Honorary Alumnus

Honorary Alumnus Award

The Alumni Association Honorary Alumnus distinction is intended for steadfast Tiger supporters whose “blood runs orange” but who never attended Clemson. An individual recognized with the Honorary Alumnus designation is considered an honorary member of the Alumni Association in the class year in which they are presented with the honor.

The Alumni Association accepts Honorary Alumnus nominations throughout the year. Nominations that are received throughout the year are compiled annually in January and the Honors and Awards committee of the Alumni Association reviews those nomination mid-Spring to identify those who will be recognized. An official call for nominations occurs each Fall. The deadline is December 31st each year for recognition during the upcoming calendar year.

To learn more about the details of the honor and what it entails, visit Honorary Alumnus Guidelines.

To nominate someone as an Honorary Alumnus, visit the Honorary Alumnus Nomination Form (nominators strongly encouraged to submit additional letters of recommendation).

Any alumnus (all whom have completed 12 credit hours) of Clemson University may nominate a person to be an Honorary Alumnus.  Applicants will be judged based on an individual’s outstanding service to Clemson and/or the Alumni Association, lifelong devotion to Clemson University and demonstrated loyalty to Clemson and the Alumni Association. Nominate a Tiger today!

Jack Leggett Named Honorary Alumnus

Jackson “Jack” S. Leggett, Clemson University’s former head baseball coach, has been named an honorary alumnus of Clemson. Leggett coached the Tiger’s baseball team for 22 years. A University of Maine graduate, Leggett took over as head coach of the Clemson team in 1994 and led the team to 955 wins and six appearances in […]

Swinneys Named Honorary Alumni

William Christopher “Dabo” Swinney and Kathleen Bennett Swinney have been named honorary alumni of Clemson University. Both were recognized with this designation at the 2017 All In Ball, an event presented by Dabo’s ALL IN TEAM FOUNDATION. A graduate of the University of Alabama, Dabo began his career on the Clemson University Football Coaching Staff […]

Mickey Harder Named Honorary Alumna of Clemson University

Lillian U. “Mickey” Harder has been named an honorary alumna of Clemson University. A South Carolina native, Harder holds degrees from Coker College and Converse College and has continued her studies at Boston University, the University of Georgia, Amherst College and the American Conservatory at Fontainebleau, France. Harder came to Clemson with her husband in […]

Jason Puhlasky Named Honorary Alumnus

Jason Puhlasky receives the citation naming him an honorary member of the Clemson Alumni Association. From left to right, President Clements, Puhlasky, Alumni Association President Sandy Edge, Coach Dabo Swinney. His diploma might read “University of South Carolina,” but his heart bleeds orange. And in February during “Clemson Day at the Statehouse,” the Clemson Alumni […]

JoVanna King named honorary alumna of Clemson University

JoVanna King of Anderson has been named an honorary alumna of Clemson University. King is senior director of estate planning and principal gifts at Clemson. She has supported Clemson for more than 25 years, working in the Donor Research and Major Gifts departments. King has been involved in raising more philanthropic money than any employee […]

Orangeburg native Frank Inabnit named honorary alumnus of Clemson University

Frank Inabnit III of Jacksonville, Florida, has been named an honorary alumnus of Clemson University. Inabnit is a native of Orangeburg and son of the late Frank and Mary Stewart Inabnit. Inabnit has been a loyal IPTAY member for 45 years. He has served as an IPTAY representative and has contributed to the Clemson Alumni Association for more […]

John Komo named Honorary Alumnus at Clemson University

A Clemson University professor emeritus who is credited with helping students succeed in life is among the latest group of university faithful to be named Honorary Alumnus. Dr. John J. Komo served as a professor in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for 34 years before retiring. His latest honor puts him in […]

Bobby Couch named Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University

CLEMSON — James Robert “Bobby” Couch Jr., assistant director of athletics and IPTAY executive director of major gifts, has been named an Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University by the Clemson Alumni Association. “I’m ecstatic and truly honored to be named a Clemson University Honorary Alumnus,” said Couch. “The day that Brian O’Rourke [director of Development […]

Mary Dalby Bradley Named Clemson Honorary Alumna

The Clemson Alumni Association (CAA) has named one of the university’s most enthusiastic and dedicated champions, Mary Dalby Bradley, an honorary alumna for her lifelong devotion and demonstrated loyalty to her adopted school. Mary wed her husband, Phil, in 1963 while he was a student at Clemson and has supported the school ever since. “Mary Bradley […]

Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus of CBBS, Named Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University

CLEMSON — Bruce Yandle, dean emeritus of the College of Business and Behavioral Science and Alumni Distinguished Professor Emeritus of economics, has been named an Honorary Alumnus of Clemson University by the Clemson Alumni Association. “This is a high honor,” he said. “I join the ranks of my favorite people: my former students and others who came to Clemson. […]

Past Recipients

Dorothy Abbott
Sybil Albert
Willard Albert
L. Alford
John Allison
Beth Anderson
Bill Atchley
Mark Avent
Gertrude Bailey
Marcia Barker
William Barker
Robert Barkley
W. Barnett
Phillip Batson
Larry Bauer
Margaret Behrend
J. Black
Mary Black
James Blanton
Tim Bourret
Robert Bowen
Mark Bradley
Joel Brawley
Dannion Brinkley
Dewey Brock
Edgar Brown
Harmon Broyles
Marlin Bruner
James Burns
James Byrnes
Creighton Calhoun
F. Calhoun
Louise Camp
Peter Carodemos
Elwyn Clarke
F. Clinkscales
Josh Cody
Edward Coker
Gilbeart Collings
Robert Cooper
James Cowie
Mark Crammer
Katy Crouch
Sydney Crouch
Joseph Cummins
Donald Curtis
D. Daniel
Charles Daniel
David Daniel
Gene Darby
Peggy Deane
Dave Dryden
William Durham
Samuel Earle
Louise Edwards
Clifton Egan
James Ensley
Carl Epting
Tennie Farmer
Milton Farrar
Herman Felder
Frank Ferguson
Bernard Fernow
Wallace Ferrier
Harold Foster
James Freeman
Robert Galiano
Benjamin Gardner
Howard Glenn
Ewart Godbey
Maurice Goldemberg
Ben Goodale
Anne Grant
Joseph Green
James Grier
S. Hancock
Virginia Hardie
Kenney Helton
Victor Higgins
Trescott Hinton
J. Hobson
Alester Holmes
Preston Holtzendorff
Bob Hope
Charles Horn
Frank Howard
Lorenz Huff
Page Hunter
Howard Hunter
Victor Hurst
John Idol
Daniel Jansen
Ulysses Jones
Van Jones
Jeanne Kelley
Elizabeth Kinard
Francis Kinard
Adrienne Labranche
Joseph Lamaster
John Lane
Hugh Leatherman
Koloman Lehotsky
A. Lennon
Ruth Lennon
Christine Leslie
Earl Liberty
Alice Liberty
Joseph Lindsay
Mary Littlejohn
James Lynah
Hugh Macaulay
Jeanne Macdonald
John Mann
Samuel Martin
Patti McAbee
John McCormack
Alan McCutchen
Joseph McDevitt
Hugh McGarity
Herman McGee
Francis McGuire
J. McHugh
Donald McKale
Judith Melton
Buck Mickel
F. Miller
William Miller
Martha Miller
Michael Mirmak
Mildred Mixon
Alta Moore
Paul Moore
Charles Morgan
Linda Murray
Albert Musser
Stanley Nicholas
A. Norman
William Paden
Albert Pavlik
Jim Phillips
Frank Pollard
Margaret Poole
Virginia Poole
Celeste Prince
Chris Przirembel
Walter Purser
Gary Ransdell
Clyde Rauch
Charles Reed
Albert Reed
Jerome Reel
Caroline Reid
Joyce Rheney
Orestes Rhyne
Henry Rimmer
Robert Ritchie
Robert Robinson
Carolyn Robinson
Steffen Rogers
John Rush
Ray Rutledge
Walter Scott
Rachel Scott

Macfarland Shackelford
Virginia Shanklin
Dawson Sheldon
Elton Shepherd
Fay Sherman
Benjamin Sill
Robert Smith
Catherine Spurlock
Alan Stanford
Edward Stanley
Lawrence Starkey
Mary Stevenson
Charles Stuart
Douglas Sturkie
Cathy Sturkie
Lolly Tai
Rupert Taylor
Robbie Templeton
James Thurston
D. Tindal
Ilo Trively
Raymond Turner
Edwin Waite
Jerry Waldvogel
Harry Watanabe
Byron Webb
Michele Welch
Alfred Wheeler
Thomas White
Bill Wilhelm
David Wilkins
Jack Williams
Linda Williams
Donovan Willis
Melford Wilson
Milner Wilson
Kenneth Wood
J. Woodward
James Wynn
Arthur Young
Fred Zink