Clemson University celebrates annual Founder’s Day
CLEMSON — Clemson University’s Tiger Brotherhood will host its traditional Founder’s Day service at 5 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Pendleton.
The memorial service will commemorate the 126th anniversary of Thomas Green Clemson’s death, which set forth the chain of events that led to the eventual founding of Clemson University. Themed “Remembering the man behind the vision,” the event will pay tribute both to Clemson and his dream.
The service will include speeches by William Hiott, director and curator of Clemson Historic Properties, and Clemson President James P. Clements. Following the service, attendees can visit Thomas Green Clemson’s gravesite.
Clemson’s Donor Services will distribute cookies at Fort Hill from 11:30 a.m. 1:30 p.m. Monday to thank the Clemson community for participating in the Thank-a-thon, during which students to wrote thank-you notes to Clemson donors.
— Ashley Hedrick