THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CLEMSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION   
Golden Tigers Make Gift and New Alumni Directors Named

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June 06, 2012

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Golden Tigers Make Gift

Golden Tigers Make Gift

Clemson University’s Class of 1962 is celebrating its 50th anniversary with gifts to the university and the public: a new garden and brick walkway in the South Carolina Botanical Garden. The Class of 1962 Presidents Garden will be in the Clemson Heritage Gardens. The Heritage Gardens are 10 acres of specialty gardens, such as the Caboose Garden and the Cadet Life Garden. The new ADA-accessible brick walk will connect all of them.
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Call Me MISTER Program Expands

Call Me MISTER Program Expands

The successful and nationally recognized Call Me MISTER program, established at Clemson University in 2000 to increase the number of African-American males teaching in K-12 schools, will collaborate with Jackson State University to increase the diversity of available teachers in Mississippi. This collaboration will be funded by a $200,000 grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation of Battle Creek, Mich.
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Clemson Finishes in Top 10 Nationally

Clemson Finishes in Top 10 Nationally

More than 500 students from 47 universities competed in the National Student Steel Bridge Competition May 25 and 26 at Clemson University. Teams from schools around the U.S., Canada, Mexico and China qualified for the national competition by winning or placing in regional events. Clemson’s team qualified to compete in the national event for the 15th time in the last 16 years. Clemson University hosted the event in 2001 and the Clemson team earned the national championship.
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Tiger Rag Fight Song Founder Celebrates Milestone

Tiger Rag Fight Song Founder Celebrates Milestone

A 90th birthday celebration was held May 18th at the Cherokee County Library in Gaffney, SC, where Robert Dean Ross ’48 was honored for his service to Clemson University, the community, the state and the nation. Ross was student band director in 1942 when he made the famous trip by “thumbing” his way to an Atlanta music store to purchase the sheet music for Tiger Rag which he brought back and rearranged for his band of 120 cadets.
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Alumni Association Chooses New President-Elect and Directors

Alumni Association Chooses New President-Elect and Directors

Danny E. Gregg of Clemson has been chosen president-elect of the Clemson Alumni Association for a two-year term. The alumni association’s board of directors also elected six new members.
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Alumnus Remembered for Compassion

Alumnus Remembered for Compassion

Retired Army Col. Beverly N. “Ben” Skardon, 94, recently walked more than eight miles through the desert. “Ben's Brigade,” about a dozen friends and family, including nephew Hooper Skardon of Spartanburg, walked at his side in the annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. Also in the march were about 15 others who, like Skardon, survived the terrifying trek 70 years ago.
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Clemson Is Counting on Your Will to Lead

Clemson Is Counting on Your Will to Lead

The Clemson Family is only as strong as those who are a part of it. We’re all Tigers at heart. And just like family, we support each other, work together and share a common goal of making Clemson even stronger. As we aim to surpass our campaign goal, we need every Tiger with the will to lead to stand up and be counted. Every gift, no matter the size counts for Clemson --- our students, our faculty and the Will to Lead campaign.
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Got Pets?  Support Clemson Alumni Association and Save Money

Got Pets? Support Clemson Alumni Association and Save Money

Clemson Alumni Association feels that it is important to support the companies that support our alumni. We also like to provide great benefits to Clemson alumni. Here’s a case where we can do both. Nationwide Insurance® has been a partner of the alumni association since 2004, during which time they have been have been supporting our Alumni Association with sponsorships and providing alumni benefits. Now Clemson alumni are eligible to receive a discount on pet health insurance through Veterinary Pet Insurance® Co. (VPI®), a Nationwide company. VPI offers policies for both dogs and cats and Clemson alumni receive a 5% discount on any base medical plan. Learn more about keeping your four-legged family members healthy and happy!
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Nationwide Insurance® Sponsors Reunion Weekend

Nationwide Insurance® Sponsors Reunion Weekend

We are proud to announce that Nationwide Insurance is the presenting sponsor of the 2012 Reunion Weekend. As the official insurance provider of the Alumni Association, Nationwide Insurance supports our organization and Clemson alumni through sponsorship of programs and events. In addition to sponsorships, our partnership with Nationwide enables us to offer a benefit to Clemson alumni to be eligible for a discount on auto insurance. Make sure that you check out the full suite of products that they offer to help protect you through all stages of life – including home/renters, powersports and pet insurance.
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Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Win Gift Card Through Every Tiger Site

Congrats to alumnus, Alexander Walker from Silver Spring, Maryland who was randomly selected from those who confirmed or updated their email addresses during the month of May through everytiger.com. He will receive a $100 gift credit to the alumni online store! Also, thanks to Tawnya Sherer, ’98 grad who was our email referral contest winner for the month and will receive an alumni prize package valued at $75. Don’t miss your chance to win this contest by updating or providing your email address through the end of June. You’ll automatically registered to win a $100 Gift Card to our alumni online store. Join the movement today!
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70 Students Inducted into Honor Society

70 Students Inducted into Honor Society

Seventy students were inducted into the Clemson University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa academic honor society. According to Jens Holley, secretary of the Clemson chapter, membership is offered to less than 10 percent of the eligible students who are selected because of their high scholarly achievement, broad cultural interests, good character and devotion to and participation in the liberal arts and sciences educational process.
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Burton Elected to Society of American Historians

Burton Elected to Society of American Historians

Clemson University professor Vernon Burton has been elected into the Society of American Historians in recognition of the literary and scholarly distinction of his historical writing.
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English Alumni Book Discussions Scheduled

English Alumni Book Discussions Scheduled

The Department of English invites Alumni in the Atlanta and Upstate areas to attend a discussion of Seth Grahame-Smith’s Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. Our discussion will be guided by Dr. Kim Manganelli, a professor of Victorian literature whose current research focuses on representations of the South in such contemporary vampire narratives as True Blood. Come catch up with friends and take part in stimulating book discussions like those you once had in Daniel Hall. The events will be held June 21st at Spill the Beans in Greenville and June 23rd at Java Monkey in Decatur, Georgia.
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Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Experience Clemson with Youth Summer Camps

Clemson alumni can share the Clemson experience with their children, grandchildren or other special young people in their lives, by registering them for a great summer program offered through Clemson's Youth Learning Institute (YLI). Options include traditional 4-H Summer Camp, marine science, wildlife and hunting skills, technology, outdoor adventures in the mountains and a fun fitness camp. Camp sites are held at sites across the state for ages 7-16. (Select ages and sessions differ by camp.) Limited scholarships remain available. For more information or to register by phone, call 864-878-1103.
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Orange Paws and Red Sox

Orange Paws and Red Sox

Welcome to Boston! The Clemson Alumni Association and Clemson Sports Travel invite you to attend a special orange evening at Fenway Park.
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Prowl and Growl Coaches Tour Concludes

Prowl and Growl Coaches Tour Concludes

The Prowl and Growl Coaches Tour concluded last week after 13 stops. We had a great turnout this year and would like to thank all of you that attended. You Tiger fans are a huge reason why our Clemson Student-Athletes can succeed on and off the field.
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Will a Tiger Hoist the Wanamaker Trophy?

Will a Tiger Hoist the Wanamaker Trophy?

Will this be the redemption major for Tiger? Can Bubba win two majors in neighboring states in one year? Will one of our former Clemson Tigers hoist the Wanamaker trophy during South Carolina’s first major? Or will another rookie follow in Keegan Bradley’s footsteps and jump start his career during the season’s final Major? We could go on and on with the possible storylines, but nothing beats seeing it in person. Dial 1-800-PGA-GOLF for tickets.
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2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

2012 Clemson Football Season Tickets On Sale Now

The Clemson Athletic Ticket Office is now selling season tickets for the 2012 Clemson football season to the general public. The season ticket price is $320 and includes all seven home games, including the South Carolina game.
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