Since 2002, Clemson's Emerging Scholars Program has been transforming the lives of students in Bamberg, Allendale and Hampton County, S.C. Unlike students educated in other parts of the state, those who are born in this corridor aren’t always provided with the same amount of resources. However, thanks to generous donors like Lisa Minnick '76, the Emerging Scholars Program is opening their eyes and giving them hope.
Clemson University’s 10-year capital campaign, “The Will to Lead,” has surpassed its billion-dollar goal with a total of $1,062,528,346 as of June 30. Clemson President James P. Clements declared it the most successful capital campaign in the university’s history and the largest goal ever achieved by a public university with an alumni base less than 150,000.
Michael Nieri, who received his degree in construction management in Clemson’s College of Architecture in 1986, has pledged the fifth Cornerstone Gift to Clemson Athletics. His gift of $2.5 million will go to the development of a new student-athlete academic and life skills enrichment area in the Memorial Stadium WestZone.
The National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) has donated $10,000 to the Clemson University Foundation for the Hopewell Plantation front porch restoration.
The Barker Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 to honor Clemson’s 14th president, James F. Barker. The endowment, which provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, has made a difference in the life of Jarrett Miller ’17 — a student who always had his heart set on Tigertown and fortunately, has not had to put his college plans on hold.
Cardiologist Waenard L. Miller and his wife, Sheila, of Frisco, Texas, have given $2 million to Clemson University to establish the Dr. Waenard L. Miller, Jr. ’69 and Sheila M. Miller Endowed Chair in Medical Physics.
Pittsburg native, Amanda Todd ’17, was packing up to head back south to begin her sophomore year at Clemson when her family received news that had the potential to impact her college career. Her father had been diagnosed with a significant brain tumor, which put the Todd family in a difficult financial situation. However, thanks to generous donors, Todd has been able to continue to grow and thrive at Clemson, all while making memories she’ll never forget.
Matt Doyle '16, a student from Connecticut, never dreamt of attending an out-of-state school. However, in 2012, Chuck '82 and Sue Fish made a commitment to establish an endowed fund, ultimately to provide engineering students from out-of-state with a great college experience. This commitment originated with the Chuck ’82 and Sue Fish Annual Engineering Scholarship, which they have been funding over a four-year period. Thanks to the couple's commitment, students like Matt Doyle can achieve goals they once thought weren’t possible.
The ONE Clemson Organization is hosting its second annual golf tournament and gala to raise funds for career programs to help student athletes. The gala will be Friday in Bon Secours Wellness Arena and will feature live entertainment and silent auctions. The golf tournament is scheduled for Saturday at the Mountain Park Course in Traveler's Rest and will feature several current and former Clemson athletes.
James R. Martin has been named the first holder of the Robert Benmosche Endowed Professorship in Risk Engineering and Systems Analytics as part of Clemson University’s collaboration with American International Group Inc. (AIG).
A groundbreaking Tuesday at Clemson University signals both the spot where a new historical marker will be erected and the launch of a new commitment to tell the university’s full history.
Businessman and Clemson University trustee Mark Richardson and his wife, Kathryn, have given $1 million for a scholarship fund to help ensure that all Emerging Scholars students accepted into Clemson University can attend the school with financial aid.
The Clemson Family showed its generosity Wednesday, donating more than $900,000 to support student, faculty and facility needs during the inaugural Give Day.
Clemson University will hold its inaugural Give Day on April 6 in an effort to unite the Clemson Family in support of student, faculty and facility needs.
Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in many ways. In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving small-town students big futures.