HEHD Student Spotlights: James Nampushi
James NampushiSchool or Department:
(Editor's Note: James Nampushi comes to the Department of PRTM
Department from Kenya, Africa. He is the first Maasai tribe member to come to
the United States to earn his Master’s degree in Tourism Management.
Previous to coming to Clemson, he completed his Bachelor’s degree in
addition to working as a guide in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya.)Why did you choose your particular area of study?
This program (PRTM) is not found anywhere else in Africa and it’s very relevant for the planning and management of natural resources (protected areas/parks) in Kenya. It provides an integrated balance between people, planet and profit. What skills have you learned that will allow you to affect change in our society?
A broader cross-cultural understanding and appreciation of the diversity of world cultures within Clemson University community. Which member of the HEHD faculty will you remember most?
Dr. Lawrence Allen, when I first met him, he inspired me.What is your most memorable event from your time in college?
Football and talegating. What would you do differently if you had to start over as a freshman?
I would participate more in college voluntary functions to learn more.What are your goals after graduation?
Share the knowledge and skills acquired to transform others through teaching and youth outreach programs.Why did you choose Clemson University?
Clemson is one of the best top public universities in America. Most importantly, it’s leading in the PRTM program globally. Please list your favorite(s).Hobby:
The National Parks: American Best idea. Movie:
The National Parks: American Best idea (by Ken & Burns)Vacation destination:
Yellowstone & YosemiteMusical genera:
The Maasai Warrior’s spearInfluential person:
Dr. Ken BackmanThing that makes you smile:
Stay focused in lifeAdvice to give:
Whenever you’re blessed, be a blessing to others