Awards and Honors

The Clemson Alumni Association honors outstanding Tigers for exemplary service and contributions to their alma mater and chosen professional fields. Every year, Clemson recognizes very special alumni who have gone above and beyond the call of duty in service to Clemson and their community, while accomplishing great things in their professional and personal lives. The Clemson Family is made up of many remarkable people including leaders, professionals, innovators and dedicated community servants. Each year we are honored to recognize a few of our incredibly successful alumni who have remained deeply committed to our great university.

Clemson Medallion

The Clemson Medallion recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a long and sustained commitment and significant service to Clemson University.

Dr. Jerry Reel, HA '00
Smyth McKissick '79
Thomas B. McTeer ’60
Thomas B. McTeer ’60

Distinguished Service Award

The Clemson Alumni Association Distinguished Service Award is the highest honor that the Association can bestow upon an alumnus or alumna. This prestigious award is given to those alumni who have not only devoted their life to professionalism and public service, but who have also continued a lifelong dedication to Clemson University.

The Roaring 10

The Roaring 10 awards are presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council and recognizes outstanding individuals for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Distinguished Public Service Award

The Distinguished Public Service Award is presented at the December Faculty/Staff meeting to an extension service professional who has contributed significantly to the economic health and well-being of the citizens of South Carolina.

Tony Melton accepting the Distinguished Public Service Award
Andy Rollins accepting the Distinguished Public Service Award from Clemson's President
Andy Rollins accepting the Distinguished Public Service Award from Clemson's President

Honorary Alumnus

The Clemson Alumni Association seeks nominations for individual’s who showcase outstanding service to Clemson and/or the Alumni Association, a lifelong devotion to Clemson University and a demonstrated loyalty to Clemson and the Alumni Association to be selected as honorary alumni of Clemson University.

Outstanding Achievement in Research Award

Presented annually at the May Faculty/Staff meeting to a faculty member engaged in research. The 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.

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.

Young alumni council Area Rep & Alumni Volunteer of the Year Lily Eyraud class of 2011 at the 2016 fall band party

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 (SAC).

Burgett Presented with Clemson 2018 Alumni Master Teacher Award
McElveen being named Alumni Master Teacher
Kerri McMillan, Senior Lecturer - Chartered Financial Analyst in CBBS accepting the Alumni Master Teacher Award at the Visitor's Center
Dr. Jack Wolf