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G&B welcomes new staff

June 14, 2024

Crystal Pitts (left) and Ashley Anthony (right) joined the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry staff.

Crystal Pitts

In May the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry welcomed Crystal Pitts as their new graduate program coordinator. 

Crystal, originally from Brooklyn, NY, has lived in the Upstate for most of her life. She graduated from Lander University in 2022 with a degree in Business Administration and is set to receive her MBA in Digital Brand Communications from Clemson University in August 2024.

As our Graduate Services Coordinator, Crystal provides administrative support in planning, designing, and implementing graduate degree programs in the Department of Genetics and Biochemistry. She serves as primary representative for initiating and maintaining academic and payroll records for enrolled students and assisting with student recruitment.

A fun fact about Crystal is that she used to be a 9-1-1 dispatcher for both Clemson University Police Department and Anderson County Sheriff’s Office. Outside of work, you can find her listening to jazz at Blues Boulevard, dining at her favorite Greenville restaurants Coral and Konnichiwa, or spending time with her husband and two cats, Zira and Olan.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with student and faculty to make the upcoming Fall 2024 semester one of the best experiences,” says Crystal.

Ashley Anthony

The department recently welcomed Ashley Anthony, the new accounts payable and receivable accountant to their staff.

Ashley was born and raised in just around the corner in Pickens, SC and graduated from Pickens High School in 2001. Ashley has many years of accounting experience and recently left Blue Ridge Electric in the Customer Service Department after 11 years of service.

As our accounts payable and receivable accountant, Ashely handles all purchasing, invoicing, and reimbursement needs. She is the go-to person for all Concur, Buyways and day-to-day accounting needs.

A fun fact about Ashley is that she has fostered children and keeps in touch with some of them! She has three kids and is engaged to be married. Ashley’s favorite place to be is her lake house on Hartwell spending time with friends and family.

“I am honored to have gotten this opportunity to be with such great people. I am very blessed to work with such a great team!”



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