Philip Randall

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I loved college and still love being involved with it. But I learned right after graduating and launching a career (mission accomplished!) that our personal life goals, no matter how ambitious, will ultimately not deliver as promised. You can turn that around, though, and have a surprisingly rich, rewarding life–one that’s not dependent on circumstances–with the right foundation: Jesus Christ. You can dream big, but without a solid relationship with Jesus Christ, you’ll discover your dream was too small.

My Life

  • Friends describe me
    A smiler and laugher
  • Hobbies
    Reading, movies, fixing my house. Past hobbies: fencing, skiing, running.
  • Fantasy dinner guests
    Film producer J.J. Abrams, screenwriter-producer Amanda Segel, writer C.S. Lewis
  • In college I drove
    VW Beetle, then a Datsun roadster (great car!).
  • Worst school subject
    Calculus. I gave it a week and scrammed. Never looked back.
  • College for undergrad degree
    University of Missouri
  • Best advice I ever got
    Wear a helmet when riding that motorcycle!
  • Favorite books
    The Bible. I am amazed that although it has a first page and a last page, in between it keeps going into infinity. Its insights are unending.
  • Favorite movies
    Narnia--The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe.
  • Favorite city
    Clemson
  • Favorite coffee
    Black, free
  • Nobody knows I
    Had a great motorcycle until I was hit by a hit-and-run driver.
  • If I were not a professor, I would
    be in communications somehow, especially video
  • Latest accomplishment
    Publication of "Escaping the Killing Fields: a family's harrowing journey from war-torn Cambodia to Freedom" in Spartanburg Magazine
    Department
    English
    University
    Clemson University
    State
    South Carolina
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