Suzanne Pickens Alvarez, ’11

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Suzanne Pickens Alvarez of Charlotte, 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.

A double-major in communication studies and business management, Alvarez works as a senior account executive in the Client Services Team at Luquire George Andrews in Charlotte. Her charitable work has raised more than $150,000 for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Comprehensive Cancer Center; she was membership chair of the junior committee of the Shepherd Center Society; and she created an endowment to benefit Student Affairs at Clemson University. She serves on advisory boards for Greek life and student affairs at Clemson, as well as supporting Tiger Brotherhood and Blue Key.

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.