Class of ‘63 gives to Bridge to Clemson Program

Clemson University’s Class of 1963 will celebrate its golden anniversary by presenting a $744,000 gift to the university for its Bridge to Clemson program at 9:30am Friday on the bridge in front of R.M. Cooper Library. The class also will present a check of $6.6 million, representing the total amount class members have given since their graduation. The anniversary gift will help meet the Bridge program’s funding needs. In honor of the gift, the program will be named the Class of 1963 Bridge to Clemson University. This gift is part of Clemson’s The Will to Lead capital campaign to raise $1 billion to support students and faculty with scholarships, professorships and improved facilities and technology. The Bridge to Clemson University program is a distinctive academic-transfer program available by invitation only. Beginning with a strong first-year academic experience at Tri-County Technical College, the Bridge program includes dedicated academic advising, student support services and a student life component, all of which are designed to help students succeed in meeting Bridge academic requirements and transferring to Clemson.