Jacqueline “Jackie” Morrow Reynolds graduated from Texas A & M University with a BBA degree in marketing. Jackie Reynolds’ distinctive and lifelong devotion to Clemson University is an outgrowth of her husband Dale Reynolds’ support of his alma mater. Jackie’s love for the opera drew her to the performing arts community here in Clemson and spending time in Houston once a year to enjoy the opera. Combining her love of Clemson University, the surrounding community and the arts, in 1991, she began funding the Jacqueline Morrow Reynolds Endowment for Music in order to strengthen and grow Clemson’s music and performing arts department. As a strong advocate of historic preservation, Jackie is a major donor to Clemson Historic Properties, where she has provided both an operating account and endowment known as the Jacqueline M. Reynolds Conservation Endowment for Fort Hill. Now this endowment been expanded to include the three additional historic properties: the Hanover House, Hopewell and the Trustee House.
The Honorary Alumnus designation was presented to Reynolds at Fort Hill on Clemson’s campus by Clemson Alumni Board President-Elect Gregg Morton and Alumni Executive Director Wil Brasington.
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. Nominations for 2021 Honorary Alumni will open in October. To nominate a deserving person, to review past honorees or to view the award guidelines, visit the Clemson Alumni website at alumni.clemson.edu/awards-and-honors/honorary-alumni.