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Local nominated for the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame
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Clifton Harryton Anderson, a 1959 graduate of Claflin University, has been nominated for the 2013 Hall of Fame class of inductees.

The 2013 Hall of Fame weekend will be held the weekend of Sept. 25-27 in Atlanta. The event will feature the following: the induction ceremony, competition of black college queens, alumni/student leader workshops, an invitational Black College Golf Tournament and the Black College Gospel Choir competition.

Anderson’s activities at Claflin included being editor of The Panther, the university’s newspaper, for two years, being a student government representative for two years, being named to the staff of the university yearbook, elected by staff and faculty to the 1958-1959 edition of "Who’s Who in American Universities and Colleges," and elected Vice Basileus of Lambda Sigma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.

"As a student at Claflin University, Mr. Clifton H. Anderson was exemplary in his conduct, reflecting at all times high moral and social training. He was the editor of the student newspaper for two years. An intelligent young man, alert, reliable, studious, honest and very mature, he was highly respected by the faculty and students," wrote one of his professors in a letter of reference.

Anderson was inducted into the Claflin University Hall of Fame in 2000 and says that he is extremely proud of his alma mater.