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Spencer ’95 and Rachel ’96 Neal P’24

Imagine sitting in class at Clemson and spotting your future spouse.  That’s exactly what happened for Spencer ’95 and Rachel ’96 Neal P’24!  Clemson holds a very special place in their lives, and now as parents of a current Clemson student, they are enjoying the Clemson experience in a whole new way.

Spencer and Rachel have been members of the Baltimore/DC Clemson Club for 25 years – as long as they’ve been married, in fact – and we are proud to recognize their leadership as Corporate Partners and members of our Clemson Club Board of Directors. 

Rachel is an Operations Support Manager for a defense contractor, and as owner of Leading Edge Wealth Advisors in Annapolis, Spencer is dedicated to supporting the financial needs of individuals, families and corporate 401k retirement plans. He proudly serves as the Foundation Chairman for Baltimore Washington Medical Center, and he is also a member of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center Board of Directors.  Together they have committed their time, talents and treasures to our Baltimore/DC Clemson Club as Corporate Partners, and their goals include growing the impact of our Club in the metro region and increasing family participation.

The Neal family enjoys life outdoors, especially golfing, hiking, running, and cycling.  They also love to travel, and they have the perfect reason to head to Tigertown any time to visit their daughter, Lauren ’24!  When asked about inspiring life lessons, Spencer had not one but two thoughtful pieces of advice: “Listen more than you speak, and spend time getting to know people.”  

Rachel and Spencer, thank you for your dedication to our Clemson Club!

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Clemson Night in DC!

March 12th 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Clemson Alumni Association and Baltimore/DC Clemson Club cordially invite you to a special Clemson Night in Washington, D.C. featuring special guests President Jim Clements, Director of Athletics Graham Neff and other university administrators. Join us for a catered reception at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington to enjoy Clemson fellowship while hearing updates from President Clements and Graham Neff. Come out and hear how alumni and Clemson friends like you can continue to keep up with all the great things going on at Clemson.
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March 12th 2024 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Clemson Night in DC!


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8:30 pm

The Clemson Alumni Association and Baltimore/DC Clemson Club cordially invite you to a special Clemson Night in Washington, D.C. featuring special guests President Jim Clements, Director of Athletics Graham Neff and other university administrators.

Join us for a catered reception at the Military Women’s Memorial in Arlington to enjoy Clemson fellowship while hearing updates from President Clements and Graham Neff. Come out and hear how alumni and Clemson friends like you can continue to keep up with all the great things going on at Clemson.

Serbian Embassy Reception

March 20th 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Serbian Embassy Reception with Ambassador Marko Djuric Special Guest: Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Dean, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences “Travel” with us to the beautiful country of Serbia to learn about its inviting culture and rich history, and to taste some of its culinary specialties. Ambassador Djuric has graciously invited the Clemson Club to join him on Wednesday, March 20, for this special evening of conversation and delicious Serbian hors d’oeuvres plus sweet treats. Red and white wine, beer and sodas will also be served. Club members will receive reservation priority for what we expect to be a sold-out event.  Not
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March 20th 2024 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Serbian Embassy Reception


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Serbian Embassy Reception with Ambassador Marko Djuric

Special Guest: Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Dean, College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences

“Travel” with us to the beautiful country of Serbia to learn about its inviting culture and rich history, and to taste some of its culinary specialties.

Ambassador Djuric has graciously invited the Clemson Club to join him on Wednesday, March 20, for this special evening of conversation and delicious Serbian hors d’oeuvres plus sweet treats. Red and white wine, beer and sodas will also be served.

Club members will receive reservation priority for what we expect to be a sold-out event.  Not yet a club member? Join at www.clemsonclub.org/membership.

Thank you to Ambassador Djuric for opening the Embassy and hosting us for this memorable evening. Registration fees will be applied solely to cover event costs.

The Club also would like to thank the College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences and Dean Hossfeld for sponsoring this event and traveling to D.C. to join us.

Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences offers degrees in communication; nursing; parks, recreation and tourism management; political science; psychology; public health sciences; and sociology, anthropology and criminal justice. While each of these academic departments are unique, they are united by a common mission to build people and communities – working together to address health and wellness challenges, tackle human impacts on the environment and build stronger communities by better understanding human, political and social behavior and the impact of an ever-connected world. This work is vital to Clemson’s land-grant mission, strategic vision and global impact – and makes a tangible difference in South Carolina and beyond.

Low Country Boil

April 13th 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Have you been missing your fellow Young Alumni Tigers now that Football Season is over? Come out and feel like you’re back down South Saturday, April 13 at 3:00pm for a casual gathering and Low Country Boil at Dirty Water in DC. Tickets are $22 for members, $32 for non-members. Members may purchase one additional ticket for $22. Cash bar will be available. Not a Club Member? Join here.
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April 13th 2024 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Low Country Boil


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5:00 pm

Have you been missing your fellow Young Alumni Tigers now that Football Season is over? Come out and feel like you’re back down South Saturday, April 13 at 3:00pm for a casual gathering and Low Country Boil at Dirty Water in DC. Tickets are $22 for members, $32 for non-members. Members may purchase one additional ticket for $22. Cash bar will be available.

Not a Club Member? Join here.

Brookeville Beer Farm

May 19th 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Clemson parents, Tim and Lisa McDonnell (who are co-owners of the Beer Farm), are going ALL-IN by offering exclusives like the “Hives, Honey, and Hops” tour of the grounds, complimentary beer tastings with the Head Brewer and a GaGa Ball pit for the kids. So, get your tickets today for this fun afternoon with fellow Tigers! Brookeville Beer Farm will once again be offering custom Clemson label 6-packs for $14 each! Be sure to pre-order yours. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at the event. And no need to worry about weather because there is plenty of indoor and
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May 19th 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Brookeville Beer Farm


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4:00 pm

Clemson parents, Tim and Lisa McDonnell (who are co-owners of the Beer Farm), are going ALL-IN by offering exclusives like the “Hives, Honey, and Hops” tour of the grounds, complimentary beer tastings with the Head Brewer and a GaGa Ball pit for the kids. So, get your tickets today for this fun afternoon with fellow Tigers!

Brookeville Beer Farm will once again be offering custom Clemson label 6-packs for $14 each! Be sure to pre-order yours. Limited quantities will be available for purchase at the event.

And no need to worry about weather because there is plenty of indoor and covered outdoor space – this event will happen rain or shine.  You can even bring Rover – leashed dogs are welcome at the Beer Farm!

Purchase your tickets today for this family (and dog) friendly event!

Clemson Day at the Orioles!

August 24th 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Cheer on the Orioles as they take on the Houston Astros! Tickets will be purchased directly from the Orioles. Clemson fans will be seated in a block together in the left field, lower level. Tickets are $34. It’s also a give-away day! The first 25,000 fans will receive an Orioles soccer jersey!
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August 24th 2024 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Clemson Day at the Orioles!


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Cheer on the Orioles as they take on the Houston Astros! Tickets will be purchased directly from the Orioles. Clemson fans will be seated in a block together in the left field, lower level. Tickets are $34. It’s also a give-away day! The first 25,000 fans will receive an Orioles soccer jersey!

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