Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN ’13 Mechanical Engineering
The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Lt. Benjamin J. Winter as one of the 2019 “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.
Ben Winter currently serves as a Lieutenant in the United States Navy. He is one of the first eight sailors selected to pilot the Navy’s newest special operations undersea combat platform. Additionally, he has completed three overseas deployments and led 60 sailors on seven missions vital to national security. LT Winter helped lead a $60,000 campaign for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and also assisted his local chapter of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes in raising awareness for victims of sexual assault. In his service to Clemson, LT Winter is proud of returning to campus to speak with undergraduate engineering students about his experience as a student and his time serving in the United States Navy.
The 2019 Roaring 10 recipients were honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on October 11th at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s Campus.
The Roaring 10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. 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.