Preserving Veterans’ Stories
The Library of Congress was the site of the Baltimore/Washington, D.C., Clemson Club’s gala on May 14 to celebrate Clemson’s military history and veterans. For the event, the club partnered with Veterans History Project, a Library of Congress project that collects and preserves the personal stories and histories of the United States military. In a Creative Inquiry led by history professor Vernon Burton, students assist Veterans History Project by conducting interviews and collecting materials before digitizing them and sending them to the Library of Congress.
At the event, Sen. Tim Scott, Congressmen Jeff Duncan ’88* and Ralph Norman, Lt. Gen. Gene Blackwell ’63*, Maj. Gen. Ed Jackson ’86*, retired Maj. Gen. Mark Dillon, Maj. Gen. Timothy Kelly and Brig. Gen. F. Carlos Hill ’86* were in attendance, along with members of Clemson Corps and current cadets. A sold-out crowd of 200 alumni, parents and friends of the University enjoyed the event.
Philly Golf Tournament
On June 7, the Philadelphia Clemson Club hosted its third annual golf tournament and silent auction dinner at Rock Manor Golf Club in Wilmington, Del. Sixty-eight golfers participated, and there was a special appearance by the Tiger Cub. Over $7,000 was raised that day for the club’s scholarship fund.
The Spartanburg Clemson Club held a scholarship banquet and silent auction on April 30, which included a taco bar buffet by Cribbs Catering and desserts by Big Ben’s Desserts, notably his famous banana pudding. The event featured Women’s Basketball Head Coach Amanda Butler and Tim Bourret, former sports information director, along with appearances by IPTAY, the Alumni Association and the Women’s Alumni Council.
On May 13, the Aiken County Clemson Club put on a “Celebrity Waiter Night” at Tailgate Tavern in Aiken, S.C., to benefit Children’s Place. Celebrity waiters included members of the Women’s Alumni Council and celebrity hosts Sally Tice and Allison Basile. The 2019 National Championship game was played, and there was a Clemson-themed menu for guests to enjoy