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Alumni Accolades

May 2013

Columbia Clemson Club

Hosts a Different Type of Prowl & Growl
Clemson Columbia Alumni Club, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

On May 23rd, the Columbia Clemson Club packed the terrace of the Edventure Children's Museum with anxious fans. Overlooking the Congaree River, the club's Prowl and Growl departed from the typical gymnasium type of most, to a more upscale evening complete with music, a cash bar, autographs, and a silent auction. The club brought out Heisman Trophy Candidate, Tajh Boyd, Athletic Director, Dan Radacovich, Head Basketball Coach, Brad Brownell, and Football Coach, Danny Pearman, who entertained questions from the 350+ crowd. There were also appearances by the Tiger, and former linebacker, Brandon Maye. Way to go Columbia Clemson Club!

Paul Halphen
Columbia Clemson Club President

April 2013

Clemson Senior Platoon

Gather for Reunion

Senior Platoon at Reunion

Members of the Clemson Senior Platoon gathered for their annual reunion on April 24th, followed by their meeting of the Committee to Perpetuate the Memory of the Clemson Senior Platoon on April 25, 2013, in the Alumni Association lobby.

Led by Sanford Smith, '55, the group gathered for a social hour, followed by dinner, where they mingled, reminisced, and showed videos of their marching days at Clemson. The Platoon has performed at home football games, bowl games, and even once at Yankee Stadium. The Clemson Senior Platoon has played, and continues to play an integral role at Clemson.

Sanford Smith, '55
Senior Platoon Group Leader

Columbia & Lexington

Clubs Come Together at the State House

Columbia Alumni Club

Members of the Clemson University Board of Trustees, Clemson University Alumni Association Board, the Board of Visitors, the State Extension Advisory Council, Clemson University Student Government and the Columbia and Lexington Clemson Clubs joined Miss South Carolina-Ali Rogers and The Tiger at the South Carolina State House in Columbia for a day of legislative interaction with our state lawmakers. The groups were recognized in each chamber with House and Senate Resolutions and a Gubernatorial Proclamation and they spent the day working with their legislators on issues of importance to Clemson University and Clemson PSA.

Paul Halphen
Columbia Clemson Club President

Al Harmanm
Lexington County Clemson Club President

Lexington Clemson Club

Packs Annual Prowl & Growl Meeting


The Lexington County Clemson Club, headed by Al Harman, packed in a crowd of 505 for their annual Prowl & Growl meeting, held on April 18. Fans gathered to meet and listen to Head Football Coach, Dabo Swinney, and Head Basketball Coach, Brad Brownell. Members and fans participated in raffle drawings, collected autographs, and sat down to a Seafood Dinner, catered by Parklane Seafood.

Al Harman
Lexington County Clemson Club President

Berkeley County Clemson Club

Scores BIG with "Tiger Talks"

Clemson Alumni Club, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

The Berkeley County Clemson Club did not get a Prowl and Growl but what they did get was 22 new club memberships, and enough club momentum to start their first annual club scholarship! Under the leadership of club president, Paige Austell, and vice president, Rodger Riddle, the club hosted a "Tiger Talks" event on April 26th, which brought 175 alumni and fans out to meet Offensive Coordinator, Chad Morris. Hosted in Moncks Corner, Morris talked a little football, signed autographs, and sat down to a BBQ dinner. When asked how they did it, Paige said, "We refused to give up." That determined spirit has now propelled the club to new heights. Way to go, Berkeley!

Paige Austell
Berkeley County Clemson Club President

Rodger Riddle
Vice President

February 2013

Columbia Clemson Club

Hosts "Dinner & Dialogue" Event

Clemson Alumni Diner Club, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

The Columbia Clemson Club hosted their annual "Dinner and Dialogue" event at the Palmetto Club in Columbia on February 28th. The club showcased Vincent Sheheen, Nicky McCarter, and Oscar Lovelace, who met with professionals and Young Alumni over cocktails and dinner where they networked and talked about career paths. The event brought in 70 people who attended the happy hour, and 56 who attended the dinner.

Paul Halphen
Columbia Clemson Club President

January 2013

Meal Club

Food, Fun, and Fellowship… Meal Clubs Are Where It’s At!

Meal Club

Meal clubs are just another way to get connected to Clemson! The Alumni Association currently has three meal clubs; the Greenville Luncheon Club (Greenville, SC), the Second Century Society (Columbia, SC), and Clemson in the Lowcountry (Charleston, SC). Each gathering features speakers throughout the year, ranging from professors to Clemson administrators.

December 2012

New York/Tri-State

NYC Club Helps With Hurricane Relief

The NY Clemson Club, The Club that Never Sleeps

The NYC & Tri-State Area Clemson club partnered with the Red Hook Initiative on Sunday, November 11th. Eighteen volunteers joined together to help in the recovery effort in an area that was still without power after 14 days. The Red Hook Initiative brought in volunteers from all over to help deliver food and other items of need to those people who were home bound due to either illness or injury. Teams ventured into ten different apartment buildings in the area, walking up flights of stairs in the dark to offer supplies and flashlights. Those served were grateful for the volunteer efforts and everything that was being done to help them get back on their feet. 

New York/Tri-State Clemson Club President: Bryn Smith

Baltimore/Washington D.C.

Sharing Food, Culture, and Clemson

Baltimore Washigton DC https://cualumni.clemson.edu/sslpage.aspx?=&pid=451

The Baltimore/Washington DC Clemson Club hosted the Indian Embassy Reception on Tuesday, November 27th, at the Embassy of India in Washington. President Barker and Ambassador Nirupama Rao both spoke to over 120 members of the Clemson family where they mingled over an array of appetizers before sitting down to a traditional Indian buffet. The Baltimore/Washington, DC Clemson Club has hosted embassy events with Belgium and Germany, and hopes to host similar future events. 

Baltimore/Washington, DC Club President and contacts:
David Rochester – davidrochester@capr.com
Allen Martin – amartin@livingstongroupdc.com
Cindy Derrick – cderrick@fhmtg.com
Mark Derrick – mark.derrick@xerox.com


Plan Your Chick-fil-A Bowl Itinerary Now

Atlanta Clemson Club

Ring in the New Year with the Clemson Tigers at the Chick-fil-A Bowl! Tickets are now on sale through the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office. Also, join the Clemson Alumni Association, Atlanta Clemson Club and IPTAY at the Solid Orange Tailgate prior to the game, Monday, December 31, 3:30-5:30 PM in the Georgia World Congress Center and help cheer the Tigers on to a victory over LSU! Tailgate tickets are $20 and include full meal buffet and ice tea. Cash bars will be available throughout the event. By purchasing a ticket to the Solid Orange Tailgate, you will also receive a Chick-fil-A FanFest ticket ($15 value). Space is limited, so purchase your tickets online before December 20. Tickets will be mailed. Following the Solid Orange Tailgate, we encourage all Tiger fans to join us at the Clemson Team Walk at FanFest to cheer on the Clemson Tigers on their way to the Georgia Dome. The Tiger mascot will be visiting fans in Atlanta on Sunday, December 30 and Monday the 31. On December 30th, the Tiger will be at the Georgia Aquarium from 11am-1pm and at the CNN Center from 1:45-3:15 p.m. The Tiger Cub mascot will be at The Varsity from 11AM – 1pm and at Hardrock Café from 1:45-3:15 p.m. Join the mascot from 2-6pm at the Fanfest hosted at the World Congress Center. There will be a Clemson booth set up with cool giveaways for all Tiger Fans!

Atlanta Clemson Club President: Theresa Quam

November 2012

Alumni Band

Alumni Band Celebrates 30 Years

Alumni Band

Homecoming at Clemson is about honoring tradition, and this year, former members of the Clemson University Tiger Band will return to Death Valley to “shake the southland” once more during the homecoming game against Maryland on Nov. 10. Entitled “300 for 30” in celebration of the 30th anniversary of alumni band, this year’s event will bring together 382 former band members representing 21 states and 51 graduating classes, rendering the largest attendance in alumni band history. 

CUTBA President: Ed Evans

Roaring 10

2012 Roaring 10 Young Alumni Awards

2012 Roaring 10 Young Alumni Awards

Congratulations to the inaugural class of the Roaring 10! The award, sponsored by the Young Alumni Council, recognizes ten young alumni for their impacts in business, leadership, community, educational, and/or philanthropic endeavors. The honorees were recognized during a reception on Friday, November 16th in the Alumni Center Lobby and on field during the game on Saturday, November 17th. 

Roaring 10 Contact: Mary Kathryn Dempsey

Greater Austin

Greater Austin, We are Grateful

Greater Austin

Under the leadership of Vickie Morgan, the Greater Austin Clemson Club has just kicked off its first annual scholarship. The scholarship launched in October, and will go to a deserving student in one of the counties of the Greater Austin area. The club meets regularly for football viewing parties, participates in Clemson’s National Week of Service, sponsors an annual Summer Lake Party, and tons of other activities to involve Clemson alumni in the area. You make us proud, Greater Austin! 

Greater Austin Clemson Club President: Vickie Morgan

New York/Tri-State

The NY Clemson Club, “The Club that Never Sleeps”

The NY Clemson Club, The Club that Never Sleeps

Did you know that the New York/Tri State Clemson Club will host a viewing party for EVERY football game? The club showcases their orange spirit with attendance ranging from 100 to well over 400 in the heart of Manhattan (The Liberty restaurant, 29th West and 35th Street). The club has also been featured on ESPN! So if you’re in New York and craving a Clemson connection, stop on in—you won’t be able to miss them. 

New York/Tri-State Clemson Club President: Bryn Smith

October 2012

New York/Tri-State

Clemson Takes Manhattan

New York Tri State Clemson Club

President and Mrs. James F. Barker joined the New York and Tri-State Area Clemson Club for an alumni and friends gathering on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park. Nearly 200 members of the Clemson family attended the event.

Club President: Bryn Smithb

Clemson Black Alumni

Celebrate Homecoming with the CBAC

Clemson Black Alumni

Join the Clemson Black Alumni Council (CBAC), fellow CBAC alumni, faculty, staff and students for a fun-filled weekend of Homecoming activities. With Clemson now commemorating “50 Years of Integration,” this year’s weeklong Homecoming celebration promises to be one you don’t want to miss. For more information about the CBAC ticket block, host hotel room block and any other Homecoming event details, contact co-chairs, Tiffany Pierce; Ben Pickering; or CBAC national president, Joe Hood.

CBAC President: Joe Hood

New England

Tigers Turn Boston Orange=

New England Clemson Club

Clemson Tigers gathered in Boston at two spectacular events hosted by the Clemson Alumni Association on the evening prior to the Clemson vs. Boston College game. Over 200 Clemson alumni, family, and donors gathered at Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox, for “Orange Paws and Red Sox.” The evening was filled with lots of laughter and, of course, lots of lobstah. Across town, another 200 local and traveling Tiger fans attended the “Beantown Bash” at the Black Rose in downtown Boston. Echoes of cadence counts and tiger rags got the crowd pumped for the game which the Tigers won the next day! 

New England Clemson Club President: Ryan Fernandes

Clemson Young Alumni

Young Alumni Fall Band Party Rocks

Clemson Young Alumni

All young alumni were invited to attend the first ever Young Alumni Fall Band Party on Friday, October 19 at Tiger Park in Clemson, SC. All 400 young alumni that attended the event had a wonderful time. Attendees enjoyed catering by local brewery Thomas Creek (Greenville, SC), snacks by local food truck Neue Southern (Greenville, SC), sounds from Sandy B and the Allstars, and an after party at the Esso. The Young Alumni Council is eager to plan next year’s event and thanks everyone who participated. 

Young Alumni President: Mary Kathryn Dempsey

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