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John Lynn ’85

John Lynn graduated from Clemson University in 1985 with a Bachelor of Science in Building Science and Construction Management. He received the John Matthe Award as the outstanding student in the Department of Building Science in 1985.  He obtained a Masters of Business Administration for the University of Maryland in 1987.  John is a principal at Finney Lynn, Inc., a development and construction management company specializing in large scale historic renovations. In his free time, he likes to attend football games, raise honey bees and work in the garden. He also coached little league football and baseball for over fifteen years.  John has a beautiful wife, Kathy, and a wonderful son Matthew.

John decided to attend Clemson after he visited the campus at the age of ten! His favorite memories of Clemson are times spent with his close friends going to football games, playing intramural sports and swimming and waterskiing at Lake Hartwell.  His sister Robin Kirk (‘78) and niece Bethany LeClair (‘11) also graduated from Clemson.


John joined the Baltimore Washington Clemson Club more than thirty years ago, and has a been a board member for over twenty-five years. One of his favorite memories of the club was the first club tailgate party he attended before a Maryland football game. It opened the door to countless friendships with fellow Clemson alumni. He enjoyed the opportunity The Club provided for him to spend time with former President Barker and current President Clements, and to meet Dabo Swinney.  John and Kathy have hosted several Club events including a honey harvest.  John worked with The Club helping current students make internship and job connections with local alumni.  He would like to see the local Clemson internship program develop such that it supports a Clemson Intern House in Washington, DC.

John believes we should all take great pride in the Baltimore Washington Clemson Club, noting that The Club is recognized by the University as one of the finest in the country, and its members are frequently recognized as distinguished alumnus. He encourages you to attend as many events as you can and revel in the power of the Paw.

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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


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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