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    choreographed pursuit — a collegiate dance team and a caring professor helped shannon corcoran meld her love of dancing and numbers.
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  • clemson student emily thompson awarded astronaut foundation scholarship
    smashing success: physics honors graduate pursues path in particle physics.
  • calhoun honors college ranked among top 10 u.s. honors colleges
    calhoun honors college ranked among top 10 u.s. honors colleges.
  • core campus at clemson university, south carolina
    a mix of freshman through senior honors students live in the honors residential college located in the new core campus facility.

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if you applied to honors for fall 2019 and were accepted,
find newly accepted student information here. congratulations!

welcome to the calhoun honors college.

we challenge our students to excel by offering specialized courses with clemson's best professors; by encouraging participation in a wide range of innovative learning experiences on campus, across america, and around the world; and by promoting intellectual engagement through formal and informal interactions with other clemson students, staff and faculty. we encourage our students to create their own ideal education, by sponsoring programs such as study abroad and undergraduate research, and by providing individualized funding for internships, educational travel and professional development. whether you're a prospective student or already enrolled, the calhoun honors college is here for you.

executive director lasserhear from executive director, dr. bill lasser
it's a marriage of home and work for this longtime tiger. he heads the calhoun honors college, housed in the beautiful new core campus. he and his wife, sue, also live there as part of the faculty-in-residence program, which places faculty and students in the same residential space.

read more about bill lasser

honors college students and faculty received 2018 clemson university spring awards!

student awards

norris medal

leland dunwoodie received the norris medal. the norris medal is presented to the best all-around graduating senior at clemson university (may 2018, or august/december 2017). the norris medal is considered the most prestigious award given to an undergraduate student. students with a minimum 3.000 cumulative gpa may self-nominate or be nominated by a fellow clemson student, faculty or staff member.

algernon sydeny sullivan student award

zachary girvin and haley mckay receive the algernon sydent sullivan student award. this award is presented to two seniors for outstanding service to clemson university and the extended clemson community. students with a minimum 2.500 cumulative gpa may self-nominate or be nominated by a fellow clemson student, faculty or staff member.

faculty awards

 phil prince award for innovation in teaching

 jeff fine received the phil prince award for innovation in teaching. named for clemson president emeritus philip prince, the prince award for innovation in teaching recognizes outstanding faculty members who demonstrate creative teaching methods.

frank a. burtner award for excellence in advising

sarah winslow received the frank a. burtner award for excellence in advising.  this award includes an annual cash prize for the advisor of students (academic or non-academic) or student organizations who excels in developing students in the area of leadership, devotion to duty and service. advisors must be employed by clemson university on a part-time or full-time basis.

see more about the 2018 university spring awards here.

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clemson university | 180 core campus | clemson, sc 29634-5106 | 864-656-4762 | email: calhoun honors college