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Affiliated Organizations

American Planning Association (APA)

Master’s students in City and Regional Planning are members of the American Planning Association and the South Carolina Chapter of the American Planning Association.  Being a part of these professional organizations provides our planning students with the opportunity to network with professionals in their area of interest.  Students are not only encouraged to attend state and national conferences for networking, they are encouraged to attend to stay abreast of current planning issues.

SCAPA —Student Chapter

The Clemson student APA Chapter provides planning students with the opportunity to learn from one another and network with alumni.  There are many opportunities throughout the academic year to represent Clemson by attending state and national APA conferences.  The student chapter has social events throughout the semester, and the chapter often socializes with master’s students in Landscape Architecture and Real Estate Development.

Current CUSP officers are:

President — Katherine Bernier (kbernie@g.clemson.edu)
Vice President — Rachael Thompson Panik (rachaet@g.clemson.edu)
Secretary — Briney Bischof (mbbisch@g.clemson.edu)
Treasurer — Lisa Mann (lmcclan@g.clemson.edu)
Communications and Media Chair — Erin Brooks (eeb@g.clemson.edu)
Social Chair — Ellen Duane (@g.clemson.edu)
Graduate Student Government Rep — Caitlin Coppinger and Rob Hairston (@g.clemson.edu)

Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP)

ASCP is an organization of university-based planning programs that “seeks to strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement as well as through participation in the accreditation process. Barry Nocks, previous MCRP Chair, is currently serving on the Governing Board as a Planning Accreditation Board(PAB) Representative, and Mickey Lauria was previously the President of ACSP.