Aliza Darnell McGuire ’12, M ’18, Social Work (Brown School at Washington University) Communication Studies

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Aliza Darnell McGuire of St. Louis, MO as one of the 2018 “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.

McGuire began her career at Erwin Penland (now known as EP + Co.) in Greenville, SC, as a public relations account assistant and quickly rose to the position of Senior Content Manager, where she worked with national clients, such as Verizon, Disney XD and Chick-fil-A. She currently works as the Prevention Services Coordinator at Epworth Children and Family Services, one of the largest social service agencies in St. Louis.  

While in her master’s program, McGuire continued to volunteer, serving with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri and Immigrant and Refugee Women’s Program. She served as the Clemson Young Alumni Council’s President-Elect for the last three years and is currently serving as the Clemson Alumni Association’s St. Louis Clemson Club Secretary.

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.