CLEMSON — A Clemson University civil engineering graduate has given his alma mater $5 million to help train the next generation of engineers.
Clemson announced Thursday the donation from 1964 Clemson graduate Gerald Glenn and his wife Candice. Clemson’s civil engineering department will now bear their last name.
Clemson says it’s the largest alumni gift in the school’s $600 million capital campaign.
Clemson’s civil engineering department has 500 undergraduate and 125 graduate students.
Gerald Glenn was chairman, president and CEO of the Chicago Bridge & Iron Co. He was also a director of Fluor Corp. and a group president of its primary subsidiary, Fluor Daniel Inc.
Candice Glenn is an attorney. They live in The Woodlands, Texas. Their oldest son is a freshman engineering student at Clemson.