Volunteer of the Year

Presented annually since 1988, the Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest recognition and greatest expression of appreciation extended to an individual by the Alumni Association staff for outstanding service and volunteerism. This award is named for the late Frank Kellers III, a member of Clemson’s Class of 1957.

Charlotte’s Lily Eyraud named Clemson Alumni’s Volunteer of the Year

CLEMSON, South Carolina – The Clemson Alumni Association has selected Lily Eyraud of Charlotte to receive the 2016 Frank Kellers III Volunteer of the Year award. The award recognizes a Clemson alumnus for outstanding service and volunteerism to the university. Eyraud previously served as chair of the engagement committee for the Clemson Young Alumni Council […]

Clemson Alumni Association names Jim Bull of Chapin its Volunteer of the Year

The Clemson Alumni Association has honored Jim Bull of Chapin with the 2015 Frank Kellers III Volunteer of the Year Award, the highest and greatest expression of appreciation extended to an individual by the Alumni Association staff for outstanding service and volunteerism. Bull’s many contributions to the Alumni Association include serving as a multi-year office r for […]

Bryn Smith Named 2014 Volunteer of the Year

The Clemson Alumni Association has honored Bryn Smith (2002) with the 2013 Frank Kellers III Volunteer of the Year Award, the highest and greatest expression of appreciation extended to an individual by the Alumni Association staff for outstanding service and volunteerism. Smith graduated in May 2002 in graphic communications and has been thoroughly involved in […]

Sonya Ables

Ables, a 1979 Clemson alumna in English communications and Spanish, has given back to the university since graduation. She was an at-large member of the Clemson Alumni Council, past member of the Alumni National Council and former president of the Clemson Alumni Association’s Women’s Council. While serving on the Women’s Council, she created the annual […]

Past Recipients
YearRecipientGraduation Year
2016Jim Bull1973
2015Bryn Smith2002
2014Sonya Ables1979
2013Sonya Ables1979
2012Col. Sandy Edge1972
2011Lynn West1984
2010Andrea MacMeccan1999
2009Ann Hunter & Allen Martin1980 & 1969
2008Jessie Hood1994
2007 Tim Cowan1998
2006 Cecil Godley1943
2005 Wil Brasington2000
2004 Lynn West 1984
2003 Leonard Butler1953
2002 Kate Emerson
2001 Matt Dunbar1999
2000 Greg Younghans1993
1999 Mary Anne McDonald Bigger1988
1998 James Sweeny1939
1997 Foster and Nancy Cathcart1947
1996 Tom Skelton1953
1995 Jerry Handegen1965
1994 Carol Brown & Larry Starkey1965 & 1958
1993 Mary Ann Prater1978
1992 Joycelyn Hairston Maynard1981
1991 Russ Madray1986
1990 Brian O’Rourke1983
1989 Cy Shuler 1934
1988 Lucille Studley