Feature Stories

Clemson Ring History – Dr Jerry Reel

Clemson historian Jerry Reel points out why this ring — made with the ‘C’ and palmetto tree in the middle since 1906 — has been worn proudly by generations of men and women.


Personal Sacrifice – Col. Ben Skardon

Two of Col. Skardon’s fellow military officers, and Clemson alum, bartered his class ring to get him food while he was imprisoned and extremely ill in a Japanese POW camp.


President Barker Ring Ceremony Speech

President Jim Barker’s 1970 class ring is always on his finger. Representing change and tradition, the ring has sparked wonderful and inspiring conversations with people he’s met all over the world.

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