2023 Golden Tiger Reunion

The Clemson University Golden Tiger Reunion will be held June 8-9, 2023 at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson University’s campus. We will be celebrating with a variety of events, tours and celebrations along with your classmates. Make your plans to join us!


The Golden Tiger Reunion is an annual celebration for all alumni who have previously been inducted into the Golden Tiger Society as well as a celebration of the 50th reunion class. During the celebration, Golden Tigers reunite with their former classmates and a series of speakers, events and tours, culminating in the Class Party on Friday evening.

2023 Golden Tiger Reunion Schedule of Events

Below you will find the schedule of events for reunion. As specific tours, activities and programming are confirmed, details will be updated.

Reunion Check-in Open from Noon – 4:00 pm

Time of Event Type of Event Event Location Description
Noon Registration Opens  Madren Center Reunion attendees will check-in at the registration desk to receive name tag and reunion packet.
Noon – 2:00 pm Lunch Break Lunch On Your Own Lunch Break “Lunch on your Own” *Lunch & transportation not included in registration*
Time on your own to rest/refresh, enjoy Clemson, downtown and campus.


2:00 pm Tours and Activities Click Here to View Activity Schedule and Register for your tours and presentations Tours & Activities for all reunion guests. Tours and activities to be announced closer to the date. Tours and Activities are first come, first served and participants must register for these activities.
Attire: Casual dress
4:00 – 5:00 pm Refresh and Relax Break

Refresh and Relax Break

5:00 – 6:00 pm Hospitality area open Madren Center Bellsouth Lobby

Mix and mingle with your classmates.
Beer and wine bar available.
Attire: Casual dress

6:00 – until pm Welcome Reception Madren Center Ballroom Enjoy an evening gathering with your classmates celebrating the student organizations and activities that you participated in while you were a student. Heavy hors d’oeuvres. Entertainment includes DJ and dancing to the hits of the 60’s and 70’s. $55 per person.
Attire: Casual Dress. Madren Center Ball Room

Check Out Who is Already Registered:

Class Year



Student Activities

1950 BK Sutton Textile Manufacturing
Blue Key, Phi Psi, ROTC
1953 Louis Odom Voc Agr Educ
Block C, Pershing Rifles, Cantebury Club
1954 Carl Bishop Chemistry
Pershing Rifles
1954 Carl Brabham Textile Manufacturing Pershing Rifles, Senior Platoon, Scabbard & Blade
1954 Jim McCarter Mechanical Engineering  
1954 James Sams Civil Engineering Band, Blue Notes Dance Orchestra, Tau Beta Pi
1954 John Sell Textile Manufacturing NTMS
1954 Bob Shane Structural Engineering
1954 Spence Wise Textile Engineering Senior Platoon
1954 Duke Wright Architectural Engineering Minarets
1957 Ben Cook Agriculture Dairy
1957 Bedell Derreberry Engineering
1957 Bynum Driggers Agricultural Engineering
1957 John Duffie    
1957 David Rozendale    
1957 Don Still Agricultural Education FFA
1957 Sidney Thompson    
1957 Dan Winchester Textile Manufacturing
1958 Terry Thurston    
1959 Bill Austin Mechanical Engineering Wesley, Glee Club, ASME, YMCA Counsel, Football, Hall Counselor
1959 Don Eaddy Agronomy
Alpha Zeta, Agronomy Club
1959 John Proffit    
1959 Lew Jordan    
1959 Rufus Sherard Ag Econ Tiger Brotherhood, Sr Council, Ag Group
1959 Duffie Stone
1959 Bob Williamson Agricultural Engineering Pershing Rifles, Senior Platoon, Arnold Air Sociiety, Sabre Air Command, Alpha Zeta, Executive Sargents, Presbyterian Student Association, Y Council
1961 Tom Fincher Secondary Education The Tiger, Vets Club
1961 Liz Booker Knight    
1964 Robert Wiley
1965 Haze Elliott
1965 Otis Plato Lutz
1966 Ned Schlaefer Industrial Mngt. Mu Beta Psi, Glee Club
1957 Jim Sutherland
1968 John Kneece Zoology Glee Club, Gamma Beta Phi
1968 Joseph Malcom Agricultural Economics  
1969 Jerry Cox Electrical Engineering Pershing Rifles
1969 Doug Elliott Industrial Education  
1969 Jerry Eskew Ecominics  
1970 Allen Hodges Administrative Management
Alpha Phi Omega, The Tiger staff
1971 Rodger Brown Electrical & Computer Engineering Rugby
1971 Pat Shanklin Buckner Education  
1971 Terry Clyne Economics Tiger Brotherhood, Blue Key, Department of Student Services, President’s Council
1971 Ben Dawkins
1971 Brenda Dawkins
1971 Judy Gifford
1971 Stephen Hendricks Architecture
1971 Tripp Jones Zoology Phi Delta Theta
1971 David Mitchell Secondary Education-History Army ROTC
1971 Ed Presnell Economics
1971 Lance Wallace Entomology Phi Kappa Phi
1972 James Bigby Economics  
1972 John Callaway Electrical Engineering Counter Guerillas, Pershing Rifles Regimental HQs, Scabbard and Blade, RA
1972 Dan Garrison Administrative Management  
1972 Keith Griffith    
1972 Sam Hazel ROTC. EN Fraternity
1972 Dr. Naresh C. Jain Circle K Club, IEEE
1972 Walt Kelly Economics Air Force ROTC, Arnold Air Society
1972 Steven Moore Forestry
Forestry Club
1972 Ruthie Morrow Elementary Education Chorus
1972 Eddie Rodelsperger    
1972 Larry Unger Industrial Management  

Hotels in Clemson

There are various lodging opportunities in the Clemson community where you can choose to stay during reunion. Venues can book up quickly so it is advised that you make a reservation several months in advance. Be sure to mention you will be attending the Golden Tiger Reunion when making your reservation.




The Abernathy 864-654-5299 theabernathy.com
Comfort Inn and Suites 864-653-3600 Comfort Inn and Suites
Courtyard by Marriott 864-654-8833 Courtyard Clemson
Days Inn 864-653-4411 Days Inn Clemson
Hampton Inn 864-653-7744 Hampton Inn Clemson
Holiday Inn Express 864-654-9410 Holiday Inn Express Clemson
Inn at Clemson 864-653-6000 innatclemson.com
Inn at Patrick Square 864-643-0600 innatpatricksquare.com
James F. Martin Inn – Host Hotel 864-654-9020 stayatclemson.com
Lakeside Lodge 864-722-2207 lakesidelodgeclemson.com