2022 Roaring10 Nominations Now Open.

The Clemson Young Alumni Council is currently accepting nominations for the 2022 Roaring10 Awards. 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.

Nominees must be a young alumni, having an undergraduate and/or graduate degree from May 2012-December 2021. Each nominator is asked to submit the nominee’s resume with the form as well as up to two letters of support for the nominee. Nominations close at 5:00pm EST on Wednesday, August 31, 2022.

Submit Nomination Button

Now that you’ve tossed your tasseled cap, the Clemson Alumni Association would like to welcome you into a new phase in your lifetime as a Tiger. Let us help you answer the question, “What’s Next?” as you navigate a new set of adventures.

Clemson Young Alumni are a growing and active segment of the Clemson Family dedicated to improving and increasing the value of the Clemson degree. The Young Alumni group is open to any graduate of the last 10 years. Participating in Young Alumni activities or serving on the Young Alumni Council are great ways to stay connected with other alumni and with your alma mater.

The primary mission of Clemson Young Alumni Council 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.

Primary responsibilities of the Council include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the Young Alumni Council – specifically the annual Fall Band Party and the Roaring Ten Awards. The Council’s composition consists of up to 10 “at-large” members each of whom serve two-year terms, and area representatives that vary in number depending on active Clemson Club chapters across the country. At-large members apply annually in the Spring for a spot and are selected by the YAC nominating committee. For information about the Council and how you can get involved, contact Aly Friend.

Contact us now for more information:

Alumni Association
Clemson Alumni Center
109 Daniel Drive
Clemson, SC 29631-3006
Email: Alumni Association

Aly Friend
Director of Engagement, Clemson Alumni Association

The mission of the Clemson University Young Alumni Council is to plan and implement programs and activities which will engage young alumni of Clemson University, to provide leadership and give counsel to the staff of the Alumni Association on matters of concern to young alumni and to provide guidance from a young alumni perspective to the Alumni Council.

The Young Alumni Council is comprised of three Executive Officers—the President, President Elect, and Immediate Past President. Several cities and regional areas have a rep that serves on the Council while planning events and activities for young alumni in their area. Other members of the Council include ten At Large Members that serve for two years.

Meet the Young Alumni Council

Executive Board

Executive Board President
JK McKenzie

President Elect
Wes Watt

Past President
Katie Turner

Local Representatives

Regional Area Young Alumni Rep
Atlanta Anne Gaskins
Atlanta Brian Betz
Augusta / Aiken Billie Jo Culver
Augusta / Aiken Rachel Sanders
Birmingham Wes Stevenson
Charleston Carrah Lingo
Charlotte Ben Moody
Charlotte Erin Fogle
Colorado Patrick Sturgis
Dallas John Launius
Dallas Courtney Smith
Baltimore David Thompson
DC Michael Lussier
Greenville Mary Beth Blum
Houston Katie Steed
Nashville Jenn DiChiara
Northern Alabama Wes Watt
Richmond Ben Safchuk
SC Midlands Allison Dempsey
SC Midlands Huntley Oliver