College notes, Oct 6

October 6, 2013 

Clemson professor named American Chemical Society Fellow

Clemson University professor Alan Elzerman has been selected as an American Chemical Society Fellow for the class of 2013.

Elzerman previously served as director and principal investigator for Clemson’s Sustainable Universities Initiative. He also chaired the school’s environmental engineering and Earth sciences department, as well as the American Chemical Society’s environmental chemistry division.

USC announces 2013 awards recipients

My Carolina Alumni Association has announced the University of South Carolina’s 2013 awards recipients.

Dr. Todd Crump received the Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, which recognizes an alum who serves others beyond what is required by his or her career. William P. Kennedy and Lou W. Kennedy received the Distinguished Alumni Awards for their devotion to the school, as well as for their professional leadership and citizenship. Winner of the Outstanding Black Alumni Award is Dr. Toby S. Jenkins-Henry, who has demonstrated excellence in the field of medicine. The Outstanding Young Alumni Award, which recognizes an accomplished graduate younger than 40, is Dr. William R. Jennings. John Bachmann has received the Honorary Life Member Award, which honors a non-alumni who supports and serves the university.

The winners will be recognized Nov. 1-2 during the school’s Homecoming activities.

Limestone College to begin campus upgrades

Limestone College officials will break ground soon on a new field house and upgraded athletics fields in what will be the first visible changes to come as the result of a $12 million capital campaign.

After a surge in enrollment over the past two decades, school leaders say student growth is outpacing physical additions to the campus.

The fundraising effort is the largest in the 168-year-old Gaffney school’s history, and the money will eventually help build a $6 million library in the heart of campus as well as provide a $1.2 million cushion to school finances. The athletics improvements – totaling $4.8 million – will bring the Limestone Saints practice fields up-to-date and provide much-needed space for Limestone student athletes, which account for the majority of students at the school’s Gaffney campus.

All told, Limestone has raised more than half of the funds for the $12 million campaign that began in April 2010, including all of the $1.2 million needed to cover the “Limestone Fund” – an unrestricted pool of money that goes to some scholarships but is mostly meant to help the college cover unexpected costs.

Contributing: Rebekah Friedman, The Spartanburg Herald-Journal

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