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 respect and to demonstrate an “ever-loyal” relationship with Clemson University.
Newton earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Clemson in 2008 and a master’s degree in 2010. He is currently pursuing his master of business administration degree from the Kenan-Flagler Business School at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he enrolled as a 2017 merit fellowship recipient.
He has worked for Ingevity Corporation in Charleston since 2010 and has held several sales and leadership roles throughout that time. He started his career with Ingevity as an asphalt design and testing engineer and currently serves as a marketing and product manager for Ingevity’s North American asphalt modification business.
He served as an executive board member for the Carolina Youth Development Center and helped reshape the future of the Charleston Big Brothers and Big Sisters programs. He has also served on the Young Philanthropist Society Steering committee of the Trident United Way.
Newton has kept his ties to Clemson strong by remaining engaged with the Glenn Department of Civil Engineering, supporting a team of researchers in his field of asphalt pavements. He also stays involved with the varsity men’s soccer team for which he was team captain from 2007 to 2009.
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.