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NS np WEEKEND, 2007
Clemson hosted 31 top high school students and their families from 13 states Feb. 16 to 18 to compete for the NSP and to learn about the university, academic programs and involvement opportunities.
National Scholars Program Spring 2007
864.656.6160 // Toll Free: 1.866.850.9413 // www.clemson.edu/national_scholars
SCHOLAR STORIES
Left: Participants discuss ideas about developing on-campus programs for scholars. Below: Advisors from several programs chat during a coffee break.
NSP hosts inaugural professional meeting
Thanks to the support of President James F. Barker and Provost Dori Helms, Clemson and the National Scholars Program hosted the first-ever meeting of college scholars and scholarships program administrators, June 6 to 7, 2007. The meeting, held at the Madren Center at Clemson, brought together faculty and staff who administer the programs and scholarships responsible for bringing top students to their campuses. Topics discussed at the summer meeting included devising successful recruiting and selection processes and developing meaningful programs for scholars in the programs, both on and off campus. Additionally, the group made plans for a 2008 meeting, to be held at NC State, as well as developing a more formal professional association. More than two dozen profes-
sionals from 18 programs attended, representing Duke, East Tennessee State, Georgia Tech, Indiana, NC State, UNC-Chapel Hill, USC, UT-Dallas, Vanderbilt,
and William & Mary. For more information, visit www.clemson.edu/ national_scholars/ 2007meetingmain.php.
Record number of Scholars win top awards
Nearly half of the National Scholars received a record three dozen campus awards and national recognitions this Spring. Top: Jennifer Moffitt and her mother Thalia of Moore, SC, meet with VP of Research Chris Przirembel. Above: Mark Boerckel performs a magic trick during the opening night icebreakers, cutting a student in half with rope (she was later reconstituted). These achievements include national finalists for major fellowships, five of 12 spots in the Order of the Blue Ridge, and eight Scholars inducted into the inaugural chapter of Clemson's Phi Beta Kappa. JILL ALLEN Rudolph E. Lee Award, All Academic Team for varsity swimming DAMON ANDREWS Carl Donner Nelson Jr. Award for Most Outstanding Junior in Mechanical Engineering ALI BARKETT Outstanding Graphic Communication Academic Achievement Award JEFF CLINKSCALES Phi Beta Kappa SHANNON EDD Department of Mechanical Engineering Scholastic Achievement Award COLLEEN GLEESON Phi Beta Kappa, Roger B. Rollin English Essay Award STEPHEN GOSNELL Phi Beta Kappa; National Science Foundation Graduate Researc h Award; Norris Medal; Omicron Delta Kappa Member of the Year; Phil Prince Student Personal Development Award; Order of the Blue Ridge; Outstanding Senior in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Biology Faculty Award
See "Spring Awards" on back page for continued listing
SPRING AWARDS
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LAURA HART Phi Beta Outstanding Kappa, Senior in Biochemistry; Outstanding Senior in the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences; Order of the Blue Ridge KATE HICKS Athletic Director's Award of Excellence, ACC Academic Honor Roll LORI PINDAR Roderick Duncan Geddes Award for Diversity in Communication CHELSEA REIGHARD National finalist for Truman Scholarship RACHEL RHYNE School of Education Graduate Certificate of Excellence CHRISTEN SMITH National finalist for Rhodes Sc holarship, Miranda White Diversity and Collaboration Award, Marian L. Harris Award for Excellence in Economics, Order of the Blue Ridge, Department of Public Health Science Sc holastic Achievement Award LAUREN SMITH Student Affairs Advisory Board Ambassador Award, Thomas C. Breazeale Award, Wallace Dabney Trevillian Merit Award, Order of the Blue Ridge RYAN SPURRIER Phi Beta Kappa, John Charles Harden Award LILLIE STEWART Most Outstanding Student in an Introductory Level Chemistry Course BEN WARD First place, 2007 J.T. Barton Jr. Ethics Essay Competition SUZANNE WEAVER Phi Beta Kappa, Order of the Blue Ridge YOUSEF YASIN Phi Beta Kappa AMANDA YOUELL Phi Beta Kappa, Mathematical Sciences Faculty Award
Scholars meet ambassador to Canada, new trustee
From left: Laura Hart, Ben Ward, Mark Boerckel, Wilkins, Lucas Hurd, Bethany Moore, Allison Foreman.
US Ambassador to Canada David Wilkins met with several National Scholars during a Spring visit. A Clemson graduate and former speaker of the SC House of Representatives, Wilkins was recently named to Clemson's Board of Trustees.
SCHOLARS OF 2007
Ben Boone Mechanicsville, VA Atlee High School Judith Crews Dayton, TN Girls Preparatory School Jessica Dean Summerville, SC Summerville High School Caitlin Foulser Melrose, MA Melrose High School Susie Irizarry Palm City, FL John Carroll High School Jennifer Moffitt Moore, SC Dorman High School Zach Musgrave Greensburg, PA Hempfield Area Senior HS Reid Sanders Horse Shoe, NC Home School Elizabeth Sloan Dallas, TX Highland Park High School Ray Smith Birmingham, AL Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School Joshua Von Fange Columbia, SC Spring Valley High School
Graduating seniors honor mentors
Four years after becoming Clemson students, the scholars of 2003 honored 10 Clemson professors for their mentoring and teaching at an April 18 banquet. Awards of Distinction for professors who served as mentors Dr. Richard Blob Biological Sciences Dr. Angela Dills Economics Dr. Roy Dodd Bioengineering Dr. Tamara McNutt-Scott Biological Sciences Dr. Gary Powell Biochemistry Dr. Eric Seiber Public Health Sciences Dr. Lesly Temesvari Biological Sciences
Recognition for excellence in teaching NSP courses Dr. Stephanie Barczewski History Prof. Vladimir Matic Political Science Dr. Jerry Waldvogel Biological Sciences
CLEMSON UNIVERSITY NATIONAL SCHOLARS PROGRAM
Director: Dr. William Lasser, lasser@clemson.edu Associate Director: Jamie Williams, jamwill@clemson.edu Graduate Assistant: Kristine Hoke, khoke@clemson.edu 233 Brackett Hall Clemson, SC 29634 864.656.6160

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