CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has announced six recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, the university’s highest alumni honor. The awards will be formally presented on March 30.

The association annually recognizes alumni who 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.

This year’s award recipients are:

  • William Kelly Durham of Clemson, Class of 1980, a businessman whose generosity and leadership on the Board of Visitors and the Clemson University Foundation has served as a model for others;
  • Theodore G. “Ted” Westmoreland of Shelby, N.C., Class of 1956, a veterinarian who has been a leader in his profession, in his state and community, as well as a strong supporter of both academics and athletics at Clemson;
  • Gosnold Graham “Goz” Segars Jr. of Hartsville, Class of 1966, a developer and business owner whose dedication and investment in Clemson is matched by his involvement in local education, economic development and community service;
  • E. Smyth McKissick III of Greenville, Class of 1979, Clemson life trustee, leader in the textile industry and chairman of Clemson’s current capital campaign;
  • Palmer E. “Satch” Krantz of Columbia, Class of 1972, executive director of Riverbanks Zoo and internationally recognized leader in his profession as well a leader in his community and in Clemson’s Alumni Association and Board of Visitors; and
  • Charles Lenson Sullivan Jr. of Hartsville, Class of 1966, retired from a successful career and played an integral role in the establishment of the Sonoco Packaging Institute at Clemson.