College of Business students, faculty and staff will have a valuable new resource available to them this fall, and it will come at no cost to them.

Thanks to the Erwin Center for Brand Communications and long-time Clemson University benefactors Joe and Gretchen Erwin, digital subscriptions to the business-news oriented newspaper will be free to students, faculty and staff of the College of Business through WSJ All Access.

The Erwin Center for Brand Communications, founded at Clemson University in 2012 by the Erwins, prepares students for careers in marketing and advertising.

“We are living in a world where having a competitive edge has never been more important,” Joe Erwin said. “WSJ All Access will provide students with access to a broad perspective on global business issues. The Erwin Center hopes this benefit will add to their educational experience and career readiness.”

Joe Erwin graduated from Clemson University in 1979 with a degree in political science. In 1986, he and Gretchen co-founded Erwin Penland Advertising.

With offices in New York and Greenville, S.C., Erwin Penland Advertising has earned numerous awards for marketing effectiveness and creative excellence, working for well-known national brands such as Denny’s Diner, Verizon, Frye Boots, The UPS Store and LL Bean.

Erwin left the agency in 2015 to create Endeavor www.endeavorgreenville.com, a co-working community for marketing professionals.

The Wall Street Journal is among the largest newspapers distributed in the U.S. with more than 2.3 million subscribers. It is published six days a week by Dow Jones & Company.

To learn more about the Erwin Center for Brand Communications-sponsored Wall Street Journal subscription service for Clemson business students, faculty and staff, go to: www.clemson.edu/business/wsj.html.

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