John Mark Hendrick III, ’08

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized John Mark Hendrick III of Chapin, SC  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.

Director of governmental affairs for the S.C. Department of Employment and Workforce, Hendrick, a political science major, has worked on local, state and national political campaigns. He served as an aide to the lieutenant governor of South Carolina and as the director of public policy for the South Carolina Baptist Convention. A captain in the South Carolina State Guard, Hendrick also serves on the national council for the American Israel Public Affairs Commission and on the board of directors for the Coastline Women’s Center. He volunteers with the Lexington Sertoma Club; Katrina’s Kids; Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Columbia; and First Baptist Church of Columbia. He is a past member of the Clemson Young Alumni Council and participates in the Second Century Society.

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.