About Us

Clemson World has informed, engaged and entertained the alumni and friends of Clemson University since the early 1970s.

Our mission is simple: to tell the stories of Clemson. Through creative and innovative writing, design, photography, video and technology, we communicate the determined spirit of Clemson’s alumni, faculty, staff and students. We offer a glimpse into the personality of the institution through the stories and images of her people.

Clemson World is published three times a year, in January, June and September. The Fall issue (September) is mailed to all alumni, as well as donors. The other two issues are mailed to alumni and friends who have made a gift in the current or previous year, as well as recent graduates.

Our Team

Nancy Spitler

Managing Editor

Nancy’s goal is to interest, intrigue and engage readers with the stories of Clemson. In her spare time, she enjoys throwing pottery, gardening, and relaxing with friends and family.


Associate Editor

As a third-generation Clemson alum, Sara Ann loves writing and editing the stories of fellow alumni through profiles, features, social media and other areas of the magazine. She comes from a huge Clemson family and also met her husband at Clemson in Tiger Band. When she’s not writing, she loves reading, running long distance and loving on her retriever/border collie mix, Merlin.

chris waldrop

Art Director

A graduate of Anderson University, Chris brings his love of typography and his belief that things can always be just a little bit better to the design of Clemson World. When he‘s not working, he’s happiest hiking or fishing, or just enjoying the beauty of nature.


Executive Creative Director

Jesse oversees the expression of the Clemson brand across all channels, ensuring that we are expressing Clemson’s story consistently and creatively everywhere we’re telling it. He also teaches “Brand Design and Creative Direction” through Clemson’s Erwin Center for Brand Communication and Graphic Communications programs.

Heidi Coryell Williams

Executive Director of Storytelling

We all have a story to tell; Heidi’s role at Clemson is to spend as much time as possible seeking out and consuming the most captivating narratives. Exploring different ways to share Tigers’ stories means time well-spent with the creators of Clemson World.


Associate Vice President, Brand Experience

Dave‘s guiding hand keeps the Clemson World team on target with design and with content. He’s also a gourmet chef, regularly posting photos of his culinary creations on his Instagram page. He’s the Associate Vice President for Brand Experience.

Ashley Jones

Director of Photography

Ashley brings an eye for detail and a fresh take on old campus sites. She‘s been known to take her shoes off and wade in streams, lie down in the dirt, do “photographer’s yoga” or anything else it takes to get the best shot.

josh wilson


Josh brings energy and humor every day to his work at Clemson. Add to that a great eye for catching the action and a passion for doing whatever it takes to make things great.

craig mahaffey ’98

Photography Coordinator / Photographer

Craig captures the essence of Clemson in his photography. A 1998 graduate, he also runs a wedding photography business, Sposa Bella Photography, with his wife Lindsey.