Almost all of us carry in our recent Clemson memories an image of President James Barker - shaking thousands of hands at graduation, jogging across campus, doing pushups at home football games, addressing a large crowd or a small classroom. Always working tirelessly for Clemson. Always signing off with a heartfelt, "Go, Tigers!" For 14 years, James F. Barker '70 and our First Lady, Marcia, have served Clemson University and given of themselves to support students and faculty. Now, as they prepare to step down, it is our opportunity to step up.
Join the Clemson Family as we say "Thanks" for all the Barkers have done for Clemson. Take a moment to make your gift now to the Barker Scholars Endowment to support unrestricted need-based scholarships for deserving students who, like President Barker, will depend on a private gift to help them through to graduation. The total raised by August 26 will be presented to the Barkers during the Clemson-Georgia game in Death Valley on August 31. #ThanksBarkers