Susan Holcombe – mother, teacher
Susan is the mother of Rion, age 22, and Molly, 19. Rion is a second-year student in the Clemson LIFE program at Clemson University balancing his studies with working part time at Fike Recreation Center as well as Firehouse Subs. Some may be familiar with her Rion through the viral YouTube video of him opening his college acceptance letter which was later used in Google’s “Grads” advertisement. Rion and his parents were also featured in a segment of “On the Road” with Steve Hartman for the CBS Evening News. Currently an empty-nester, Susan teaches 2nd and 3rd grade Gifted and Talented students, serves on the board for Advanced Institute of Development and Learning, and enjoys promoting post-secondary studies with parent groups, civic groups, and educators.