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William Hare Jr., Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences – December 27, 2020

William (Bill) Ray Hare Jr., 84, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences, died December 27, 2020. Hare joined the faculty of Clemson University in the fall of 1964. He was a beloved mathematics professor for over 39 years and stayed in touch with many of his students long after he retired. Hare graduated from Henderson State Teacher’s […]

Lonnie Swafford, retiree – December 12, 2020

Lonnie William Swafford, 62, died December 12, 2020, at Prisma Health Baptist Easley Hospital. Swafford retired from Clemson University as a mechanic. He enjoyed dancing and opened a dance hall in Clemson called “CU Dance.” In addition to his mother, Beulah Swafford, he is survived by his companion of 16 years, BJ Armstrong; his brother, […]

Jonathan Black, Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering – December 5, 2020

Professor Emeritus of Bioengineering Jonathan Black, 81, died December 5, 2020, at Meadowood Senior Living in Worcester, Pennsylvania. Black was the first occupant of the Hunter Endowed Chair in Bioengineering from 1988 to 1993). Annually, the department gives the Jonathan Black Leadership Award in honor of his influence as a game-changer in the field of […]

John Mittelstaedt, former marketing professor – December 8, 2020

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John Mittelstaedt, 58, former marketing professor at Clemson, died December 8, 2020, after a battle with cancer. Mittelstaedt taught 14 years at Clemson until 2011. He was founding director of the Master of Science in Marketing program. He went on to serve as the dean of the School of Business Administration at the University of […]

Alison L. (Drews-Bryan) Marlett, retired associate professor – December 7, 2020

Alison L. (Drews-Bryan) Marlett, 75 of Brevard, North Carolina, died in the early morning hours on Monday, December 7, 2020. She was an associate professor of accounting at Clemson and retired in 1999 after 25 years. She is survived by her husband, Wayne Douglas Marlett; and a daughter, Rachel Margaret Drews. No services are planned […]

Cliff Fain, Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering – November 29, 2020

Cliff Fain, 89, Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering, on November 29, 2020. Fain spent 45 years as a professor of engineering at Clemson, where he broke ground on several cutting-edge topics and secured multiple patents throughout his career. A graduate of Spartanburg High School, Fain attended Clemson, where he received a Bachelor of Science and Master […]

Eli T. Hall, student – December 1

Eli T. Hall, 19, passed away on Tuesday, December 1. He was a sophomore general engineering major from Taylors, South Carolina. “Our entire Clemson family is saddened by this tragic loss,” said Interim Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students L. Christopher Miller. “Our hearts go out to Eli’s family and friends during […]

John Beard Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering – November 27, 2020.

John Nelson Beard Jr., Professor Emeritus of Chemical Engineering, died November 27, 2020. Beard spent his retirement years as a prize-winning fisherman, gourmet cook, and world traveler. He loved his family and valued his close long-time friends. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Eva, of Clemson; a daughter, Dana Shkor of Clemson; […]