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I was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. I opted to stay in the area for my undergraduate studies in architecture and worked for a couple of years in two firms near Chicago. I gained some valuable experience, but still wanted my Masters of Architecture in order to continue to advance within the field. On my visit to Clemson University, the director sat down with me personally to answer all of my questions. I was instantly sold. I may not have known it when I was younger, but I was always born a Tiger!
Fort Hill was the home of John C. Calhoun, South Carolina's pre-eminent 19th century statesman, from 1825 until his death in 1850. The antebellum plantation home, office and kitchen are furnished mostly with family artifacts.
After an extensive two-year restoration project, Fort Hill reopened in spring 2003 for its bicentennial year. Fort Hill was named a national treasure by the Save America's Treasures program, and its artifacts are currently undergoing a comprehensive conservation program funded by this federal grant and matching funds.
Clemson University, one of the country's top public universities, combines the best of small-college teaching and big-time science, engineering and technology.
With nearly half the classes at Clemson having fewer than 20 students, Clemson professors get to know their students and explore innovative ways of teaching. It's one reason Clemson's retention and graduation rates rank among the highest in the country among public schools. It's why Clemson continues to attract some of the country's best students who seek intellectual challenge.
With its college-town, lakefront setting against a backdrop of mountains and forests, Clemson is characterized by a strong sense of community, a commitment to service and a love of winning - in academics
With a legacy (brother, father and great-grandfather) and growing up in the upstate of South Carolina, there was a lot of Clemson in me before I ever decided to attend. As an alumna, I have made ties that have gained me employment, enriched those work experiences, and routinely connect me to others around the country. Clemson was the obvious choice with my family's history paired with the exceptional architectural program and the opportunity to spend a semester in Italy, not to mention football season.