By Laura Hicks

CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has named Col. Sandy Edge the Frank Kellers III Alumni Association Volunteer of the Year Award recipient.

A retired Air Force colonel and 1972 Clemson alumnus, Edge currently is the director of the College of Business and Behavioral Science Academic Advising Center. He also is a business lecturer. He is the former commander of Clemson’s Air Force ROTC unit.

Edge is involved in the university as a volunteer, serving as a former chairman of the Clemson Corps. He is a past member of the Alumni Association board of directors and former chairman of the Alumni Engagement Committee. 

Edge perhaps is best known on campus for leading Cocky’s “funeral” each year before the University of South Carolina football game. It is organized by ROTC’s Tiger Platoon and the Student Alumni Association. Edge delivers the eulogy in the service, followed by a cremation of Cocky by Tiger Platoon. 

Presented annually since 1988, the Volunteer of the Year Award is the highest recognition and greatest expression of appreciation extended to an individual by the Alumni Association staff for outstanding service and volunteerism. This year the Clemson Alumni Association named the annual award for the late Frank Kellers III, a member of Clemson’s Class of 1957.


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