B – proud to be a Tiger!
December 3, 2020
Greetings, fellow Tigers!
It was a beautiful day in Death Valley on Saturday for our final home game of the 2020 football season, and it was also our Military Appreciation game when we have the special opportunity to honor those who have selflessly and graciously served our country.
It has been a very different year, but whether you were supporting our Tigers from the stadium or at home, our Tigers felt your unwavering support. It was a bittersweet day as several of our Tigers ran down The Hill for the final time, and we could not be prouder of their academic and athletic success and are excited to watch them represent the Clemson Family in their future endeavors.
Robyn Nieri surprised with an honorary alumnus degree
During Saturday’s game, Robyn Nieri was surprised with an honorary alumnus degree from the Clemson Alumni Association. Honorary alumni are selected by the Alumni Association Honors and Awards Committee on the basis of outstanding service, lifelong devotion and loyalty to Clemson University or the Clemson Alumni Association.
Robyn and her husband Michael (’86) were the University’s fifth Cornerstone Partner for Athletics, creating the Nieri Family Student-Athlete Enrichment Center, and the fifth Academic Cornerstone Partner, naming the Nieri Family Department of Construction Science and Management in the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities. Michael and Robyn have three children, Pennington, Maigan and Patrick, who all received their degrees from Clemson. Service, devotion and loyalty – these three words perfectly describe Robyn and her relationship with our University. Congratulations, Robyn, on this much-deserved honor!
Jack Leggett and Jamey Rootes release new books
Two great friends and valuable members of our Clemson Family have each released new books. Jack Leggett, Clemson University’s former head baseball coach and distinguished member of the ABCA Hall of Fame, has released a book, The ABC’s of Excellence: A Baseball Coach’s Roadmap to Success On and Off The Field, for anyone who wants to be successful and teach, coach and lead in a winning way. In the book, he reveals stories, principles, ideas and insights he’s discovered that can help you motivate, enroll, engage and lead your coaches and players to success. These ideas apply to everyday life and your ability to lead in every arena, from raising kids, to running a business with employees, coaching a team, or heading up a group or organization.
Jack, who coached the Tiger’s baseball team for 22 years, was named an honorary alumnus of Clemson in 2017. He led the team to 955 wins and six appearances in the College World Series.
Jamey Rootes ‘88, a graduate of the Clemson University Honors College, has joined the ranks of bestselling authors on Amazon with his new book, The Winning Game Plan: A Proven Leadership Playbook for Continuous Business Success. On the day of the release last month, his book started its upward movement towards bestseller status on Amazon.
Jamey provides readers with a world-class approach to leading a business, any business, to exceptional and sustained success. Jamey has been one of Houston’s leading executives for more than two decades. He currently serves as President of the Houston Texans and is responsible for all business functions of the club. In his book, Jamey shares the principles and ideology that has made the Texans one of the most valuable professional sports franchises, both in the NFL and globally.
While at Clemson, Jamey was student body president and a member of two national championship soccer teams. Following graduation, Jamey had the privilege of being my roommate in Greenville.
Congratulations, Jack and Jamey, on the release of your new books! I am immensely proud of each of you!
B – proud to be a Tiger!
From cheering for our Tigers on the field to watching our graduates become successful professionals to celebrating the dedication of our fellow Tigers, the Clemson Family takes great pride in each other’s accomplishments.
The success of our students today, tomorrow and forever is because of each of you. Thank you for your devotion and support for Clemson University!
Go Tigers! Beat Virginia Tech!