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.
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 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.
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.
The Clemson Alumni Association seeks nominations for individuals 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.
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.
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.
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).