Clemson Recognized for Sportsmanship


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CLEMSON - Clemson University's Solid Orange: It's About Pride campaign was recently recognized by the NCAA Division 1A Athletic Director's Association. It earned the first Exemplary Sportsmanship Recognition Award.


This is the first year the association has given the award, which "honors the collaboration of an athletics department with its university and local community."


"This is a very significant award for Clemson. It recognizes the spirit of our people, the dignity with which our people treat visitors and the unity of everyone associated with Clemson University," said Athletic Director Terry Don Phillips.


The Solid Orange campaign was adopted in 2002 as a way to reinvigorate pride and unity in the Clemson family. The central theme was honorable conduct: "Our actions honor our university, its traditions, teams, performance, people and each other." As a way to promote pride, Clemson students, employees, alumni and fans were encouraged to wear orange at every sporting event and on Fridays.


In 2004, President James Barker appointed a task force on sportsmanship, which was charged with creating "an environment that is spirited and fun, but also shows respect for teams, the university and the traditions that make Clemson special."

CLEMSON ALUMNI ASSOCIATION GIVES $250,000
TO WESTZONE CAMPAIGN

CLEMSON - Clemson University's Alumni Association has given $250,000 to the school's WestZone campaign.


"The gift to the WestZone project is 'One Clemson' in action - the Alumni Association working with IPTAY to make Clemson a better place, both academically and athletically," said Hap Carr of Clemson, president of the Clemson Alumni Association.


Funds for the alumni association become available when Clemson alumni and friends use alumni services, such as the Clemson Bank of America credit card, insurance programs with Nationwide and American Insurance Administrators, a new loan-consolidation service through Nelnet Student Loan Consolidation and the Passport Travel Program. Proceeds from these services are used to support Clemson Alumni Association programs.


"The association's generous gift is a great example of how Clemson alumni have helped establish a much-needed improvement to Memorial Stadium. Clemson Athletics deeply appreciates the support and leadership of our alumni association," said Bill D'Andrea, senior associate athletic director for external affairs.


Within the last year, the alumni association also has allocated $50,000 to the President's Circle Fund for unrestricted giving, which allows the president to direct money to university priorities.


The Clemson Alumni Association represents Clemson's 105,000 alumni and is governed by the Alumni National Council.

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