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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.

Clemson alumna Jordan Wells smiles in the wardrobe room in Brooks Performing Arts Center on campus.

Jordan Wells,

Performing Arts ’19

Performing arts gave Jordan freedom to explore all areas of theatre and serve as a workshop presenter at the South Carolina Theatre Association’s annual conference. After graduation, she earned a spot with Encore Stage & Studio as an education apprentice. Her new role created a way home and an opportunity to work for a theatre that enriches the community she grew up in.

Stewart Ruddy,

Secondary Education and English ’19

As a freshman, he jumped into field placement. As a sophomore, he served as a tutor. Junior year, he learned how to structure a class. Senior year, he went beyond the requirement to spend 170 hours student teaching and forming relationships with his students and co-workers. This passion for education helped Stewart secure a position teaching high school English at his alma mater before graduating.

Clemson alumnus Steward Ruddy stands in front of his class and presents while student-teaching.