Laying a foundation

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If you’re in the right place at the right time, you might catch Gerald Glenn in a certain blue blazer – the one lined in orange that has a tiger paw embroidered on the inside.
And if you’re lucky, you just might catch him laughing and asking, “Can you tell Clemson is close to my heart?”
As a civil engineering graduate from the class of 1964, Gerald knows the value of a Clemson education. His time at Clemson paved the way for a very successful career, during which he worked as a director of Fluor Corporation and as a group president of its primary subsidiary, Fluor Daniel Incorporated. He then went on to become chairman, president and CEO of Chicago Bridge and Iron, one of the world’s largest engineering and construction companies.
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Gerald and his wife Candi have demonstrated admirable generosity in their contributions to the academic side of the University. In addition to giving extensively to the College of Engineering, Computing, and Applied Sciences Leadership Circle, the Fluor Daniel Engineering Innovation Center and the Barker Scholars Endowment, they named the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering in 2011.
“We did that so kids could have the opportunity to do something maybe they couldn’t afford to do or that wasn’t available to them,” Gerald said.
However, the Glenns view education as much more than simply an academic accomplishment. They see education as a holistic experience that is supplemented by all the opportunities the university has to offer, and one of those primary opportunities is athletics.
In order to promote the growth and unity that athletics brings, the Glenns have joined a special group of donors as Clemson’s ninth Cornerstone Partner for athletics with a $2.5 million gift. The Cornerstone Partners are a bold and visionary group of leaders who have given transformational funding to propel Clemson forward, …

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