The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Capt. Kevin Joseph Fitzsimmons of Swansboro, NC as one of the 2017 “Roaring 10” – young alumni who have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors.
Honorees were selected based on their continued efforts to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
After graduating with a political science degree, Fitzsimmons joined the Marine Corps, serving in 1st Battalion, 8th Marines, and was deployed twice to Afghanistan. He was selected as the top lieutenant in the battalion and was awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal; Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal; and the Combat Action Ribbon. He was then selected to serve as an instructor at The Basic School and Infantry Officers Course. Fitzsimmons is currently the weapons company commander for 2nd Battalion 6th Marines. He has volunteered for the Marine Corps Marathon and supports the Clemson chapter of Sigma Nu.
The primary mission of Clemson YAC is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to Young Alumni. Clemson YAC exists to connect Young Alumni with the University, assist Young Alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus, facilitate fellowship, personal growth and professional development opportunities for young alumni and formally represent Young Alumni interests to the Clemson Alumni Council. The purpose of these efforts is to affect seminal influence on young alumni so they may continue to be connected and contributing alumni for a better Clemson throughout their lives.