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Alumni Resources


Make a Gift to Support Diversity Initiatives on Campus

To support Clemson University's diversity initiatives, please Make a Gift online or contact the Office of Development and specify one or more of the following areas:

Alpha Phi Alpha Alumni Scholarship
Established by the Pi Alpha National Alumni Coalition (PANAC) in memory of Brother Clarence L.B. Addison, ’74, the “Founding Father” of Pi Alpha and Clemson Professor Emeritus.

Jacquelwyn Willis Anthony PEER Endowment
Established in honor of Jacquelwyn Willis Anthony by her daughter, Janine Anthony Bowen. Ms. Bowen credits her mother for believing in and helping her get to where she is today. This endowment supports Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER). The PEER Office has been welcoming underrepresented students for more than 20 Years.

Edith & James Bostic Jr. Presidential Scholarship Fund – Harvey Gantt Scholarship Component
Established by Edith and James Bostic Jr. to provide scholarships for bright African American students with special preference given to South Carolina residents and entering freshman. Scholarship will be based on academic performance and potential, will be renewable for each of the students' four years at Clemson, and will be awarded as part of the Gantt Scholars.

Janine Anthony Bowen ’89 Industrial Engineering Endowment
Established by Janine Anthony Bowen to enhance campus diversity by supporting women and minorities. This endowment supports, but is not limited to, faculty support, awards, and program support for the Department of Industrial Engineering.

Clemson Black Alumni Council Operating Account
To provide support for but not limited to the following meeting expenses, programs, alumni events, and fundraising

Clemson Black Alumni Council Legacy Endowment
Established to provide support for the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC)

Chi Zeta Diversity Scholarship Endowment
Established by the Chi Zeta Chapter of the Omega Psi Pi Fraternity to enhance diversity on campus and provide scholarships to underrepresented student populations.

Dr. William C. “ Bill” Clinkscales, Sr., ’74 Endowed Diversity Scholarship
Established in loving memory by his wife, Mrs. Veronica D. Alston Clinkscales and the brothers of the Chi Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. Dr. Clinkscales started with the Extension Service on July 1, 1965, but was only able to work through September of 1965 when he entered the United State Air Force. He served at McCord Air Base in Washington State until February 22, 1969. On March 16, 1969, Dr. Clinkscales returned to the Extension Service and worked there until his retirement on June 27, 1996. During his tenure at Clemson in April of 1974, Dr. Clinkscales assisted in the Establishment of the Chi Zeta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi, Inc. at Clemson University and served as faculty advisor. This endowment was established to enhance diversity on campus and will provide scholarships university-wide to underrepresented students populations.

Call Me MISTER® Program
To provide operational funds for the CALL ME MISTER Program which may include, but are not limited to the following, providing student development, servant leadership activities, materials, summer programs, marketing material and facilitators.

Friends of the Clemson Gospel Choir
To provide support for but not limited to the following: events and travel expenses.

Diversity Excellence Fund
To provide operational funds for the Office of Inclusion and Equity

Emerging Scholars Program
To provide support for but not limited to the following program support, faculty and staff support, student transportation, meals, lodging, and equipment

Harvey and Lucinda Gantt Multicultural Center
The Center is committed to creating diverse learning environments for our students.  The Center also advocates for the needs of our diverse student body.  Support would include small and large-scale programming, immersion experiences, student travel, and support for multicultural student organizations.

Harvey B. Gantt Scholarship Endowment
On January 28, 1963, Harvey Gantt became the first Black student to enter Clemson University. Gantt earned a Bachelor of Architecture and graduated from Clemson University with honors in 1965. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Harvey Gantt’s enrollment at Clemson, the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC), introduced the Harvey B. Gantt Scholarship Endowment. The purpose of this fund is to provide academic scholarship to recruit and retain black students with special preference given to South Carolina residents and entering freshmen.

Griffith Family Diversity Excellence Endowment
Established by Ben E. Griffith, ’72 and Deloris G. Griffith ’73 to provide unrestricted support of the Office of Inclusion and Equity at Clemson University

Bryant Aubrey Harrell Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Fund
Established by Mr. Harrell who’s vision is to see an improved recruitment and retention rate for members of underrepresented groups on campus. To help make this vision a reality, the endowment will provide much-needed unrestricted support for the Office of Inclusion and Equity.

The Hatcher Family Scholarship Endowment
Established by Jesse L. Hatcher, ’90, in honor of his parents Jess and Mary Hatcher, an to reinvest in the University that opened countless doors for him and his family. This endowment was established to enhance diversity on campus and will provide scholarships university-wide to underrepresented students populations.

Farris Carlos Hill Diversity & Inclusion Excellence Endowment
Established by Brig. General Hill who’s vision is to see an improved recruitment and retention rate for members of underrepresented groups on campus. To help make this vision a reality, the endowment will provide much-needed unrestricted support for the Office of Inclusion and Equity.

Raymond Jones Family Scholarship Endowment
Established by Mr. Raymond E. Jones ’86 to provide scholarships to underrepresented students in the College of Engineering Computing and Applied Sciences

Susan S. Lasser PEER Endowment
Established in honor of Susan S. Lasser. Sue, founded Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention (PEER) in 1987, and served as its director for 28 years.  In 1996, Sue was among the first winners of the national Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring; in 2005, she was honored by Clemson with the Martin Luther King Service Awards.  Sue is a National Certified Counselor.  She also currently serves as co-Faculty-in-Residence with her husband, Dr. William “Bill” Lasser, in the Clemson Honors Residential College.  Having founded the PEER, Susan “Sue” Lasser has served as a leader in diversity and as an advocate and counselor for many underrepresented student in the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences.  It is because of her leadership we would like to honor Sue by officially establishing the Susan S. Lasser PEER Endowment.  This endowment will provide unrestricted funds for the PEER office.  

Lynn Family Diversity Excellence Endowment
Established by Dr. Louis B. Lynn ’70 to provide unrestricted and continuing support for the Clemson University Office of Inclusion and Equity in pursuit of academic excellence and diversity

Dr. Joseph Alston Miller Jr. ’94 Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Established by the brother of the Kappa Lambda Chapter of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity to provide nonrenewable scholarship for students majoring in disciplines related to the medical field

National Society of Black Engineers

To provide support for but not limited to the following: supplies, printing, travel, registrations, banquets, expenses relating to recruitment of new members, speaker fees as they relate to the club’s mission

PEER (Programs for Educational Enrichment and Retention) Activities Fund
To provide operating support for the expenses of the PEER Program.

Lambda Theta Miranda Prater Diversity Scholarship Endowment
Established in honor of Chapter Advisor Miranda Prater by the Lambda Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Inc.

Eleanore “Ellie” Sienkowski Diversity Scholarship Endowment
Established in loving memory by her son Philip, and her daughter-in-law, Adrienne Lynn Sienkowski. Mrs. Sienkowski was a world traveler, intellectually curious, and had a zest for life and family. She was a strong believer in diversity of education and experiences. This endowment was established to enhance diversity on campus and will provide scholarships university-wide to underrepresented students populations.

Leon E. Wiles Diversity Endowment
Established in honor of the first chief diversity officer, Leon Wiles who selflessly served Clemson University from 2008 to 2015. Among his many achievements, he was responsible for establishing the Minority Student Success Initiative that promoted the academic and career success of minority undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, he was instrumental in creating a postdoctoral fellowship program to recruit underrepresented scholars. Mr. Wiles’ achievements while at Clemson lead to an overall increase in scholarship funding for underrepresented minority students.

Mr. Wiles created the Campus Climate Enhancement Task Force and the James E. Bostic Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize faculty, staff and students who positively impact campus climate. He also created the ADA Task Force and established Clemson University’s first comprehensive campus accessibility plan, which placed priority on handicap accessibility.

This endowment will provide unrestricted and continuing support for the Clemson University Office of Inclusion and Equity in pursuit of academic excellence and diversity

Mable Wynn Diversity Scholarship Endowment
Established in honor of Mrs. Wynn, who served unselfishly and attentively as an advisor for the Omicron Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. for over 30 years by the Omicron Phi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta, Inc.

Please note: this list is constantly growing and changing. If we have left out an account unintentionally, please email liza@clemson.edu.

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