E. Smyth Mckissick III ‘79
Jerome (Jerry) V. Reel ‘00
The Clemson Medallion is the highest honor conferred by Clemson University. This honor recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a long and sustained commitment and significant service to Clemson University.
The award is named in honor of the benefactor of Clemson University, Thomas Green Clemson, an advocate for scientific education and the advancement of agriculture.
Nominations are solicited in odd years and recognition events are hosted in even years.
The Clemson Medallion shall be bestowed only to living individuals. This award is reserved principally for nominees who graduated from Clemson University and others who have cultivated a meaningful relationship with Clemson University.
No later than November 30 of years ending with odd-numbers, the Selection Committee will recommend to the Chair of the Board no more than two (2) candidates they believe meet the high standards to receive the Clemson Medallion. As soon as possible thereafter, the Chair of the Board will review those candidates with the President of Clemson University and affirm the recommended candidate(s). Given the uniquely high privilege of the Clemson Medallion, it is understood that there may be years in which no recipient is selected. Further, the Chair of the Board is under no obligation to select any candidate as a recipient.
The nomination process for the Clemson Medallion has closed.
Nomiations will be accepted again in 2021.