Paul Halphen ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Greenville resident Paul Halphen as one of the 2016 “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.

Halphen received his degree in financial management from Clemson in 2010. He went to work for First Citizens Bank and Trust, where he was ranked second out of more than 200 leaders for new portfolio volume.

After spending three years with First Citizens, he joined Sun Solutions, a print and sign company, where he was consistently ranked in the top two among his team in sales.

He is currently an investment manager at Kairos Real Estate, responsible for acquisitions/dispositions, development and construction, and asset management.

Halphen gives his time and skills to multiple community and professional organizations. Current and past leadership positions include Greenville Chamber PULSE, SC Chamber of Commerce Business Week, City of Columbia Revolving Loan Committee, Greenville District 25 Housing Development, Youth Corps, LeadSC, and Healthy Learners.

He keeps close to his alma mater by serving on Clemson’s Library Leadership Board, mentoring students in its College of Business and previous service as President of the Columbia Clemson Club and the Clemson YAC.

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.