Rosalia Vazquez ’13, M ’17 Receives the 2022 Roaring10 Award
Rosalia “Rosy” Vazquez of Anderson graduated from Clemson in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree and again in 2017 with a master’s degree, both in history. Since 2017 she has worked for the University’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions.
As an admissions counselor focused on diversity recruitment, Rosy helps create and execute initiatives to increase enrollment, retention and engagement of underrepresented students based on University goals. She served on the committee that developed Clemson’s enrollment management strategic plan for diversity and inclusion.
Rosy co-chairs El Camino (The Road) to Clemson, the University’s annual bilingual open house program that she helped launch to introduce Hispanic/Latinx 9th-12th graders to opportunities and resources at Clemson. In the five years since the program started in 2018, the number of first-generation Hispanic students attending Clemson has increased from 3 percent to 7 percent.
In 2021, Rosy helped organize and coordinate Clemson’s inaugural Women’s Roundtable Pre-Summit to bring girls and women together to discuss issues such as education, self-care and achieving professional success. The Women’s Roundtable is a developmental and networking event that emphasizes the STEM fields of science, technology, engineering and math.
Among her many other Clemson roles, Rosy is president of the Hispanic and Latinx Alumni Council, alumni representative on both the President’s Social Justice and Equity Taskforce and the Council for Diversity and Inclusion, and a member of the Clemson Alumni Association Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce.