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 and respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
With a double-major in political science and communication studies, Ragley is a government relations associate at Denny Public Affairs. She is involved with the Junior League of Columbia and serves on the board of directors for Senior Resources Inc. Ragley has mentored students in Clemson’s College of Business and at the University of South Carolina while participating in Columbia College’s Institute for Leadership and Professional Excellence. Ragley has served as an at-large member of the Clemson Young Alumni Council and sponsored Clemson’s 2016 Fall Band Party in Greenville. She also hosts a luncheon each fall for the Clemson delegation of the South Carolina Student Legislature, in which she participated as an undergraduate.
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.