Jason Puhlasky receives the citation naming him an honorary member of the Clemson Alumni Association. From left to right, President Clements, Puhlasky, Alumni Association President Sandy Edge, Coach Dabo Swinney.
His diploma might read “University of South Carolina,” but his heart bleeds orange. And in February during “Clemson Day at the Statehouse,” the Clemson Alumni Association made it official, naming Jason Puhlasky as an honorary Clemson alumnus.
A lobbyist with Parker Poe Consulting in Columbia, Puhlasky went to USC because he could work and pay his way through college. As a student, he landed a job as an intern in the S.C. House of Representatives, where he discovered his love of politics. He moved on to the State Republican Party Headquarters and eventually landed on the staff of U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond. He returned to South Carolina where he landed a position with the S.C. State Senate. Since leaving that position he has run numerous political campaigns and advocated for various clients.
Puhlasky currently serves as a member of the Clemson University Board of Visitors, and in that role and as a private citizen, works “tirelessly and selflessly on behalf of Clemson,” according to one of the letters written in support of his nomination.