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Clemson Degrees Open Doors for Purpose-driven Alumni

Once a Tiger, always a Tiger. We are proud to share the impact Clemson alumni make through their determined spirit.

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African American Clemson alumni pose during a professional development event

Meet Recent Clemson Alumni

Walking across the stage at graduation was just the beginning for these Tigers. See how young alumni leveraged their Clemson degrees to land their dream jobs.

Student Breana Thomas, wearing a denim jacket and patterned leggings, sits on a couch with her laptop and talks to a female student. To her right sits a male student wearing an orange and purple Clemson sweatshirt.

Breana Thomas,

Early Childhood Education ’20

Majoring in early childhood education helped build upon Breana’s interest in becoming a child advocate. Her professors encouraged her to follow that path and also to move beyond her comfort zone, which led her to study in Italy for a summer. Now, Breana hopes to spend time teaching English abroad before enrolling in graduate school to research a subject she is passionate about: the school-to-prison pipeline.

Ray Cummings,

Packaging Science ’20

Few schools in the country offer a major in packaging science, and Ray chose Clemson University because of the hands-on, creative experience offered through a program emphasis in design and graphics. Ray took advantage of every opportunity he could pursue, from completing an R&D co-op with PepsiCo’s beverage division in Chicago to acting as the exhibit manager and design lead for Clemson’s booth at Pack Expo International 2018. A recent graduate, Ray aspires to work in the luxury packaging sector and contribute to its innovative and creative advancements.

Student Ray Cummings, right, hovers over a table as he holds an instrument while working on a packaging sciences project. Across from him sits a female student looking at a laptop screen.