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PRTM EDGE Highlights and Accomplishments


PRTM EDGE Study Abroad In The UK, 20162016 - The EDGE program offered the inaugural international version of the program in collaboration with Leeds Beckett University in the United Kingdom.

2015 - The PRTM EDGE program served as Clemson University’s nominee for the S.C. Commission on Higher Education Service Learning Award.

PRTM EDGE team awarded Clemson University’s Phil Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching2014 - PRTM 2290 (part of EDGE program) was designated as a CT2 course that focused on critical thinking skills as part of Clemson University’s Quality Enrichment Program.

PRTM EDGE team awarded Clemson University’s Phil Prince Award for Innovation in Teaching. Read More

PRTM EDGE team awarded College of HEHD’s Award for Excellence in Innovation.2013 - PRTM EDGE faculty published several articles in a special edition of SCHOLE on undergraduate education.

2012 - PRTM EDGE faculty and students were highlighted in a featured webcast for Clemson University Service Alliance.

2011 - The PRTM EDGE team was awarded the College of Health, Education and Human Development Award for Excellence in Innovation.


EDGE Abroad program sends eight Clemson students to Europe
Eight Clemson University students, including two seniors in the parks, recreation and tourism management program, are in the beginning stages of the eight-week EDGE study abroad program in Europe. Read More

Parks, recreation and tourism management faculty receive Prince teaching innovation award
The PRTM faculty members were honored for their leadership of the department’s Engaging in Diverse, Guided Experiences (EDGE) program, an innovative, immersive experience for sophomores that takes a collaborative approach to core parks, recreation and tourism management content. Read More

Professors recognized as academic year at Clemson begins
Five faculty members of Clemson University’s PRTM EDGE team were recognized with the Phil Prince Award Innovation in Teaching at the Victor Hurst Convocation.

Clemson students learn to wrangle park's equipment
EDGE students caught the attention of the local newspaper on their three-day field trip to Aiken, S.C., to experience PRTM in the field.

New PRTM curriculum boosts students’ experiences
An article about the PRTM EDGE program, written by EDGE team member Bob Brookover, was featured in the January/February 2011 edition of HEHDlines.

How will you lead?
The EDGE program, along with EDGE team member Fran McGuire, were featured in the winter 2011 edition of the Clemson World Magazine. Read More


The PRTM EDGE semester
Clemson students Tayler Easton and Adam Dorsam, along with professor Denise Anderson, discuss the PRTM EDGE semester, also known as the immersion semester. Students do not attend traditional classes, but work in small learning groups, collaborate on long-term projects and take field trips.

Change and transformation: The best semester ever
EDGE faculty team member Fran McGuire delivered the keynote speech at the 2010 Clemson University Convocation, during which he focused on PRTM EDGE.