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Herb Coughlan Memorial Parent/Family of the Year Award

Family of the Year

The Herb Coughlan Memorial Parent/Family of the Year award is a special recognition given to a parent or family who demonstrated dynamic leadership and service to Clemson University throughout their student's time here.

The Troutman Family are the recipients of the 2019 Parent/Family of the Year award. Learn about their contributions to Clemson University.


The recipient of this Parent/Family of the Year award takes additional effort to support their student's experience at Clemson while participating in the greater service leadership experience to the university as a whole. The parent/family of the year actively engages in supporting the efforts for all students' successes in college and providing enthusiasm for Clemson University.


We anticipate that the Parent/Family of the Year nominee takes additional effort and time to do the following:

  • Provides consistent service and positive morale to new students and families of Clemson University

  • Remains actively involved in promoting Clemson University in their local communities

  • Supports both students and families in meaningful ways


Nominations for this award are accepted in late spring throughout the summer. The recipient is recognized at the Fall Family Weekend football game!