CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association will recognize five alumni with its highest honor, the Distinguished Service Award.

“I am extremely proud to honor these five outstanding individuals with the Distinguished Service Award,” said Clemson President James P. Clements. “Each of the award recipients has done so much to support Clemson, and I am truly grateful for their contributions. Their personal accomplishments serve as a wonderful model for our current and future students.”

This year’s award recipients are:

Bryant Barnes of Rock Hill, class of 1976, a pioneer in telecommunications who has consistently given back to his alma mater.

Janine Bowen of Stone Mountain, Georgia, classes of 1989 and 1991; an attorney in Atlanta who has served her alma mater in numerous capacities for many years.

Grant Burns of Greer, class of 1988, a respected and highly accomplished lawyer who has been dedicated to volunteerism and service to his alma mater.

Leslie Callison of Lexington, class of 1981, a community technology adviser and volunteer who has been a champion of her alma mater.

Doug Richardson of Clemson, class of 1964, a highly accomplished banker who has contributed financially to Clemson every year since graduating and served as a volunteer and valued employee.

The awards will be presented on April 1 in a special ceremony.