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PRTM 50th Anniversary

PRTM 50th Anniversary Planning Committee

Many retired faculty are still active with the department. Pictured is the 50th Anniversary Planning Committee. Front row l. to r.: Mable Wynn, Gina McLellan, Larry Gahan, and Ann James. Back row l. to r.: Charlie White, Dick Conover, Gordon Howard, Gwynn Powell, and Fran McGuire. Not pictured: Bonnie Stevens, Herb Stevens, Jr., Stephanie Garst, and Tequilla Stokes.

PRTM: Celebrating 50 Years of Service & Excellence

RPA Logo 1969Thanks so much to members of the planning committee who brainstormed and implemented many of the alumni events related to this anniversary. We are so glad we have many retired faculty still active with the department!

On April 8, the PRTM department at Clemson welcomed alumni, faculty, friends and department retirees to an informal reception held at Soles on the Green at the University's Madren Center from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A cash bar and snacks were provided. While the alumni and department retirees enjoyed dinner at Soles on the Green following the reception, the department held its annual Honors and Awards Banquet at 6:30 p.m. in the Madren Center’s Grand Ballroom.

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On Saturday, April 9, in conjunction with the annual Orange and White Spring Football game, a tailgating tent was set up for alums, friends, faculty and retirees to attend a tailgating event in the area behind the Doug Kingsmore Baseball Stadium. The weather had turned a bit cooler and the wind kicked up which blew the tent cover over. However, despite those conditions, the food was good and everyone in attendance had an enjoyable time. It was great to see so many former students.

All in all, approximately 125 to 150 people were in attendance over the two day activities. Our next step is the 60th anniversary. On the prospect of his next anniversary, Larry Gahan was quoted as saying "hope I'm still here."


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Please click on the following links to connect with fellow alumni, students, professionals and educators via Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

PRTM’s Facebook page will be updated Monday through Friday based upon the following themes: Memory Lane Monday; Trivia Tuesday; Wisdom Wednesday; Thankful Thursday; Feature Friday.

We look forward to seeing you at the upcoming events! Your attendance and participation are highly encouraged.

Send an email with your and other RPA/PRTM friends' addresses to myprtm@clemson.edu to insure we keep you posted on anniversary event details. Connect with Clemson Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management on Facebook for photos, memories, news and more. As always, stay connected with us by clicking the links below to find us on Facebook and Twitter.