Zach Grimes ’15, Kellsey Simmons Grimes ’16, Tim Warrick ’11, Tim Hasty ’83 and Ean Tucker pulled out their Tiger Rag 60 feet under water off the coast of Roatan, Honduras in May 2019. The unexpected reunion of Clemson alumni happened when the group was unknowingly assigned to the same dive boat during their vacation.
Phil ’83, Ann ’87, Gracie ’19 and Wilson ’13 Scott found a Clemson-colored beach hut among many others on Brighton Beach in Melbourne. “I had a presentation I was giving in Melbourne, Australia, at the Sigma Theta Tau International Research Congress (Nursing Honor Society),” Ann says. “We turned it into a family vacation.”
Tigers of all military branches — active duty and retired — gathered with their Tiger Rags at a tailgate during Military Appreciation weekend. From left to right, David Allen, petty officer 3rd class (retired); Joey Pace, sergeant major (retired); Michelle Noel, colonel (retired); Rebecca L. Stratford ’10, captain; William J. Stratford ’09, first lieutenant; William Matheny Jr. ’00, lieutenant colonel; and Stephen Noel ’03, major.
Penny Lawrimore Phillips ’92 celebrated her 50th Birthday with a helicopter ride over the Grand Canyon, horseback riding in Sedona, and visiting Scottsdale and Flagstaff. She carried her Tiger Rag all over Arizona.
Robert Bussmann ’16, Michael Dolan ’15 and Matt Koch ’15, all second lieutenants, in Fort Rucker, Ala., celebrating Dolan’s graduation from the U.S. Army’s flight school where he learned to fly the CH-47F Chinook, a heavy-lift cargo helicopter.
On a trip to Australia and New Zealand in January 2018, Bill Hobbs ’66 and his wife Paula visited the Waradah Aboriginal Centre in the Blue Mountains near Sydney, Australia. He shared the Tiger Rag tradition with the aboriginal performers, who were happy to pose for Clemson World!