Ann Margaret “Maggi” McCrorey ’95 was a true Tiger and lived every day she spent at Clemson to the fullest. Her parents, York County, South Carolina, natives Steve ’65 and Ann McCrorey, witnessed their daughter’s love for Tigertown, and in 2000, the couple established the Maggi McCrorey Endowed Memorial Scholarship in memory of their daughter who passed away in 1995 during her senior year at Clemson.
When Steve and Ann McCrorey’s daughter was not dedicating her time to her accounting studies, she could be found participating in activities all over campus such as Zeta Tau Alpha sorority or cheering on the Tigers at Frank Howard Memorial Stadium. There is no doubt Maggi McCrorey had a true love for the University.
The Maggi McCrorey Endowed Memorial Scholarship gives priority to York County business school students. Jacob Wright ’19, a native of Rock Hill and pre-business major, is grateful to be the 2015-2016 scholarship recipient.
“When I received the scholarship, I was very proud to know that my hard work and good grades in high school paid off,” he said.
As a freshman, Jacob Wright has enjoyed making new friends, or as many might say, settling into the Clemson Family. “Clemson is like a home away from home. I was comfortable the first week I was here,” he said.
Steve and Ann McCrorey established the scholarship not only to leave a lasting legacy for their daughter, but also to give students the opportunity to have the same experience at Clemson that their daughter had. It is evident that the scholarship is successfully contributing to students’ college experiences and financial stability.
“It has really given me the opportunity to focus on my studies and go through college without having to worry as much about the financial side,” Wright said. “It’s nice to have reassurance. I’m grateful for that.”
Every gift, no matter how big or small, makes an impact and sets a great example for students. The benefits Jacob Wright has experienced as a recipient of the scholarship have inspired him to pay-it-forward one day as well. “As I take this opportunity to become successful myself, I’ll take this opportunity to give back to Clemson because I appreciate it,” he said.
Even though Maggi’s mother, Ann, passed away in December 2014, there is no doubt that Steve McCrorey carries out his daughter’s and his wife’s love for Clemson through his participation and continued support. He is currently a board member of the York County Clemson Club and an IPTAY representative and will always support the University. “I love what Clemson does, and so did my family. I love what it stands for. It will always be an important part of my life.”