South Carolina General Assembly
125th Session, 2023-2024

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S. 599


Senate Resolution
Sponsors: Senators Alexander, Peeler, Adams, Allen, Bennett, Campsen, Cash, Climer, Corbin, Cromer, Davis, Fanning, Gambrell, Garrett, Goldfinch, Grooms, Gustafson, Harpootlian, Hembree, Hutto, Jackson, K. Johnson, M. Johnson, Kimbrell, Kimpson, Loftis, Malloy, Martin, Massey, Matthews, McElveen, McLeod, Rankin, Reichenbach, Rice, Sabb, Scott, Senn, Setzler, Shealy, Stephens, Talley, Turner, Verdin, Williams and Young
Document Path: SR-0281KM-VC23.docx

Introduced in the Senate on March 7, 2023
Currently residing in the Senate

Summary: Clemson Day


Date Body Action Description with journal page number
3/7/2023 Senate Introduced and adopted (Senate Journal-page 4)
3/8/2023 Scrivener's error corrected

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Whereas, Clemson University was founded in 1889 through a bequest to the State of South Carolina from Thomas Green Clemson, a Philadelphia-born, European-educated engineer, musician, and artist who married John C. Calhoun's daughter, Anna, and settled at her family estate in South Carolina; and


Whereas, Clemson's campus extends throughout the entire State of South Carolina. The university has a presence in every county in the State, agriculture research centers from the Piedmont to the Coast, youth programs that serve more than one hundred thousand young people each year, and enterprise campuses devoted to innovation and economic development in Anderson, Greenville, Greenwood, and North Charleston that support both existing and emerging industry clusters ranging from agribusiness and manufacturing to aviation and advanced materials; and


Whereas, Clemson University is a Tier 1 Research Institution, as indicated by the Carnegie Foundation, which puts it in a class with the top one hundred fifteen universities in the nation in terms of research; and


Whereas, Clemson University continues to be a highly-ranked public university in America and has also earned top rankings for graduation rates, value, efficiency, and return on investment while maintaining an outstanding student experience; and


Whereas, Clemson University enrolls more than twenty-five thousand undergraduate and graduate students and has more than one hundred sixty-one thousand alumni, with nearly one hundred thousand living in South Carolina; and


Whereas, Clemson University is part of a national system of land-grant universities that provides statewide research, extension, and regulatory programs (Public Service Activities) to enhance economic growth in South Carolina's agribusiness and forestry industries through a continuous flow of knowledge to farmers, foresters, and land managers; and


Whereas, for more than one hundred thirty years, Clemson University has continued to fulfill the covenant between its founder and the people of South Carolina as a "high seminary of learning." Clemson improves the economy of the State through its historical land-grant responsibilities of teaching, research, and extended public service.  Now, therefore,


Be it resolved by the Senate:


That the members of the South Carolina Senate, by this resolution, recognize March 7, 2023 as "Clemson Day" in South Carolina.


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