A year of achievement – destined to go far because we’re doing it together 
December is a month I associate with family, giving, reflection – and what lies ahead. As I reflect on all we’ve achieved in 2019, there’s no better place to give credit where it’s due, than to the Clemson Family — our students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who are connected to us through their love of being a Tiger. 
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Congratulations to our December graduates!
December graduates from Clemson’s student veteran population were honored in an annual “Hail and Farewell” ceremony inside the Hendrix Student Center. Plus, check out images from the Graduation Ceremony in Littlejohn Coliseum, the Ph.D. Hooding and the Joint ROTC Commissioning.
For marketing’s Will Swinney, desire to be his best is home-grown
Whether on the football field or in a classroom, Will Swinney is a grinder. He plays as hard to win on Saturdays as he does to succeed Monday through Friday as a student in the College of Business. Son of renowned Clemson University head coach Dabo Swinney, the 21-year-old junior marketing major appears to have a good handle on balancing the rigors of big-time college football with excellence in the classroom.
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Hayek Center 'Civil Discourse' workshops sharpen students’ persuasive powers
The power to persuade is a skill that is useful at the negotiating table and the holiday dinner table. Yet, persuasion is a skill that comes naturally to a select few. The Hayek Center for the Business of Prosperity recently piloted a project that aims to help students navigate disagreement on a variety of controversial topics through a crash course on critical listening, speaking and writing persuasively, and disagreeing respectfully.
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Students’ Raleigh trip is money in the bank
The Office of Student Enrichment recently took a page out of Clemson’s playbook for the future by providing College of Business students face time with banking professionals and Clemson alumni who call Raleigh, N.C., home. Students made the trip courtesy of First Citizens Bank, which funds the college’s CU Business EDGE program. The program complements students’ educational experience through a variety of engaging activities aimed at sharpening their soft skills to help differentiate them in the job market.
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New College of Business building – Innovative to the core
Learn about some of the cutting-edge materials going into the construction of the new College of Business building. Justin Tetor MBA ’11, senior project manager for DPR Construction, discusses the innovative PURPLE National Gypsum products that are being used in the construction of the new College of Business building. Plus, check out our progress as we close in on our opening in 2020.
That Uplifting Tweet You Just Shared? A Russian Troll Sent It
Professional trolls know what pressure points to push and how best to drive us to distrust our neighbors. They know you catch more flies with honey. They don’t go to social media looking for a fight; they go looking for new best friends. Find out how to spot the Russian disinformation posts in this Rolling Stone article by College of Business associate professor Patrick Warren and College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences associate professor Darren Linvill.
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Clemson scholar’s new book examines ‘America’s Revolutionary Mind’
A newly released book by C. Bradley Thompson, the business school's executive director of the Clemson Institute for the Study of Capitalism, reinterprets the American Revolution – from the reasoning and moral principles of revolutionaries before 1776 to their attempts at creating new Revolutionary societies after 1776. America’s Revolutionary Mind explains the principles and significance of the Declaration of Independence as the embodiment of the American mind.
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Business student leaders shine at Atlantic Institute dinner
Students Wil Niesen, Bri Spalaris and Cameron Hodges represented the College of Business at the annual Atlantic Institute Future Leaders of Dialogue Dinner last week. The Dialogue Dinner seeks the best and brightest future leaders to come together to meet one another, share dialogue, and learn about what it means to be a leader after college ends. Follow us on Instagram @ClemsonBusiness for more.
Business faculty attend PhD Project conference
Business faculty members Delancy Bennett, Janis Miller and Patrick Warren represented Clemson at the 25th annual PhD Project conference this year. The PhD Project was founded upon the premise that advancements in workplace diversity could be propelled forward by increasing the diversity of business school faculty. Follow us on Facebook @ClemsonBusiness for more.
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