Meet the Leadership Committee: Ashley Snow

My name is Ashley Snow and I’m a Senior Marketing Major with a Minor in Spanish from Darien, Connecticut. Being a part of the CUBBS program my freshman year was one of the best decisions I have made while here at Clemson. Not only did I meet some of my best friends while living in Bennett, but it was also a great transition to handle the college curriculum. I did really well in all of my classes because I had friends and people to study with for every class I took.

Being a part of the CUBBS community also got me involved with other great organizations on campus. My freshman year I became extremely involved with the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, since the members heavily recruited from Bennett. Joining DSP was the second best decision I made at Clemson because now I truly have a family and people I can count on for anything.

My advice to freshmen is to get involved with the things you are truly passionate about because it is in those organizations that you will meet life long friends. Another piece of advice is to get to know your professors. They are great resources and references, and they have so much information about life after college. Enjoy the rest of your time here at Clemson and go Tigers!


Celebrating A Great Year!

We can’t believe another year is coming to a close! Each year, the CUBBS students gather at the end of the semester to celebrate another great year at the awards banquet. This year, the dinner took place in the “Tiger Den” in Clemson’s Memorial Stadium! The Tiger Cub even joined us for a few pictures in the stadium before the awards dinner started. Each student had the opportunity to take a picture with the Tiger, sure to be a lasting memory for all! The night ended with the CUBBS family singing the alma mater, one of the greatest traditions at Clemson.



Why Clemson?

My name is Misa Welke, originally from San Jose, CA I am currently a rising senior majoring in Anthropology with a minor in Women’s Studies. To start I just want to offer my personal congratulations on your acceptance to Clemson University! As the deadline for commitment draws near, many of you are still tasked with deciding which university to attend in the fall. I want to let you know why, as a high school senior, I chose to join the Clemson family.

I had grown up in the Silicon Valley my whole life and when it came time to choose a university I wanted a new adventure. I applied all across the country to schools in California, Oregon, Texas, Louisiana, etc. To be honest, I didn’t quite know what I was looking for when I applied but when I came to visit Clemson I knew I had found my home for the next four years. There really is something in these hills that makes Clemson such an incredible place to be. There is an undeniable sense of community that comes along with being a Clemson Tiger. I cannot tell you the number of times I’ve been stopped on the streets, sitting in an airplane- you name it by another Clemson Tiger reaching out to greet me like a family member. The sense of pride that comes along with being a student or alumni is unmistakable.

The deciding moment for me happened on my tour of the campus. My family and I were some of the first people at an informational session and I had the chance to talk to a colonel in the advising center. As more people started to filter in, my mom interjected saying that we didn’t want to take up too much of his time. The colonel told us, “I will make sure we help everyone else, but first, right now, I want to make sure you have all of your questioned answered.” This was a defining moment that set a precedent for my experience here at Clemson. As a relatively big school, it has a very small school feel where professors are personable, engaged, and attentive. Small class sizes allow students to get to know their professors, which can lead to things like hands on research in creative inquires, an invaluable experience as an undergraduate.

As a freshman I lived in Benet hall, the residence dorm for CUBBS, a living learning community for business and behavioral science freshman. This is where I met most of my best friends at Clemson and really started to engage with the college. Coming from all the way across the country, I was definitely concerned about not knowing anyone, but being part of CUBBS allowed me to become instantly part of my own little family. I was able to meet and take classes with students in my major, which was always helpful when it came time to make study groups. The workshops put on through CUBBS are very helpful for professional development, networking, and allowed me to get a taste of community engagement. I now serve on the leadership committee for CUBBS, planning events for our current Benet Hall residents. I also am fortunate enough to be a part of the Chapman Scholars program, iLead, and a representative on student advisory boards for my department and the College of Business and Behavioral Science. Clemson has exceeded my expectations and provided me with many opportunities to develop as a student, a leader, and as an overall person. If I had the chance to do it all over again I would 100% choose to be a Tiger. As I continue with only a year left in Tigertown I am envious of all those just starting their journey here.

Again, congratulations on being accepted to Clemson University! I know this is an exciting and stressful time as you get ready to take your next big step in life. If you have any questions and are interested in a student’s perspective, please feel free to contact me. I hope wherever you choose to go that you enjoy these next four years of your life and take advantage of every opportunity in your big adventure.

All the best,

Misa Welke
Go Tigers!


Alex Errington, CUBBS Resident & Student Athlete

Alex Errington
North Carolina

At first I was totally against the idea of a living-learning community. I thought it wouldn’t leave time for involvement in any other organizations, and I didn’t think I wanted to live with a bunch of Business and Behavioral Science students I would see every day in my classes too. Little did I know, being a part of CUBBS was the best decision I made coming into Clemson. I have plenty of time for my other involvements, such as being a member of Clemson’s women’s’ varsity rowing team. Practices do not conflict with any CUBBS events, since CUBBS events or workshops are normally in the evening. The awesome thing about being a part of CUBBS is that you can make it as time-consuming as you want. Don’t have time to attend a certain workshop? Don’t worry about it, there are plenty available all year to fulfill requirements. I easily fulfilled all my workshop requirements and community service hours while being a student-athlete, writer for the newspaper, member of several intramural teams, and still achieving the grades and social life that I wanted.

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Get Involved!

My name is Declan O’Connell, I’m a Human Resources Management Major from Glastonbury, Connecticut and I am in the CUBBS Living Learning Community for my freshman year here at Clemson. I can honestly say that being in this living learning community has connected me with great friends, furthered me professionally, and taught me invaluable tools from workshops and the community.

Before I signed up for CUBBS last summer, I was afraid that it would be so time consuming that I would only see people in the dorm and I would not be able to balance it with other classes and organizations. This could not be further from the truth. While CUBBS does take a little commitment and effort, it still leaves you with a lot of free time to get out there in Clemson’s campus and get involved. CUBBS is a great way to get involved and meet a bunch of people that will eventually become some of your best friends very early.

However, along with CUBBS, I am involved with organizations like CLEMSONLiVE, Clemson’s student programming board, and am serving as a Director for it for the 2014 year. Along with this, I joined the business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi, and am a member in other organizations like Habitat for Humanity. Being in CUBBS, if anything, has motivated me to join other organizations and hold leadership positions in those organizations.

Becoming involved on campus is one of the most important things to do as a first year student, and CUBBS is a great way to start getting involved, but still leaves opportunities to join other great organizations.