Clemson’s Mason Foley named a finalist for Student Body President of the Year

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Mason Foley, right, placed in the top three for Student Body President of the Year at the Campus Legacy awards event in Washington, D.C. Photo provided by National Campus Leadership Council.

Mason Foley, Clemson University’s undergraduate student body president, was a finalist for an award presented by the National Campus Leadership Council. He placed in the top three for Student Body President of the Year at the Campus Legacy awards event in Washington, D.C.

Foley served as president for the 2018-19 term and earned a bachelor’s degree in management this past May. He helped launch a professional clothes closet with Clemson’s Center for Career and Professional Development and a leadership engagement scholarship program.

“I was able to engage with campus leaders from many other universities and show them how great Clemson is,” Foley said. “While we didn’t bring home the award, I am extremely honored to finish among the top three alongside these other exceptional student leaders.”


CDS receives $10,000 gift from Agracel Can-Do Fund

Center for Developmental ServicesThe Center for Developmental Services was selected to receive $10,000 from the 2019 Agracel “Can Do Fund.” The check was presented by Jason Vaughn, Richard Blackwell,
and Brady Cauthen of Agracel Inc. to Dana McConnell and Joy Blue of CDS. 

CDS is a multidisciplinary treatment facility for children with disabilities and developmental delays and will use the funds to support operations and programs for the 8,000 children it provides services to. At the facility, children and families can receive therapy, diagnoses, legal help, and day care. 


Furman University tenor Bergsvein Toverud wins top prize at national competition 

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Bergsvein Toverud, a 2019 Furman University graduate, won first prize in the Advanced Classical Division at the Classical Singer Competition in Chicago. Toverud, a native of Lenoir, North Carolina, was chosen as one of four to compete in the finals, where he surpassed students from some of the most prestigious schools of music.

At Furman, he earned the DuPre Rhame Scholarship and the Hartness Scholarship for his pursuits in vocal performance and obtained a degree in music education.

“It’s exciting to win a competition, but winning is second to the pursuit of musical excellence,” Toverud said. “My drive as a musician comes from a reverence of the art and the intense human expression that music carries.”

Toverud will continue studying music and vocal performance at the Eastman School of Music. Some of his performances are available on YouTube

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