2015-16 Exec Board


Director – Sydney Thomas

Email: sgthoma@clemson.edu

Sydney is a rising junior studying biological sciences. Sydney joined CURE because “it embodies the mission that I hope to live out in my future career in medicine. As I’ve gotten to know the heart of the organization, I wanted to further my involvement and am so excited to serve as your executive director this coming school year.” Some fun facts about Sydney ~ I love cheese grits, I cry every time I watch The Notebook and I had a tumor that accounts for less than 8% of all brain/nerve tumors and is normally found in older women. Favorite Bible verse: Proverbs 27:19 and Psalm 27:13

ChandlerTreasurer – Chandler Dew

Email: chandld@g.clemson.edu

Chandler is a rising junior Accounting major. Chandler has a twin sister who also goes to Clemson! (Guess which one is her in the picture!) She is a member of Alpha Delta Pi, FIMRC, and of course, CURE. Some fun facts about chandler: she loves Taylor Swift, Jesus, and running. Chandler said, “I’m so excited for this year’s exec team and cannot wait to see how we can change CURE on Clemson’s campus for the better. :)” Favorite Bible verse:
“Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.”
Philippians 4:6

AshleyFundraising Chair – Ashley Ehlert

Email: aehlert@clemson.edu

Ashley is a sophomore biology major with plans to pursue a career in medicine so that she can give back to this world in a special way and allow God to work through her to work with and reach out to a lot of different people. Some fun facts about Ashley: She works in a marine biology lab studying Caribbean marine life, loves The Hobbit movies, and her favorite place to be is at the beach! Favorite Bible verse: 1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything with love.”

Spiritual Director – MK ThorneMK

Email: mkthorn@g.clemson.edu

“I’m Mary Katharine, but I have lots of nicknames. I love jokes and mint chocolate chip ice cream, and I’m not afraid of lions at all.. Jesus has used CURE to capture my heart even more, and I’m so excited to work alongside Kelsey to make our plans align with His!” Favorite Bible verse: “He must become greater, I must become less.” -John 3:30




Spiritual Director – Kelsey Tackeberry

Email: ktackeb@g.clemson.edu

Kelsey is a junior Biological Sciences major from Charlotte, NC. Some Hun facts about Kelsey is her addiction to diet coke addict with a deep love for all things dark chocolate. When she’s not doing school work, you can find her running on the dikes, getting coffee with friends, taking a well deserved nap, singing in the shower, or pinning new recipes to try on Pinterest. Kelsey is a full time nanny during the summer and on long school breaks which embedded a deep love for children in her. She says “My ultimate goal is to do medical missions overseas focusing on women and children. Jesus changed my life and I cannot wait for the opportunity to share His love through medical missions one day. I am so pumped for this next year to serve as Co-Spiritual Chair with Mary Katharine, and I am both expectant and excited to see what Jesus does during this time through CURE :)” Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 37:4 “Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart.”

Campus Outreach – Faith DunnFaith

Email: faithd@g.clemson.edu

Faith is a sophomore Biological Sciences major from Spartanburg, SC. She said to us, “I love Jesus, reading, science, the outdoors, quirky people, and travel. I’ve gotten into running recently and help my dad out with his beekeeping. I also feel a strong bond to all the characters on Parks & Rec as well as The Office. Oh yeah, like most college students, coffee is my IV so HMU if you want to grab some together!” Favorite Bible verse: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” Matthew 11:28-30

BryceDesign – Bryce Conti

Email: dconti@g.clemson.edu

Bryce is a rising junior Graphic Communications major and a double legacy here at Clemson University. He is the Director of Public Relations in CUSG, a peer mentor for the Early Success Program, and of course CURE! Some fun facts about Bryce: loves Chick-fil-A and Chipotle, jam sessions in the car, and watching Netflix. Bryce said, “I’m very excited for this upcoming year, working with these awesome individuals on exec, and cannot wait to see how our time and work can effect the world around us!”




NicolePublic Relations – Nicole Pappalardo

Email: npappal@g.clemson.edu

Nicole is a rising Senior studying Recreational Therapy wanting to pursue Occupational Therapy. Nicole is a sister of ADPi where she has held many leadership positions, works with ClemsonLIFE, and CURE! She joined CURE because – “I have a passion for helping kids and this organization is related to my love for Jesus and the health field. CURE has touched my heart so much this past year and I hope that the work we do touches those in our CURE hospitals. I am so excited to see God work through our amazing team next year!” Some fun facts about Nicole: ice cream is a food group, loves sunset runs, and couldn’t survive without her planners – yes multiple. Favorite Bible verse: Colossians 3:23 “Whatever you do work at it with all your heart.”


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