E. Smyth McKissick III receives Clemson alumni Distinguished Service Award
CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has recognized E. Smyth McKissick III of Greenville as one of six 2012 winners of the Distinguished Service Award, the association’s highest honor.
Distinguished Service Award honorees demonstrate a dedication to enhancing the value of the university for future generations; professional and public service; and personal accomplishments that serve as a model for present and future Clemson students.
A 1979 Clemson graduate, McKissick is the chief executive officer of Alice Manufacturing. Co-chairman of the American Manufacturing Trade Action Coaltion, he also served as chairman of the National Council of Textile Organizations and as chairman of the South Carolina Manufacturers Alliance.
A life member of Clemson’s board of trustees since 1998, McKissick is chairing the university’s The Will to Lead campaign. He serves as a director of the Clemson University Foundation and was a major contributor to the WestZone initiative.
An active member of Christ Episcopal Church, McKissick has served on the board of Christ Church Episcopal School. He is married to Martha Allyson Wood McKissick and they have three children, one of whom is a current Clemson student.
Other Distinguished Service Award winners are William Kelly Durham of Clemson; Theodore G. “Ted” Westmoreland of Shelby, N.C.; Gosnold Graham “Goz” Segars Jr. of Hartsville; Palmer E. “Satch” Krantz of Columbia; and Charles Lenson Sullivan Jr. of Hartsville.