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June 22, 2011

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New Alumni Board Members Named

The Clemson University Alumni Association announces six new members to its board of directors, effective July 1: Sonya Ables, Todd Ballew, Wayne Bell, Richard L. "Tigue" Garick Jr, Larry Sloan, and Thompson Smith. The alumni board has 22 members and is the governing body for the Clemson Alumni Association. Primary responsibilities of the board include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the Clemson Alumni Association, financial audit and review, creation of governing policies and strategic planning. "Each of these incoming directors has distinguished themselves as a talented and committed volunteer leader for Clemson," said Wil Brasington Sr., director for alumni relations.
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Do You Have The Will to Lead?

Starting with our founder, Thomas Green Clemson, people have worked hard and given generously to make Clemson a great university and provide an outstanding education for our students. The Will to Lead campaign touches the lives of students every day. View this video to
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Tigers Receive Doctorates in Veterinary Medicine

On May 7, 2011, seven Clemson alumni received their doctorate in veterinary medicine from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Left to right, front row: Jeffrey Reid Wilkins, George William Rauton IV; Center row: Christine Elizabeth Johnson, Lindsey Hammond Wilkins; Back row: Elizabeth Ashley Eubanks Embly, Alison Marie Reed; Not pictured: Ashley Anne Isbell. Clemson University is proud to recognize these tigers for their hard work and achievements.


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Register Now for the Clemson Alumni Golf Challenge

The Clemson Alumni Association invites you to participate in the Second Annual Clemson Alumni Challenge Golf Tournament, Friday, September 9, 2011 at the John E. Walker, Sr. Golf Course in Clemson. The tournament is limited to 20 teams so register your team now. Compete for bragging rights to be the best Clemson Alumni golf foursome and the chance to represent Clemson on the national stage. The winning team advances to the Acura College Alumni Team Championship at Pinehurst Resort.
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Industrial Engineering Professor Honored

William G. Ferrell, an industrial engineering professor and associate dean of the graduate school at Clemson University, has been elected a Fellow of the Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE). Ferrell's focused research on supply chain management earned him recognition from the world's largest professional society dedicated to industrial engineering. The Institute of Industrial Engineers elects Fellows from its membership "who have made significant, nationally recognized contributions to industrial engineering."
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Leadership SC Class of 2011 Cares about Education

The Leadership South Carolina Class of 2011 will present a check Friday in Marlboro County to mark the end of the class project that focused on public education through public awareness and outreach. The class chose to adopt a South Carolina Priority School, do improvements, raise funds and support the S.C. Chamber of Commerce's SCMinds@Work initiative. The class will present a check for $10,000 at 10 a.m. at Blenheim Elementary Middle School.
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Restoration Institute Announces Wind Turbine Contracts

The Clemson University Restoration Institute has finalized the main contracts for the design and construction of the world's largest wind-turbine drivetrain testing facility. Choate Construction Co. of Mount Pleasant will provide construction management services for the project, which has an estimated construction budget of $22 million. AEC Engineering, which has U.S. offices in Minneapolis and Richmond, Va., will provide architectural and engineering design of the facility and testing system integration. AEC's contract is valued at $2.4 million.
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Voting for Higher Accessibility

A Clemson University research team has been chosen by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission to lead a national effort to make voting systems more accessible. Juan Gilbert, a professor and chairman of the Human-Centered Computing Division in Clemson's School of Computing, will direct a three-year, $4.5 million project funded by the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to increase the accessibility of "new, existing and emerging technological solutions" in the design of voting systems.
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Reel Evokes an Earlier Clemson

Historian and professor emeritus Jerome Reel has always been the go-to guy for information about Clemson University, its customs and its origins. Now, Reel has shaped his wealth of information into "The High Seminary: A History of the Clemson Agricultural College of South Carolina, Volume I, 1889-1964". "The High Seminary" looks at the changing social, cultural, economic and political climates between 1889 and 1964 and how the changes affected the University. The stories are historic, beneficial, at times humorous and, most importantly, demonstrate the determined spirit of the early university leaders.
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Professor Studies Bias in the Classroom

A regular theme in conservative critiques of higher education is that liberal professors discriminate against right-leaning students. A new study by Darren L. Linvill recently published in the journal College Teaching suggests that it's possible that some students do perceive bias, but that the reasons may have to do more with their own identities than with anything taking place in the classroom. Linvill is the director of basic courses in the department of communication studies at Clemson University.
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Career Center Director Honored

Clemson University has established the Flora M. Riley Endowment for Excellence to honor the executive director of the school's Michelin Career Center, who has retired after 26 years of service. The endowment will be used to continue and enhance career services offered to Clemson students through the career center.
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Professor Named ASCE Fellow

Abdul A. Khan, an associate professor of civil engineering at Clemson University, has been elected a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE). His astounding research in computational hydraulics earned him a place in the oldest national engineering society in the United States. Founded in 1852, the ASCE grants the status to fewer than 4 percent of its 125,000 members.
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Erin Hunter's Amazing Adventure

Studying how and why populations of people function and are affected by disease is fascinating. It's also what drew Clemson alum Erin Hunter '09 to Belgium, France, Guatemala and most recently, Cameroon, Africa. Read more about Hunter's amazing journey and her undying bravery and determination to help others.
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Your Gift...Multiplied!

Have you looked to see if your gift to Clemson can be matched by your employer? Don't wait! Click on the following link to determine if your company will match your gift and possibly double, triple or quadruple your contribution without it costing you a dime.
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A Clemson Degree Works

To phrase it simply, Clemson's students are engaged. They pursue internships and co-ops, they serve our community, they build houses in foreign countries, they study abroad, they lead organizations and they begin their own businesses - all in addition to their academic classwork. But is all this going to help them get a job once they've walked across the stage and been handed their diplomas? Leaders at the Michelin® Career Center and across campus say "yes."
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Leave Your Legacy with Timberland

The new Clemson Timberlands Legacy Program offers landowners a way to give their valued woodland to generate revenue for Clemson. The University will use the timberland as a living classroom as well as benefit from the revenue generated from timber harvests. The gift of land can create wildlife habitats, recreational opportunities, outdoor classrooms and places to conduct research.
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Tiger Band Tailgater's Cookbook

Just in time for football, the Tiger Band Tailgater's Cookbook is now available for only $15. The book debuted at the Clemson Reunion Weekend recently and was a great hit with the attendees.
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Richmond Clemson Club Picnic Recap

Richmond Clemson Club held its 3rd Annual Family Picnic June 11th at Sabot Hill. Over 75 area alumni and parents were in attendance to enjoy a cookout, children's games, fishing, swimming and golf. Twelve new members joined the local club during the event and all funds raised will go to benefit the club's scholarship fund. Watch for upcoming club events to include river rafting, happy hours, a Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball outing, the annual August student sendoff reception, and a downtown canal cruise preceding the Clemson vs. Wofford football game.
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Recent Grad Honored with AMA Fellowship

Abby Daniel, a 2010 graduate and student at USC School of Medicine, has been selected by the American Medical Association as their 2011-2012 Government Relations Advocacy Fellow. One fellow from across the country is selected each Spring to represent their fellow medical students and work in Washington, DC as a full-time member of the AMA's Federal Advocacy Team. Abby hopes that the experience gained during her fellowship will help her to become a better advocate for her colleagues and patients as a physician, and will aid in reaching her goal of entering the arena of health policy one day.


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Preserving Their Legacy

For the past 115 years Clemson alumni have served our country - in science, medicine, education, industry, agriculture, government, religion and many other professions. In our alumni, 479 gave the ultimate sacrifice of service to their country. They died while performing their military duties and are recognized on the University's Scroll of Honor, which overlooks Memorial Stadium. We invite you to join us in creating Memorial Park, which will honor Clemson University's legacy of service. The park will be located between the Scroll of Honor and Fike Field House. It will be a tribute to those who have served, those who are serving, and those who will serve.
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Golden Tiger Reunion Shines

Almost 300 Golden Tigers and their guests enjoyed lots of fun and connecting with old classmates and friends during last weekend's annual reunion in Clemson. Participants took part in various tours, class parties and meetings, the Jungaleers Dance, and much more.
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Homecoming in June

The Clemson University Class of 1961 celebrated its Golden Anniversary by presenting the university with a check for $2.2 million during a special Homecoming in June event at Fort Hill on June 10th. The symbolic check represents the many scholarships that have been established over the years from the philanthropic efforts of the Class of 1961. "Clemson leaders knew 10 years ago that scholarships and professorships were key in maintaining our trek toward the top 20 goal," said Buddy Lewis, Class of 1961 Golden Anniversary project chairman.
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Nominate an Alumnus for Distinguished Service

The Clemson Alumni Association recognizes up to five alumni annually for outstanding service to Clemson University, success in their professions or personal callings, and commitment to the communities to which they belong. This is the highest honor bestowed upon a former student by the Alumni Association. Deadline for 2012 nominations is July 22, 2011. Learn more about the selection criteria and download a nomination form today!
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Make Your Gift Before June 30th

And receive a FREE Clemson "Key to Success" tiger stripe key chain AND be entered in a drawing for 2 tickets to the Clemson-Auburn football game in Clemson, September 17, 2011. Your gift supports Clemson students and faculty by funding scholarships and fellowships and helps attract and keep the best teachers. Plus your gift helps increase our alumni participation rate AND is counted in the Will to Lead Campaign, an effort to raise more than $600 million in support of Clemson students and faculty by 2012.
Make your gift online > or phone us to make a credit card gift at (864) 656-5896.


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Clemson Young Alumni Harbor Cruise

Join Young Alumni of Charleston for their 2ndAnnual Harbor Cruise the evening of Thursday, June 30th. Enjoy an evening cruise around the Charleston Harbor with dinner, drinks, and entertainment included in your $30 ticket price. The cruise is open to any Clemson Young Alumni and friends of Clemson over age 21 and boarding will start at 8pm. This year proceeds will go toward The Will to Lead Campaign.
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Bay-Area Tigers Show Their Will to Lead

Clemson alumni and friends gathered in San Francisco on June 15, 2011 at the St. Francis Yacht Club to celebrate a capital campaign to raise $600 million in private gifts by June 30, 2012. The Will to Lead: A Campaign for Clemson will support students and faculty by providing scholarships, fellowships, professorships and enhanced learning and research opportunities with top facilities and technology. Thanks to all of the Bay-area Tigers who were in attendance. We hope you, and those who were unable to attend, will enjoy the photos from the event. How will you choose to lead?
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Greenwood Celebrates Clemson Day

Close to 600 alumni and friends came out for the June 13th Clemson Fan Day in Greenwood, SC as part of the Annual Festival of Flowers. The crowd enjoyed visiting with The Tiger, Rally Cats, Cheerleaders, Coach Steel, Coach Pearman, Tajh Boyd and several Tiger football players. Alumni Board Members, Ann Hunter and Wayne Bell helped organize the event.
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Clemson is Going to the Kentucky Derby

And down the stretch they come! The majesty of Churchill Downs and the Bluegrass State are on full display for one amazing weekend, May 2-5, 2012. Experience the most exciting two minutes in sports with a Kentucky Derby travel package courtesy of Clemson Alumni Association and IPTAY through Clemson Sports Travel.
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CU vs. Virginia Tech Football Travel Available

Clemson goes on the road for the first time in 2011 and it's a big one. The Tigers travel to Lane Stadium to battle the defending ACC Champion Virginia Tech Hokies. This early Fall matchup could set the tone for the ACC Championship. Stay with the team in what should be a picturesque Fall weekend, September 30 to October 2, 2011, and don't worry about parking as we'll have a game day motorcoach full of orange and purple.
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