Robert Calvin "Bob" Hubbard, Jr.
Robert Calvin “Bob” Hubbard Jr.
Through “the power of his personality and generosity of his spirit,” Hubbard became one of Clemson University’s most prolific and effective teachers. He began his career at Clemson when he joined Extension in 1942. From 1944 to 1961, he was a county agent in Bamberg. In 1961, he joined the agriculture communications department and was promoted to associate editor in 1964 and department head in 1965. In 1972, he became state director of training, where he served until his retirement in 1978.
Hubbard was cited as “prolific and energetic.” He won numerous awards, including the National County Agent Association Distinguished Service Award. His expertise spanned everything from crops and livestock to marketing and youth development. The award praises him as “a kind, patient and thoroughly dedicated professional.”
“I believe presenting the Frank Lever Extension Award to Bob Hubbard would not only recognize a well-deserving professional but would also enhance the award itself,” said Harry Durham, former associate vice president for university relations at Clemson in nominating Hubbard for the award.