Written Stories

Colleen McGarity

Originally from Maryland, in high school, I fell in love with the idea of going to a Big.Southern.Football.School. My father’s coworker offered up Clemson as a suggestion; I never really heard of the school, but added it to my list. My brother, who at the time was a Sophomore at Virginia Tech, told me to … Read more

Karyn Higa-Smith

It is easy to remember when I fell in Love with Clemson. It was love at first sight. I could feel the adrenaline start as I saw the paws on the road to Clemson. As soon as I set eyes on the beautiful campus I knew where I wanted to study and spend my next … Read more

Scott Wenning

In a story I’ve recounted literally thousands of times over the years, I grew up in a small town in Central Massachusetts. With a desire to spend my college years living away from home, I applied to Clemson on the recommendation of my high school guidance counselor. However, unlike my younger brother (who seven years … Read more

Greg Darley

Going to Clemson was one of the best decisions of my life! I met my best friends, my wife, and found my calling there. I got involved with FCA the very first week and stayed involved all 4 years. After moving out of the state, I continue to wear orange all the time, letting the … Read more

Terri Sottile

My Clemson story started when my alumni future husband and I started dating. He took me to my first football game and I was shocked and awed when I went into Death Valley and was flooded with everyone wearing Orange. Needless to say I fell in love immediately. I wanted our wedding to take place … Read more

Tory Watson Longshore

My Clemson story started when I was born in 1982! From the day I was born, I had orange blood. Like many other Tigers, I am a legacy Tiger. Both of my grandfathers graduated from Clemson (’41 and ’44). My dad and mom met at Clemson. My dad was on the swim team and had … Read more