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Stories by Laura McClure Holt

  • Joe and Cathy Turner with Clemson Tiger mascot.

    Earning Their Stripes

    September 20, 2019

    The rich tapestry of Clemson’s history is woven from the fiercely dedicated spirits of the men and women who have called our great university home. These legendary figures, such as President R.C. Edwards and the beloved Dean Walter T. Cox, live within the hearts of Clemson alumni and friends leading us toward continued excellence. These […]

  • Sissy Bynum creates endowment for first generation students.

    A Remarkable Life – A Remarkable Legacy

    August 15, 2019

    Hero – a person who, in the opinion of others, has special achievements, abilities or personal qualities and is regarded as a role model. In the very sense of the word, Mary Satcher “Sissy” Bynum ’84 and her late husband, Henry “Clarke” Bynum, Jr. ‘84, are heroes. Through the life experiences that Sissy and Clarke […]

  • The '55 Exchange honors the McGregor family at an event where they unveil an ice cream flavor created for them.

    A flavored family tradition.

    July 19, 2019

    There are certain childhood memories that stay with us throughout our lives. For Sam ‘49 and Betty McGregor’s children, memories of Krispy Kreme donuts and visits to Clemson represent significant parts of their childhood that will never be forgotten. And the values that their parents instilled in them is evident in their lives today. Growing […]

  • Professor Hubbard and his wife Margaret

    Good turns daily

    July 18, 2019

    As Oscar Wilde famously penned, “To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.” Professor J.C. “Mike” Hubbard was without doubt a man who truly lived a life that overflowed with achievement, kindness and dedication. As a lifelong educator, his academic journey began at Clemson University as a student […]

  • Melinda Chappell stands outside Madren Center, overlooking the Walker Golf Course

    The Power to Transform

    June 13, 2019

    Melinda E. Chappell’s passion for recreational therapy and helping others has played out through every aspect of her life. Now she is exemplifying this passion with a planned gift to support the Clemson University Recreational Therapy (CURT) Program.

  • Changing Courses

    May 16, 2019

    Family. Tradition. Innovative. These are the three words that come to mind when Kimberly Bruce thinks of Clemson. Fittingly, these words embody Kimberly’s planned gift to Clemson, which will impact future generations of Clemson students and provide them with the same opportunities she feels fortunate to have experienced at Clemson.

  • Clemson donors John and Laurie Gutshaw stand in front of Lake Hartwell

    John and Laurie Gutshaw are empowering first-generation college students

    April 19, 2019

    The couple, of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, is putting their collective power behind Clemson University through the establishment of the Kenneth John Gutshaw, Jr., (Class of ’72) and Laurie B. Gutshaw Annual FIRST Grant-In-Aid Endowment – providing support for first-generation college students at Clemson.