It is my pleasure to announce the appointment of Dean Emeritus Chip Egan as the Interim Director of the Emeritus College for a one-year period beginning February 1, 2015. Dean Egan has been an active member of the Emeritus College having recently served as chair of the EC Long Range Planning Committee and having joined the EC Board of Advisors in September, 2014. He brings a wealth of administrative experience and deep connections to the Clemson Family to the important work of the Emeritus College. Dean Egan’s interim appointment will provide valuable leadership, continuity and the time to identify the Emeritus College’s strategic plan for the future.
The Emeritus College provides emeriti faculty the opportunity to be a mentor in the CIS program. The College is currently in need of more CIS mentors for the current spring semester, the summer session, and the 2015 Fall semester. Now is a great time for interested emeriti to volunteer. The program helps international graduate students improve their English speaking communication skills and learn about the American culture. All international graduate students may participate in the program but the majority of the students participate to improve their fluency sufficiently to pass the Clemson English Speaking Proficiency (CESP) test. It is a one-on-one mentoring program in which the emeriti faculty meet with the student weekly for about one hour. The program is flexible in which the student and mentor decide on the time and place to meet. The mentor and student design the program according to the student’s needs or expectations.
The CIS program has been very successful and last year a record number of 41 international students participated in the program. The program fills a very real university need and the students appreciate the one-on-one interaction with emeriti who have had long careers as university faculty. If you are interested in volunteering for this program contact Adolph Beyerlein, Chair of the Emeritus College Curriculum Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org or 864-643-9047.
Emeriti are needed to help grade the CESP (Clemson English Speaking Proficient) test the first of each semester. This test assesses international graduate students’ readiness to serve as TA’s in the classroom. Emeriti are also needed to work one-on-one with international students through the Conversation with International Students (CIS) program. This requires about an hour each week and is a most rewarding undertaking. Download program brochure for more information. To participate in either of these programs, contact Adolph Beyerlein, Chair of the Emeritus College Curriculum Committee at email@example.com or 864-643-9047.
Members of the Emeritus College, who are not currently employed by the university, are entitled to a free parking decal. Decals for the 2014-2015 academic year should be ordered by June 15 to ensure continued parking privileges; however, the decal may be requested anytime throughout the year. Click here to download the emeritus parking application. Return the application to Parking Services (address in upper left corner). The decal will be mailed to your home address.
The Kenelly-Voss Distinguished Emeriti Award will recognize an outstanding emeritus whose contributions to academia, the University, the community and mankind have continued beyond retirement. The award will be presented annually at Emeritus Day in October. To nominate someone for this prestigious award, download the nomination form.
This year’s annual campaign will focus on student excellence. A goal of the campaign is to endow one of the student scholarships. Development committee members are: Jay Smink, Chair; John Bennett, Herlie Hendrix and Jerry Waddle. All donors are recognized in the newsletter. To contribute to the campaign, send your check, made out to Clemson University Foundation (note Emeritus College on memo line), to Emeritus College, P.O. Box 709, Pendleton, S.C. 29670.