Inside Clemson

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.

Emily C. Stansell, student

Emily C. Stansell, 22, passed away on Feb. 12, 2024. She was a junior parks, recreation and tourism management major from Easley, South Carolina. “Today our campus community mourns the loss of Emily,” says Vice President for Student Affairs and Dean of Students Chris Miller. “The Clemson Family extends condolences to her family and friends […]

Ronald ‘Ronnie’ Poore, Staff, University Facilities – February 4, 2024

Clemson University mourns the death of Ronald “Ronnie” Poore, Energy Plant Operator for Campus Utilities.  He passed away on February 4, 2024. Poore started his Clemson career on August 7, 2009. “Ronnie was a dedicated and conscientious central energy plant operator who covered many holiday shifts over the years so others wouldn’t have to work,” […]

Virginia ‘Jenny’ Bourne, retiree – January 13, 2024

Virginia Carol “Jenny” Bourne, 71 of Fayetteville, Ark., passed away Saturday, January 13, 2024. She served Clemson University for more than 19 years as a Program Manager in the Department of Bioengineering before retiring in March 2022 as the Bioengineering program’s administrator for Outreach and Research Services. She was instrumental in helping the department put […]

Lon B. Martin, retiree – January 22, 2024

Lon B. Martin, 74, of Seneca, passed away on January 22, 2024. He served Clemson University for 27 years. Martin worked as a maintenance supervisor of the Experimental Forest, retiring in 2003 as an Ag/Animal Associate I in the Department of Forest Resource Management. A full obituary is available online.

Gordon Lewis, Professor Emeritus of Ceramic Engineering – January 24, 2024

Gordon Lewis, Professor Emeritus and former department head of Ceramic Engineering, passed away on January 24, 2024 at the age of 90. Lewis joined Clemson in 1985 and retired as the department head of Ceramic Engineering in 1998 after 13 years of service. He joined the Emeritus College in 2017. He earned his bachelor’s degree […]

Subhash Chandra Anand, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering – January 21, 2024

Subhash Chandra Anand, Professor Emeritus of Civil Engineering, passed away on January 21, 2024, at the age of 90. Anand joined Clemson in August 1972, where he joined the Civil Engineering department. He taught numerous undergraduate and graduate courses and was principal advisor for several master’s and Ph.D. students. He received several prestigious awards, including the […]