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B – an example for others!

April 29, 2021

Greetings fellow Tigers!

During the Board of Trustees meeting last Friday, President Clements announced a special gift from Micky and Amy Scott. Micky and Amy have become the first Academic Cornerstone Partner for the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) with a gift of $2.5 million that provides need-based scholarships for students enrolled in the Forestry Summer Camp, scholarships for the recruitment and retention of top undergraduate talent in CAFLS and fellowships and program support to graduate students enrolled in the Department of Forestry and Environmental Conservation (FEC) program.

Prior to this cornerstone gift, Micky and Amy made significant gifts of time and money to Clemson University and the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS), donating more than $1 million dollars.

Scott Family at Cornerstone Gift announcement

Their cornerstone gift will support the College by supporting student instruction in experiential and theoretical learning experiences with the Mitchell S. Scott ’75 and Amy J. Scott Forestry Summer Camp Endowment and Companion Annual, the Mitchell S. Scott ’75 and Amy J. Scott CAFLS Scholarship Endowment, the Mitchell S. Scott ’75 and Amy J. Scott Forestry Program Endowment and the Mitchell S. Scott ’75 and Amy J. Scott Boone & Crockett Fellowship Endowment.

Micky graduated from Clemson in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science in Forest Management, and he has dedicated his time, talent and treasures to assist Clemson’s land-grant mission. With a background in the lumber industry, Micky serves on Clemson University’s Wood Utilization + Design Institute Board and as former chair of the Timberland Legacy Advisory Committee. In 2019, he received a College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Distinguished Service Award for his efforts.

Today, Micky continues to serve as the president of Collum’s Lumber Mill, Inc. in Allendale, S.C. The fourth-generation family-owned business has grown to be a leading competitor in the Southeastern Southern Yellow Pine lumber market and is one of the most modern sawmills and planer operations in the Southeast.

Although Amy graduated from the University of South Carolina with a degree in nursing, her blood runs orange, and she hasn’t looked back since becoming a part of the Clemson Family. As a retired RN, Amy has volunteered with the Red Cross for hurricane relief, Friends of Hospice and Medical Missions, and she is active in Allendale Presbyterian Church and Habit for Humanity.

B – an example for others!

When asked why they give back to Clemson, Micky and Amy’s answers are always simple: because it feels good and because they want to help the students of CAFLS. But in addition to that, they are very passionate about inspiring others to do the same. They are humbly following in the footsteps of Thomas Green Clemson and continue to honor our University’s land-grant mission through their support of CAFLS.

You can read more about Micky and Amy and their gift to CAFLS here. You can also watch a special video honoring Micky and Amy here and a video recapping the celebration event on Friday here.

Micky and Amy Scott speaking at Cornerstone Partner celebration

Because of donors like Micky and Amy, we are able to preserve our University’s land-grant mission and continue to impact students today, tomorrow and forever. Thank you, Micky and Amy, for investing in our University and the future of our students. We are forever grateful!

Go Tigers!

Brian O’Rourke