The Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management

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Chris Adrian, PRTM '14, graduate of the online Master of Science in PRTM program. Alumni Update: Chris Adrian, M.S. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Management, Class of 2014

As a kid, Chris Adrian always liked to have fun, a trait that has carried on well into his adulthood. Paired with his love for working with all kinds of people, he sought to pursue a career that would allow him to fuel his passions for the benefit of others in the Parks and Recreation field. After graduating from college, Chris realized seven months into working that the challenging and rewarding positions he had always wanted often required graduate degrees. In an effort to advance his education and pursue the job of his dreams, Chris enrolled in Clemson’s online Master of Science (M.S.) in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management (PRTM) program.

Carmen Nibigira, graduate student in PRTM

Since January 2014 Burundi National Tourism Office has been managed by the Director General, Mrs. Carmen Nibigira. She is assisted by four Directors of departments: Mr. Salvator Ntahobamenyereye is the Director of Marketing and Communication; Mr. Christophe Ndikubwayo is the Director of Studies, Statistics and Professional Training; Mr. Paul Ndimubandi is the Director of Development, Management of Tourist Infrastructures and Sites; Mrs. Denise Nijimbere manages the Department of Finance and Administration. Read more >>>

Clemson University graduate student and former University College Birmingham (UK) postgraduate student, Carmen Nibigira, is helping to rebuild her war-ravaged home in Burundi by launching the country’s first higher education institute for women. Read more >>>

Segal Family Foundation has teamed up with Akilah Institute for Women  to make a Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action to build the first-ever all-girls college in Burundi. It is designed from the beginning to prepare women to be leaders in the country’s big business. Akilah began by identifying the fastest growing local economic sectors, then recruited industry leaders as partners in equipping graduates with the skills employers demand. Read more >>>

Graduates participate in HEHD Research Forum, April 25, 2013

James Nampushi, PRTM Graduate student and Kenyan Warrior from the Maasai tribe will return to his home with two looms and skills to convert discard plastic bags to useful items.

PRTM Grad hopes weaving skills will transform lives back home 
The Daily Journal, December 26, 2012

James Simiren Ole Nampushi, a Kenyan warrior from the Maasai Mara region, intends to return to his homeland next summer with two looms and skills gained in Brown County he believes will transform people's lives. Recently, Brown County's Chris Gustin taught Nampushi how to weave rugs, tote bags and drink coasters out of those discarded plastic sacks from retail stores. The result: durable, machine-washable products made from reused plastic bags that Nampushi said often end up being ingested in Kenya by cows and wild animals, such as zebras and gazelles, that graze on the tundra. Nampushi earned a college degree, the first of the Maasai to do so. He then went on to graduate with a M.S. degree from the Department of Parks, Recreation, and Tourism Management. Staying at Clemson University, he is now working toward a Ph.D. in parks management.   Read more

The Herald-Times http://imdiversity.com/diversity-news/kenyan-hopes-weaving-skills-will-transform-lives/  

Therepublic.com: http://www.therepublic.com/view/local_story/Weaving-hope_1356553229

PRTM Ph.D. Student Joins Poaching Demonstration in Kenya

PRTM Ph.D. student, Moriaso Nabaala, along with numerous other students from Narok University banded together with Kenyans United Against Poaching to hold massive anti-poaching demonstrations. Read more

Kenyans United Against Poaching (KUAP) Anti-Poaching March

Concerns over poaching are always high in this region of Kenya – especially when it comes to ivory and rhino horn... read more

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