S.C. 4-H joins in weeklong celebration of the power of youth

It’s often been said knowledge is power, and South Carolina 4-H Youth Development believes in the power of young people — and brings opportunity to glean that knowledge directly to kids from all backgrounds. The week of Oct. 2-8 marked […]

The fiscal wizard of Tigertown

One might expect John Alexander to be rather dry and solemn, as the man who controls $1 billion for Clemson, but he is neither of those things. He is good-natured and quick with a laugh because he is very good at what he does.

$5M Google.org grant helps South Carolina youth get connected

Young people in rural and underserved South Carolina communities can now get connected — to technology, resources and training — thanks to a $5 million grant from Google.org to the National 4-H Council. The grant is aimed at expanding computer […]

Clemson Extension agents honored on national stage for local impact

Clemson Cooperative Extension professionals were honored recently with a slew of awards on the national level to recognize the impact they are making on their respective local ones. Clemson Extension garnered five National Award Winners at the 2022 National Association […]

Young Sandlappers show prowess on big stage at national wildlife contest

After a smooth return to an in-person setting for the annual state contest after two years away, the South Carolina Wildlife Habitat Education Program (WHEP) kept its momentum rolling right onto the national stage — bringing home another National Championship […]

4-H’ers from across SC learn life lessons from Clemson gridiron legend

Just like the game that decided the 2016 college football national champion, this year’s South Carolina 4-H State Congress featured boisterous applause throughout and ended with tears of joy on Clemson University’s campus. Not that many of the youth present […]

4-H Pinckney events help pave pathway to leadership for SC youth

Alex Blocker became versed in Clementa Pinckney’s legacy by growing up in the African Methodist Episcopal Church, but it was attending a leadership program bearing Pinckney’s name that led Blocker to realize the late state senator’s career path was one […]

Clemson Family breaks record for gifts on annual Give Day

Charitable giving reached a record $6,333,884 during the 7th annual Clemson University 24-hour Give Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2022. Cash, new pledges and a multi-million-dollar estate gift made up this year’s total.

Six Clemson alumni honored with the 2022 Distinguished Service Award

On Friday, April 1, 2022, the Clemson Alumni Association awarded six recipients with the Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award — the highest honor the association bestows on those who graduated from the University. The prestigious Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award […]

Clemson, SC State strengthen bond between Extension programs

Deon Legette is a self-proclaimed “proud and loyal daughter” of South Carolina State University, but her most recent trip to its Orangeburg campus was about strengthening a sibling bond: the one between her alma mater and Clemson, its sister land-grant […]

SC 4-H Horse Program continues to shine on national stage

The South Carolina 4-H Horse Program has made a habit of bringing home top-five national awards, and that theme continued at this year’s contest in Louisville, Ky. Two top-five overall finishes at the 2021 Eastern National 4-H Horse Round-Up at […]

New members join the County Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson

Two years worth of new members have been welcomed into the Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at Clemson University — four from the Class of 2020 and five from the Class of 2021 — following COVID-related delays.

Clemson offers app to help calculate feed rations

The Clemson University Precision Agriculture team has developed the Clemson Livestock Feed Ration Calculator to help livestock producers easily determine the nutrients in feed mixes.

SC 4-H’ers take top honors at National WHEP Contest

Showing up at school on Saturday and Sunday isn’t most young people’s idea of a good time, but a group of South Carolina high school students turned it into a national championship weekend. The team of Kaden Cooley, Emma Garrett, […]

Youth find ‘courage to lead’ at S.C. 4-H State Congress

The theme of this year’s S.C. 4-H State Congress was “The Courage to Lead in a Jungle of the Unknown,” and many of the speakers at the event’s banquet and others in attendance had their own stories about learning to […]

Lowcountry teen’s whole-body health plan shines on national stage

Maggie Thomas has attended the National 4-H Summit for Healthy Living two years running, but the first was a less-than-ideal experience: After falling critically ill, she was admitted into the hospital for a week and spent her 16th birthday there. […]

Building tomorrow’s road map, today — why Clemson’s Master of Transportation Safety Administration is a game-changer

Kim Alexander serves as the founder and chair of Clemson University’s Institute for Global Road Safety and Security and directs the first-of-its-kind Master of Transportation Safety Administration. The work of Alexander and her colleagues not only impacts the lives of those who visit their classrooms but it also makes a difference for motorists everywhere, delivering safer roads and more secure transportation systems nationwide.

CAFLS women taking leading role in driving Clemson’s land-grant mission

More than any college within Clemson University, the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) exemplifies founder Thomas Green Clemson’s vision of a high seminary of learning that would reach beyond the boundaries of campus to benefit South Carolina, […]

Clemson picked to lead design of nationwide 4-H STEM initiative

Clemson University will be taking youth across the country on a guided tour of outer space — virtually, of course — after being chosen to lead the design of this year’s 4-H STEM Challenge. Heading into its 14th year, the […]

Inaugural County Agent Hall of Fame marks centennial of Extension Service

(This story was first published September 10, 2014) CLEMSON — Marking a century of service to South Carolinians, eight individuals entered the inaugural Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame at ceremonies at Clemson University in September. In celebration […]

Clemson inducts three into Extension Agent Hall of Fame

(This story was first published July 6, 2015) CLEMSON — Retired Clemson University Extension agents Rowland Alston, Bill Craven and Bill Riser were inducted into the A. Frank Lever County Extension Agent Hall of Fame for their service to South […]