Industry champion. Generous philanthropist. Dedicated Clemson supporter.
Micky Scott of Allendale received a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management from Clemson in 1975. The Batesburg native is president of Collum’s Lumber Products, a fourth-generation family owned company founded in the 1930s.
The company is one of the most advanced sawmill and planer operations in the Southeast. Its mill is capable of producing 200 million board feet per year while maintaining Sustainable Forestry Initiative certification for operations and practices that promote forest sustainability for future generations.
Micky has served in numerous leadership roles in support of the forest industry and related professions. He is a member and former chair of the Forestry Association of South Carolina and received its distinguished service award in 2019. He served for 16 years on the S.C. Forestry Commission and is a former member of the S.C. Wildlife Federation and the Palmetto AgriBusiness Council.
He and his family are major contributors to Clemson’s College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences. They are recognized as the college’s first Academic Cornerstone Partner because of the generous endowments they have established for undergraduate scholarships, graduate fellowships, faculty and program support, and a forestry summer camp.
Micky helped Clemson create its Wood Utilization + Design Institute and is active with the institute as a board member and corporate partner. He also helped the Clemson University Real Estate Foundation develop its Timberland Legacy Program, which allows landowners to use their timberland to benefit Clemson while ensuring that the land is managed and protected.
He has donated lumber for undergraduate and graduate research by students in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation and recently made a substantial gift of lumber to help construct a graduate house at the Belle W. Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown.
His many community service activities range from being an annual sponsor of various charity events in Allendale to supporting the non-profit Center for Heirs’ Property Preservation, which protects heirs’ property and promotes its sustainable use to provide increased economic benefit to historically underserved families in 22 counties in the Lowcountry, Midlands and Pee Dee. He has provided lumber for handicap ramps in his community, decking for the Harbison Environmental Center in Columbia and rebuilding a local animal shelter.
Micky is a member and elder at Allendale Presbyterian Church. He and his wife, Amy, have two sons and daughters-in-law: Justin (Clemson class of 2003) and his wife, Winter; and Jake and his wife, Mallory (Clemson class of 2001).Top of FormBottom of Form