In May, I had the opportunity to travel to Yokohama, Japan for business with Nissan North America. I traveled with fellow Clemson alumna Meagan Hoffman ’13 and met up with Tate Fennell ’11 — who is currently on Nissan North America foreign assignment in Japan. We spent two weeks analyzing and optimizing packaging for a new program model coming up during this fiscal year. It was a great experience exploring Japan with some fellow Tigers!
Newlyweds Chandler (Carver) Simpson and Davis Simpson showing #TigerPride while honeymooning in Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Armed with Rick Steves’ Travel Guide, we set off on a 14-day adventure, staying in hostels and B&Bs, while exploring my father’s ancestral home. Highlight was actually finding relatives I knew not at the 19th Century family home in Co. Clare. Photo is from atop Blarney Castle just after kissing The Stone to ensure my Irish eloquence as I age.
Kip Jordan (class of 1996) and his wife Joy traveled across the country from Loris, South Carolina to Colorado Springs, Colorado with Reclaim ministries. They, along with 18 others, served in rescue missions along the way and performed a music program with the group. They had the opportunity to sing “America the Beautiful” here at the top of Pike’s Peak while sporting their Clemson colors! The lyrics of “America the Beautiful” were written by Katharine Lee Bates because the view from Pike’s Peak was so breathtakingly beautiful.
In March of 2017, fellow alum Zack Geiger and I took a 3-day quad tour through the Sahara Desert near Merzouga, Morocco. Joining us were his girlfriend and some other friends from the States. We were able to ride camels out into the desert and sleep at a nomadic campsite in the dunes. The two of us posed for this picture with the Tiger Rag during our trek to the overnight campsite. It was an exhilarating trip, made all the more exciting by angry spitting camels and our guide quitting on day two after a dispute with the driver. It truly was the trip of a lifetime.
Hannah Whelpley and Jeb Hines (juniors, class of 2019) in Wildlife & Fisheries Biology) studied wildlife conservation management and techniques for wildlife research in the Tarangire-Manyara ecosystem conservation areas of Tanzania through The School of Field Studies at the Moyo Hill Camp in Rhotia, Tanzania. They are pictured at the Ngorongoro Crater.
We started planning this trip with my uncle (a Carolina Law graduate) over a year ago, and it exceeded all expectations. The views in Yosemite can’t be beat, and the experience is that of a lifetime! All together, we hiked over 55 miles, and ascended to over 8,600 feet at Half Dome. We also hiked up to the top of Yosemite Falls, Yosemite Point, Sentinel Dome, and Glacier Point. We ended up running into some Clemson grads and South Carolinians along our adventure and even a freshman starting this year…Go Tigers!
Our Story: We both met at Clemson while undergraduates in the Pre-Veterinary program. Now married, we split our time between Greenville, Greenwood, and Athens, GA. Kristen is a Veterinary Student at UGA and I am a Veterinarian.
Two brothers celebrating Kevin’s graduation from his Surgical Residency Program at Loyola found an Esso outside Venice, Italy.
These four couples all began their relationships while students at Clemson. We all live in Chapin, SC now and have 10 Tiger cubs between us. We like to tell them they owe their LIVES to Clemson…which they do!
Taylor Zeck ’00 Rider, Michael Rider ’98, Anna Corpening ’01 Edwards, James “Josh” Edwards ’01, Michelle Proveaux ’01 Clayton, Jason Clayton ’00, Tracy Dalpe ’98 Cannon and Clay Cannon ’98.
Kate Toms, a Clemson sophomore, visiting Vancouver, Canada, and showing them what a national championship team looks like!