A Circle of Support

A Circle of Support

Tigers helping Tigers.

You can benefit from the many alumni services and programs that we offer. We have developed partnerships with various companies to provide specialized programs specifically designed for you.

Check out some of these great services:

Alumni Travel Programs

Alumni trips around the world are available year-round, as are special trips to football games in the fall. Never travel alone — travel with the Tigers! Go to alumni.clemson.edu and click “Shop Now.”

Team Fan Shop — Alumni Store

Get your Clemson gear and help support the Alumni Association at clemsonalumni.teamfanshop.com.

Clemson Credit and Debit Cards

Get your personalized Clemson card through Bank of America and benefit from special offers to Clemson alumni. Go to personalize.bankofamerica.com/clemson.

Clemson License Plates (not just in S.C.)

Show your Clemson spirit everywhere you go with your Tiger Tag! Contact your local department of motor vehicles for details, or call Randy Boatwright at 864-656-5671.

Personalized Clemson Gifts

Find the perfect gift for your graduate or favorite Clemson fan from the M.LaHart Collection. Learn more at clemson.edu/alumni.

Insurance Programs

Find the plan that is best for you from health insurance to car insurance to pet insurance, while supporting the Clemson Alumni Association. Learn more at clemson.edu/alumni.

Corporate Sponsors

Clemson has a variety of corporate sponsors who offer programs and special opportunities for our alumni. Check out some of those offerings at clemson.edu/alumni.

Staying Connected

Staying Connected

A network of Tigers.

It’s not always convenient to return to campus or to gather with other alums as often as you would like. That’s why your Alumni Association is working hard to expand our online and social media communications and services to keep you up to date on everything Clemson.

We now have a new app to add to this list — The Clemson Echo — find it on iTunes. Get the official app of the Clemson University Alumni Association. The Echo is an up-to-the minute, one-stop source for all Clemson news including athletics, academics, Clemson World magazine, key university news and alumni happenings.

The Echo

The Echo is delivered every two weeks to all alumni for whom we have current email addresses. The Echo is the fastest way to stay current on the latest happenings at Clemson. To sign up for The Echo, go to clemson.edu/alumni/newsletters/subscribe.html.

Clemson World

Published three times a year along with a robust online version, Clemson World highlights Clemson’s teaching, research and outreach efforts that support Clemson’s goal to remain among the top 25 public universities. The magazine also showcases the news and accomplishments of alumni around the world. To receive your printed copy, make your annual gift to Clemson today by going to clemson.edu/giving.

Tigers on the Move

Developed as an interactive, instantaneous supplement to Clemson World, Tigers on the Move is a web-based portal allowing alumni to submit and share their current news with the Clemson Family. Whether you are announcing a birth, wedding, professional update or travels around the world, Tigers on the Move is the place to share what you have going on.  To share your latest news with the Clemson family, go to TigersOnTheMove.com.

Clemson Alumni Association Website

The newly launched Clemson Alumni Association website puts all the information you need about Clemson at your fingertips. Stay up-to-date on happenings on campus as well as with our more than 90 Clemson Clubs and special interest groups around the world! Go to clemson.edu/alumni and stay connected.

Social Media

We always want to share Clemson with you wherever you go. Connect with us on social media and experience Clemson every day.

Facebook — facebook.com/clemsonalumni

LinkedIn — Search Clemson University Alumni Association, and join our private networking group

YouTube — youtube.com/ClemsonUniversity

Twitter — @ClemsonAlumni

Instagram — ClemsonAlumni

Clemson Alumni Career Services

One of the most efficient and effective ways you can advance your career is networking with fellow Tigers. The Clemson Alumni Career Services portal allows you to find employers seeking Clemson grads for their positions, network with other Tigers and be a mentor for those in your field. We will be hosting networking events in cities near you.

Don’t miss the opportunity to network with fellow Tigers and reenergize your career. For more information, go to clemson.edu/alumni and click on career services, or contact career services liaison, Debby Cremer, at dcremer@clemson.edu.

Find a Tiger Alumni Directory

Log into My Clemson Connections and gain full access to update your contact information, search for fellow Tigers, register for your lifelong Clemson email forwarding and make your secure online gift. Go to: cualumni.clemson.edu/login.

Special Events

Special Events

Clemson spirit everywhere.

We know how much you love to gather and celebrate the ties that bind. Were you able to reunite with other members of your Clemson Family over the last year? Did you attend an event on campus or were you present at one of our many off-campus events? If you weren’t able to do so this year, we hope that you will be able to join us at one of the various gatherings sponsored by the Alumni Association throughout the year.

The alumni calendar of events makes it easier than ever to reconnect with your fellow Tigers. With more than 70 Clemson Clubs across the country, you are sure to find an event near you. Keep an eye on our website, clemson.edu/alumni, and we hope to CU soon!

Planning an event in your area? Please let us know so we can help you spread the word. Email us at
info@alumni.clemson.edu or call 864-656-2345. Be sure to tag us on social media using #ClemsonAlumni.

 

Distinguished Service Award Gala
Golden Tiger Reunion
Homecoming
Young Alumni Fall Band Party
Jungaleers Weekend Reunion
Pershing Rifles Reunion
Prowl and Growl Spring Meetings
Senior Platoon Reunion
CU at the Statehouse
Roaring 10 Awards Banquet
Clemson Medallion Awards Banquet

Master Teacher Reception
Fall and Spring Ring Ceremonies
Welcome Back Festival
Senior Week
Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend
National Week of Service
Student Alumni Council Reunion
More than 500 Clemson Club and special interest group events across the country!

 

Leadership

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

Leadership

Leading the way for future Tigers.

Being a member of the Clemson Family means being a leader both on and off the field, whatever your chosen field may be. Clemson leaders show their stripes through their determined spirit, commitment and dedication to their communities and their alma mater. It was an honor to recognize these outstanding individuals for selflessly giving of their time, talents and resources.

Alumni Volunteer of the Year

Presented annually since 1988, the Frank Kellers III Volunteer of the Year award is the highest recognition and greatest expression of appreciation extended to an individual for outstanding service. The 2015 recipient is Jim Bull, who is recognized for his outstanding work with the Lexington Clemson Club and his unwavering dedication to Clemson.

Distinguished Service Award Recipients

This year five Clemson Alumni were presented the highest honor bestowed upon a former student by the Clemson Alumni Association. Their determined spirit has been demonstrated in their personal and professional success. They have continued involvement with Clemson throughout the years and have left an indelible paw print on their beloved alma mater. We are proud to have recognized these great individuals this year:

Robert J. “Bobby” Conrad Jr.  ’80

Gerald M. Glenn ’64

Charles C. Mickel ’79

Gregg F. Morton ’78

Norman F. Pulliam Sr. ’64

Distinguished Service Award nominations open in the summer, and you are encouraged to nominate a deserving Tiger! Check clemson.edu/alumni for the call for nominations.

Honorary Alumnus

Although they are not traditional alumni of Clemson, each of the individuals chosen for the distinction of “Honorary Alumnus” displays passion, devotion and dedication to Clemson University. Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science, John Seketa, retired assistant athletic director, and Alfred Wheeler, entomologist, were named honorary alumni this year. If you know a Tiger who deserves to be called an Honorary Alumnus, the Alumni Association accepts nominations in the summer. Details are available on our website.

Roaring 10 (Young Alumni)

Sponsored by the Young Alumni Council, Roaring 10 recognizes 10 young alumni for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The 2015 honorees are:

Brian Ammons ’08

Mary Kathryn Dempsey Nunes ’08

Steven Foushee ’05

Tripp James ’02, M ’04

George Nathanial Magrath ’06

Raven Magwood ’12

Laneika Mattress Musalini M ’11

Hannah Hopkins Pittman ’03, M ’13

Thomas Rhodes ’06

Tia Nicole Williams ’05

Be sure a young alumnus of merit is recognized. Nominations for Roaring 10 open in the fall.

Master Teacher

Jack G. Wolf, associate professor of finance in the College of Business and Behavioral Science, was chosen by the student body as the 2015 Alumni Master Teacher. The Alumni Master Teacher Award for outstanding undergraduate classroom instruction is presented to a faculty member nominated by the student body and selected by the Student Alumni Council.

Outstanding Achievement in Research

The Outstanding Achievement in Research Award is presented annually at the May faculty/staff meeting to a faculty member engaged in research. This award is administered by the Office of University Research with a selection committee composed of representatives from each of the University’s colleges who are members of the Sigma Xi and/or Phi Kappa Phi honor societies. This year’s award was presented to Joseph Kolis in the Department of Chemistry. Kolis’ group studies the synthesis and chemistry of novel inorganic compounds with unusual structures and properties. The group is particularly interested in chemistry under very unusual reaction conditions, such as with very high temperatures and pressures, or in exotic solvents.

Distinguished Public Service Award

Andy Rollins, upstate fruit and vegetable agent, was presented the Alumni Award for Cooperative Extension Distinguished Public Service. The award is given to an Extension Service professional who has significantly enhanced the well-being of the citizens of South Carolina and beyond, and has provided exemplary service to their fields on behalf of Clemson University.

Determined Spirit in Action

Tigers across the world have selflessly given of time, talent and resources to support Clemson. The determined spirit of a Tiger is a giving spirit — one that keeps Clemson alive every day on campus and afar.

TALENT: Countless alumni impact our world through their personal and professional lives. When their determined spirit gains traction, anything is possible.

TIME: Clemson alumni spend countless hours of service, individually and with Clemson Club activities, throughout the year. In April, our alumni took part in “Every Tiger Cares” which is a week dedicated to volunteerism. Tigers gathered together across the country, participating in community projects and volunteering time with children, the elderly and veterans of our armed forces. Others spearheaded food and clothing drives or helped raise money for local charities.

RESOURCES: In addition to donating time, Tigers across the world give generously of their resources. Due to this dedication and commitment to Clemson Forever, the Alumni Association was able to give 10 Prince Scholarships and 11 Past President Scholarships. These scholarships are awarded annually from endowments originated by the Clemson Alumni Association.

Student Alumni Association

Thanks to an active Student Alumni Association (SAA), future alumni are able to make a difference for Clemson while they are still on campus. This past year, the SAA hosted 13 events and raised more than $30,777 to support scholarships and campus efforts.

Traditions

Traditions

Keeping the spirit alive.

Our deep-rooted traditions create a feeling of belonging to the Clemson Family that others just can’t comprehend. From our military heritage, Welcome Back Festival, Howard’s Rock, Ring Ceremonies and Tiger Rag to the “25 most exciting seconds in college football,” our traditions make our blood run orange. Determined Spirit. Commitment. Dedication. These are the things that connect Clemson alumni around the world.

Clemson Ring

The Alumni Association, along with the Student Alumni Association (SAA), co-hosted two ring ceremonies this past year. President Clements presented more than 2,000 rings to students during the fall and spring ring ceremonies. Clemson ranked No. 2 in the country in collegiate class ring sales with more than 2,780 rings sold.

To share your Clemson ring story or to read those of others, visit clemson.edu/ring. While you’re there, check out some of the new Clemson jewelry and accessories being offered by the Alumni Association.

Golden Tiger Reunion

Over 400 alumni and guests attended Reunion 2015, including one member of the class of 1939. This tradition brings Tigers back to campus for tours, social activities and the celebration of the 50th anniversary class — this year the class of 1965. Make your plans now to attend this year’s reunion — June 9-10, 2016.

Homecoming and Tigerama

The Alumni Association enjoys welcoming the entire Clemson Family home to campus! This year, alumni enjoyed reconnecting at more than 15 different events during Homecoming weekend, from special interest groups and college tailgates to Tigerama and Roaring 10. If you weren’t able to come home this year, visit alumni.clemson.edu/homecoming to experience some of your favorite Homecoming traditions.

Fall Band Party

Fall Band Party is an opportunity for young alumni to come home to Clemson and celebrate with food, fun and entertainment. The party is held on a Friday night in the fall before a home football game. This year, more than 300 young alumni attended the event, enjoying food-truck vendors and the band, “The Business,” at Tiger Park the night before the University of North Carolina game.

Check our website, clemson.edu/alumni, in the fall for details on the next Fall Band Party.

Tracking Tigers

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Tracking Tigers

Paw prints around the world.

Clemson’s alumni are diverse — from graduation years and majors, to where they live around the world. Take a look at the demographic and statistical data of our Clemson Family.

Make sure you’re being counted.

Do we have your current information? Update your information by going to cualumni.clemson.edu/bio-update.

You can also call 864-656-2345, or send your information to:
Clemson Alumni Association
109 Daniel Drive
Clemson, SC 29631-3006

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  • Alabama – 1,069
  • Alaska – 73
  • Arizona – 393
  • Arkansas – 178
  • California – 2,215
  • Colorado – 883
  • Connecticut – 601
  • District of Columbia – 298
  • Delaware – 291
  • Florida – 4,570
  • Georgia – 10,040
  • Hawaii – 88
  • Idaho – 123
  • Illinois – 868
  • Indiana – 449
  • Iowa – 101
  • Kansas – 165
  • Kentucky -547
  • States
  • Louisiana – 418
  • Maine – 114
  • Maryland – 2,168
  • Massachusetts – 1,055
  • Michigan – 598
  • Minnesota – 274
  • Mississippi – 258
  • Missouri – 389
  • Montana – 77
  • Nebraska – 81
  • Nevada – 119
  • New Hampshire – 193
  • New Jersey – 1,667
  • New Mexico – 128
  • New York – 1,441
  • North Carolina – 11,133
  • North Dakota – 18
  • Ohio – 1,196
  • ·
  • Oklahoma – 155
  • Oregon – 317
  • Pennsylvania – 1,554
  • Rhode Island – 112
  • South Carolina – 67,835
  • South Dakota – 22
  • Tennessee – 2,205
  • Texas – 2,641
  • Utah – 127
  • Vermont – 94
  • Virginia – 3,866
  • Washington – 596
  • West Virginia – 177
  • Wisconsin – 268
  • Wyoming – 42
  • Alumni Worldwide
  • Africa – 24
  • Asia – 592
  • Australia – 17
  • Europe – 372
  • North America – 121,602
  • South Africa – 56
  • Unknown – 14,841
  • Ethnicity
  • African-American – 4.1%
  • Asian-American – .8%
  • Hispanic-American – .6%
  • Other ethnic minority – 34.14%
  • Native American – .2%
  • Caucasian – 60.2%
  • Gender
  • Male – 81,386
  • Female – 59,118

*may include duplicate degrees

  • Degree
  • Undergrad – 117,933
  • Graduate – 32,898
  • PhD – 4,273
  • College


     

    Ties that Bind

    Ties that Bind

    Keeping you connected wherever you roam.

    CLEMSON CLUBS AND ALUMNI GROUPS

    Throughout the year, Clemson clubs and groups gather around the country for viewing parties, student send-offs, networking events, community service and more. This year clubs and groups celebrated at more than 500 different events with thousands in attendance. In addition to events, our clubs and groups also worked hard to help support today’s Tigers by providing 88 scholarships totaling $67,280 for Clemson students during the 2014-2015 academic year.

    You can reconnect with Tigers all over the country and in your own backyard. With more than 96 clubs and special interest groups around the world, it has never been easier to connect with fellow Clemson alumni. Check out our website at clemson.edu/alumni and find a group near you!

    Are you interested in forming a new special interest group or Clemson Club in your area? Contact Associate Director of Engagement Bubba Britton at bubba@clemson.edu.

    Clemson Clubs and  special interest groups  offer easy access to  connect with fellow Tigers and benefit from  activities and fellowship.

     

    Clemson clubs and groups gather around the country for viewing parties, student send offs, networking events and more.

    SPECIAL INTEREST GROUPS

    Clemson Alumni Society for Equality (CASE)

    CASE promotes equality for all through professional networking, social activities and scholarships for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning alumni and LGBTQ-friendly allies.

    Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC)

    From networking and fundraising events to a very special homecoming reunion, CBAC plans and implements regular programming that benefits African-American alumni and current students, while recognizing academic excellence through scholarships and ongoing support.

    Clemson Chinese Alumni Council (CCAC)

    CCAC creates an environment that promotes networking among Chinese alumni through engaging events and exciting activities, while stimulating the building of relationships that last a lifetime among all members of the Clemson Family.

    Clemson Corps

    The Clemson Corps is dedicated to commemorating and continuing the military heritage of Clemson while bringing together the outstanding men and women who will be the military leaders of tomorrow and supporting ROTC programs with scholarships and endowments.

    Construction Science Management Alumni Association (CSMAA)

    CSMAA was developed from the CSM Industry Advisory Board, and works to connect professionals within the CSM industry to expand their impact and reach for the 1,500+ alumni in the field. The group welcomes all professionals within the field to be a part of their fundraising and networking opportunities throughout the year.

    Master of Business Administration (MBA) Alumni Society

    The MBA Alumni Society builds an environment of loyalty, involvement and a lifelong commitment to Clemson and the Clemson MBA family through networking and professional and social events for graduates of the program.

    National Scholars Alumni

    This special interest group offers an opportunity for Clemson National Scholars Alumni to stay connected to each other and their alma mater while building a strong, professional network.

    Student Alumni Council (SAC)

    Through initiatives like the Welcome Back Festival and the Clemson Ring Ceremony, SAC creates student awareness of the services offered by the Alumni Association while raising funds for scholarships and upholding valued Clemson traditions.

    Clemson University Tiger Band Alumni

    CUTBA provides scholarships, grants and endowments that support all bands at Clemson while assisting in student recruitment, supporting social activities and participating in time-honored band traditions, like playing in Death Valley at Homecoming.

    Women’s Alumni Council (WAC)

    Through Bring Your Daughter to Clemson, various gatherings on the national and local levels, as well as providing support for various scholarships each year, this special group of alumnae and friends is committed to enhancing the lifelong Clemson experience by staying connected to each other and their University.

    Young Alumni Council (YAC)

    Recognized as alumni who are within 10 years of their graduation from Clemson, YAC offers special events, networking and volunteer opportunities on and off campus throughout the year to enhance the Clemson alumni experience for our newest alums.

    Other Alumni Special Interest Groups:

    College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) Alumni
    College of Business and Behavioral Science (CBBS) Alumni
    Jungaleers Alumni
    Master of Real Estate Development Alumni
    Meal Clubs
    Parents’ Council
    Pershing Rifles Alumni
    Senior Platoon
    Tiger Legacy

    To learn more about these groups, contact Bubba Britton at bubba@clemson.edu.

    Highlights

    Highlights

    The view from campus and beyond.

    What is being a member of the Clemson Family all about? It’s about that special bond you feel as soon as you meet with someone wearing the Clemson ring. It’s that feeling you get when you hear Tiger Rag. The chills you feel when the Tigers run down the Hill. It’s about wearing your Solid Orange with pride and the passion for your alma mater that you share with over 140,000 of your fellow alumni worldwide.

    Every Tiger is a member of the Clemson Family and your Clemson Alumni Association is here to help you strengthen your relationship with each other and your University. Whether you are looking for networking opportunities, career assistance, volunteer opportunities or a place to gather with other alumni, we are here to support you and provide the resources to help you stay connected.

    Each year the Alumni Association strives to engage with greater numbers of alumni. Here are some of the highlights from this year:

    50,000+ are engaging through social media outlets such asTwitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

    >50,000 around the world attended alumni events, both on and off campus,including receptions, viewing parties, student events and award ceremonies.

    88 student scholarships totaling $67,280 provided by our clubs and groups.

    22 exceptional individuals honored with awards and special recognition.

    2,000+ students purchased their class ring.

    The Home Team

    The Home Team

    Serving Tigers everywhere.

    The Alumni Association staff, along with the Board of Directors and Alumni Council, strives daily to enhance your lifelong connections to Clemson. We work diligently to keep you well informed and up to date on all things relating to your University. Our goal is to provide resources that unite Tigers across all majors, ages and geographic locations.

    A family of over 135,000 strong, the Clemson Alumni Association has been a non-dues-paying, inclusive organization since 1896 and is made up of all who have completed at least a semester enrolled as a Clemson student.

    Through collaboration with University colleges, departments and our exceptional volunteers, we are dedicated to ensuring that your Clemson degree is ranked among the finest in the nation. The Alumni Council and Board of Directors assist the association in these goals. The council consists of representatives from our numerous Clemson Clubs and special interest groups as well as each college and University board. They provide leadership for our organization while ensuring the inclusion of opinions and perspectives of alumni across a broad spectrum. The Alumni Association Board of Directors, elected to three-year terms by the Alumni Council, supply insight and direction on programs and initiatives, strategic planning, governing policies, and financial audit and review.

    The Alumni Association, the Council and Board of Directors serve as your voice in all matters relating to the advancement of your University. If you would like to provide any feedback or get involved with the Alumni Association, please feel free to contact us at any time at 864-656-2345 or email info@alumni.clemson.edu.

    Alumni Association Board of Directors

    Danny E. Gregg ’71, President
    Sandy Edge ’72, President Elect
    Ann W. Hunter ’80, ’82, Immediate Past President
    John N. “Nicky” McCarter Jr. ’80, Clemson University Board of Trustees
    Larry Sloan ’74, Clemson University Foundation
    Fred Faircloth III ’72, IPTAY
    Josh Bell ’08
    Wil Brasington ’00, Ex-Officio
    Michael Coakley ’91
    Mary Kathryn Dempsey ’08
    Mark Derrick ’91
    Mike Dowling ’93
    Patsy DuPre ’80
    Alex “Bud” Hicklin ’85
    Joe Hood ’97
    Heather Jones ’97, ’12
    Heather Mitsopoulos ’03
    Brian J. O’Rourke ’83, ’85, Ex-Officio
    Mary Ann “MA” Prater ’78, ’83
    Mac Renfro ’87
    Ron Taylor ’65

    Alumni Association Staff

    Administrative Staff

    Wil Brasington, Executive Director of Alumni Relations
    Cassie Boggs, Executive Assistant/HR Budget Officer

    Engagement Team

    Bubba Britton, Associate Executive Director for Engagement
    Lesley Horton, Director of Engagement
    Helen Mitchell, Director of Engagement
    Patrick Sapp, Director of Engagement/Development Officer
    Stewart Summers, Director of Engagement
    Gloria Bashnan, Administrative Coordinator

    Business Development

    Randy Boatwright, Director of Business Development and Facilities

    Development and Alumni Marketing

    Deborah Cremer, Director of Alumni Career Services and Special Initiatives
    Dana Morgan, Associate Executive Director for Marketing and Special Initiatives
    Megan McDow, Administrative Coordinator

    Administrative

    Bonnie Muth, Receptionist