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Clemson University Feature Stories

Clemson University Honors College

Profiles of Clemson Honors students, faculty and alumni.


Jennifer van Gelder ’15: ‘The Calhoun Honors College has enhanced my overall experience at Clemson University.’

February 28th, 2014
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Jennifer van Gelder, a senior from St. Petersburg, FL, has become an avid volunteer during her time at Clemson. As a member of Gamma Sigma Sigma Service Sorority, Jennifer is involved with an organization called Camp Spearhead, a weekend camp for children and adults with disabilities. Through Gamma Sigma Sigma, she has completed more than [...]

Thompson Mefford ’03: Materials Science Professor learns from Honors students

February 28th, 2014
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Dr. Thompson Mefford, a 2003 graduate of the Honors College and current associate professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department, enjoys the meaningful interactions he has had with Honors students. “One of the greatest perks of working with Honors students is their diversity of interests. These polymaths have educated me in ways that continue [...]

Ross Beppler, Electrical Engineering ’14: Scholar, Leader, Researcher

February 28th, 2014
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“Everyone has heard of the ‘Clemson Family,’ and I like to describe the Honors community as my immediate family within that larger group. My best friends, most influential mentors, and advisers are all in Honors.” Ross Beppler, a senior electrical engineering major from Johns Creek, GA, has made the most of his Honors experience at [...]

Ph.D Candidate and Honors Alum: ‘My Honors experience gave me the confidence to never second guess myself or my abilities when I confronted challenging projects.’

February 28th, 2014
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After graduating with a degree in Communication Studies from Clemson in 2009, Lori Pindar continued her education by earning a Master’s in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Georgia. She recently returned to Clemson to pursue a doctorate degree in Educational Leadership. Lori gives back to the Clemson community as she continues her [...]

Honors Senior Allison Kowalski: ‘Being part of the Calhoun Honors College is an invaluable experience.’

February 28th, 2014
Allison in Dubrovnik, Croatia during a study abroad trip

As senior Political Science and Spanish double major Allison Kowalski nears the end of her college career, she continues to follow her passion for international relations and foreign language. She cites here internship with the U.S. State Department in Madrid, Spain (funded in part by an Honors Educational Enrichment Travel Grant) in deepening her experience [...]

Sociology professor Sarah Winslow supports Honors students, in class and at ‘home’

February 28th, 2014
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“Honors College students have unmatched access to resources, events, and many of the most accomplished faculty members on this campus.” Since joining the Clemson family in 2006, Dr. Sarah Winslow continues to impact the lives of her students. Dr. Winslow currently serves as the Undergraduate Coordinator for the Sociology & Anthropology Department, as well as [...]

Zackary Hewitt ’16 embraces the ‘Honors’ experience at Clemson

February 28th, 2014
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“I realized that if you only treat your education as a series of assignments and tests, you will completely miss out on the many opportunities to learn, in and outside of the classroom. Your time in college is only going to be as beneficial as you make it, so I would encourage freshmen to think [...]

2013 Honors grad pursues M.D. at MUSC

February 28th, 2014
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“At every turn there’s another opportunity for advisement, another person offering a helping hand, and an administration that works tirelessly to see honors students far exceed the expectations we set for ourselves” Matthew Kofoed, a 2013 graduate of the Honors College, is currently working towards his M.D. at the Medical University of South Carolina. As [...]

2011 Calhoun Honors Graduate returns to Clemson as English staff member

February 7th, 2014
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Jessica Dean, a 2011 Clemson Honors graduate, returned to campus in 2013 as the Student Services Program Coordinator for the Department of English. As an undergraduate, Jessica actively pursued her academic as well as  personal interests. It was through these experiences that she chose to earn a Master’s in Higher Education with an Emphasis in Student [...]

With a Clemson education powering her studies in the U.S. and abroad, senior Honors civil engineering student Kate Gasparro’s been there, done that, and she’s more than ready for what comes next.

January 14th, 2014
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Click the image below for Honors civil engineering major Kate Gasparro’s story.

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