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Division of Student Affairs


Awards

Jimmy Mullinax, Winner of 2019 Employee of the Year

Staff Excellence Awards

The Student Affairs Staff Excellence Awards were established to recognize Student Affairs staff whose service to the university, its students and staff has been exemplary. The award is given to individuals who have made sustained and significant contributions to the work being done in the division of student affairs to fulfill the mission to prepare and empower students to make a difference as global citizens.


In 2020, the awards were reimagined to honor individuals who best embody our four core themes: health, safety and wellness; student learning; inclusive excellence and staff experience. The Student Affairs Partnership Award was also added to recognize individuals or departments whose collaborative efforts served to further advance our mission.


Previous Winners

Employees of the Year

2013

  • Jennifer Clark, Student Affairs Publications

  • Tracy Foss, University Housing & Dining

  • Rena Montgomery, University Housing & Dining

  • Charles Mulwee, Clemson University Police Department

  • Bill Weeks, University Housing & Dining


2014

  • Josh Barnes, Campus Activities & Events

  • Laura Clay, Office of Community and Ethical Standards

  • Lynn Fisher, Emergency Preparedness

  • Anthony Harvey, University Housing & Dining

  • Sheila Young, University Housing & Dining


2015

  • David Bishop, Student Affairs Publications

  • Chloe Greene, Healthy Campus

  • Zachary Owen, Clemson University Police Department

  • Sean Stapleton, University Housing & Dining

  • Gary Wiser, Fraternity & Sorority Life


2016

  • DeOnte Brown, New Student and Family Programs

  • Teresa Hollifield, Student Affairs Business Operations

  • Mary Erin Morrissey, University Housing & Dining

  • Thomas Reid, Parking and Transportation Services

  • Paige Zoltewicz, University Housing & Dining


2017

  • Michael Galloway, University Housing & Dining

  • Dionne Holt, University Housing & Dining

  • Jenny Rodgers, Campus Recreation

  • Kristin Walker-Donnelly, Center for Career and Professional Development


2018

  • Major Anderson, University Housing & Dining

  • Edward Burton, University Housing & Dining

  • Chris Harrington, Police

  • Tina LeMay, Student Affairs Publications

  • Kate Radford, Student Involvement & Leadership


2019

  • Brennan Beck, Military & Veteran Engagement

  • Pam Davis, Campus Life

  • John Michael Lewis, University Housing & Dining

  • Jimmy Mullinax, Campus Recreation


2020

  • Health, Safety & Wellness: Dr. Lesslie Pekarek, Student Health Services

  • Student Learning: Cara Snider, Center for Student Leadership and Engagement

  • Inclusive Excellence: Student Affairs Inclusive Excellence Committee

  • Staff Experience: Laura Clay, Office of Community and Ethical Standards


Team of the Year

2015

  • Clemson University Police Department Student Patrol, Housing Security


2016

  • Graduate Student Orientation Planning Team


2017

  • “Celebrate Safely” campaign contributors


2018

  • Shoeboxes/Stadium Suites custodial team


2019

  • Student Affairs Business Operations


2020

  • Residential Living


Partnership Award

2020

  • Perryn Freeman, Undergraduate Admissions


Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of The Year

The Herb Coughlan Memorial Family of the Year is a special recognition given to a parent or family who has demonstrated dynamic leadership and service to Clemson University throughout their students’ time. The recipient of the award makes additional effort to support their student’s experience at Clemson while participating in the greater service leadership experience to the University as a whole.


Previous Winners

  • 2012- Wade and Melissa Allen
  • 2013- Eddie and Cynthia Robinson
  • 2014- John and Kathy Beaty
  • 2015- Jeff and Susan Busch
  • 2016- Shep and Cynthia Haw
  • 2017- Charles and Susan Barker
  • 2018- Tom and Kathy Reed
  • 2019- Roger and Kathy Troutman
  • 2020- Not awarded (due to COVID-19 modified operations)
  • 2021- Ed and Kelly Rose