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Tiger Brotherhood was founded in 1928 with the purpose of initiating a higher standard of moral conduct at Clemson with the purpose of building a greater Clemson. Since Clemson was a military school at the time, the students (cadets) were under military rule of the commandant. There was no Student Government and cadets had no "voice" with the administration. Numerous student walkouts occurred in the early years at Clemson and the unrest reached its peak after the 1924 incidents and the untimely death of Pres. Walter Merritt Riggs. The Brotherhood of Tigers was organized in 1924 and all cadets were given membership. The organization proved to be too large and cumbersome to accomplish anything and slowly fell apart. Tiger Brotherhood, organized in 1928 by Prof. John Logan Marshall and nineteen members of the Senior Class, aimed to build a bridge between the students, faculty, staff, and administration.
Tiger Brotherhood has been instrumental in originating many different Clemson events over the last 80 years. In recent years, the organization has been the driving force behind the Founder's Day celebrations, RC & Moonpie Downhill Run, Tiger Cup Speech Competition, Mother of the Year and the efforts to preserve the Woodland Cemetery, commonly known as Cemetery Hill. In it's infancy, Tiger Brotherhood was the first form of Student Government on Clemson's campus. In the 1940s, the organization organized the first Clemson Clean-Up that has now reemerged and is called Campus Sweep. Other signs of Tiger Brotherhood around campus include the famous Littlejohn Tiger sculpture and the Stone Gates at the entrance to campus. The final set of gates, to be placed at the west entrance near the Lake Hartwell dikes, has been paid for and will be added to the Clemson landscape in the near future.
From the Tiger Brotherhood website:
"Tiger Brotherhood is an honorary service fraternity at Clemson University. It still embraces the same basic tenets established by its founders, led by John Logan Marshall in 1928. Tiger Brotherhood promotes high standards of social and ethical conduct, while recognizing in its members a strong devotion to Clemson, coupled with a character commensurate with a typical Clemson gentleman. The organization embodies an unequaled cross-sectional representation of the Clemson community. Students, faculty and staff all work within the bonds of brotherhood to champion a closer relationship. One for all and all for one, with Clemson and its many traditions and undying spirit as the central focus, Tiger Brotherhood today provides a viable, flexible and continuing forum for generating ideas and performing unending service to Clemson."
Current Tiger Brotherhood Projects
Many members have responsibilities from other organizations. These responsibilities provide opportunities to assist in multiple projects. Worthy causes have included campus safety, visitor parking, Clemson ring quality, and others as well. The only projects officially garnering Tiger Brotherhood's name include the Clemson Days of Traditions Calendar and the Woodland Cemetery Preservation Project.
Clemson Days of Tradition Calendar
The Clemson Days of Tradition Calendar is distributed to all incoming first-time Clemson students and faculty. All other sales earn funds for producing the calendar each year, with profits intended to help aid in the construction of a student memorial for all Clemson students who have passed away prior to receiving their degree. Further information concerning the calendars can be found at http://www.clemson.edu/traditions-calendar .
Cemetery Hill Project
The Woodland Cemetery on Cemetery Hill is arguably the most historically significant location on Clemson's campus. Many men and women who have helped shaped the Clemson known and loved today are buried on these grounds. The Calhoun Cemetery sits atop the hill surrounded by an iron fence. On January 24, 1924, Clemson President Walter Merritt Riggs was laid to rest outside the Calhoun plot and became the first non-Calhoun buried there. In an effort to bring more awareness to Woodland Cemetery, "Cemetery Chronicles" are posted periodically within Clemson World magazine. The recent renovations to the gates and the surrounding area are a direct result of this effort. During campus sweep each year, members of Tiger Brotherhood work to clean the cemetery. For more information visit the Clemson University web site. The Clemson World Magazine from the Summer of 2004 has a great article about the project: http://www.clemson.edu/clemsonworld/archive/2004/summer04/cemetery.htm 
Current Active Members (partial) AbdurRabb Watkins Al Adams Al Whitley Amanda McDonald Amit Toprani Andrew Suski Andy Johnston Angelo DiBiase Anne-Ross Cornwell Anthony McCrorey Ashby Gressette Ashley Cuttino Ashley Skelton Young August Darnell Ben Davis Ben Leader Ben Manning Bert Henderson Bill Harder Bill Mays Bill McKinney Bill Reid Bill Suski BJ Skelton Blair Wright Bob Brookover Bob Mahony Bobby McCormick Bobby Rettew Bobby Skelton Bradley Lecroy Brandon Cox Brandon Smith Brandon Streeter Brandt Gilbert Brian Ammons Brian Eyink Brian O'Rourke Brian Park Brody Smith Bruce Yandle Bryan Young Bubba Britton Bud Hicklin Byron Harder Carl Epting Casey Graham Cecil Huey Charles Barron Charles Hucks Charles Ruff Charles Warren Charlie Bussey Charlie Walls Chase Eldridge Chase Foster Chris Darley Chris Eleazer Chris Gardocki Chris League Chris Lecroy Chris Peters Chris Sieverdes Clark Curry Cornelius A Elam (Tony) Creswell Curtis Curtis Brison Dallas Burnett Dallas Glass Danny Gregg Danny Poole Danny Rhodes Dave Merry Dave Sharpe Dave Woodard David Bennett David Duncan David Poe David Richardson David Senn Dawson Luke Derek Hamby Dewitt Miles Don Fowler Don Garrett Don Harrison Drew Everhart Drew Gunnells Drew Hyche Drew Niederriter Duncan McLaurin Eddie Hunter Edward Curtis Elizabeth Stanley Ellen Breazel Ellen Breazel Elliott Dodson Emily Manning Emily Patrick Eric Breazel Eric Fedele Eric Lawhorn Eric Newton Eric Thome Felicia Merryman Livingston Fletcher Anderson Francis Webster Frank Gentry Franklin Wallace G.G. Galloway Gabe DiBiase Garland Gravely Garland Jaeger Gary Campbell Gary Kirby Gary Wade George Bennett George Kelada Grant Burns Greg Edwards Greg Neimer Gregg Miller Hamp Bruner Hap Carr Harrison Trammell, Jr. Harry Harritos Health Mills Heidi Wright Henry Guess Hudson Shelby Jack Wilks Jacob Barker James Kennedy James Townsend James Williams Jason Walter Jay Thompson Jeff Bennett Jeff Chapman Jeff Ferguson Jeff Stocks Jeffery Young Jenks Patrick Jere Ross Jerry Reel Jerry Trapnel Jessica Stoots Marchant Jill Hendricks Jim Barker Jim Buck Jim Burnham Jim Davis Jim Douglas Jim Hendrix Jim Hite Jimmy Swiger Jimmy Wright Joe Ziska Joel Brawley Joel W. Collins, Jr. Joey Delaney Joey Gasque Johbe King John McEntire John Newton John Seketa John Shelley John Stillwell Jon Christiansen Jonathan Foster Jonathan Trammell Joseph Godsey Josh Bell Josh Segars JT Clark Julie Thome Kathrine Davis Katie Privett Katie Spearman Katy Gregg Kelley Breeding Kevin Barnes Kevin Hackett Kirby Player Kyle Young LaBruce Boggan Lance Burnett Lance Young Lane Miller Larry Bauer Larry Bowman Larry Penley Laurence Connor Lawson Holland Lawton Smith Lee Ayers Leverette "Hook" Bruner Levon Kirkland Lindsey Clark Liz Whitley Louis Theiling Lucas Glover Mark Daniels Mark Eisengrien Mark Foster Mark Wasserman Martin Driggers, Jr Marty Williams Marvin Carmichael Marvin Dixon Mary Ann Prater Mary Frances Ross Mary Pickens Mason Ailstock Mason King Matt Alexander Matt Bullwinkel Matt Clark Matt Clemmons Matt Dunbar Matt Herndon Matt Mills Matt Ostwalt Matt Phillips Matt Smuro Matt Watkins Mendal Bouknight Michael Dowling Michael Lalich Michael Reidenbach Mickey Plyler Mike Davis Mike McNulty Milt Lowder Nancy Martin Nate Manning Nishant Karamchandani Nick Crossland Noah Welsh Otis Pickett Pat Crowther Parker Rogers Paul Halphen PB Nowack Pickens Lindsay Polly Burleson Preston Stone Randolph Smith Randy Boatwright Randy Hoag Rebecca Heaton Reno Wilson Richard Imershein Richard Jaynes Richard Moncrief Rick Clark Rita Bolt Barker Rob Clayton Rob Hubbard Rob Lowery Robert Holmes Robert Ricketts Robin Watson Ron Young Rose McDonald Roy Welsh Rush Lowther Russ Madray Rusty Guill Sam Konduros Sam McGregor Sam Williams Sammy Blackman Sandy Edge Scott Frierson Scott Melzer Scott Powell Shaughnessy Mullen Shipp Daniel Spencer Lovelace Stan Yarborough Stassen Thompson Steven Craig Suzanne Spaulding Turner Taze L. Senn Taylor Horton Ted Swann Terry Long Thomas Hunter Thomas Kapp Thomas Meyers Tigue Garick Tim Brady Tim Fowler Tim Kennedy Tom Skelton Ginny Skelton Tom Lynch Tommy Burleson Tony Greene Tony Mayne Tory Watson Trent Allen Trevor Adair Trey Mills Trip Lawton Trip Muldro Tripp Shealy Van Hilderbrand Van Hilderbrand, Jr. Verna Howell Walter W. Farrell Walt F. Farrell Ward Buzzell Wayne Coffman Wes Long West McAdams West Cox Wil Brasington Will Cook Will Merritt Will Young William Beaver William Emory William Marscher William Simpson Witt Langstaff Zac Doyle