The Roaring10

The Roaring10

Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council recognizes ten outstanding individuals for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to those individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect.

The Clemson Young Alumni Council recently recognized the 2019 Roaring10 Honorees.

Congratulations to the 2019 honorees:

Nadia Nadim Aziz ’09

Samantha Lynn Bauer ’10

Tyler Andrew Brown ’09, M’10

Amanda Jane “AJ” Hobbs ’14

Harold P. Hughes ’08, M’14

Ryan D. Lee ’09

Ramakrishna Podila PhD ‘11

Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh ’12

Martin Tiller ’10

Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13

For questions or additional information, please contact Helen Mitchell.

Requirements of Nominees

Must be a graduate (undergraduate or graduate) of Clemson University within the past 10 years.

Criteria for Nominees

  • Must uphold the University’s core values of honesty, integrity, and respect
  • Must demonstrate an “ever loyal” relationship to Clemson University
  • Must demonstrate the characteristics of Determined Spirit
  • Must have made an impact in business, leadership, community, educational, and/or philanthropic endeavors

It is important that you submit correct information about the nominee, specifically full name and email. Consider contacting them for this information.

Important Dates

March 1 – Nominations Open

April 30 – Nominations Closed

Mid-July – Selected honorees for The Roaring Ten contacted

October 11-12, 2019 – the Roaring Ten honored and recognized in Clemson

Nadia Nadim Aziz '09

Nadia Nadim Aziz '09 (Clemson University), JD '13 (Charlotte…

Samantha Lynn Bauer '10

Samantha Lynn Bauer '10 Parks Recreation and Tourism Management…

Tyler Andrew Brown '09, M’10

Tyler Andrew Brown '09, M’10 Forest Resource Managements, Master…

Amanda Jane “AJ” Hobbs '14

Amanda Jane “AJ” Hobbs '14 (Industrial Engineering, Clemson…

Harold P. Hughes '08, M’14

Harold P. Hughes '08, M’14 Political Science & Economics,…

Ryan D. Lee '09

Ryan D. Lee '09 (Accounting, Clemson University), M’12 (Medical…

Ramakrishna Podila PhD ‘11

Ramakrishna Podila PhD ‘11 The Clemson University Young…

Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh ’12

Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh ’12 Political Science The Clemson…

Martin Tiller ’10

Martin Tiller ’10 Financial Management The Clemson University…

Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13

Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13 Mechanical Engineering The…

Nadia Nadim Aziz ’09

Nadia Nadim Aziz ’09 (Clemson University), JD ’13 (Charlotte School of Law) The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Nadia Nadim Aziz 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 […]

Samantha Lynn Bauer ’10

Samantha Lynn Bauer ’10 Parks Recreation and Tourism Management The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Samantha Lynn Bauer 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 […]

Tyler Andrew Brown ’09, M’10

Tyler Andrew Brown ’09, M’10 Forest Resource Managements, Master of Forest Resource The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Tyler Brown 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 […]

Amanda Jane “AJ” Hobbs ’14

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 […]

Harold P. Hughes ’08, M’14

Harold P. Hughes ’08, M’14 Political Science & Economics, Master’s in Business Administration The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Harold Hughes 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 […]

Ryan D. Lee ’09

Ryan D. Lee ’09 (Accounting, Clemson University), M’12 (Medical University of South Carolina) The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Ryan Lee 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 […]

Ramakrishna Podila PhD ‘11

Ramakrishna Podila PhD ‘11 The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Ramakrishna Podila 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 […]

Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh ’12

Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh ’12 Political Science The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Dominique Jordan Sensabaugh 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 […]

Martin Tiller ’10

Martin Tiller ’10 Financial Management The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Martin Tiller 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, […]

Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13

Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13 Mechanical Engineering The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Lt. Benjamin J. Winter 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 […]

Claire Reddeck Bowman, ’03, M‘08

Claire Reddeck Bowman, ’03, M‘08

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Claire Reddeck Bowman of Charleston, SC 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 […]

Tyrone Oliver Gayle ‘10

Tyrone Oliver Gayle ‘10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Tyrone Oliver Gayle of Washington, DC 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 […]

Noelle Cabato Holdsworth ’11

Noelle Cabato Holdsworth ’11

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Noelle Cabato Holdsworth of Atlanta, GA 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 […]

France L. Jackson ’11, M. ’13, Ph.D. ’18

France L. Jackson ’11, M. ’13

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized France L. Jackson of Hillsboro, OR 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 […]

Aliza Darnell McGuire ’12, M ’18

Aliza Darnell McGuire ’12

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, […]

Susan Ridgeway Nunamaker ’01, M. ’03

Susan Ridgeway Nunamaker ’01

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Susan Ridgeway Nunamaker of Seneca, SC 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 […]

Allison Marshall Puechl ’09, M.D. ’13

Allison Marshall Puechl ’09

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Allison Marshall Puechl of Raleigh, NC 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 […]

Don Allen Sharpe, Jr. M ’17

Don Allen Sharpe, Jr. M ’17

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Don Allen Sharpe, Jr. of Swansea, SC 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, […]

Dan “McKee” McKeithan Thomason, Jr. ’13

Dan “McKee” McKeithan Thomason, Jr. ’13

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Dan “McKee” McKeithan Thomason, Jr. of Charlottesville, VA 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 […]

John B. Wright, Jr. ’10

John B. Wright, Jr. ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized John B. Wright, Jr. of Anderson, SC 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, […]

Mark Nicholas Ziats

Mark Nicholas Ziats, ’07

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Mark Nicholas Ziats of Dexter, MI 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 […]

Joseph Cyrus Semsar

Joseph Cyrus Semsar, ’09

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Joseph Cyrus Semsar of Washington, DC 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 […]

Connelly-Anne Bartle Ragley

Connelly-Anne Bartle Ragley, ’05, M ’08

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Connelly-Anne Bartle Ragley of Columbia, 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 […]

Kevin Michael McKenzie

Kevin Michael McKenzie, ’97, M ’01, Ed.D. ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Kevin Michael McKenzie of Chesapeake, VA  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 […]

Steven McMillian Hughes

Steven McMillian Hughes ’17

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Steven McMillian Hughes of Columbia, 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 […]

John Mark Hendrick

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, […]

Adam Thomas Haldeman

Adam Thomas Haldeman, ’09

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Adam Thomas Haldeman of Seneca, 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 […]

Capt. Kevin Joseph Fitzsimmons

Capt. Kevin Joseph Fitzsimmons, ’08

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Capt. Kevin Joseph Fitzsimmons of Swansboro, 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 […]

Elizabeth Armstrong Boylan

Elizabeth Armstrong Boylan, ’08

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Elizabeth Armstrong Boylan, of Houston, TX 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 […]

Suzanne Pickens Alvarez

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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Keenan Adams '10

Keenan Adams ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Keenan Adams of Denver 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Manning Crapps '06

Manning Crapps ’06

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Lexington resident Manning Crapps 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Lily Eyraud '12

Lily Eyraud ’12

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Lily Eyraud of Charlotte 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Capt. Nelson Faerber III '09

Capt. Nelson Faerber III ’09

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Capt. Nelson Faerber III of Tucson one of its 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Jamilah Frazier '15

Jamilah Frazier ’15

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Jamilah Frazier of North Charleston as one of its 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Paul Halphen '10

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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Ben Leader '10

Ben Leader ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Ben Leader, of Charlotte, 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Maj. Brock Lusk '15

Maj. Brock Lusk ’15

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Maj. Brock Lusk of Walhalla 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - David Newton '10

David Newton ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized David Newton of Mount Pleasant 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 […]

The Roaring 10 recipient - Brian Park '10

Brian Park ’10

The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Brian Park of Atlanta 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 […]

Captain Joseph Branch II '05 - The Roaring 10

Captain Joseph Branch II ’05

Captain Joseph Branch II is a 2005 Clemson graduate and a graduate of the U.S. Army Ranger School. He has been deployed eight times since graduation in 2005. Over the years he has been selected for the most coveted duty positions in his profession and his outstanding performance in the U.S. Army Special Operations command […]

Jessica Barron Martin '07, M'09 - The Roaring 10

Jessica Barron Martin ’07, M’09

Jessica Barron Martin is a 2007 undergraduate and 2009 graduate of Clemson University, this honoree is an engaged and active member of her community.  She graduated from Clemson’s Masters of Real Estate Development program and began her career with Wells Fargo as an analyst in the real estate group in Central Florida. When in Florida, […]

Harrison Trammell ’06

Harrison Trammell is a 2006 graduate of Clemson University in Civil Engineering, this honoree is an associate at Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice, LLP in Charleston, SC. After graduating from Clemson, he continued his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law. He has numerous professional credentials to his name […]

Dr. Darris Means M’07

Dr. Darris Means is highly committed to post-secondary education and Clemson University. He graduated from Elon University in 2005 with his Bachelor of Arts in political science and sociology, and graduated from Clemson in 2007 with his Master of Education degree in Counselor Education with a concentration in Student Affairs. Following that, he received his […]

Matthew Bundrick ’07

Matthew Bundrick is a 2007 Clemson graduate in Graphic Communications who currently serves as the Director of University Web Services at Clemson, managing a team of talented professionals who design, develop, and support www.clemson.edu. In his previous position as assistant director, he played a critical role in the website’s redesigns and success with strategic initiatives […]

Matthew Pencek ’10

Matthew Pencek graduated #1 from the Calhoun Honors College in 2010 with a 4.0 GPA in Accounting. He passed his CPA exam immediately after graduation and started post-grad at a Big 4 accounting firm, KPMG. He was later recruited by MorganFranklin Consulting where he now leads teams of consultants that advise businesses who are transitioning from […]

Scott Sampson ’08, M’10

Scott Sampson graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications Studies in 2008 and received his Master in Human Resource Development in 2010 from Clemson. He started working for Clemson University five years ago where he started as the Phonathon Director in the Annual Giving office for the first 2.5 years. During this time, […]

Stephanie Sox ’07

Stephanie Sox graduated from Clemson in 2007 in Agricultural Education and then began working for the SC Department of Agriculture as a Market News Reporter. She worked closely with Clemson Extension agents across South Carolina to present the program at local and regional Cattemen’s meetings. In 2011, she accepted the position of Executive Director of […]

Rick Joye ’97, M’07

Rick Joye graduated in 1997 with a degree in Chemical Engineering and again in 2007 with his Master in Business Administration (4.0 GPA). He is an executive at Michelin North America where he has held a variety of leadership and managerial roles. He is currently a supply chain manager responsible for ten manufacturing plants in […]

Brian Collie ’04, M’06

Brian Collie graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Clemson in 2004 and then received his Master of Business Administration degree from Clemson in 2006. He went on to receive his Juris Doctorate at Charleston School of Law followed by his Master of Laws degree in Taxation from the University of Alabama School of Law. […]

Laneika K. Musalini  M ’11 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Laneika K. Musalini M ’11

Laneika K. Musalini  M ’11 is director of grants at Tri-County Technical College and a grants writer and administrator for Community Colleges of Appalachia. She also is founder and CEO of Women’s Empowerment. The 2013 recipient of Clemson’s MLK award for Excellence in Service-Community Member award, she was awarded the Duke Energy/Clemson University Center for […]

Raven Magwood ’12 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Raven Magwood ’12

Raven Magwood ’12 graduated from Clemson at the age of 19 with a 4.0 GPA. She published her first book at age 12, and followed that up with another during college, 7 Practices of Exceptional Student Athletes. Magwood has written a screen play, “Switching Lanes,” scheduled to be released as a feature film later this […]

Tripp James ’02, M ’04 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Tripp James ’02, M ’04

Tripp James ’02, M ’04 has founded, operated and harvested several successful small businesses and currently serves as small-business programs manager for the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. A graduate of Leadership Greenville, he has heavily invested his time and talent in PULSE, Greenville’s organization for young professionals. A member of the College of Business and […]

Thomas Rhodes ’06 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Thomas Rhodes ’06

Thomas Rhodes ’06 heads his family business, Rhodes Graduation Services, and is owner of Sumter Advertising Company and chief operating officer of Custom Bike Rings in Summerton. He designed the 2014 Clemson Orange Bowl Ring for Coach Dabo Swinney. Last year, he helped establish the Distinguished Clemson Athletes award to honor former athletes who are […]

George Nathanial Magrath ’06 - Roaring 10 Recipient

George Nathanial Magrath ’06

George Nathanial Magrath ’06 is completing a two-year ocular oncology fellowship at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. During his time at the Medical University of South Carolina, he was the first resident in South Carolina to perform laser-assisted cataract surgery. He developed web application algorithms for diagnosing complex eye diseases, melanoma and ocular inflammation, which […]

Tia Nicole Williams ’05 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Tia Nicole Williams ’05

Tia Nicole Williams ’05 is owner and operator of the SERVPRO franchise in Cayce, West Columbia and Lexington. She also is owner and editor of the Lexington Anchor, a monthly online publication. Former secretary and current treasurer of the Columbia Clemson Club, Williams is communications chair of the State Chamber Small Business Council and a […]

Steven Foushee ’05 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Steven Foushee ’05

Steven Foushee ’05 is a project manager for Moss 7 Associates, a construction management firm in Greenville. He is the youngest of only seven registered Design Build Institute of American professionals in the state. A volunteer with the U.S. Green Building Council’s South Carolina chapter, he was in charge of education and outreach for green […]

Hannah Hopkins Pittman '03, '13 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Hannah Hopkins Pittman ’03, M ’13

Hannah Hopkins Pittman ’03, M ’13 is director of professional development for the S.C. Association of School Administrators. Treasurer of the Columbia Clemson Club since 2011, Pittman led efforts to fund a $25,000 scholarship endowment that revitalized the involvement of Richland County alumni. A member of Women’s Alumni Council, Pittman planned and coordinated “Bring Your […]

Brian Ammons '08 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Brian Ammons ’08

Brian Ammons ’08 works in investor relations with Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan. In 2012 he was one of six people to receive the company’s highest award in both sales and marketing. A board member of Give Us Names, a nonprofit organization formed by Clemson alumni, he spearheaded a partnership with a Chicago-based theatre company […]

Mary Kathryn Dempsey '08 - Roaring 10 Recipient

Mary Kathryn Dempsey ’08

Mary Kathryn Dempsey ’08 is a senior fundraising consultant for Blackbaud in Charleston. A member of the Charleston Junior League and Clemson in the Lowcountry, she volunteers with the Dee Norton Lowcountry Children’s Center. Dempsey devoted a lot of time to the Young Alumni Council — as a representative, at-large member and president. She is […]

Roaring 10 award winner Brianna Apple Woodsby ‘05

Brianna Apple Woodsby ‘05

Brianna Woodsby is a current student in the MBA program at Clemson. Her loyalty to the University is very evident in her endeavors as President of the Spartanburg Clemson Club, an active member of the Junior League of Spartanburg, and an IPTAY representative. In addition to her Clemson endeavors, she also serves as chairman of the […]

Roaring 10 recipient Tanner James Smith ‘11

Tanner James Smith ‘11

Tanner Smith played on the Clemson basketball team for four years and became the first player in Clemson history and only player in the ACC for 2012 to combine +10 points, +5 rebounds, and +4 assists per game for a season. He currently plays in the MHP RIESEN Professional Basketball team in Germany. Aside from his […]

Roaring 10 award winner Benjamin Thomas Miskelly ‘11

Benjamin Thomas Miskelly ‘11

Benjamin Miskelly was elected as Nashville Area Clemson Club’s President, this young man has demonstrated his true pride to the Clemson name. This candidate is very active in his community—working with Hermitage Hills Baptist Church as a Youth Leader and LifeGroup Co-Leader, with “Rebuilding Together Nashville” on the Board of Directors, and as a Clemson Representative […]

Roaring 10 award winner Victoria Watson Longshore ’05

Victoria Watson Longshore ’05

Victoria Longshore served as Clemson’s Young Alumni President in 2011, this honoree has demonstrated her exceptional advocacy and support for Clemson University. During her time as a member of the Richmond Clemson Club, she has organized many events to help the University, as well as those around her. Since her days on the Student Alumni Council, […]

Roaring 10 award winner Joseph Nicholas Lane ’03

Joseph Nicholas Lane ’03

Joseph Lane has upheld our core values of honesty, integrity, and respect. Recently promoted to Human Resource Director for Milliken & Company, this young man has become the youngest in the history of the company. This nominee continues to show his loyalty to the University by serving on the Student Affairs Advisory Board and working closely […]

Roaring 10 award winner Steven Epps '08

Steven Epps ’08

Steven Epps is currently serving as President of the MBA Alumni Society, our next young alumnus is proud to show his loyalty to Clemson and the Alumni Association.  He remains active with the University as an IPTAY member, serving on the Alumni Council, the Greenville Luncheon Planning Committee, and as a Greenville Young Alumni Member. He […]

Roaring 10 award winner Shaun W. Cranford ‘03

Shaun W. Cranford ‘03

Shaun Cranford has shown his commitment to Clemson through his involvement with the Columbia Clemson Club. Under Shaun’s leadership the club has seen increased membership, added new events, and has raised over $10,000 in scholarships for Richland County students.  Professionally, Shaun is regarded as one of the top attorneys in his field through his practice at The […]

Roaring 10 recipient William Richard Cathcart ’05

William Richard Cathcart ’05

William Cathcart has a well-established global reputation as a journalist, presidential advisor, and entrepreneur; this candidate has truly shown he holds the determined spirit of a Clemson Tiger. In 2010, he was awarded the first Distinguished Leadership Medal for Journalistic Excellence presented by the United States Business Institute. His articles have been featured on many prestigious […]

Roaring 10 recipient Michael Blake Berry '06

Michael Blake Berry ’06

Michael Berry has made quite the impact on his community through his teaching endeavors. Not only was he named 2011 Teacher of the Year at Pendleton High School, but the South Carolina Association of Agricultural Educators also selected him as the Outstanding Young Teacher.  He was named Outstanding Young Agri-Science Educator in the Southern States […]

Roaring 10 award winner Odessa Sirman Armstrong ’06

Odessa Sirman Armstrong ’06

Odessa Armstrong has been described as having a “good for all” mentality rather than a “good for one.” Her dedication to service makes her an ideal candidate for the Roaring 10. She currently serves on the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences Alumni Board and stays engaged with the Clemson Black Alumni Committee. Currently a […]