Inside Clemson

Caroline R. Deer, student

Caroline R. Deer, 20, passed away on Sunday, April 14. She was a senior genetics major from Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. “Our hearts go out to Caroline’s family and friends during this difficult time,” says Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chris Miller. “We hope for peace and healing to those who […]

Lester Hudson, Jr., former professor – March 16, 2024

Lester A. Hudson Jr., former assistant professor in the Department of Management, passed away at the age of 84 on March 16, 2024. He was hired by Clemson University on December 26, 1997, and served for five and a half years before returning in December 2007 as a visiting lecturer in the MBA program. His […]

Jean Woody Tulli, retiree, March 21, 2024

Jean Tulli, 93, of Central, S.C., passed away on March 21, 2024. Hired on September 19, 1997, Jean worked at Clemson for more than 18 years before retiring as a continuing education training coordinator in June 1996. A memorial service honoring her life will take place at Clemson United Methodist Church on Friday, April 5, […]

Jane Staley Pardue, retiree – February 15, 2024

Jane Pardue, 84, passed away on February 15, 2024. She worked as an administrative specialist in the Department of Agricultural and Biological Engineering before retiring March 30, 2001, totaling more than 23 years of service to the University. She also returned for five years of service.  Jane Pardue’s obituary is available online.

Jessica Mullins, Staff, Finance and Operations

Clemson University mourns the death of Jessica Mullins, parking enforcement officer for Parking and Transportation Services in the Division of Finance and Operations. Mullins began her Clemson career on May 24, 2018. “Jessica will be greatly missed,” said Vanessa Weston, senior associate director of parking operations. “While doing her job she loved meeting people and […]

Thomas ‘Tom’ M. Keinath, Dean Emeritus of Engineering and Science

Thomas “Tom” M. Keinath, Clemson University Dean Emeritus of Engineering and Science, passed away on March 15, 2024, at the age of 83. “Tom was an exemplar scholar and researcher, a true giant in his discipline,” said Dean of the College of Engineering, Computing and Applied Sciences Anand Gramopadhye. “As a faculty member of our college, […]

Wanda Rhodes, Staff, Finance and Operations – March 6, 2024

Clemson University mourns the death of Wanda Rhodes, accountant and fiscal analyst for Shared Services in the Division of Finance and Operations. She passed away on March 6, 2024. Rhodes began her Clemson career on March 2, 2001, and worked for Student Affairs until 2019 before joining Shared Services. Counseling services are available to faculty and staff […]

Paul Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences – March 4, 2024

Paul Holmes, Professor Emeritus of Mathematical Sciences, passed away on March 4, 2024 at the age of 88. He was hired on August 16, 1970 and taught for nearly 32 years before retiring in July 2002. He served with the Emeritus College from June 2015 until his passing.  After graduating from Washington State with a […]

Peter Runge, retiree – February 18, 2024

Peter Runge, 78, of Walhalla, SC, passed away on February 18. Runge started at Clemson on September 9, 2005, where he served as a member of University Facilities for nearly four years as a master cabinet maker. Runge retired in June of 2009. An obituary is posted online.