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Clemson players runs into endzone during night game in Death Valley


October 8, 2020

Greetings, fellow Tigers!

While this season is anything but ordinary, the excitement for our Tigers stretches from the Memorial Stadium to the couches of our devoted fans. And there is nothing quite like a night game in Death Valley. The Tigers secured a 41-23 victory over Virginia to advance to 3-0 and 2-0 in ACC play this season. The win extended Clemson’s winning streak on Saturdays to 46, passing the 1953-57 Oklahoma Sooners for the longest such streak in FBS history.

The Tigers will kickoff in prime time again this Saturday in Death Valley when they host the Miami Hurricanes in a battle of Top 10 opponents. Go Tigers!

Remembering Calvin “Chip” Jackson

Calvin “Chip” Jackson, longtime educational and civic leader in South Carolina and devoted supporter of the College of Education, sadly passed away in August. The father of two Clemson alumni, Jackson first served as president of the External Advisory Board for Clemson’s College of Health, Education and Human Development (HEHD). In that role, he helped navigate the founding of the College of Education as it emerged from HEHD to become a standalone college. During this process, he served on the search committee for the founding dean and became chair of the inaugural Senior Advisory Board. He also helped shepherd the board’s recent evolution to an Advancement Board, charged with assisting with development and engagement efforts that support the college’s innovative projects, partnerships, scholarships and research.

Shortly before his death, the college selected Jackson as the annual Distinguished Friend of the College of Education award recipient, given to honor an individual, partner or program who has provided significant support over time to benefit the college. Chip not only provided years of support to our college as a leader, but he most recently provided financial support to the College of Education Dean’s Excellence Fund. Please watch this special tribute video recognizing Chip as the Second Annual Distinguished Friend of the College.

The College selected Chip Jackson as the annual Distinguished Friend of the College of Education award recipient

Stay connected!

The Clemson Alumni Association is committed to keeping you connected – especially now. Visit the Alumni Association’s Facebook page for upcoming Live Q&A sessions. Couch Season photo submissions and voting is still taking place every week, so don’t forget to send in your photos for your chance to win!


Whether you’re watching the games from home or cheering in Death Valley, the support of our Clemson fans can be felt anywhere – and any time. But the dedication of the Clemson Family exceeds far beyond the football stadium. Academically and athletically, we are a championship University, and we continue to prove that through our awards, discoveries and innovations. Thank you for your dedication and commitment and for being a champion for Clemson! You are impacting Clemson students today, tomorrow and forever.

Go Tigers! Beat Miami!

Brian O’Rourke