By Taylor Reeves

CLEMSON – Clemson University will hold its August graduation ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in Littlejohn Coliseum. Alumnus Thomas Fields Hash will receive an honorary doctorate of science.  

Hash graduated from Clemson with a degree in mechanical engineering in 1969. He spent 26 years working with Babcock and Wilcox Co., a manufacturing company specializing in advanced energy and operational solutions. He joined Bechtel Group Inc. in 1996 as vice president for business development, and within three years, was appointed president of Bechtel National Inc., the corporation’s high technology, government-contracts branch. He retired in 2007 as president and board chairman of the Federal Services Division. 

Hash demonstrates a strong commitment to sustainability and its importance for future generations. In 2010, he donated $2 million to Clemson to create the Thomas F. Hash ’69 Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development. He has served on the Clemson University Foundation Board and the President’s Advisory Board. In 2002, he was named an Alumni Fellow of the College of Engineering and Science. 

Hash is a native of Easton, Md., and he continues to serve in numerous civic organizations, including United Way and Boy Scouts of America. He and his wife, Becky, divide their time between homes in Annapolis, Md., and Chapin.

Seating for graduation is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Live footage from the ceremony will be streamed at