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 and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Bowman is an associate for McMillan Pazdan Smith Architecture, where her focus areas are higher education and senior living. At McMillan Pazdan Smith, Bowman was selected to participate in the Leadership MPS program, which introduces young leaders to all aspects of the firm in order to prepare them for additional leadership roles in both projects and the operations of the firm.
While previously living in Greenville, Bowman served as president of the board of directors for the Pendleton Place children’s shelter and provided design assistance for the renovation of an adjacent property into offices and meeting spaces for family engagement. She also served on the board of directors for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Greenville chapter and regularly attended and organized mentoring sessions and events with the Clemson AIA-Student Chapter.
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.