Shannon Outen ’95, her husband, Hal, her son Zach Outen ’22 and her parents, Brian and Kathy Connolly, visited the Rock of Cashel on their trip to Ireland.
Zach Grimes ’15, Kellsey Simmons Grimes ’16, Tim Warrick ’11, Tim Hasty ’83 and Ean Tucker pulled out their Tiger Rag 60 feet under water off the coast of Roatan, Honduras in May 2019. The unexpected reunion of Clemson alumni happened when the group was unknowingly assigned to the same dive boat during their vacation.
The United States is now more racially and ethnically diverse than it has ever been, but that diversity is not yet reflected in the sciences. In 2017, traditionally underrepresented minorities — African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans and Pacific Islanders — accounted for nearly a third of the U.S. population, yet only about 17 percent were employed as scientists and engineers in the country. Several years ago, Meredith Morris, an associate professor of genetics and biochemistry who teaches molecular biochemistry at Clemson, began to notice that racial and ethnic gap reflected in her classes.
William Dietrich ’04 was sent on a temporary duty assignment to work at the VA Medical Center in Tuscaloosa, Ala. “What else would a Tiger do while behind enemy lines?”
Leonard Chase ’20 during a study abroad trip to Verona. “This picture was a day trip to Lake Garda, a large lake to the north of the town.”
Audrey McFall ’21, Catie Haenel ’21, Charlie Pickens ’21, Emma Turpin ’21, Laughton Short ’21, Nick Murphy ’21, Charlie O’Tuel ’21 and Duncan Ellison ’21 hiked 241 stairs to go see the chapel at San Juan de Gaztelugatxe during a study abroad opporunity in Bilbao, Spain. “The location is very famous in Spanish culture and also where some of ‘Game of Thrones’ was filmed. Go Tigers!”
Phil ’83, Ann ’87, Gracie ’19 and Wilson ’13 Scott found a Clemson-colored beach hut among many others on Brighton Beach in Melbourne. “I had a presentation I was giving in Melbourne, Australia, at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress (Nursing Honor Society),” Ann says. “We turned it into a family vacation.”