CLEMSON — Clemson University has received $100,000 to develop the Abacus Planning Group Endowed Scholarship in Financial Planning and the Quackenbush Architects + Planners Room in Lee Hall.

The gift comes from Clemson supporters Cheryl Holland and Doug Quackenbush of Columbia. Holland serves on the senior advisory board for the College of Business and Behavioral Science at Clemson. Quackenbush is a 1982 graduate of Clemson and earned his master’s degree in architecture at Clemson in 1984. He is a member of the Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design and Building.

The $50,000 Abacus Planning Group Endowed Scholarship in Financial Planning provides funding for finance students who otherwise may not be able to attend Clemson.

“Ms. Holland’s support of the College of Business and Behavioral Science is inspirational and very deeply appreciated,” said college dean Claude Lilly. “This new scholarship enhances the growing reputation of the finance program at Clemson and helps develop leaders who ultimately will have a positive impact on business in South Carolina.”

Holland is president of Abacus Planning Group Inc. in Columbia, a fee-only financial planning and investment counsel firm managing more than $500 million in assets, primarily for individuals.

Quackenbush’s $50,000 gift to Lee Hall comes at a time when Clemson is renovating and expanding the building that houses the architecture program, as well as the departments of art, construction science and management; and planning and landscape architecture.

“Doug’s support leads the way in enabling us to have the facility we require to attract and retain top students and scholars,” said Clifton S.M. “Chip” Egan, dean of the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities.

Quackenbush is founder of Quackenbush Architects + Planners in Columbia. His clients include the University of South Carolina, Richland School District Two, Midlands and Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical Colleges, the City of Columbia and several state agencies.

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