Jesse A. “Tony” Clements joined NIRSA in 1972, and during his active 45 years of membership, he volunteered in dozens of leadership positions and presented at over 50 NIRSA conferences. He served as NIRSA President, Region III Vice President, a member of the Assembly Work Team for Governance Transition, and a member of the NSC Board of Directors. Along with Jeff Vessely, Tony was a leading figure in the development of the NIRSA School of Collegiate Recreation and served as a founding member of the faculty.
The Tony Clements Young Professional Presenter Scholarship will be awarded to a young professional presenting at the NIRSA Annual Conference and Campus Rec & Wellness Expo.
Applicants must be a young professional member, defined as holding NIRSA professional membership for 1-10 years, presenting at the Annual Conference. Scholarship recipients will not have already received a registration scholarship for the upcoming Annual Conference.