A retired Greenville executive who has donated to organizations ranging from the Peace Center to First Presbyterian Church is turning his philanthropic attention to Clemson University, where he is providing the largest donation in history to the chemical and biomolecular engineering department. William Sturgis and his wife, Martha Beth, are contributing $600,000 to create a distinguished professorship in the department.
When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set.
Clemson University will spotlight women throughout the month of March during Women’s History Month.
Clemson University students will celebrate the life of Sam Cadden and raise money for construction of the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel this weekend at the second annual “Samapalooza.” Events include the Cadden Classic Golf Tournament, social time at the Study Hall rooftop and a concert and silent auction at the Esso Club.
George Petersen remembers escaping; his mom, Mabel, scooping him out of bed in the middle of the night when he was 4 years old, secreting him out of a dark house and into the frayed back seat of her pale blue Ford Fairlane and pulling away into a restless Los Angeles night. It was the […]
Editor’s Note: The following appears in the February 2018 quarterly report prepared specifically for the Student Affairs Committee of the Clemson University Board of Trustees. Click here to view the full report. As president and CEO of Rust-Oleum since 2007, Tom Reed knows a thing or two about leadership. He firmly believes Clemson is in […]
Perseverance isn’t a character trait that’s necessarily taught in college courses, but something that all college graduates will need to achieve success, says a Clemson supporter who built his company from scratch more than 30 years ago. With hard work, determination and some risks, Tom Johnston built Allegro Industries into a booming business, now located […]
Distance doesn’t separate alumnus Dr. Rick Foster from his Clemson University family. Though he lives on Wadmalaw Island, Foster has remained connected to the university and has been active within the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and the Department of Public Health Sciences for years. From Tiger Band, where he played trombone and […]
If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch Gerald Glenn in a certain blue blazer – the one lined in orange that has a tiger paw on the inside. And if you’re lucky, you just might catch him laughing and asking, “Can you tell Clemson is close to my heart?”
Ashley Johnson arrived at Clemson from Fort Walton Beach, Florida with a high school volleyball highlight tape in hand. Although she wasn’t entirely sure what she wanted out of her academic career, she pursued three different majors before settling on accounting. Johnson knew she wanted to play collegiate volleyball. After meeting then coach Linda White, she […]
A recent gift from Wells Fargo of $350,000 will support two Clemson University programs concerned with improving educational outcomes for diverse student populations across South Carolina.
Through the creation of two scholarship endowments, Professor Emeritus John L. Idol has created new opportunities for aspiring students of English and creative writing. The John and Marjorie South Idol Endowed Scholarship in English will provide one need-based or merit-based scholarship to a Clemson student majoring in English, and the John and Marjorie South Idol […]
CLEMSON – Two undergraduate students in biological sciences – Haley Krachman and Maddie Eastman – received the first disbursements of the Dr. Alfred P. Wheeler Scholarship Endowment at a luncheon held on Dec. 1. The endowment was established in 2013 in honor of professor Alfred “Hap” Wheeler, who was the department chair of biological sciences […]
Todd Schweisinger still lives in the house he bought for $60,000 when he was a Ph.D. student and drives the same 1988 minivan he’s had since he was a teen. It’s not that Schweisinger can’t afford a bigger house or a newer car. He makes a comfortable salary at Clemson University as a senior lecturer in mechanical engineering and undergraduate lab coordinator. Schweisinger shuns luxuries because they aren’t in line with his life goals. He has bigger plans, and donating $2 million to Clemson is at the top of his list.
Sonoco FRESH partnership with Clemson to develop new technologies, package formats HARTSVILLE — Sonoco, one of the largest global diversified packaging companies, has announced a new research partnership with Clemson University: the Sonoco FRESH (Food Research Excellence for Safety and Health) initiative will develop new technologies and new forms of packaging to optimize the fresh food lifecycle. “Sonoco is […]