CLEMSON — Each year the Clemson Alumni Association offers special recognition to steadfast Tiger supporters whose dedication to Clemson University and the alumni association would normally be expected of only those who call the school their alma mater. Their service to Clemson has made them stand out amongst the crowd and afforded them the opportunity to be known as Honorary Alumni.
Honorary Alumni are nominated by Clemson graduates and selected by the Alumni Association Honors and Awards committee. To be considered for this prestigious status, a candidate must meet specific criteria. They must not have a degree from Clemson University, and they must demonstrate the following principles for which they are judged:
- Outstanding service to Clemson and/or the Alumni Association
- A lifelong devotion to Clemson
- Demonstrated loyalty to Clemson and the Alumni Association
This year’s committee chose four candidates to recognize as honorary alumni. The following were recognized based on the Alumni Association criteria and were nominated by a current Clemson alumnus. This year’s 2019 recipients are as follows:
- Jacqueline Morrow Reynolds
- Terry Don Phillips
- Candice Wilson Glenn
- Don Munson
Jacqueline Morrow Reynolds
Jacqueline “Jackie” Morrow Reynolds graduated from Texas A & M University with a BBA degree in marketing. Jackie Reynolds’ distinctive and lifelong devotion to Clemson University is an outgrowth of her husband Dale Reynolds’ support of his alma mater. Jackie love for the opera drew her to the performing arts community, here in Clemson, and spending time in Houston once a year to enjoy the opera. Combining her love of Clemson University, the surrounding community and the arts, she began funding the Jacqueline Morrow Reynolds Endowment for Music in order to strengthen and grow Clemson’s music and performing arts department. As a strong advocate of historic preservation, Jackie is a major donor to Clemson Historic Properties, where she has provided both an operating account and endowment known as the Jacqueline M. Reynolds Conservation Endowment for Fort Hill. Now this endowment been expanded to include the three additional historic properties: the Hanover House, Hopewell and the Trustee House.
Terry Don Phillips
Excellence in academics has been a lifelong pursuit for Terry Don Phillips. He has an undergraduate degree from Arkansas (1970), a master’s degree from Virginia Tech (1974), a doctorate degree from Virginia Tech (1978), and a law degree from the University of Arkansas School of Law (1996). He is a member of the Arkansas Bar, South Carolina Bar, American Bar Association, and Sports Lawyers Association.
Phillips served as Clemson’s athletic director from 2000-2012. Some of the accomplishments that have taken place during Phillips’ 10 years as athletic director include: the hiring of Dabo Swinney as head football coach, the hiring of Brad Brownell, and the winning of 13 ACC Championships in eight different sports, including five different women’s sports. He also set the standard for many Clemson traditions: wearing orange on Solid Orange Friday, having the players sing the alma mater after games, and wearing orange to games. In addition, he set another standard—full compliance with NCAA regulations. A total of 77 sports seasons recorded winning records in his time.
Candice Wilson Glenn
Candice “Candi” Wilson Glenn received her Juris Doctorate from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas in 1991. She is the wife of Gerald M. Glenn (Class of 1964) and mother of Mike (Class of 2016) and Charlie (Class of 2018). She has been an avid supporter of Clemson academics and athletics since she met and married Gerald. Candi is extremely passionate about investing in quality education and believes it benefits the recipients and their communities in perpetuity. In her own words, “An education is something that cannot be taken away from you, no matter what happens.” Both Candi and Gerald have been champions for numerous important Clemson initiatives. They named and generously endowed the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Applied Science, created the Gerald and Candice Glenn Family Unrestricted Endowment for Clemson Athletics, and have recently agreed to become a Cornerstone Partner for Athletics.
William Donald Munson III
Don Munson is a 1984 graduate of Appalachian State with a B.S. degree in communications. He was the play-by-play voice at Appalachian State from 1984-91. In 1993, he served a season as the play-by-play voice of Western Carolina and in 1994 was the voice of the UNC Asheville men’s basketball broadcasts.
Munson has been involved with the Clemson Radio Network for more than 25 years, and has served as the voice of Clemson football, men’s basketball and baseball during his ten years as a full-time staff member in athletics. Originally hired by Clemson in 2010, Munson now serves as the Athletics Director of Broadcasting and the play-by-play broadcaster for Clemson football, men’s basketball and baseball. Additionally, he hosts weekly football and basketball coaches shows, serves as a frequent ACCNX broadcaster, hosts banquets and meetings and represents the athletic department at various functions. He also works closely with the Clemson Alumni Association, IPTAY and the Annual Fund as the Emcee for the Prowl & Growl events across the state during which Coach Swinney, head Clemson football coach, and Coach Brownell, head Clemson basketball coach, travel to cities and share the latest updates on recruitment news.
These four honorary alumni exemplify what it means to be Clemson University alumni in all the ways they have served.
The Clemson Alumni Association is an open-membership, nonprofit organization. Since its inception in 1896, the program has connected members of the Clemson Family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships.
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