Clemson University will celebrate its rich history of giving and honor members of the Clemson family who exemplify its dedication to service on Legacy Day from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday at Fort Hill on the Clemson campus.
The first Clemson History in Plain Sight event will be held on Bowman Field from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 14. The event will feature a talk by Class of 1995 alumnus Eric Young, a descendant of Thomas Fruster and Frances “Fannie” Benson-Fruster, who were both slaves and workers of school founder Thomas Green Clemson.
As a Clemson alumnus who came from a long line of successful and knowledgable businessmen, R. Roy Pearce '41 decided to craft a plan designed to strengthen Tigers' writing, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. So in 1989, Roy and wife, Margery "Marnie" Pearce, donated $1.5 million to Clemson University to endow the Pearce Center for Professional Communication. Thanks to the Pearces' vision, Clemson students have access to pivotal assistance in all areas of communication.
Clemson University has designated November Legacy Month to celebrate milestones in its rich history, honor alumni and donors, and illustrate the importance of philanthropy.