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B – inspiring!

October 15, 2020

Greetings, fellow Tigers!

It has become a familiar scene in Death Valley – heavy rain pouring down on players on the field and dedicated fans in the stands. But the weather is never an obstacle for the Tigers who extended their longest home winning streak in school history to 25 with a 42-17 victory over the Miami Hurricanes. The Tigers also increased their FBS-record Saturday winning streak to 47. Clemson will hit the road for the first time since the season-opener this Saturday when the Tigers face Georgia Tech in Atlanta at noon. Go Tigers!

2020 Nobel Peace Prize

The 2020 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to the World Food Programme (WFP), led by former South Carolina governor David Beasley. This organization truly makes a difference, and we are proud that a member of our Clemson Family and a leader within our state is being recognized for this important work.

The Nobel Foundation awarded the WFP the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize “for its efforts to combat hunger, for its contribution to bettering conditions for peace in conflict-affected areas and for acting as a driving force in efforts to prevent the use of hunger as a weapon of war and conflict.” In 2019, the WFP provided assistance to close to 100 million people in 88 countries who are victims of acute food insecurity and hunger. The coronavirus pandemic has contributed to a strong upsurge in the number of victims of hunger in the world.

Samuel J. Cadden Chapel construction

Each construction initiative happening on campus today is vitally important to enhancing the quality of the Clemson experience for our students. These enhancements to our campus are only possible thanks to the generosity and support of our Clemson Family. Watching these initiatives – like the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel – come to fruition is an exciting time for those who have made it possible. The chapel, now under construction, is named after a Clemson student who passed away unexpectedly in 2015 and will be an inviting venue for all people to celebrate, meditate and reflect. Ken and Mary Cadden, the parents of Samuel J. Cadden, made the lead gift of $1.5 million in June 2016 that set forth an impressive fundraising campaign. Less than three years later, pledges received for the chapel from more than 1,500 donors exceeded $7 million.

Construction of Cadden Chapel on Clemson campus

School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences develops a degree program

Clemson’s College of Science has partnered with South Carolina State University for two accelerated degree programs. The first program launched last year in the Physics & Astronomy Department – from which the first student will come to Clemson in Fall 2021. Now, the School of Mathematical & Statistical Sciences has also developed a degree program. This is an incredible program that strengthens South Carolina educational opportunities and underrepresented students in STEM fields. Clemson is proud to partner with our fellow land-grant university in South Carolina and a historically black college and university.

The new program allows math students at SC State to earn their bachelor’s combined with their master’s degrees in just five years. Undergraduate students will study at SC State for three years, then transfer to Clemson, earning a bachelor’s degree from SC State and their master’s degree from Clemson by the end of the fifth year. The programs give students a cost-effective way to receive the personalized support available in a smaller program at SC State and benefit from the resources available at Clemson. These programs will also help produce the highly educated workforce South Carolina needs.

B – inspiring!

Whether it is watching our athletic programs excel on the field, watching our students thrive or watching campus projects come to fruition, it’s a great time to be a Clemson Tiger! All of this is possible because of the Clemson Family’s unwavering support. Thank you for your generosity and commitment to the future of our University. You are inspiring future generations of Tigers!

Go Tigers! Beat Georgia Tech!

Brian O’Rourke