Five new board members have been selected to serve three-year terms on the Clemson Alumni Association board of directors beginning July 1. The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships.
The Clemson Alumni Association has named Lori Anne Carr of Ridge Spring to its board of directors. Her term will begin July 1. Carr is a two-time graduate of Clemson University. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in elementary education in 1990 and a Master of Education in 1992. She currently serves as the vice president and administrative manager of Titan Peach Farms Inc. and is also the owner and president of Palmetto Processing Solutions.
The Clemson Alumni Association has named Melanie Kitchings Pniewski of Aiken to its board of directors. Her term will begin July 1. Pniewski graduated from Clemson with a Bachelor of Science in nursing in 2003 and went on to earn a Master’s of Science in nursing from Michigan State University in 2008. She later received a post-master’s certificate from the Medical College of Georgia in 2013.
The Clemson Alumni Association has named Brad Smith of Greenville to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Smith is a three-time graduate of Clemson University and a registered architect in South Carolina and 37 other states. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), S.C. State Board of Architecture Examiners and past chair of the Professional Conduct Committee for the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
The Clemson Alumni Association has named William “Bill” Thomas Linton III of Knoxville to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Linton, a fourth-generation Clemson graduate, received a degree in industrial management in 1983. He then earned his MBA from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill in 1989. He passed on the tradition to his son, William, who graduated from Clemson in 2018.
The Clemson Alumni Association has named Michael Allen Clark of Fort Myers to its board of directors. His term will begin July 1. Clark earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Management from Clemson in 1990. He is currently the president of United Mechanical Inc., a mechanical contracting company specializing in commercial and residential HVAC, plumbing and electrical service that employs more than 200 individuals on the west coast of Florida.
A new initiative between Clemson University and SeeDaten Inc. will allow students and faculty to explore augmented reality and mixed reality learning tools at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
The efforts of Clemson University to increase opportunities for students and faculty to engage globally continue to move forward with the creation of a $250,000 endowment and a $250,000 fund thanks to a donation from the Michael W. Schwehr Family of The Woodlands, Texas. The gift will create the Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Annual and Schwehr Family Global Service Learning Endowment, both of which will support service-learning, research and engagement in under-resourced communities.
Clemson University’s Scroll of Honor Memorial occupies a highly visible plot of ground directly across the street from Memorial Stadium. The memorial is in the form of a barrow ringed with stones upon which are engraved the names of 493 alumni who died on active military service. While the memorial stands as a steady, silent tribute to these heroes, its companion, a comprehensive website, has recently undergone a major renovation.
Honda R&D Americas, Inc. will be the co-sponsor for Deep Orange 11, a sustainability-focused concept vehicle to be conceived and designed by automotive engineering students at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research (CU-ICAR).
By finding better ways to build — no nails or power tools required — Clemson is leading the way in everything from affordable housing to disaster relief shelters, pop-up health care facilities and more.
Clemson University conferred more than 3,500 degrees during four Commencement ceremonies on Thursday and Friday in Littlejohn Coliseum.
The American Council on Education (ACE) named Sharon Nagy, associate provost for Global Engagement at Clemson University, an ACE Fellow for the 2019-20 academic year. Following a nomination by the senior administration of their institutions and a rigorous application process, 39 Fellows were selected this year.
During Clemson University’s 24-hour Give Day, 4,125 donors raised $2,087,947 to create life-altering experiences for students, faculty and staff. The total includes a $500,000 gift made by the Schwehr family of The Woodlands, Texas. Michael ’81, Linda and their daughters, Laurel and Victoria ’16, made this gift in support of global service learning.
In an effort to continue growing Clemson University’s educational, research and economic development opportunities through strategic partnerships, the Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives has promoted Robert Krulac and hired Angela Lockman as senior business development directors.