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 […]
Nelson Willhite returned to Clemson University for the first time in nearly 20 years to announce that he is establishing a $100,000 endowment in the name of his former graduate advisor, John Gowdy. The Dr. John N. Gowdy Endowed Fellowship supports South Carolina residents studying in the Holcombe Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Willhite, […]
Atlanta resident Thomas F. Chapman and his wife, Karen, have brightened the future of Clemson University students and every person their post-graduation work will impact with a $4 million gift that will establish an endowment for the Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholars Program and create the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professorship in Leadership.
Clemson University honored two of its most cherished supporters Friday with a bronze leaf dedication and induction into the Fort Hill Legacy Society, posthumous honors for donors who leave $1 million or more to the university.
Clemson University will celebrate its rich history of giving and honor members of the Clemson family who exemplify its dedication to service on Legacy Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Fort Hill on the Clemson campus.
Thanks to a gift from the Garvin Design Group, the Clemson University School of Architecture has strengthened the bonds between the four program sites that constitute its “Fluid Campus.” The architectural firm based in Columbia, South Carolina, contributed $100,000 that created a state-of-the-art technology center in Lee Hall, transforming a classroom into the “Fluid Campus Connector.”
Gerald Glenn, a 1964 Clemson alumnus and former executive of international engineering firms, along with his wife Candice, recently pledged the ninth Cornerstone Gift to athletics. Their $2.5 million unrestricted gift will benefit student-athletes of all 19 intercollegiate sports through new and upgraded athletics facilities, student development operations and academic programs.
Clemson University’s emergency management operations and training are more technologically advanced than just a year ago – and will continue improving – courtesy of three alumni and Lexington-based Avtec Inc., the leading independent provider of pure Internet Protocol (IP) dispatch console solutions.
Although architecture may be a traditional Clemson degree, John Blackburn is far from a standard architect. John graduated from Clemson in 1969 and created his own career in equine facility design.
During a trip to Copenhagen, Denmark, Bettye Cecil visited a health care center that housed older adults. She noticed that the hallways had mirrors in them, and that the residents were dressed nicely – a marked contrast to similar facilities in America in the 1970s, where people walked down the halls in their house robes […]
The Greenville Health Authority board (GHA) has awarded Clemson University a total of $2.66 million for diabetes prevention efforts and scholarships to increase diversity in the nurse practitioner workforce.
Henry Hoffmeyer’s father died when he was 11, leaving his mother to care for five children under age 14 while operating a small dairy in Darlington, S.C. All of them attended college. Henry and his wife, Polly are now intent on helping other single-parent families afford college.
The South Carolina Department of Motor Vehicles (SCDMV) officially unveiled a new Clemson University license plate that lets state residents have a personalized Clemson University license plate while also supporting student scholarships.
What do you give a living legend for his 100th birthday? In the case of retired U.S. Army Col. Ben Skardon, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and beloved alumnus and professor emeritus of Clemson University: The party of the century, of course, along with awards and accolades presented by fellow service members and dignitaries.