Beyond the active faculty, staff and students found on the Clemson campus, there is another group that plays an active part in scholarship and service to the University and the community. This year, Emeritus College at Clemson celebrates 10 years.
At many institutions, retired faculty organizations are focused on benefits such as ID cards, parking permits and access to library services. While those things are certainly appreciated by the 700 members of Clemson’s Emeritus College, the organization is much more than that. Their mission also includes supporting Clemson University’s teaching, research and outreach missions. These active retirees continue to research, travel, present papers and serve the community. They have served as mentors to international students, administered and graded language proficiency tests for international graduate students, raised funds to support the Emeritus College and the general University. Many were involved with a project of identifying the places and people in many photographs held in Clemson’s archives.
For more information about the Emeritus College, or its 10-year anniversary, go to clemson.edu/emerituscollege.