Tiger Tales

Tiger Tales is a brand new project started by the Pearce Center that aims to spread positivity around the Clemson community through highlighting community members, projects and initiatives.

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Alex Ittenbach poses with his signature yellow sneakers, hat and backpack on a Clemson sidewalk.

Tiger Tales: Alex Ittenbach

Tiger Tales: Alex Ittenbach Sluggish mid-winter blues have nothing on the human highlighter, Alex Ittenbach.  With his signature neon yellow
Malik Balogun poses with a group of Clemson students and smiles at the camera.

Tiger Tales: Malik Balogun

Tiger Tales: Malik Balogun It was surreal. He just couldn’t believe it was over.  “All the hard work we had put in really paid off,” said Malik
Jeff Bennett smiles at the camera and poses in front of an industrial kitchen.

Tiger Tales: Pound Cake Man

Tiger Tales: The Pound Cake Man After graduating from Clemson University in 1982, Jeff Bennett spent 35 years working in video production, starting in
Isaiah Reid jumping in the air celebaring his goal against Washington.

Tiger Tales: Isaiah Reid

Tiger Tales: Isaiah Reid Confetti swirled on the field, fans cheered from the stands and the 2021 Men’s Soccer National Championship trophy was
Ricky Sapp smiles at the camera while posing in front of gym equipment.

Tiger Tales: Ricky Sapp

Tiger Tales: Ricky Sapp Ricky Sapp felt lost after hanging up his cleats. After five years of playing for the NFL, the former Clemson Football
Carlyle Griffin smiles at the camera while posing in a field.

Tiger Tales: Carlyle Griffin

Tiger Tales: Carlyle Griffin Since graduating from Clemson University in May 2021, Carlyle Griffin has taken her talents to new levels. As a former
Uber Queen smiles at the camera while posing in a hallway.

Tiger Tales: Uber Queen

Tiger Tales: Uber Queen You may know her as UberQueen, the smiling face you see when ridesharing around downtown Clemson. More than a smiling face,

Tiger Tales: Cooper Library

Tiger Tales: Cooper Library Michelle sits behind a wall of plexiglass in the Cooper library. She wears a mask with the faint pattern of library due
Lacey Hennessy smiles and poses in front of a mural wall featuring a Tiger

Tiger Tales: Lacey Hennessey

Tiger Tales: Lacey Hennessy   What started as painting fraternity coolers and sorority canvases has turned into a budding career for Lacey
John Kannarney faces the camera wearing a mask surrounded by test tubes

Tiger Tales: Jon Kannarney

Tiger Tales: Jon Kannarney   “I’ve retired three times at this point, but I keep coming back to the workforce because I just like having
Hud, Cameron, and Eli pose for the camera in front of a wall of graphic t-shirts and posters

Tiger Tales: Stripes

Tiger Tales: Stripes   When Hud, Kevin, Eli, Gray and Bryan opened the retail store Stripes, they had no idea of their impact on the community. 
Patro Ulmer poses in front of a red wall painted with hands of various colors

Tiger Tales: Patro Ulmer

Tiger Tales: Patro Ulmer   Patro “Pero” Ulmer is a modern artist from Orangeburg, South Carolina. His journey as a creator began at a young age
Jennifer Sanders sits behind Paddle and Board's desk and smiles at the camera

Tiger Tales: Paddle & Board

Tiger Tales: Paddle & Board   Her love for hosting, entertaining and creating combined with a secret entrepreneurial spirit led Jennifer
Madeline Clyburn looks through her telescope

Tiger Tales: Madeline Clyburn

Tiger Tales: Madeline Clyburn   If you get the chance to spend some time in Kinard Hall, home to the Physics and Astronomy department, you could
Black and white photo of Linda White looking off camera with her hands raised

Tiger Tales: Linda White

Tiger Tales: Linda White   To describe Linda White as a trailblazer in the Clemson community would only scratch the surface.  The coach has made
Headshot of Kelly Durham looking off camera

Tiger Tales: Kelly Durham

Tiger Tales: Kelly Durham   While many people associate Clemson with the university, it is far more than just a college town. Clemson is a
Emma Grace and Caroline smile and pose for the camera from behind Grace Coffee's counter

Tiger Tales: Grace Coffee Company

Tiger Tales: Grace Coffee Company   Emma Grace and Caroline, two juniors at Clemson from Columbia, SC, recently opened a coffee shop in Downtown
Erica Walker looks through the lens of a video camera

Tiger Tales: Erica Walker

Tiger Tales: Erica Walker   Assistant professor Erica Walker likes the view of Clemson best through the lens of a video camera. As a member of
Noah Wynne smiles at the camera in front of a teal wall

Tiger Tales: ClemsonLIFE

Tiger Tales: ClemsonLIFE   Noah Wynne is a 22-year old ClemsonLIFE senior from North Carolina who loves all things Clemson. His favorite activity
Five Clemson students walk with dogs on leashes through Death Valley

Tiger Tales: Canine Companions

Tiger Tales: Canine Companions   Ashleigh Binz and Nicholas Morgan are co-presidents of the Canine Companions, Clemson’s  14th collegiate chapter
Andrew Pyle smiles at the camera from behind a mask in a classroom

Tiger Tales: Andrew Pyle

Tiger Tales: Andrew Pyle   The phrase “Clemson Family” could not be any truer than it is for the Pyle family.  “The nature of my experience in