The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Lexington resident Manning Crapps 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.
Crapps received his degree in economics from Clemson in 2006 and began his banking career with BB&T, where he rose to become the financial center manager for the Northeast Columbia office. He now works at First Community Bank, where he is the bank’s expert in solutions for business retirement plans.
In 2010, Crapps was part of a group of Lexington residents in their mid-20s who formed the Lexington Beautification Foundation, a volunteer nonprofit organization dedicated to beautifying the scenic and historic community of Lexington, as well as stimulating civic pride and teamwork. The group started the Lexington Wine Walk on Main, which has become a signature event in the town and attracts thousands of visitors every year.
Crapps currently serves as the President of the Lexington County Clemson Club.
Manning also recently began his first term on the Clemson University Board of Visitors, a seat traditionally held by an older representative. Manning and wife, Katie (class of 2006), have a four-year-old daughter and four-month-old son, yet rarely miss an opportunity to spend time in Clemson, whether it’s a football game, other sports or alumni events.
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.