Congratulations 2013 Honors Graduates
The Calhoun Honors College graduated 244students at the spring and summer commencements.Departmental Honors was awarded to 110 gradu-ates who completed faculty mentored research. Theaverage GPR of graduates was 3.81, and 33 earned aperfect 4.0 GPR.Three Honors graduates received Clemson’s topawards at the spring commencement.
, a financial management major fromGalena, Ohio, received the Norris Medal, awardedto the best all-around graduating senior. This isthe tenth consecutive year that the Norris has beenawarded to an Honors students.
, a biochemistry major from Sum-ter, S.C., and
, a genetics major fromGreenville, S.C., received the Algernon Sydney Sul-livan Awards, which recognize leadership and service.
From the Director’s Desk
We’re excited to share with you our Fall2013 newsletter. Over the past few months, we graduated a marvelous class of seniors, welcomed the best freshman class in our his-tory, and watched in awe as our students wonprestigious national and international awards,traveled to distant lands, published their re-search in top journals, and enriched the intel-lectual life of the university. We are very proudof our students and alumni, and grateful forthe extraordinary work of the Honors faculty and staff.Our students’ success depends on a numberof key partnerships across the University com-munity. Here are just a few:
Every day, proessors rom every Col-lege share their time, talent, and expertise withHonors students. They teach Honors courses,mentor our students individually and in groups,lead Creative Inquiry groups, and serve onHonors College committees. We welcome newaculty every year, and benet rom their energyand their ideas.
• Key University Programs and Ofcers
Wework with the College Deans, Associate Deans,and Department Chairs to oer a wide array oHonors classes and to launch new programs.We collaborate with Clemson Housing toprovide a wonderul living-learning communityin Holmes Hall. And we are growing a key part-nership with the Oce o Global Engagementto enhance Honors students’ knowledge o andexposure to global issues.
• Alumni and Parents
Our success dependson our alumni and parents or contributionso time and money and or spreading the wordabout our reputation or academic excellence.We were delighted to see so many o you atFamily Weekend in September, and we lookorward to many more opportunities to connectand re-connect.
We thank everyone who works together with us to provide the unique educational ex-perience that is the Calhoun Honors College,and we hope you enjoy reading about what wehave accomplished together.
Bill Lasser, Ph.D.
Executive DirectorCalhoun Honors College
Honors students traveled the world tovolunteer, work, and conduct research insummer 2013.
Read about more on page 2.
Medha Vyavahare volunteeredat an orphanage in IndiaJansen Nash, Davis Reed, and Micah Vasko worked inMorocco to set up a medical clinic and distribute oodJocelyn Tischworked atclinics inPanamaand CostaRica