CLEMSON, S.C. — A New Fairfield, Conn., resident has been selected as a Clemson University 2011 Thomas F. Chapman Leadership Scholar. Anthony Valentini, a sophomore marketing major, was one of 10 students to receive the award.

The Chapman Leadership Scholars Program is a three-year experience beginning students' sophomore years that is geared toward enhancing the leadership potential and skills of select students in Clemson’s College of Business and Behavioral Science. The program offers students extracurricular opportunities to enrich their university experiences and provides them with a competitive edge in the global marketplace.

Students are selected based on their aptitude and willingness to become effective leaders through research and service. The 10 Chapman Leadership Scholars are named annually, and each receives a total scholarship of $6,000 over the three years they participate in the program.

The Chapman Leadership Scholars program was established in 2008 through a gift from Thomas F. Chapman, retired chairman and chief executive officer of Equifax Inc. and 1965 graduate of Clemson University.