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We Were First Generation College Students

Becoming a Clemson Tiger is exciting but becoming the first Tiger in your family is both exciting and an honor. The transition to college can be very exciting and sometimes quite overwhelming. With this unique season of life comes many "firsts" but you don't have to experience all of them alone. We are proud of our 1st-generation college students and want you to know you belong here!

CAFLS has excellent faculty and staff who were also first-generation college students. Get to know some of them....

Name Title Email Phone
George Cavender Assistant Professor 706-431-3746
Alex Tat-Shing Chow Professor 843-546-1013
Catherine DiBenedetto, Ph. D. Associate Professor 864-656-0296
Jamie Duberstein Research Scientist 706-410-6722
Susan Duckett Professor 864-656-1505
Christopher Eck Assistant Professor 864-656-5675
Rhett Flanders '55 Exchange Manager 828-772-7686
Alexis Jennings Student Services Program Coordinator 864-656-1645
Sara Lalk Graduate Research Assistant
Courtney Marneweck Post-doctoral Researcher
Dana McCurdy Ph.D. Candidate
Kayla Payne Director of Assessment, Planning, and Accreditation 865-656-3225
Brandon Peoples Assistant Professor of Fisheries Ecology 864-656-4855
J. Todd Petty Department Chair 864-656-3302
Robert (Bob) Polomski Associate Extension Specialist--Horticulture/Arboriculture 864-656-2604
Breonica Robinson 4-H Pinckney Leadership Program Coordinator 864-986-1062
Liliane Severino da Silva Assistant Professor, Forages Specialist 352-871-5830
James Smoak Jr Research Farm Manager 803-671-1986
James Strickland Professor of Nutritional Toxicology
Aaron Turner Assistant Professor 864-656-9869
Wanda Vandroff Nutrition Educator 843-561-6077

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