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Freeman Endowment

Academic Achievement Award

Clemson University Foundation - Edwin J. Freeman Student Development Fund

Established by Edwin J. Freeman, this endowment supports a variety of student awards administered by the Department of Industrial Engineering.  These annual awards include the Academic Achievement Awards and the Kimbler Undergraduate Research Award.

Academic Achievement Awards

These awards recognize superior academic performance based upon grade point average.  The Sophomore and Junior Awards recognize individuals with the highest grade point average in their class.  The Senior Award recognizes the outstanding individual with a grade point average greater than 3.5 and other outstanding achievements.

Award Recipients -  Academic Achievement
2018 Marisa Shehan Gabriella Guadagnino Jacob Prince
2017 Emily Huffer Jake Flynn Ashley Bryson
2016 Bryce Safrit Ashley Bryson Shannon Kay
2015 Ashley Bryson Shannon Kay Clara Waddell
2014 Laura M. Jameson Clara D. Waddell Jacey R. Gombert
2013 Nora E. Harris Lauren P. DeZervos Kyle H. Lassiter
2012 Kylie M. Gomes Jacey R. Gombert Lauren M. Kaszak
2011 Jacey R. Gombert Brian E. Jones Nathaniel A. Curd
2010 Lauren M. Kaszak Brian E. Jones Whitney R. Darby
2009 Brian E. Jones
Nathaniel A. Curd
Brian E. Jones Nathaniel A. Curd
2008 Jessica L. Shaffer Rahul C. Karanth
Joshua P. Neal
Whitney R. Darby
Anna Sparks

Kimbler Undergraduate Research Award

This award is sponsored by an endowment from Delbert L. and the late Elisabeth D. Kimbler designated as a part of the Freeman fund.  The purpose of the award is to encourage research by undergraduate industrial engineering students by recognizing superior examples of undergraduate research in publication. The award recipient is selected by a faculty committee.

Award Recipients -  Kimbler Undergraduate Research Award
Year Recipients
2018 Emma Scharett
2017 Amanda Farthing
2016 Morris Lee
2015 Mary “Ali” Hobbs
2013 Kyle H. Lassiter
2012 Jacey R. Gombert & Michelle A. Jahn
2011 Rachael A. Bedosky
2010 Matthew S. Colombo, Matthew T. Kepple, Jonathan R. Starnes, & Jennifer M. Tate
2009 Marissa N. Grubb, Lindsay K Balint, & Audrey M. Berger
2008 James D. Banks, Jaclyn D. Brenes, & Lindsey C. Daniels


The awards will be presented at the annual IE Annual Awards Ceremony, held in conjunction with Honors and Awards Week each spring.

Apply for Awards

Students wishing to be considered for the awards should submit an application form at the beginning of each fall and spring semester.  Updates may be submitted at any time.  Students who graduate in December must submit their application before leaving campus to be considered for applicable awards in the spring semester.

Bowen Award

Award winners are selected on the basis of information submitted by applicants using the Awards Application Form.

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