Meet the Student Alumni Council members.

Stewart Buxton

Stewart Buxton

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Communications
Favorite SAC event: Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: This event celebrates what I believe a Clemson education should always represent. A teacher who makes a monumental impact on countless students gets the chance to see that they are deeply appreciated. I love the way this event shines a spotlight on those who often do not  get enough thanks!

Caroline Cavendish

Caroline Cavendish

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Major: English
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: I love this event because I love a good celebration and it’s a celebration that lasts a whole week!!! Senior Week celebrates the accomplishments of talented, intelligent, driven seniors who have given their all to Clemson for four years. I love being able to watch them have a good time before they walk across the stage in May.

Lydia Cook

Lydia Cook

Hometown: Powdersville, SC
Major: Early Childhood Education
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: I love the Ring Ceremony because of the accomplishment that both the ceremony and the Clemson ring represent. The story behind the Clemson ring is so powerful and it is an honor to receive the ring during the ceremony!

Abby Cowsert

Abby Cowsert

Hometown: Chapin, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: I love the ring ceremony because it is such a large event on campus and involves so many members of our Clemson family.

Evans Few

Evans Few

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Microbiology
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: The Welcome Back Festival allows students, faculty, and members of the community to celebrate the beginning of each fall semester. All of the money raised by the Welcome Back Festival is donated to scholarship funds directed by the Clemson Alumni Association. Overall, the Welcome Back Festival is an opportunity for anyone and everyone within the Clemson community to celebrate the return of school and, of course, football!

Carman Franklin

Carman Franklin

Hometown: Newberry, SC
Major: Finance
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: I love senior week because it is a week full of events that celebrate graduating seniors. There is nothing better than seeing Clemson students ending their time here participating in some of the best traditions on campus!

Cameron Gaubert

Cameron Gaubert

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Major: Secondary Education and English
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: Senior Week is such a special time for graduating students to celebrate the last four years spent at Clemson. This event allows all seniors to participate in awesome events around Clemson’s campus that they otherwise may never have the opportunity to do.

John Gressette

John Gressette

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Economics
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: I love that the ring ceremony gives our graduates a reminder of their time here and of all that Clemson has given to them. The joy on each recipient’s face makes the work we do for the ring ceremony more and more worth it each year.

Emma Gross

Emma Gross

Hometown: Anderson, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: This award recognizes professors that have been nominated by students for their excellence inside and outside of the classroom. One of the most amazing parts of the award is how much it effects professors and how much it means to them.

Jonathan Gundana

Jonathan Gundana

Hometown: Fountain Inn, SC
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite SAC event: Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: The Alumni Master Teacher award holds a very special place in my heart as it is one of our only events that directly recognizes professors, who are in my opinion the backbone of any university. I have gotten to meet these individuals who truly love their subject matter and want to share their wealth of knowledge with their students.

Sandy Hall

Sandy Hall

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Marketing and Communication
Favorite SAC event: Cocky’s Funeral

Why this is your favorite event: Cocky‘s Funeral is one of Clemson’s oldest traditions. It helps keep the spirit of the rivalry between Clemson and the University of South Carolina alive, and engages the Clemson community as well as the student body. I am thankful to have a hand in this amazing tradition!

James Hance

James Hance

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Mechanical Engineering
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: Welcome Back is a great way to start the year. It is an awesome way to welcome all the Clemson students and community back for the new school year.

Audrey Hartis

Audrey Hartis

Hometown: Rock Hill, SC
Major: Psychology
Favorite SAC event: Cocky’s Funeral

Why this is your favorite event: Growing up in a family of non-Clemson fans, my knowledge of the USC vs. Clemson rivalry was very slim. After attending Cocky’s Funeral my freshman year I felt like I was right in the middle of the long standing rivalry between the tigers and chickens! It is a surreal event where Clemson fans, young and old, come together to cheer for our school!

Anna Lee Henry

Anna Lee Henry

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Special Education
Favorite SAC event: Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: Master Teacher is one of my favorite events because it honors a faculty member that was nominated by the student body. I have so much appreciation for all of our professors and staff at Clemson. I love getting to meet and honor the professor that receives this award every year!

Nick Iseman

Nick Iseman

Hometown: Augusta, GA
Major: Financial Management
Favorite SAC event:  Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: Master Teacher is special to me because it provides students with the opportunity to recognize an outstanding professor at Clemson who has made a significant impact in their students‘ educational experience. The look of pure gratitude on the Master Teacher’s face each year when they are surprised with the award is truly priceless.

 Connor Jevens

Connor Jevens

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Biological Sciences and Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: As a week long event, we get to spend quite a bit of time getting to know our fellow members of SAC while working alongside one another. It is also so rewarding to get to see your senior friends enjoying the events you have worked hard to put on. .

Ann Collins Josey

Ann Collins Josey

Hometown: Florence, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: While I do love Clemson in the fall during football season, there truly is nothing like the buzz that April brings on campus.  Recognizing our seniors during Senior weeks embodies the Clemson Family as we watch our beloved seniors rub the rock and celebrate the bittersweet endings. They can finally say to all within earshot- "I went to Clemson.

Wilson Josey

Wilson Josey

Hometown: Florence, SC
Major: Biological Sciences
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: For me, the Welcome Back Festival truly represents the start of a new year at Clemson. The combination of vendors, live music, and seeing your friends for the first time in months creates an unmatched atmosphere. This event brings together students, faculty, and the entire Clemson community to celebrate the start to another great year.

Catherine Kelly

Catherine Kelly

Hometown: Sumter, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: Senior week is such a special time for all of us because not only are we celebrating a soon to graduate class, but we also get to celebrate Clemson tradition for everyone, all week long. Having a SAC-tivity every day of the week is the best way to end the year!

Adelaide Kimberly

Adelaide Kimberly

Hometown: Birmingham, AL
Major: Human Resource Management
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: Coming from Alabama, the Welcome Back Festival was the event where I first made friends at Clemson and I felt confident in my decision to come to school here. Being able to serve as one of the co-chairs for the 2018 Welcome Back Festival has been one of my favorite experiences at Clemson!

 Harris Krogh

Harris Krogh

Hometown: Charleston, SC
Major:  Mechanical Engineering
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: Senior Week is such a great opportunity for seniors as they get to spend one of their last weeks on campus doing some really cool stuff. For me, as an avid Clemson football fan, getting the opportunity to run down the hill and have my name called will be such a rewarding experience.

Andrew Kwasny

Andrew Kwasny

Hometown: Chagrin Falls, OH
Major: Industrial Engineering
Favorite SAC event: Cocky’s Funeral

Why this is your favorite event: I love getting the student body together to embrace rivalry week. It’s a great way for everyone to show support. The free Chick Fil A doesn’t hurt either!

Abby Martin

Abby Martin

Hometown: Clemson, SC
Major: Health Science
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: Senior week is my favorite event we put on because I love celebrating other people, especially the seniors who have given so much to Clemson. This year it is my class’ turn, and I am excited for us commemorate the past four years together!

Crawford Phillips

Crawford Phillips

Hometown: Columbia, SC
Major: Bioengineering
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: The Welcome Back Festival is one fo the first events of the school year and always has such an exciting atmosphere in downtown Clemson. All proceeds go to scholarships so it is also a great fundraiser!  

Graham Pitman

Graham Pitman

Hometown: Duncan, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Master Teacher

Why this is your favorite event: I love Master Teacher because it gives us a chance to see how much students love their professors at Clemson and to see why we have the best professors in the country. This award is a huge honor for Clemson faculty, and it is completely student-nominated.

Maddie Richter

Maddie Richter

Hometown: Chicago, IL
Major: Communications
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: There is so much excitement from students and faculty to be back at Clemson. Working alongside my best friends selling tickets, controlling crowds, and making sure the event runs smoothly while simultaneously dealing with the heat and humidity is what makes Welcome Back so hectic and fun!

Hannah Saunders

Hannah Saunders

Hometown: Blythewood, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: The Ring Ceremony has always held a special place in my heart, but it took on a whole new meaning for me once I was able to see the behind-the-scenes work that goes into the ceremony! I love being able to be a part of something that is the cornerstone of so many students’ Clemson experience.

Mitchell Saunders

Mitchell Saunders

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Biological Sciences and Economics
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: The Welcome Back Festival is an amazing opportunity for new Clemson students to be introduced to what the City of Clemson has to offer and for returning students to kick off their fall semester. It’s especially great to see both the students and the local residents enjoying all of what Clemson has to offer.

Lauren Stambaugh

Lauren Stambaugh

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: Being the director of the Ring Ceremony, this SAC event holds a special place in my heart. There is nothing comparable to watching thousands of Clemson students being overjoyed to receive a ring that is recognizable around the world. Every time I attend the Ring Ceremony, I am reminded of how proud and lucky I am to attend Clemson University.

Sydney Tindall

Sydney Tindall

Hometown: Chattanooga, TN
Major: Chinese and International Business
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: This event is so special to me because it is the embodiment of Clemson family. Everyone returning home to Tigertown for the school year creates an amazing atmosphere where you are completely immersed in the Clemson community. It is the best way to come home!

Mills Watts

Mills Watts

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: From helping out backstage my freshman year to being the Ring Ceremony Director my senior year, the tradition of the Clemson ring has grown to be very near and dear to my heart. Our ceremony and all it encompasses is unmatched by any other and truly makes you feel a part of the Clemson family.

Jack West

Jack West

Hometown: Spartanburg, SC
Major: Economics
Favorite SAC event: Senior Week

Why this is your favorite event: The end of the school year is such a crazy time, but I love celebrating our seniors at Senior Week. Graduating from Clemson is a major milestone and I love helping make that moment as special as possible.

Micah Williams

Micah Williams

Hometown: Greenville, SC
Major: Economics and Marketing
Favorite SAC event: Cocky’s Funeral

Why this is your favorite event: Because I love sports and the rivalries that are created because of them. I enjoy beating USCjr. at everything and burning the bird is a great picture of that. Also, this event has been a longstanding tradition of 116 years - that’s pretty special.

Ty Williams

Ty Williams

Hometown: Cumming, GA
Major: Biosystems Engineering
Favorite SAC event: Welcome Back Festival

Why this is your favorite event: Welcome back festival is the perfect way to excite students to be back at school for the fall semester and to welcome the new incoming students with a fun, school-wide event. I love the environment of the festival and as a freshman I learned so much about the City of Clemson.

 Ashlea Willis

Ashlea Willis

Hometown: Greenwood, SC
Major: Microbiology
Favorite SAC event: Ring Ceremony

Why this is your favorite event: I love the meaning behind the Clemson ring! I cry at every ceremony because it is an honor for every student to receive their ring and be able to say “I went to Clemson!”