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Dean Norton ’77

Clemson ’77 degree in Plant Science. Clemson was my wife’s first choice, but decided it was to far from home and went to VA Tech and also majored in horticulture.

So many memories, the campus, mountains, waterfalls, the lake, school spirit, game day in Tiger Band, but probably the most vivid memory was my first free fall parachuting from the Clemson Airport as the sun was setting. I can honestly say that from 3,200 feet there is indeed something special in those hills.

I am honored to be on the Universities Historic Properties Committee, I love having Clemson alumni at Mount Vernon during forest cleanup days and it has been a real pleasure and great fun to host several committees and groups associated with the University for evening tours of the estate. 

Work keeps me busy.  Fifty-four years at Mount Vernon and my wife will not let me retire.  That’s okay really for I love my job!  There is always work around the house and something relating to our four daughters. I do so love going out in my boat and fishing.

I did serve as PTA president for 12 years, four years at each level, elementary, middle and high School. Have received awards for conservation and preservation from the Daughters of the American Revolution and the Garden Club of America and most recently was appointed to serve on the preservation Committee for the White House.

I am so proud of my Clemson education and experience that as a board member I want that love, spirit and awe for Clemson to shine through all that I do.  I want to make the club and the university proud.

Treat everyone as an equal and with great respect. Don’t create road blocks. Be supportive and a team player.  Look for the joy in all that you do.

Half of my wardrobe attire is orange or has a Tiger Paw on it.

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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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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 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


May 19


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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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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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