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  • 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.

  • Pic of Calhoun Dr. Hwy. 93 intersection

    Construction update: Building Clemson’s future

    August 6, 2019

    Clemson’s main campus has experienced big changes in just a few short months. Some construction projects have been completed, while others remain on target for their scheduled completion dates. Here are updates on some of the initiatives happening above and beneath the ground. Electrical distribution The $75 million upgrade of 1950s underground utilities impacting Clemson’s […]

  • Pic of the new IPTAY building

    IPTAY expansion on target for a fall completion

    August 6, 2019

    An additional 8,000 square feet is being added to the IPTAY building, located next to the West End Zone in Memorial Stadium. When completed, the 29,000 square-foot structure will offer three floors of much-needed space. The $10 million project is being funded by donors and private gifts to Athletics. Project manager Kevin McDonough said the […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • 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 […]

  • 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.

  • Clemson Class of 1969 gifts more than $1.5M to alma mater as they become “golden tigers”

    June 17, 2019

    CLEMSON – Clemson University’s class of 1969 marked its 50th anniversary Friday, June 14, with a reunion celebration on campus hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association and the announcement of a $1,551,773 gift to their alma mater for scholarship support, endowed faculty positions, research support for technology and capital construction. The gift was presented in […]

  • 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.

  • 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).

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    $500,000 gift to spark new global learning opportunities at Clemson

    May 29, 2019

    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.

  • (L-R) Roy McCall, Charles Barker, Susan Barker, Mary Cadden, Melvin Younts, Ken Cadden, Beth Clements, Jim Clements, Matt Gabriel and Almeda Jacks participate in a ceremonial groundbreaking on May 23, 2019 for the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel.

    Community breaks ground for Samuel J. Cadden Chapel on Clemson campus

    May 23, 2019

    Officials from Clemson University joined alumni, donors and student leaders past and present in a groundbreaking ceremony Thursday for the Samuel J. Cadden Chapel. The chapel, named after a Clemson student who passed away unexpectedly in 2015, will be located adjacent to the Brooks Center for the Performing Arts and be an inviting venue for all people to celebrate, meditate and reflect.

  • Summit attendees listening to one of several keynote speakers. Image credit: University Relations

    Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit recipient of Upstate Diversity Leadership Award

    May 21, 2019

    Grade school students across the country will soon say ‘goodbye teachers,’ and ‘hello summer break.’ Many of these students are college bound and have in their educational arsenal tools gained from Clemson’s Men of Color National Summit. The Summit, touted as one of the most impactful higher education events in the Southeast, creates college and […]

  • 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.

  • Ron Estrada speaks to summit attendees in the Greenville Convention Center. Image credit: University Relations

    2019 Clemson Men of Color National Summit: Keynote speaker Ronald Estrada

    May 14, 2019

    Univision Communications’s Ronald Estrada closed the two-day 2019 Clemson University Men of Color National Summit by sharing a toolkit of secrets and tips for success that attendees could take home. Estrada, senior vice president for corporate social responsibility and community empowerment at Univision, encouraged the 400 high school students in attendance to develop their emotional […]