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Stories by Liz Tew

  • A Linton family legacy

    April 19, 2017

    William “Bill” T. Linton III’s family has a strong Clemson legacy, one that stretches from the 19th century through the 20th and into the 21st. Clemson has given so much to the Linton family and it is their hope that all young men and women can experience the wonderful things Clemson has to offer. In 2006, the Linton family established the Linton Family Endowment in Nursing ultimately helping students start their own Clemson legacy.

  • From one family to another

    April 5, 2017

    The Annexstad family established the Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship in 2000 to help deserving students, specifically those who have overcome extraordinary hardships, achieve a college degree. The Clemson partnership was established in 2015, and in fall 2016, the first scholarship was awarded to a Tiger who is now one step closer to achieving his medical dream.

  • Textiles: A fundamental industry

    January 25, 2017

    With key support from the Walmart Foundation and its U.S. Manufacturing Innovation Fund, Clemson University textile experts are working with the world’s most widely used fiber, polyester, to develop technologies that will make dyeing it more economical and environmentally friendly.

  • An exterior view of the future Samuel J. Cadden Chapel.

    A place for everyone

    December 14, 2016

    When Sam Cadden lost his life in a car accident the summer after his sophomore year, the Cadden family decided to turn their tragedy into something meaningful and purposeful, knowing that would best represent Sam. After thinking of how they could honor their beloved son, the couple made a significant gift toward a new addition to Clemson’s campus, allowing their son’s dream of leaving a lasting legacy on his school to become a reality.

  • Drake Loflin

    Carrying on a legacy

    October 31, 2016

    Drake Loflin’s ’07, M.S. ’10 husband, also a Clemson alum, tragically passed away in 2014. Because of his love for Clemson, Drake began working with the Office of Development later that year to establish a memorial endowment in his name. Thanks to the generous support of alumni and friends, his legacy will continue to live on through current and future Tigers.

  • Bringing passions back home

    October 4, 2016

    From academics to historic properties, it is evident that Clemson has a very special place in Dale and Jackie Reynolds’ hearts. The Tiger twosome is thankful to have the opportunity to contribute to two of their passions here on Clemson’s campus. We are thankful for donors like Dale and Jackie Reynolds and their commitment to making an impact on Clemson today, tomorrow and forever.

  • Helping teens emerge as successful students

    August 22, 2016

    Since 2002, Clemson’s Emerging Scholars Program has been transforming the lives of students in Bamberg, Allendale and Hampton County, S.C. Unlike students educated in other parts of the state, those who are born in this corridor aren’t always provided with the same amount of resources. However, thanks to generous donors like Lisa Minnick ’76, the Emerging Scholars Program is opening their eyes and giving them hope.

  • 2016 Clemson University alumnae Jasmine Fields sits outside on campus.

    Helping Lowcountry teens achieve success

    July 18, 2016

    Jasmine Fields didn’t know what to expect when she signed up for Emerging Scholars, the college-access program, but once she stepped foot on Clemson’s campus, everything changed for the Allendale native.

  • Clemson graduate student and baseball player Patrick Andrews stands in the dugout in Doug Kingsmore Stadium on campus.

    The complete and total package

    July 18, 2016

    During his undergraduate career, not only did Patrick Andrews excel in the classroom, but he also excelled on the baseball field. Currently a graduate student at Clemson, Andrews’ academic and baseball talents still reign strong.

  • Clemson architecture professor Anjali Joseph stands in Lee Hall on Clemson's campus.

    Leading the way in health care

    July 18, 2016

    Professor Anjali Joseph’s research focuses on looking at the relationship between architecture and health and how the design of the environment impacts our health and well-being.

  • The gift of a second chance

    June 8, 2016

    The Barker Scholars Endowment was established in 2013 to honor Clemson’s 14th president, James F. Barker. The endowment, which provides need-based scholarships for undergraduate students, has made a difference in the life of Jarrett Miller ’17 — a student who always had his heart set on Tigertown and fortunately, has not had to put his college plans on hold.

  • From one family to another

    April 27, 2016

    Pittsburg native, Amanda Todd ’17, was packing up to head back south to begin her sophomore year at Clemson when her family received news that had the potential to impact her college career. Her father had been diagnosed with a significant brain tumor, which put the Todd family in a difficult financial situation. However, thanks to generous donors, Todd has been able to continue to grow and thrive at Clemson, all while making memories she’ll never forget.

  • A plan to build futures

    April 26, 2016

    Matt Doyle ’16, a student from Connecticut, never dreamt of attending an out-of-state school. However, in 2012, Chuck ’82 and Sue Fish made a commitment to establish an endowed fund, ultimately to provide engineering students from out-of-state with a great college experience. This commitment originated with the Chuck ’82 and Sue Fish Annual Engineering Scholarship, which they have been funding over a four-year period. Thanks to the couple’s commitment, students like Matt Doyle can achieve goals they once thought weren’t possible.

  • Sam and Beverly Stone at Memorial Stadium

    Giving small town students big futures

    March 9, 2016

    Dr. Sam ’76 and Beverly Stone reside in Chester, South Carolina — a small town where they proudly display their love for Clemson and are making an impact on the residents in many ways. In 2013, the Stones established the Dr. Sam and Beverly Stone Family Scholarship Endowment to provide Universitywide scholarships to residents of Chester, giving small-town students big futures.

  • Young alums remain ever loyal

    February 8, 2016

    Thomas ’10 and Lauren Cleveland ’09 are two Clemson alums who will always consider their alma mater their home away from home. Because the University gave so much to the Clevelands, they began paying-it-forward after graduation and continue to give consecutively, making them ‘ever-loyal’ alumni and donors.