Clemson University professor and naturalist Patrick McMillan, the co-creator and host of the popular, Emmy-award winning ETV nature program “Expeditions with Patrick McMillan,” has received the Glenn ’65 and Heather Hilliard Endowed Professorship in Environmental Sustainability.
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.
Wells Fargo has boosted Clemson University’s Call Me MISTER and Emerging Scholars education programs with gifts of $200,000 and $150,000, respectively. The money will provide scholarships for young men in the MISTER program and fund six students throughout their Emerging Scholars experience.
David ’94 and Jade ’04 Poe are annual supporters of the Clemson Fund and IPTAY and have also included Clemson in their will. The couple is proud to say their blood runs orange, and they take pride in helping provide future Tigers with the same memorable experience they had as students.
Hewlett-Packard (HP) has donated an HP Indigo 5000 Digital Press valued at more than $500,000 to Clemson University’s graphic communications program as part of a new academic collaboration to support the next generation of talent in the digital printing field.
BMW has extended its long history of investing in the students of Clemson University with two $50,000 gifts to the Call Me MISTER and the German language programs, respectively.
The band that shakes the Southland has a backup group like no other. The Clemson University Tiger Band Association (CUTBA), comprised of former and current band members, supports the student musicians academically and in extracurricular ways. Once again the group has made its annual gift to the Clemson University Tiger Band Association Scholarship Award Program, this time with a $24,000 check to the endowment. The endowment gift is part of Clemson’s The Will to Lead capital campaign to raise $1 billion to support Clemson students and faculty with scholarships, professorships, facilities, technology and enhanced opportunities for learning and research.
AdvanceSC has awarded a $40,000 grant to Clemson University for a program to improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) literacy among Upstate students. The program is held in cooperation with Tri-County Technical College and the Anderson, Oconee and Pickens County school districts.
The Clemson University Foundation board of directors elected officers and three new members.
Clemson University experienced a record year in fundraising, enabling the school to exceed its annual goal and to surpass the $900 million mark in its current $1 billion capital campaign.
A renowned researcher with more than 30 years' experience studying waterfowl habitats and populations has been named the inaugural director of Clemson University's James C. Kennedy Waterfowl and Wetlands Conservation Center. Rick Kaminski will coordinate teaching, research and outreach in waterfowl and wetlands ecology from the Kennedy Center’s location at Clemson’s Belle W. Baruch Institute for Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown.
The PNC Foundation has awarded a $50,000 grant to Project BEEMS (Building Environments for Early Mathematics Success), a Clemson University program that seeks to provide child care teachers and home-based caregivers with skills that support mathematics learning among young children.
Professional engineer Richard Cottingham and his wife, Nancy, of Seneca have pledged $500,000 to establish the J. Richard (’66) and Nancy W. Cottingham Distinguished Professor of Civil Engineering Endowment at Clemson University.
Longtime Clemson supporter Betty Poe of Greenville made the second cornerstone gift of $2.5 million to Clemson University Athletics for facilities.