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March 30, 2011




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Association Celebrates Distinguished Alumni

Over 300 guests were in attendance as The Clemson University Alumni Association presented five alumni the Distinguished Service Award (DSA) at a March 18th Gala, sponsored by Nationwide, at The Brooks Center for the Performing Arts. The DSA is the university's highest alumni honor. The association annually recognizes up to five alumni who demonstrate a dedication to: enhancing the value of the university for future generations; church, professional and public service; and personal accomplishments that serve as a model for present and future Clemson students. This year's award recipients are: Chalmers R. "Hap" Carr Jr. '60, Harold Douglas Kingsmore '55, Wilbur Owens "Billy" Powers '57, HD '04, Charles Kenneth Watt '59, Kimberlee Allen Wilkerson '80.
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Clemson's Carbon Community

Exciting things are happening in the field of carbon research at Clemson. Researchers in virtually every corner of the College of Engineering and Science are exploring new uses for the ubiquitous element, and they're drawing the attention of scientists across the globe-quite literally. Last July, 400 delegates from dozens of countries convened in Clemson for lectures and discussions about the element's applications in electronics, energy, transportation, medicine and dozens of other fields for the 2010 World Conference on Carbon. Read more>

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Tree Campus USA Honors Tigers

For the first time ever, Clemson University has received recognition for its dedication to campus forestry management and environmental stewardship from Tree Campus USA, a program of the Arbor Day Foundation supported by a grant from Toyota. Clemson is one of 113 colleges and universities to receive Tree Campus USA recognition for 2010. Read more>

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CASE Commends Clemson

Clemson University recently received several awards from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) District III at the CASE III conference in Tampa, Fla. CASE is an organization for advancement professionals who work in alumni relations, marketing, communications and development. It was founded in 1974 and since then, its membership has grown to more than 3,400 colleges, universities, primary and secondary independent schools, international schools and nonprofit organizations in 68 countries. Read more>

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Tigers Host German Ambassador

German Days are coming to the Clemson University campus with a series of events highlighted by a visit by the ambassador of Germany to the United States. Beginning March 29 with a performance by the Calmus Vocal Ensemble from Leipzig, the events will showcase the range of German programs at Clemson and celebrate the university's international relationships. Clemson University President James F. Barker will host Ambassador Klaus Scharioth April 4 and 5. Read more>

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Seasons by the Lake Reopens

Lakeside dining resumed March 10th following nearly three months of remodeling at Seasons by the Lake Restaurant at the Madren Conference Center and Inn. The restaurant has been renovated and has a new floor plan and furnishings, along with lake view dining with seating for more than 100, a private dining room, a refurbished Joe's Place bar and a greatly expanded lakeside terrace. Read more>

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Slippery Surface Research Findings

Biomechanics researchers Timothy Higham of Clemson University and Andrew Clark of the College of Charleston conclude that moving quickly in a forward, firm-footed stance across a slippery surface is less likely to lead to a fall than if you move slowly. Approaching a slippery surface slowly hinders the necessary task of shifting the center of mass forward once foot contact is made. Read more>

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Obama Nominates Alumna for US District Judge

Alumna, Mary Geiger Lewis, was nominated by President Obama to be a US district judge. Lewis is an established South Carolina lawyer who currently works as partner of the Hampton Street law firm, Lewis & Babcock, in Columbia. Hard work and commitment in the community has led Lewis to obtain the well-deserved reputation she has today.
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Orlando Clemson Club Cooks for a Cause

Greater Orlando Clemson Club volunteered at The Hubbard House Wednesday March 9th, 2011 from 3-8pm. Hubbard House is a "home away from home" on the campus of Orlando Health, providing shelter, meals and support for families of hospital patients. They cooked a meal for 50 people. Plus, Mr. Hubbard was a Clemson alumni/fan and a portrait of him in his Clemson tie is proudly displayed in the lobby of the house. Find out more about the Orlando Clemson Club. Read more>

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Sweet to be a Tiger

Armed with a Clemson degree in Graphic Communications and an impeccable talent for making sweets, Mandy Von See has always been eager to sweeten life one lollipop at a time. That's why in 2010, she launched Team Candy Suckers and began producing handcrafted confections to commemorate college fans' favorite teams. A portion of all profits from the sale of these spirited suckers are donated back to the colleges and universities. Check out the recently-introduced Tiger Paw Pop. Read more>

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Martin Recognized as Developing Leader

Alumna, Jessica Barron Martin attributes her recent success to her Clemson MRED degree. The past-president of the Orlando Clemson Club was given early acceptance into Wells Fargo's top training program in October and recently learned she was named the "Developing Leader of the Year" for NAIOP - Central Florida. This award is given to the top 35 and under member of the Developing Leaders group as decided by the president of the chapter. NAIOP is the most active group out of ICSC and ULI in Central Florida.

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O'Dell Displays Tiger Paw Flag

"Entertainment Tonight" reporter and Clemson Alumna, Nancy O'Dell '90, proudly displays her Tiger Paw flag in the control room of the E.T. set. O'Dell will take over as the co-host of E.T., the No. 1 syndicated entertainment magazine show, after Mary Hart's final season this year. Interested in other famous Clemson alumni? Read more>

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Make a Difference Today

Your gift to the Clemson Fund for academic scholarships and fellowships will make a Clemson education possible for worthy, driven students - those individuals who will go on to become the future work force and leaders of our great nation. Your annual gift to fund scholarships will impact a student's life forever and will help Clemson maintain the momentum we've created to become one of the nation's top public universities. Make a gift >

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Club Event Raises Dollars for Scholarships

The Fort Hill Clemson Club Recruiting event raised $16,000 on Feb. 2 which goes to academic scholarships for local area high school seniors. 550 people attended the event and 31 sponsors donated funds to make the event an absolute success. 12 students received the scholarships.
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Richmond Clemson Club Hosts Historian

The Richmond Clemson Club hosted an event on March 23rd at the home of Stuart and Leigh Farmer featuring Clemson's resident historian, Dr. Jerry Reel. After a wine and cheese reception, Reel spoke on the formative years of the University and its transition from an all-male military school to an integrated, co-ed institution. Want to learn more about the Richmond Clemson Club's upcoming events? Read more>

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Get your Nationwide Quote on Facebook

Check out our new Nationwide Insurance® tab on the Clemson Alumni Facebook page. Clemson alumni get a special discount on auto insurance with Nationwide®. Click the link to the left of our page to get a quote or learn more about Nationwide Mobile Apps for Android™ , iPhone™ and iPod touch® View page>

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Solid Orange Weekend Schedule of Events

The weekend of April 8-10, 2011 will be a busy one for Clemson Athletics, with multiple events lined up for five different Tiger athletic teams - baseball, football, men's soccer, men's tennis and volleyball. The 2011 Solid Orange Weekend will be highlighted by the football team's Orange & White Spring Game, to be held at Memorial Stadium at 4:00 PM on Saturday, April 9. Read more>

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Register Now for "Bring Your Daughter"

The Clemson Women's Alumni Council is excited to announce the 13th annual Bring Your Daughter to Clemson Weekend held on campus on Friday, May 20th - Sunday, May 22nd, 2011. This year's theme is "Her Land, His Plan". Girls ages 6-18 are invited to attend with an adult chaperone (fathers are welcome!) and get a chance to see what college life is like. Read more>

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Alumni Band Springs into Fun Events

Clemson University Tiger Band Alumni (CUTBA) has two planned family events for this spring. Join us April 9th for a family picnic and pep band for the spring football game and April 30th for a family picnic and pep band for the Georgia Tech baseball game. Don't miss these free, fun family events! Register now >

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Celebrating Rural Heritage

Please join Clemson University in celebrating the rich rural heritage of the Pee Dee region on Saturday, April 16 at the Pee Dee Research and Education Center on Pocket Road north of Florence. This free event includes farm equipment displays, antique tractors, 5K race and 1 mile walk, all day kid activities, farm animals, wagon rides, and much more. Come and join the Clemson Pee Dee REC in celebrating its 100 year anniversary! Read more>

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Coaches Invite You to Prowl and Growl

Coach Swinney and Coach Brownell want to see you at the 2011 Prowl and Growl events! Check out their invitation video and make plans now to attend a Prowl and Growl stop in your area. In South Carolina, the tour will visit Charleston, Greenville, Myrtle Beach, Florence, Rock Hill, Lexington and Aiken. In North Carolina, Tigers will stop in Charlotte and Raleigh. They will also meet in Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia. Don Munson will once again ask our coaches the questions that are on the minds of Clemson fans. Read more> Watch video>

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2nd Annual Tigerpalooza April 9, 2011

CUSG Transfer Council will be hosting its biggest event, Tigerpalooza. Tigerpalooza is a philanthropic event to support the Alzheimer's Association. This event will be held from 11am-11pm at the Esso Club on April 9th. All money raised/donated towards this event will go straight to the Alzheimer's Association and it stays local to the state. There will be fun and games for all ages, two bands throughout the day and a silent auction. Download document and Read more >

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