Over the past several months, we’ve watched the world change in ways we likely never thought imaginable. As we look to the future for Greenville and South Carolina, Clemson University is committed to being a driving force in helping bring communities together and build our economy so we all come out on the other side of this pandemic stronger than ever before.
While Clemson’s main campus may be down the road, the university has a large footprint throughout the Greenville community. Alumni, fans, faculty, staff and students who are based here have helped make the Clemson family’s mark on the city. Greenville is home to the university’s MBA program, the International Center for Automotive Research and the Biomedical Engineering Innovation Campus. You’ll also find Experience Clemson at ONE Main Street downtown. It will be open as soon as it’s safe to do so, and we hope you’ll come by to grab the latest and greatest exclusive Clemson swag or just to say hello. The university also has a number of strong and growing partnerships with the state’s leading employers who are based in Greenville, including Lockheed Martin, General Electric, Michelin and Prisma Health.
The Clemson family continues to pursue excellence. Over the past several weeks, we’ve celebrated our alumni, including Killian McDonald, class of 2018, who was awarded a prestigious Knight-Hennessy Scholarship, which will fully fund the cost of attending Stanford University Law School. We’ve also welcomed new members to the community, including Lesley A. Ross, who will serve as the SmartLIFE Endowed Chair in Aging and Cognition. She is the first endowed chair in the university’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. And as we look to the future, faculty and researchers are solving today’s most pressing challenges, like scientist Feng Ding, who is currently working to develop a quick detection test for COVID-19 with funding from a one-year National Science Foundation RAPID grant.
Whether you’re a lifelong Tiger or new to Greenville, Clemson is looking forward to sharing the great things happening at the university with you in this special Clemson Corner section. From individuals reaching new heights, research breakthroughs and discoveries, or events that can bring us all together, you’ll be able to learn more about the people who make Clemson, Greenville and South Carolina such a special place.
We’re excited to keep you updated on things happening on campus and at Clemson locations in the Upstate and around South Carolina. Go Tigers!
Clemson Corner is a bimonthly column on all things Clemson University. From individuals reaching new heights, research breakthroughs and discoveries, or events that can bring us all together, you’ll be able to learn more about the people who make Clemson, Greenville and South Carolina such a special place.