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B – “All In” for Clemson!

August 13, 2020

Greetings fellow Tigers!

Congratulations to Clemson’s newest alumni, our August graduates! These times are anything but ordinary, and we weren’t able to celebrate our August graduates last week with our traditional ceremony. But we can still honor these graduates by celebrating their persistence, diligence and resilience from afar. They persevered during the most extraordinary of times, and we are looking forward to the day when we can appropriately and traditionally celebrate their accomplishments. Clemson remains committed to an on-campus celebration for our May and August graduates. Until then, I invite you to visit a special Class of 2020 web site that the University created.

Last week President Clements shared a message with updates on testing strategy, preparations for fall and congratulations to our August graduates. View his message with important updates here.

Healthy Me – Healthy SC (HMHSC), a program developed in partnership by the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and Clemson University, will provide COVID-19 testing support to the rural and underserved areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina. With the reinvigoration of the program and a focus on the state’s current public health crisis, HMHSC will deploy a mobile testing team to conduct screenings and collections in rural and underserved areas, focusing on the Upstate and the Midlands. Mobile testing sites through HMHSC kicked off in Walhalla, South Carolina, on Thursday, July 30, with the goal of providing weekly screening sessions over the course of the next six months. You can read more here.

Made possible by funding from the LeGrand McIver Sparks ’41 and Mary Sears Sparks Endowment (A Class of 1941 Initiative), the Professor John E. Fairey III Quasi-Endowment for Natural History, the Biological Sciences Excellence Fund, and the Friends of the Natural History Museum, a much-needed renovation has given new life to the Clemson University Herbarium. It also included University investment in teaching and learning spaces. The herbarium houses about 100,000 plant specimens that have been carefully preserved and stored for the future. The herbarium, operated by the College of Science’s department of biological sciences, houses specimens from all over the globe, though its concentration is local and regional. Researchers from around the state, nation and world can also use the collection online. When campus is once again bustling with activity, the new location will also offer in-person experience. You can read more here.

B – “All In” for Clemson!
Thank you for your generosity and support! Your commitment to Clemson is moving our University forward despite the difficulties of the current times.

Let’s all do our part to keep our Clemson Family and members of our community safe. Be “All in” for Clemson – wear your masks and practice social distancing!

Clemson student wearing purple mask on campus

Go Tigers!

Brian O’Rourke