Five honorees receive the Alumni Association’s highest award

The 2017 Clemson Alumni Association winners are James H. Stovall (front left), Perry Sprawls Jr., Dr. Ronald D. Lee (left rear), Richard M. Davies and John W. Kelly Jr.

The 2017 Clemson Alumni Association winners are James H. Stovall (front left), Perry Sprawls Jr., Dr. Ronald D. Lee (left rear), Richard M. Davies and John W. Kelly Jr.

CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association recently honored the winners of the 2017 Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award, the highest honor that the association bestows on one of the university’s graduates.

The 2017 Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award winners are:

The prestigious Clemson Alumni Distinguished Service Award is based on three main criteria: personal and professional accomplishments, dedication and service to Clemson University and devotion to community and public service. Members of the Clemson family nominate potential winners who are then selected by the Clemson Alumni Association as outstanding alumni, public servants and examples to others.

“This year’s winners set extraordinary examples of what a Clemson graduate can accomplish,” said Clemson University President James P. Clements. “They are pioneers and leaders in their professional careers, dedicated public servants who give back tirelessly to their communities, as well as loyal and devoted Clemson supporters. We are exceedingly proud to call them part of the Clemson family.”

The honorees received their awards at a gala held March 31 at the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts at Clemson University. Videos showcasing each honoree’s accomplishments can be viewed at http://alumni.clemson.edu/awards-and-honors/distinguished-service-award/.

The Clemson Alumni Association, an open-membership, nonprofit organization since its inception in 1896, connects members of the 146,000-strong Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships with Clemson University and with each other.

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