Clemson Alumni Association Board Nominations Guidelines

Per the Alumni Association Constitution, the Board “is responsible for overall policy, direction,

and organizational vision of the Alumni Association”. As such, each of its members shall have at

least the following duties and responsibilities:

a) oversight of the financial and administrative affairs of the Alumni Association

b) establishment of policies and goals to fulfill the mission and purpose of the Association

c) deliberation and decision upon any proposed contractual relationship or partnership between

the Association and any outside party

d) report to the Council at each meeting and as requested

A full term of service to the Board is three years, and the Board meets no fewer than four times

annually to conduct its business.

Candidates are sought who meet the following qualifications: a) sound judgment, b) strong work

ethic, c) demonstrated service to the University and Alumni Association, d) leadership qualities

and potential, and e) the desire and vision to advance the goals and objectives of the

Association.

An interest/nomination form is attached to this message, and should be used to submit the

name of any candidate. Self-nominations will be accepted, but the opportunity exists for a

candidate to be nominated or endorsed by one or more from a third party. All nominations

must be received by close of business on March 31, 2018.

Each nomination will be forwarded to the Nominating Committee, to be reviewed and screened

by its membership. The Nominating Committee will present its recommendations of qualified

candidates to the Alumni Council, and the election of new Directors will take place during the

Alumni Council meeting in the Spring in Clemson.

Membership on the Alumni Council is not a pre-requisite for consideration of a seat on the

Board. As such, each member of the Council is encouraged to disseminate this call for

nominations throughout his/her respective Club or alumni special-interest group, or to any

potentially-interested party.

For more information on the duties and responsibilities of a Director of the Alumni Association

Board, or for general inquiries on the nominations and selection process, please contact Wil

Brasington, wil@clemson.edu.

Clemson Family Allstate Sugar Bowl Events

The Clemson Tigers are going to the Allstate Sugar Bowl! Join us in New Orleans, LA for a orange-filled weekend full of events, food, freebies and cheering on the Tigers!


Saturday, December 30, 2017

Tiger Takeover @ Fulton Alley
7:00 pm – until
Lets turn New Orleans Clemson Orange before the College Football Playoff Allstate Sugar Bowl! Join the Clemson Family, Clemson Alumni Association, IPTAY and the New Orleans Clemson Club on Fulton Alley starting at 7:00 pm. Food and drink specials will be available at Manning’s on Fulton Alley. Additional specials will be announced closer to the event.

Allstate Fan Fest
12:00 – 6:00 pm
Click here to learn More about the Allstate Fan Fest Activities.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Allstate Fan Fest, Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve and Team Pep Rallies
Celebrate New Year’s Eve with a variety of Sugar Bowl events, and countdown to 2018 at the official Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve – Click here to learn more.

Monday, January 1, 2018

Clemson Family Tailgate @ Smoothie King Center (home of the New Orleans Pelicans)
3:30 – 6:30 pm
Join the Clemson Alumni Association and IPTAY for a pre-game tailgate inside the concourse of the Smoothie King Center – home of the New Orleans Pelicans.

We all know the Clemson Family enjoys the pregame celebration, and it’s time for one of the biggest tailgates of the year. Join the Clemson Alumni Association and IPTAY prior to the Allstate Sugar Bowl on Monday, January 1st for the Clemson Family Tailgate.
  • The tailgate will be located at the Smoothie King Center adjacent to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome and will run from 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
  • Tickets are $85 per person (Child tickets are not available)
  • Ticket includes New Orleans style buffet, beer, wine and liquor.
  • To purchase tickets, click here.

Allstate Sugar Bowl 
7:45 pm Central or 8:45 pm Eastern Kickoff
Tickets – the deadline to request tickets through IPTAY have passed. To purchase tickets through the Sugar Bowl via Ticketmaster, click here.

Clear Bag Policy in Effect – be mindful that it may take more time than usual to enter the stadium due to the clear bag policy so consider heading into the stadium early. Review all venue policies here.

Ricoh Print Services for Clubs and Groups

In celebration of Clemson, our on-campus print and mail center would like to extend their services to the Clemson Clubs and Clemson affiliates at the same discounted rates offered to employees which average 20% below commercial retail costs.  In addition to these low rates, turnaround times are typically within a few days and can include a free proof sent to you.  The on-campus print and mail center uses negotiated UPS & FedEx rates so shipping costs are far lower than standard costs. 

Services available include high quality color and black & white printing, copying, a complete bindery, fulfillment and bulk mailing services.  Start saving money on your printing and mailing projects and take advantage of this opportunity. 

To learn more or get a free quote, please contact John Gilbert at johngil@clemson.edu or 864-656-0330.

Class of 1960 Capital Projects Tour

Please complete the form below to indicate whether or not you plan to participate in the Class of 1960 Capital Projects Campus tour on Friday, June 9th during the Golden Tiger Reunion at Clemson.

This form is to help us know how many people plan to participate in order to determine if we are able to host the tour. It is important that you complete this form by Friday, May 19th so that we can secure transportation for the tour. Thank you for your assistance.

Class of 1960 Capital Projects Tour

    There are certain projects still under construction on this tour that are not fully commissioned which means that ADA accessibility may not yet be complete.

 

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.

Left to Right: Deshaun Watson, Beth Clements, Clemson University President Jim Clements, Kathleen Swinney, Dabo Swinney, Clemson Alumni Executive Director Wil Brasington, Clemson Alumni President Sandy Edge

A graduate of the University of Alabama, Dabo began his career on the Clemson University Football Coaching Staff in 2003 and was named Interim Head Coach in 2008, eventually taking on the role permanently at the end of that football season.

Known for his exemplary recruitment of talented football players and enhancing the focus on student-athlete success in the classroom, Dabo recently lead the Clemson Tigers to become the 2016 National Football Champions.

Kathleen, also a graduate of the University of Alabama and former school teacher, has not only been a support system for Dabo and her family, but has also focused her attention on using her high-profile platform as the First Lady of Clemson Football to better the lives of others.

Dabo and Kathleen are highly recognized for their impact in the community including the development of Dabo’s ALL IN TEAM FOUNDATION. The mission of this organization is “to raise awareness of critical education and health issues in order to change lives of people across the state of South Carolina.”

The Foundation raises funds for various initiatives through three major events including the All In Ball, the Dabo Swinney Ladies Football Clinic and the Dabo Swinney Football Camp focused on elementary, middle and high school athletes.

The funds raised at these events are distributed to four primary focus entities including Breast Cancer Research, Call Me MISTER, The Family Effect and LIFE Programs at the University of Alabama and Clemson University which provide specific programming for children and young adults with learning disabilities and special learning needs.

In addition the foundation provides grants to organizations throughout the Upstate with similar objectives.

The Clemson Alumni Association president, Col. Sandy Edge, and Executive Director, Wil Brasington, along with University President James P. Clements and his wife Beth, presented the Swinneys with the honor.

Honorary alumni are selected by the Alumni Association Honors and Awards Committee on the basis of outstanding service, lifelong devotion and loyalty to Clemson University or the Clemson Alumni Association. To see past honorary alumni or to view the award guidelines, visit the honorary alumni web page.

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The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson Family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships.

 

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.

Clemson Alumni Association Past President, Danny Gregg (Left) and current President, Sandy Edge (Right), presented Mickey (Center) with the honor in front of her family and friends.

Harder came to Clemson with her husband in 1972 when he accepted the position as team physician for Clemson Athletics. Since this time, she has tirelessly devoted her time to nurturing performing arts at the University.

In 1986, Harder and her husband, Dr. Byron Harder, established an endowment to create the Lilian and Robert Utsey Chamber Music Series at Clemson University, the only endowed chamber music series of its kind in South Carolina.

In 1996, Harder became the Director of the Brooks Center for Performing Arts where she continues her career today. She has used this opportunity to provide the ability for Clemson students and local arts patrons to experience countless performances.

A member of the music faculty at Clemson prior to directing the Brooks Center, Harder taught piano lessons and music theory since 1972 when music was only offered as an elective. She provided classical music training to students as well as the tools succeed as musicians long after graduation.

Harder has previously received the Clemson Outstanding Faculty Woman Award given by the President’s Commission on the Status of Women, the Thomas Green Clemson Award and the Elizabeth O’Neil Verner Governor’s Award for the Arts.

Harder plans to retire later in 2017 but hopes to continue to program the concerts in the Utsey Chamber Music Series and provide support for the performing arts faculty and administration at Clemson.

The Clemson Alumni Association president, Col. Sandy Edge, and Past President, Danny Gregg, presented Harder with the honor in front of her family and friends.

Honorary alumni are selected by the Alumni Association Honors and Awards Committee on the basis of outstanding service, lifelong devotion and loyalty to Clemson University or the Clemson Alumni Association. To see past honorary alumni or to view the award guidelines, visit the honorary alumni web page.

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The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson Family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships.

 

2017 Triangle Area Prowl & Growl Photo Submission Form

Prowl & Growl photos are now available. Please complete the form below and you will be directed to the photos. Thank you for attending and Go Tigers!

 

Triangle Area Prowl & Growl Photo Form

This form allows the individual submitting the form access to photos from the Greenville Prowl & Growl

Adding an Event to the Alumni Event Calendar

Q: How do I get my event on the Clemson Alumni Event calendar?
A: All events submitted to the Alumni Association through the Info Request Form requesting an email be sent to a particular constituency base are automatically added to the Alumni Event Calendar and on the Clemson Club or Special Interest Group web page provide by the Alumni Association.

Click here to submit an email distribution request and to have your event added to the Alumni Association Event Calendar.

Visit the Alumni Event Calendar.

Clemson Alumni Association names Lily Eyraud of Charlotte its Volunteer of the Year

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 and currently serves as the communications lead for the Charlotte Clemson Club. For two years, she served as the Charlotte Clemson Young Alumni Council representative. Eyraud was also named to Clemson’s Young Alumni Council’s Roaring 10 this year for her continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect.

Eyraud also serves the Charlotte community as a member of the United Way of Central Carolinas Young Leaders board since 2013. She has mentored and developed leaders as the regional recruitment coordinator for Gamma Phi Beta Sorority, and she was previously president of the sorority’s Charlotte alumnae chapter and education adviser for the Zeta Sigma chapter at the University of South Carolina.

Eyraud graduated from Clemson University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in financial management and a minor in accounting. A Certified Financial Planner, she is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration through the Cross Continent Program at Duke University. Eyraud works as a retirement financial planner at TIAA-CREF, where she analyzes client finances up to $4 million in net worth. She also coordinates with TIAA-CREF’s director of community relations to enhance the company’s impact on the community through the United Way.

The Clemson Alumni Association has presented the Frank Kellers III Volunteer of the Year Award annually since 1988 to show recognition and appreciation to individuals who have a passion for service and building the Clemson family. The award is named for Frank Kellers III, a member of Clemson’s Class of 1957.

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The Clemson Alumni Association, an open-membership, nonprofit organization since its inception in 1896, connects members of the 140,000-strong Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships with Clemson University and with each other.

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