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ClemsonLIFE Honors and Awards

Fall 2013

Congratulations to Kelsi Dungan on being a Ruby's Rainbow 2013 recipient! Read more.

Fall 2012

Orange: The Experience magazine mentions ClemsonLIFE
The LIFE program was mentioned in the November 2012 edition of Orange: The Experience, a magazine produced by Clemson's IPTAY organization. The article was written about Mr. Charles Bussey, who is the grandfather of ClemsonLIFE student, Hope Banks.

The Clemson University football equipment managers honor David Saville for his contributions to the team. Watch the video.

Spring 2011

Students with James and SharonClemsonLIFE™ Receives Abernathy/Cox One Clemson Award
The Joint City/University Advisory Board has recognized the ClemsonLIFE™ program and John Peters of the National Dropout Prevention Center with its annual Abernathy/Cox One Clemson Awards. The award is named after Clemson Mayor Larry Abernathy and the late Walter T. Cox, president emeritus of Clemson University, who together founded the Joint City/University Advisory Board 28 years ago. The award is given annually to an organization and/or an individual whose accomplishments have served both Clemson University and the city of Clemson and have made a significant impact on both entities in a single year.

ClemsonLIFE™ recognized in Clemson World Magazine. Take a Look!

Fall 2010

ClemsonLIFE™ Receives the Outstanding Transition Program Award
The ClemsonLIFE™ Postsecondary Transition Program received the Outstanding Transition Program Award by the The South Carolina Division on Career Development and Transition. This award is presented to a program which effectively prepares students with disabilities to make the transition from school to the community and employment. 

Director Receives Richard M. Kuffel Memorial Award
For her leadership in the ClemsonLIFE™ program, former program manager Dr. Sharon Sanders was awarded the Richard M. Kuffel Memorial Award (Outstanding Contributor Award). This  award is presented to an individual who has made a significant contribution to the field of career education and transition through means other than direct classroom instruction. This award is in memory of Mr. Kuffel. Renowned for his diligence on behalf of students with disabilities, Mr. Kuffel’s efforts enhanced the services of SCVRD and other agencies in this regard. As former SC DCDT board member, his idealism, sensitivity, humility and great kindness were and continue to be an inspiration to all who knew him and follow his lead.

Mary AliceNational Down Syndrome Society
Mary Alice Shartle has just been notified that she is a recipient of the 2010 Joshua O'Neill and Zeshan Tabani Enrichment Fund award sponsored by the National Down Syndrome Society. Congratulations Mary Alice!

JordanLocal High School Grad Continues to Exceed Expectations
Jordan graduated from the Cottage School this past May and now moves on to college, something his pediatricians might not have predicted. Diagnosed with a pervasive developmental disorder not long after he was born, Jordan Dubrof had an early childhood characterized by missed milestones. His mother Jodi saw every highly-recommended pediatrician and specialist she could, and while their prognoses varied, the worst was particularly worrisome. We were told he would never even talk; we were told he would never even...Jodi trailed off. Since that time, Jordan has had his bar mitzvah. He has held a job at Publix for a number of years, has volunteered and interned at local radio stations, has graduated high school, and has been accepted to Clemson University's ClemsonLIFE™ program, which will offer him the closest experience to being like any other Tiger possible.