Amanda Jane “AJ” Hobbs ’14 (Industrial Engineering, Clemson University), M’16 (Purdue University)
The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Amanda “AJ” Hobbs as one of the 2019 “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.
Amanda is a consultant with Goldratt Consulting, where she analyzes operations and implements solutions based on the Theory of Constraints. In an effort to support parity in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields, AJ serves as a member of Drew Charter School’s STEAM Advisory Board and has presented at both Drew Charter School and the Carl G. Renfroe Middle School. As a member of First Presbyterian Church (FPC) of Atlanta, AJ works closely with FPC’s Women’s Transformation Center, a housing shelter that is a safe home for women during transitional times. AJ also volunteers with FPC’s youth and master planning efforts. In 2018, through dedicated efforts with the department chair for Industrial Engineering at Clemson, AJ inspired 10 other young alumni to participate in the establishment of the Clemson University Industrial Engineering Board of Young Alumni.
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.