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Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications has named advertising and digital marketing professional Katie Hildebrand as its new executive director.

Katie Hildebrand to lead Erwin Center for Brand Communications

Clemson University’s Erwin Center for Brand Communications has named advertising and digital marketing professional Katie Hildebrand as its new executive director. READ THIS STORY »


Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true.

Clemson students help fulfill philanthropist Margaret Lloyd’s vision of environmental education

Margaret Lloyd had a vision to turn 853 acres of Kershaw County into an educational mecca. Although Lloyd died before her dream was realized, a group of Clemson University students is helping to make her wishes come true. READ THIS STORY »


Mary Anne Raymond has been named the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professor in Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business. The endowed professorship was created by long-time Clemson benefactors Tom and Karen Chapman as part of their inaugural Cornerstone Partner for Academics gift of $4 million presented to the university last fall.

Thomas F. Chapman Distinguished Professorship goes to Mary Anne Raymond

Mary Anne Raymond has been named the Thomas F. Chapman ’65 Distinguished Professor in Leadership in the Clemson University College of Business. The endowed professorship was created by long-time Clemson benefactors Tom and Karen Chapman as part of their inaugural Cornerstone Partner for Academics gift of $4 million presented to the university last fall. READ THIS STORY »


Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics welcomed new Corporate Member Digimarc Corporation to the ranks of its current members. Digimarc supports research and development activities, stimulates unique educational opportunities and ensures cutting-edge laboratory infrastructure at the Sonoco Institute.

Clemson’s Sonoco Institute welcomes new corporate member Digimarc Corporation

Clemson University’s Sonoco Institute of Packaging Design and Graphics welcomed new Corporate Member Digimarc Corporation to the ranks of its current members. Digimarc supports research and development activities, stimulates unique educational opportunities and ensures cutting-edge laboratory infrastructure at the Sonoco Institute. READ THIS STORY »


At every stage of life, Brian Dawkins has made a statement.

Giving 110% – Off the Field

At every stage of life, Brian Dawkins has made a statement. READ THIS STORY »


Mark Johnson is joining Clemson University as the founding director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development. The center, which is just starting to take shape, is envisioned as a “one-stop shop” for research and education programs in advanced manufacturing. The ultimate goal is economic growth and job creation, Johnson said.

South Carolina gets a boost in race to create new manufacturing jobs

Mark Johnson is joining Clemson University as the founding director of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Thomas F. Hash ‘69 SmartState Endowed Chair in Sustainable Development. The center, which is just starting to take shape, is envisioned as a “one-stop shop” for research and education programs in advanced manufacturing. The ultimate goal is economic growth and job creation, Johnson said. READ THIS STORY »


Clemson University means everything to Rob and Claudia Hubbard. It’s where they first met in January 1973, when Rob was working part-time for Tom Lynch at Lynch Drug Co. For months, Tom talked to both Rob and Claudia, a nursing professor at the University, trying repeatedly to set them up on blind dates. Though they […]

Surprise Gift Gives Back

Clemson University means everything to Rob and Claudia Hubbard. It’s where they first met in January 1973, when Rob was working part-time for Tom Lynch at Lynch Drug Co. For months, Tom talked to both Rob and Claudia, a nursing professor at the University, trying repeatedly to set them up on blind dates. Though they […] READ THIS STORY »


Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson.

Deep Roots to Lasting Fruit

Tripp and Anne Jones have been tailgating in the same spot at Clemson long enough to watch a tree grow up alongside their children and grandchildren, but the length of time they have been a part of the Clemson family barely scratches the surface of their commitment to Clemson. READ THIS STORY »


The Clemson family came through again. A total of 3,551 donors made contributions totaling $1,440,498 during Clemson University’s third annual Give Day Wednesday.

Give Day raises $1.4 million for Clemson scholarships, teaching and facilities

The Clemson family came through again. A total of 3,551 donors made contributions totaling $1,440,498 during Clemson University’s third annual Give Day Wednesday. READ THIS STORY »


When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set.

Shaping the future

When it comes to building a career, sharpening razor blades might not be the first thing that comes to mind for most aspiring professionals. But for Martin Lightsey ‘64, that need provided an opportunity that was perfect for his skill set. READ THIS STORY »