Jesica Lyn Galloway ’16 Receives Roaring10 Award

Jesica Galloway of Walhalla, S.C., keeps her promises.

After earning a Clemson bachelor’s degree in construction Jessica Galloway Receives Roaring10 Awardscience and management in 2016, she joined Skanska USA Building Inc. and worked on major projects in the Atlanta area such as the Concourse T expansion at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and the Mercedes-Benz USA Headquarters in Sandy Springs. She moved to Holder Construction Group in 2019 as a preconstruction engineer assigned to projects in states ranging from Georgia and Florida to Colorado and Arizona.

In 2021 Jesica was named Holder’s operations senior engineer for the expansion and renovation of Daniel Hall, in the heart of the Clemson campus. The project included building an addition to the existing structure and then renovating the original 60-year-old edifice while classes were being held in the new facility next door.

As an undergraduate, Jesica led a group called Clemson University Construction Women. Today she is a member of the Women in Construction Forum, an association of women professionals involved in residential and commercial construction in upstate South Carolina. The forum promotes increasing the number of women in the construction industry. She also volunteers with various STEM programs designed to inspire more students to pursue careers in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math.

While she was growing up in Walhalla, Jesica told her father that, not only would she attend Clemson as a student, she would build something there some day. Promise kept.