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100th Gameday

Clemson parent Mark Baxter volunteered to fly the flags at College GameDay on Sept. 7, 2019, in Austin, Texas.

100 GameDays On Oct. 12, 2019, the Tiger Paw and Clemson alumni flags traveled to Baton Rouge, La., for LSU’s matchup against Florida. This marked the flags’ 100th consecutive ESPN College GameDay appearance, thanks to the tireless efforts of alumni and fans and the coordination of the Alumni Association. The streak began in 2013 when GameDay came to Clemson for the season opener against Georgia.

Meal Clubs The Greenville Luncheon Club, Hub City Friends of Clemson in Spartanburg, the Second Century Society in Columbia, and Clemson in the Lowcountry in Charleston meet several times throughout the school year for fellowship and networking. These meal clubs host a featured speaker at each meeting. More info

Orange Shoe Event The Women’s Alumni Council held its first Orange Shoe Event at the Madren Conference Center, which included a silent auction benefiting the Clemson WAC Scholarship and appearances by the Tiger and DJ Sha. The 100 attendees, clad in orange shoes, enjoyed dinner, drinks and dancing. More info

Launch of Hispanic Latinx Alumni Council The Clemson Alumni Association Board of Directors approved the launch of the Hispanic Latinx Alumni Council in September 2019.

Fall Band Party The Clemson Young Alumni Council and Alumni Association held their eighth annual Fall Band Party on Sept. 6, 2019, at Swansons Warehouse in Greenville — the night before the Texas A&M game. Partygoers enjoyed a performance by the Midnight City Band as well as a raffle and silent auction. In all, $12,650 were raised for the Spirit of Greenville nonprofit and the Clemson Alumni Scholarship Endowment. More info

Clemson Family Connections

 

Clemson Family Connections Sarah Barron Stuber ’09 found that waving the Clemson flag  on ESPN “GameDay” brings new Clemson friends, even in East Lansing, Michigan. She had been at “GameDay” for about an hour when Patti Dodgen walked over to say that she was also a Clemson alum and to express her appreciation for Stuber bringing Clemson to East Lansing.

Sarah Barron Stuber ’09 with Patti Dodgen also a Clemson alum

Sarah Barron Stuber ’09 found that waving the Clemson flag 
on ESPN “GameDay” brings new Clemson friends, even in East Lansing, Michigan. She had been at “GameDay” for about an hour when Patti Dodgen walked over to say that she was also a Clemson alum and to express her appreciation for Stuber bringing Clemson to East Lansing. Dodgen’s husband is a Michigan State graduate, and they make the trip up from their home in Tampa 
for at least one game each year.

As they began talking, they realized Dodgen was from the same hometown as Stuber’s father, Tommy Barron ’76. Not only had Dodgen grown up next door, she also lived with Stuber’s aunt (Mary Roberts Barron) at Clemson and knew Dodgen’s mother.

“I had heard her name many times before, when my dad would tell stories of his childhood in York, but never had the pleasure of meeting her,” says Stuber. “It was a special Clemson family moment, and we spent the last two hours of “GameDay” talking and laughing about how a Clemson flag in East Lansing, Michigan, can bring together two Tiger families from South Carolina after almost 30 years.”