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 to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Nadia is the interim Co-Director and Policy Counsel for “Stop the Hate” for the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law in Washington, DC. In this role, Nadia is an advocate to strengthen the capacity of communities to combat hate, support individual victims of hate crimes, and hold perpetrators of hate accountable. In this role Nadia has travelled across the country to speak on issues related to the First Amendment and increase in bias motivated crimes. Through the Arab American Institute’s mentorship program, Nadia mentors Arab American undergraduate and law students pursuing a career in public service. She continues to serve Clemson in many ways including delivering a talk on campus at Clemson titled, “Hate Crimes on College Campuses,” to discuss the national trend of increased bias motivated crimes on college campuses around the country.

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.

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 university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Samantha Bauer is the Sales and Marketing Manager for Zen Greenville, an elegant event space and event planning company. She serves her community by volunteering for a variety of organizations including Serenity Place, United Way Hands on Greenville Day, Habitat for Humanity, and the Harvest Hope Food Bank. She is also a Pulse Young Professional member, serving as a board member of the Pulse Advisory Council. Samantha serves on the Greenville Clemson Club Board of Directors and was also their most recent Prowl and Growl Chair.

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.

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 uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Tyler Brown serves as the Conservation Districts Program Manager for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. Tyler is an active hunter education instructor where he educates future hunters on safety and ethics. In 2013, Tyler was asked to serve on the Clemson University Forestry Curriculum Reaccreditation Committee as a young alumni representative to the Society of American Foresters (SAF). Since 2015 Tyler has served on the College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences (CAFLS) Agriculture Alumni Board of Directors. Tyler initiated the annual Clays for CAFLS Sporting Clays Tournament fundraiser in 2017. Since its inception, Clays for CAFLS has raised over $60,000, which funds the C. Blain Player Endowment that provides financial support for CAFLS students to engage with CAFLS alumni for professional growth.

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.

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 to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

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.

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 uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Harold Hughes is the Founder & CEO of BandwagonFanClub, Inc. BANDWAGON is a fan analytics company built to help teams identify and engage the fans that show up on game day. Harold is a professional public speaker at conferences and conventions that focus on sports, analytics, and blockchain technology. He currently serves as a Board Member for the Pi Alpha National Alumni Coalition. This Fall, Harold will begin his service to the University of South Carolina Upstate through the College of Business and Economics Dean’s Advisory Board. He continues to give back to Clemson by serving on the Clemson University Graduate School Board and choose Clemson Orange as his company’s primary brand color to show his support to his alma mater.

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.

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 to uphold the university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Ryan Lee is the Chief Operating Officer of LewisGale Medical Center, a 506-bed hospital in Salem, Virginia. LewisGale Medical Center is a part of the HCA Healthcare system, a Fortune-100, for-profit operator of health care facilities. Since graduating Clemson, Ryan has received the Fellow designation from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Upon moving to Salem, Ryan has found ways to give back to his community by serving on the Board of Directors for the Salem Chamber of Commerce. In service to Clemson, Ryan recently completed a 3-year term as President of the Young Alumni Council and previously chaired the Roaring Ten selection committee.

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.

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 and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Rama Podila is an Assistant Professor in the Clemson University Department of Physics and Astronomy. He is a tenure-track faculty member with a postdoctoral focus on biochemistry and the investigation of the physiological response to engineered nanomaterials. In his career, Rama has authored more than 60 original peer-reviewed publications in high-impact journals and holds two patents on novel roll-to-roll production for nanomaterial-based supercapacitors and self-powered wireless sensors. Rama helped establish the Clemson Nanomaterials Institute, serves as the lead organizer of Nano Day at Roper Mountain Science Center annually and was recently selected as a “Faculty Fellow” by His Holiness Dalai Lama to teach physics for Buddhist monks. At Clemson, Rama helped bring new courses to life, such as Electrochemistry and Methods of Spectroscopy.

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.

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 of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Dominique Sensabaugh is the Creator and Curator of Dominique Sensabaugh Lifestyle Brand which is dedicated to motherhood, philanthropy and empowerment. She is a prolific philanthropist with a desire to inspire her peers to impact the world positively. Dominique recently published Inspired V.1 where she features stories of entrepreneurs, mission makers, fellow philanthropists, and unconventional artists. Dominique’s most recent global partnership is with Food for the Hungry, an organization that strives to end poverty and world hunger and to build clean water reservoirs in Haiti. Through this partnership, the Sensabaugh Family has already completed one water project and is currently building a school in the same community. The project will serve 200 school children and over 400 families. In her service to Clemson, Dominique and the Sensabaugh Family Foundation recently made a generous $50,000 donation to the P.A.W. Journey football program.

The 2019 Roaring 10 recipients were honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on October  11th at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s Campus.

The Roaring 10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. 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.

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, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Martin Tiller is the Business Development and Leader of Event Rentals of Anderson. He is also the Owner and Founder of Orange Property Management in Clemson. In support of the Clemson Family, both of Martin’s businesses focus on employing current students and alumni. Event Rentals provides services for Clemson signature events including the Clemmy’s, many athletic and academic banquets, and most recently, the National Championship celebrations. His other business, Orange Property Management, is the highest Google Rated property management firm in the area. Martin serves at Crosspoint Church as a member of the Financial Controls Team. He is also the Chairman of the Board for the Foothills Area Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Martin provides employment opportunities for ClemsonLIFE students at his businesses, and in the last few years, he has been a semi-annual guest speaker for business classes with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. He has recently been tapped recently to lead Family Business courses at Clemson.

The 2019 Roaring 10 recipients were honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on October  11th at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s Campus.

The Roaring 10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. 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.

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 university’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.

Oct. 11, 2019 – Annual Roaring 10 Awards; presented by the Clemson Young Alumni Council at the Madren Center.

Ben Winter currently serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He is one of the first eight sailors selected to pilot the Navy’s newest special operations undersea combat platform. Additionally, he has completed three overseas deployments and led 60 sailors on seven missions vital to national security. LT Winter helped lead a $60,000 campaign for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and also assisted his local chapter of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in raising awareness for victims of sexual assault. In his service to Clemson, LT Winter is proud of returning to campus to speak with undergraduate engineering students about his experience as a student and his time serving in the United States Navy.

The 2019 Roaring 10 recipients were honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on October  11th at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s Campus.

The Roaring 10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. 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.