time to get connected and get involved. Talk to professors, advisors, and even upper-classmen.  These people will almost always be willing to help and it can’t hurt to have a few more connections.   Join organizations, look for leadership opportunities, and try anything you think would be interesting as well.  These groups will keep you motivated and open up opportunities for new experiences and meeting others, besides showing who you are as an individual.  You’ll find that by trying new things and pursuing your interests you have fun along the way, too.  

Emily McMacken

Name: Emily McMacken

Major: Genetics & Biochemistry, Minor in Biological Sciences 

Hometown: Winter Park, FL

Campus Involvement: Clemson Habitat for Humanity President (and past Homecoming Build Coordinator), Undergraduate Research with Dr. Amy Lawton-Rauh (Population Genetics) and Dr. Feliciano (Neurobiology), Academic Success Center Tutor for Organic Chemistry,TigersTeach Intern at Liberty High School, Member of Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society, Member of FIMRC (Foundation for International Medical Relief for Children) and Mission Worker in Nicaragua (Spring 2014)

Honors Involvement: Calhoun Honors College Ambassador, EUREKA! 2013 Participant, Dixon Fellows Participant, Travel Grant Recipient for Research Abroad in Singapore, Honors Communication Class Project for Clemson LIFE video in Death Valley, Sophomore in SASH

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: TigersTeach Intership at Liberty High School, SPRI Counselor Summer 2016, Summer Research Internship at NTU-Singapore

Words of Wisdom: Approach every opportunity with an open mind. Be open to new ideas, new people, and new experiences because its never too late to try something new, make new connections, or completely change your mind. 

Name: Paul Price

Major: Political Science, Minor in History

Hometown: Columbia, SC

Campus Involvement:
The Pendulum (staff writer; Europe secton and web editor; founder and manager of Summer Blog Series); Recyclery; American tutor in the Cultural Exchange Community; Pi-Sigma Alpha (Political Science Honors Society); Clemson Speech and Debate Team; Model United Nations (LSE Study Abroad); Contributor to The London Globalist; Politics and Forum Society (LSE); Grimshaw Society for International Relations (LSE); Speakeasy Free Speech Society (LSE) 

Honors Involvement:Dixon Global Policy Scholar 2015; Honors Pre-Law Society

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: Field Organizer for the Clinton Campaign; Legal Research Intern at South Carolina Legal Services; Camp Counselor at Camp Bob; 1 week fully funded trip to Washington D.C. with Poli. Sci. Prof. Vladimir Matic; 1 year study abroad at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Dixon GPS trip to Europe

Words of Wisdom: "Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today." -- Malcom X 


Name: Lauren Pruett

Major: Bioengineering, Biomaterials Concentration

Hometown: Weaverville, NC

Campus Involvement: General Engineering Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Tau Beta Pi, Undergraduate Clemson Bioengineering Society, Mountain Lakes Church Children's Ministry Volunteer, Intramural Sports, Alpha Lambda Delta National Honor Society

Honors Involvement: EUREKA! Participant 2013, EUREKA! Counselor 2014, Honors Ambassador, Honors Mentor, Educational Enrichment Travel Grant Recipient, Departmental Honors, Conference Grant Recipient, Holmes Hall Living Learning Community, SASH participant and advisor

Internship/Learning/Research Experience: Nanyang Technological University Summer Research Internship in Singapore (2015), EUREKA! Summer Research Program (2013&2014), Departmental Honors Research in Bioengineering, FIMRC Medical Volunteer in Nicaragua (Spring Break 2014), NIH Biomedical Engineering Summer Internship Program (2016)

Words of Wisdom: Sophomore year is a time to get involved and try new things.   Take advantage of all of the opportunities Clemson has to offer to make your education a well rounded experience.  Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone, as you might find something you love or a new interest to pursue.   It is through these experiences which you will develop your professional goals.