Gaye and Joel Sprague are preserving the Clemson University Next Level Raglan – Collaboration with Caris Art Shirt memory of their late son with an ability that began offering scholarships to Clemson University undergraduates who are majoring in civil engineering. and is underrepresented in this area.
Clemson University Next Level Raglan – Collaboration with Caris Art Shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater
Sprague’s son, Ben, was an 18-year-old freshman at Clemson when he died on December 9, 2007. He grew up in Greenville and played soccer and soccer at Greenville High School.
Shortly before his death, considered accidental, Ben expressed interest in participating in the technique practice his mother founded, Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers. The gift was named Ben – the Clemson University Next Level Raglan – Collaboration with Caris Art Shirt Benjamin Garrison Sprague Memorial Scholarship.
Sprague’s family and friends generously donated to support.
“We want our gift to reach the civil engineering industry and we want it to reach underrepresented groups for some reason,” Gaye said. “One is that Ben’s friends are black and white, old and young, rich and poor and men and women – everyone. So, to represent him, we also felt that our profession needed to be more representative of the entire population. ”
Jeff Dezen, a longtime family friend, said that this gift is a fitting
memento for Ben. Dezen said:” Energy and leadership, humor, intelligence and tenderness of he has forged a magnet that attracts diverse friendship circles and feels deeply loyal. ”These qualities reflect the nourishment that both Gaye and Joel have provided throughout Ben’s life. , and the values they amplify to this day. ”
Gaye, a traffic engineer, and former Greenville City Council member is the principal of Sprague & Sprague Consulting Engineers. Joel is a senior engineer for TRI Environment, where he along with their son, Jay, conduct industry-leading research on geotextiles and erosion and sediment control materials.
Gaye and Joel met at Lowry Hall when they were both civil engineering students. Gaye received his Bachelor of Science in 1978 and a Master of Science degree in 1980, both in civil engineering. Joel received a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering in 1979.
Gaye has been a member of the Clemson University Next Level Raglan – Collaboration with Caris Art Shirt Clemson family since the age of 9 and makes cornmeal muffins demonstrations through Clemson’s 4-H program of agriculture. She taught three civil engineering courses at Clemson in the early 1990s after one professor passed away and another professor suddenly died.