Endowed by the Great Class of 1939, the Clemson University Class of ’39 Award for Excellence is presented annually to one distinguished member of the Clemson faculty whose outstanding contributions to students, the university, and/or the local/national/international community for the past five-year period have been judged by his/her peers to represent the highest achievement of academic excellence. The award recipient becomes an honorary member of the class and earns a monetary award equal to the value of $5,000 in 1989 (approximately $10,500) – the year the Award for Excellence was established. Recipients are recognized at one of the December graduation ceremonies and in a January 14 or February 11 ceremony at the ’39 Bell Tower in the Carillon Gardens.
To be eligible for the award, a faculty member must be an active, tenured faculty member with at least five years of faculty service at Clemson University. Visit the Class of ’39 Award for Excellence page for complete details and a nomination form. Completed materials are due to the Provost’s Office by noon, Friday, October 18, 2019.
Characterized by remarkable service to Clemson University, the community, the state, and the nation, The Great Class of 1939 established the Award for Excellence in 1989 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the class and to recognize and to inspire faculty service above and beyond expectations.