So we all see Kirby Cranford’s name in our inbox letting us know about events happening all around campus, but it’s time to put a face to the name.
1. So the student body receives emails from you regarding different events on campus, what exactly is your position and how did you come into the position?
I am the Clemson University Undergraduate Student Government Organizations Director, quite a mouthful. I was very involved in Student Government in high school, and even served as Senior Class President. When I came to Clemson, I wanted to become involved in CUSG, and applied to be on the Organizations Committee my freshman year. As a sophomore, I was appointed as the Associate Director of Organizations, and as a Junior I applied to and was appointed to the President’s Cabinet as Organizations Director. CUSG has been one of my greatest and most fun involvements while at Clemson.
2. What do you enjoy most about your job as Organization’s Director?
I love getting to meet the wide variety of students involved in organizations on campus. On a day-to-day basis, I never know what type of organization I will see: whether it is cultural, academic, religious, etc. As Organizations Director, I have been given the unique opportunity to catch a glimpse of the many different students on Clemson’s campus and what they are most passionate about.
3. What else are you involved in on campus?
I have been a member of Alpha Delta Pi since my freshman year. I spend much of my time attending sorority events and my most of my best friends are my sisters. I am the Executive Secretary for Mortar Board, Order of Athena Honor Society, along with a member of several other honor societies on campus such as ODK, AED, Golden Key, and ALD. I am a member of Reformed University Fellowship and I coach a Girls on the Run team at the Anderson YMCA once a week. I can also be seen running all throughout campus, I love physical activity and I ran a half marathon last year, which was a huge accomplishment for me.
4. Do you know what you’ll be doing after graduation, and how has this position helped you for future endeavors?
I am taking the GRE and applying to Physician Assistant School this summer. I am interning at Greenville Memorial Hospital this summer in the hopes that I can get additional experience in the medical field. Being a member of CUSG has helped me to balance a busy schedule and to work well with others. To do both tasks, I had to learn to be organized and responsible, two traits that will no doubt aid me when applying and attending PA school.
5. If you have any advice for underclassman what would it be?
My advice to underclassmen is that it is never too early to go out and get involved. Clemson has an abundance of organizations and groups on campus (I should know) and there truly is something for everyone. I know it’s cliché, but it really is the connections and friendships that you make during college that you will remember and cherish over any other experience.