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Clemson Forever Events

College of Business and Behavioral Sciences Donor Event

February 19, 2015

College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities Donor Event

Locker Room to Board Room ONE Clemson Panel Discussion

A panel of distinguished Clemson alumni, including former student athletes, shared advice for success and answered questions in an open forum Friday, Jan. 23, at Tillman Hall auditorium. “From the Locker Room to the Boardroom: A Panel of Clemson’s Best and Brightest” featured ONE Clemson cabinet members, including professional football players C.J. Spiller, Charlie Whitehurst and Dwayne Allen; Major League Baseball pitcher Kris Benson; former Clemson quarterback and radio personality Rodney Williams. The panelists discussed how they became leaders in their professions and offer advice for young adults to become successful, whether on the field or in the boardroom.

 

Legacy Day 2014

Clemson celebrates Thomas Green Clemson’s legacy and the late Robert “Pat” Jenkins for his gift to Clemson.

 

Gratitude Gala

Clemson celebrates Thomas Green Clemson’s legacy with a Month of Milestones.

 

Clemson’s Robert J. Rutland Institute for Ethics names award for President Emeritus James Barker

The Bond Golf Practice Facility Dedication, Nov. 13, 2014

ClemsonLIFE Students in the Spotlight

If you’ve attended football games, you may have seen student equipment manager David Saville on the sidelines. Saville, who has Down Syndrome, hit the national spotlight this past year when he was featured in ESPN commentator Holly Rowe’s “Front Rowe” series as well as being a keynote speaker at the National Down Syndrome Congress Convention.

At the convention, Saville was introduced by former Clemson All-America football player Dwayne Allen, who now plays for the Indiana Colts. “I went into the relationship,” Allen said, “thinking I would learn something about Down Syndrome. I came out learning about a kid who loved video games, loved to eat hamburgers, knew every college team mascot. The only out-of-the ordinary thing I learned about him is his extraordinary ability to love. David loves everyone; it doesn’t matter where you come from or what you’re about.”

Saville is enrolled in ClemsonLIFE (Learning is for Everyone), a four-year post-secondary program focused on vocational and independent- living success for young adults with disabilities. For the first two years, students live in apartments on campus with an on-site independent living assistant while taking classes on independent living, employment, personal finances, health and nutrition. During the last two years of the program, students live in off-campus apartments and are employed in the local community.

In Saville’s keynote, he quoted one of Coach Dabo Swinney’s life lessons: “The only real disability in life is a bad attitude.” Rion Holcombe, another ClemsonLIFE student, hit national news last year when a video of him receiving his acceptance letter went viral. “CBS Evening News” covered Holcombe’s journey from acceptance to move-in.

 

Watch David Saville’s speech at the NDSC on 9/12/14:

 Watch Holly Rowe’s feature on the ClemsonLIFE program:

Additional videos and articles about Saville can be accessed below:

 http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/ncaaf-dr-saturday/vod–clemson-manager-david-saville-s-locker-room-victory-dance-160355527.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Svz_q4hH4hI#t=29