Office of the Provost Awards

  • Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award

    The purpose of this award is to recognize and honor a Clemson University faculty, staff, and/or administrator who has promoted initiatives in the field of credit or noncredit continuing education in a worthy and exemplary manner. The award will be presented by the President of Clemson University at the General Faculty Meeting in December of each year..

    The nomination form is available below. Completed nomination packets should be sent to the Office of the Provost, 206 Sikes Hall. Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

    Ralph D. Elliott Endowed Award Nomination Form

  • Thomas Green Clemson Award

    Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence plaque at Clemson University, Clemson South CarolinaThis award was established by the Office of the Provost in 1999 to honor outstanding faculty and staff who have made significant contributions to academic life at Clemson. Nominations are confidential, and nominees should not be apprised of their nomination. Priority will be given to nominees who have not previously received Clemson University-wide awards. The award includes $5,000 to be evenly divided between the recipient and the Clemson University Libraries. Recipients of the award also receive a plaque, and their names are added to the perpetual Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence plaque, which is on permanent display in the lobby of the R.M. Cooper Library. The monies donated to the Libraries will be used to purchase new materials to be added to the Libraries' collection, and these purchases will include a personalized donor plate honoring the award recipient.

    The nomination form is available below. Completed nomination packets should be sent to the Office of the Provost, 206 Sikes Hall. Nominations are accepted throughout the year.

    The Thomas Green Clemson Award for Excellence Nomination Form

    Thomas Green Clemson Award Recipients

    December 2014
    Robert Brookover, Senior Lecturer, Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
    Karon Donald, Program Director of the Staff Senate

    December 2013
    Elham B. Makram, Professor, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    Verna Howell, Associate Vice President of Student Affairs

    December 2012
    Sandy Edge, Department of Management
    Robert Horton, Professor, Secondary Mathematics Education

    December 2011
    Jack McKenzie, Advancement
    Robert Lippert, Associate Professor of Soil Sciences and statewide Hispanic 4-H coordinator

    December 2010
    Michael Coggeshall, Professor of Sociology and Anthropology
    Elizabeth Crockett, Student Services Program Coordinator and Adviser in Engineering and Science

    December 2009
    Barbara S. Rogers, Administrative Coordinator, Office of Undergraduate Studies
    Elizabeth Carney, Professor, Department of History

    December 2008
    John T Warner, Professor of Economics
    Carla Rathbone, Executive Director of Customer Relations and Learning Technologies

    December 2007
    Mike Vatalaro, Chairman of the Art Department
    Elizabeth Milam Lomas, Associate Director of Financial Aid

    December 2006
    Nancy Leininger, Senior Lecturer in Graphic Communications
    JoVanna King, Senior Director of Gift and Estate Planning

    December 2005
    Linda K. Cocke, Student Services Program Coordinator, Mechanical Engineering
    Dr. Jerome V. Reel Jr., Senior Vice Provost and University Historian, Office of Undergraduate Studies

    December 2004
    Stanley B. Smith, University Registrar, Records/Registration
    Charlie R. White, Director of the Outdoor Laboratory, Department of PRTM

    December 2003
    Mark Charney, Interim Chair and Professor, Department of English
    Ronald T. Herrin, Director of Payroll and Benefits, Human Resources

    December 2002
    W. Kirby Player, Coordinator of Alumni and Student Services, College of Agriculture, Forestry & Life Sciences
    Lois P. Sill, Life Sciences and Agriculture Librarian, University Libraries

    December 2001
    Lynda H. Brock, Assistant to the Dean, Administrative and Research Support
    Lillian U. (Mickey) Harder, Director of the Brooks Center, Department of Performing Arts

    January 2000
    Sylvia B. Moore, Administrative Assistant II, Department of Physics and Astronomy

Alumni Distinguished Professors

  • Active

    College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences
    William C. Bridges, Applied Economics and Statistics (2009)
    William M. Surver, Biological Sciences (2009)
    J. Drew Lanham, Forestry and Natural Resources (2012)
    Lesly Temesvari, Biological Sciences (2012)
    Richard W. Blob, Biological Sciences (2015)
    Julia Frugoli, Genetics and Biochemistry (2015)

    College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities
    Steven G. Marks, History (2009)
    David J. Allison, Architecture (2012)

    College of Business and Behavioral Science
    June J. Pilcher, Psychology (2009)
    William (Bill) R. Dougan, Economics (2012)

    College of Health, Education and Human Development
    Veronica G. Parker, Nursing (2015)

    College of Engineering and Science
    Terry M. Tritt, Physics and Astronomy (2009)
    William T. Pennington, Chemistry (2012)
    Richard Figliola, Genetics and Biochemistry (2015)
    Robert M. Geist III, Computing (2015)

    Education (School of)
    Tony W. Cawthon, Leadership, Counselor Ed, Human & Org Development (2013)
    Antonis Katsiyannis, Teacher Education (2010)

    *note: To be eligible for Alumni Distinguished Professor, faculty duties must consist of at least 51% teaching. Awardees will remain active until they retire or are no longer 51% teaching. When a position is vacant, a request for applications is sent to all faculty. Each Deans will forward their final recommendations to the Provost for consideration.