SWU alumnus honored for community involvement
City of Clemson Police Chief Jimmy Dixon, a Southern Wesleyan University alumnus, received the Catherine Smith Award at the State of Clemson Luncheon Feb. 3.
The award is given annually to a person who displays outstanding community involvement and support to the area chamber. Each award recipient has also made significant contributions to the greater good of the Clemson community and the chamber with an emphasis on citizenship and service. Dixon has more than 30 years of law enforcement experience, having served as a deputy sheriff, investigator and instructor at the S.C. Criminal Justice Academy. He has been instrumental in fostering close cooperation between the city, the community and Clemson University in the areas of crime prevention and public safety. He is also a member of the Clemson Joint City University Advisory Board.
He graduated from Southern Wesleyan with a management of human resource degree and a BS in business management.
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