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  • Representatives from Wells Fargo are joined by Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER participants

    A partnership for life-changing opportunities

    September 12, 2019

    Since 1981, Wells Fargo has given more than $4 million to Clemson University. Among its many contributions, the company has established the Wells Fargo Student Scholarship Endowment within the College of Business, awarding more than 100 scholarships to date. The company’s dollar-for-dollar employee matching program has also provided substantial support. With 350 Clemson alumni working for Wells Fargo, the program has generated more than $760,000.

    Clemson recently celebrated another gift from Wells Fargo – an additional $300,000 gift benefitting Emerging Scholars and Call Me MISTER. $175,000 will support Call Me MISTER and $125,000 will benefit Emerging Scholars

  • Logo for Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives

    Nephron partners with Clemson to meet hospitals’ growing pharmaceutical demands

    August 12, 2019

    Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation is partnering with Clemson University to create a robotic solution for syringe-filling automation to enhance sterile manufacturing in the pharmaceutical production process and keep up with growing hospital demands.

  • New instrument gifted to COMSET, furthering Clemson’s optical fiber capabilities among the best worldwide

    August 7, 2019

    As the only academic facility in the U.S. with industrial-scale capabilities to fabricate optical fiber, the Clemson University Center for Optical Materials Science and Engineering Technologies (COMSET) is making significant impacts in the fiber-optic industry. Now, the center’s receiving its second SG Controls MCVD lathe through an in-kind gift from Molex LLC, further positioning COMSET as one of the premiere fiber-optics facilities in the world.

  • Image of "All In" near the small pond by the football facilities.

    Clemson goes ‘All In’ with public art installation at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex

    July 30, 2019

    Athletics and art are uniting at Clemson University with a new sculpture at the Allen N. Reeves Football Complex. Following the opening of the football complex in 2017, students with Atelier InSite, Clemson’s student-driven public art program, began the process of commissioning the piece. After two rigorous years, main campus’ newest public art is now complete.

  • Two female and one male student in caps and gowns laugh while holding their diplomas open during their graduation ceremony.

    Clemson University sets record with more than $176 million in giving

    July 18, 2019

    Clemson University had another record-breaking year in fundraising with more than $176 million received from private gifts and IPTAY support during the fiscal year that began July 1, 2018, and ended June 30, 2019.

  • Headshot of Steve Warner, glasses, gray suit against gray background

    Business strategist, brand management executive takes helm of Corporate Partnerships in Charleston as assistant vice president

    July 17, 2019

    The Clemson University Office of Corporate Partnerships and Strategic Initiatives is expanding its efforts in the Lowcountry with a new assistant vice president, Steve Warner.

  • AVX fuels next generation of Clemson vehicle prototyping through Deep Orange

    July 11, 2019

    South Carolina-based global electronic components company AVX Corporation will fuel the next chapter of Clemson University’s flagship vehicle prototype program Deep Orange with new equipment and lab space at the Clemson University International Center for Automotive Research.

  • Photo of the Explore Mobile Lab

    Clemson University, Duke Energy partner to bring mobile engineering lab to middle school students across South Carolina

    June 27, 2019

    Clemson University and Duke Energy are hitting the road this summer behind the wheel of the Explore Mobile Lab, an innovative approach to educating middle school students across the Palmetto State about the critical and growing field of engineering. This creative partnership between the University and Duke Energy is unique to South Carolina, and the program hopes to educate and engage young scientists and engineers who will be the future workforce for industries such as electric utilities that will need those skills to power communities in the 21st century.

  • Clemson Alumni Association seal

    Five new board members selected for Clemson Alumni Association

    June 10, 2019

    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.

  • Lori Anne Carr of Ridge Spring named to Clemson Alumni Association board

    June 10, 2019

    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.

  • Melanie Kitchings Pniewski of Aiken named to Clemson Alumni Association board

    June 10, 2019

    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.

  • Brad B. Smith Sr. of Greenville named to Clemson Alumni Association board

    June 10, 2019

    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).

  • Headshot of Bill Linton, pink polo against gray background

    William ‘Bill’ Thomas Linton III of Knoxville named to Clemson Alumni Association board

    June 10, 2019

    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.

  • Michael Clark headshot against gray background

    Michael Allen Clark of Fort Myers named to Clemson Alumni Association board

    June 10, 2019

    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.

  • Three men look at a tablet while standing in front of a vehicle that's in the process of being assembled.

    SeeDaten Inc., Clemson exploring augmented and mixed reality training tools for manufacturing

    June 5, 2019

    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).