The Clemson University Young Alumni Council (YAC) has recognized Steven McMillian Hughes of Columbia, SC as one of the 2017 “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.
A management major, Hughes founded and is director of program development for Know Money Inc., a nonprofit organization that educates millennials on managing and growing their money. He also has a weekly money segment on the CBS affiliate in Columbia. Hughes has partnered with Transitions South Carolina to help homeless clients build a financial foundation and become house-secure. Selected by the World Economic Forum to lead a global initiative called the Global Shapers Community, he is the founding curator of the Columbia hub. Hughes has worked with Clemson’s Emerging Scholars, Omega Psi Phi fraternity and the Clemson Career Workshop. He has also helped to start an endowment at Clemson to create scholarships for minority students.
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.