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CU EMERITUS COLLEGE WINS NATIONAL AWARD!!!

May 4, 2018

EMERITUS COLLEGE WINS INNOVATION AWARD FROM THE ASSOCIATION OF RETIREMENT ORGANIZATIONS IN HIGHER ORGANIZATIONS

This national award is for two innovative Clemson programs administered by emeritus faculty (Conversations with International Students and the Clemson English Speaking Proficiency test) for the University. CLICK HERE TO SEE PRESS RELEASE.

The two vital University programs recognized utilize the talents of the Emeriti faculty to fill an essential need. The Conversations with International Students (CIS) is a mentoring program designed to assist international graduate students improve their English speaking ability and adjust to life at Clemson and Clemson English Speaking Proficiency (CESP) is a test administered to international graduate students seeking assistantships. It is designed to measure the student’s ability to answer questions proficiently in English. This partnership enhances the relationship between Emeriti and the University as well as  it is very rewarding for the Emeriti to have the one on one interaction with the International Students. These mentorships  not only improve the international student’s speaking proficiency but also helps him/her learn and experience the current culture right away after enrolling. The program is directed by Professor Emeritus of Chemistry Adolph Beyerlein, PhD. If you are an emeritus faculty member, please feel free to contact Dr. Beyerlein at  albrl@clemson.edu  with any questions about volunteering for this great program!!   Dr. Beyerlein also was the 2017 recipient of the Distinguished Emeriti Award!   

The award will be presented to the Emeritus College at the AROHE national conference in October of 2018.



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