Now that you’ve tossed your tasseled cap, the Clemson Alumni Association would like to welcome you into a new phase in your lifetime as a Tiger. Let us help you answer the question, “What’s Next?” as you navigate a new set of adventures.

Clemson Young Alumni are a growing and active segment of the Clemson Family dedicated to improving and increasing the value of the Clemson degree. The Young Alumni group is open to any graduate of the last 10 years. Participating in Young Alumni activities or serving on the Young Alumni Council are great ways to stay connected with other alumni and with your alma mater.


The Young Alumni Council (YAC) is now accepting applications for At-Large Members. At-Large members serve a two-year term on the YAC. Applicants will be judged based on an individual’s service to Clemson and/or the Alumni Association, lifelong devotion to Clemson University and demonstrated loyalty to Clemson and the Alumni Association. The deadline for these nominations will be FEBRUARY 28, 2018. To nominate someone please click on the link above. Click here to review application guidelines.

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.

Primary responsibilities of the Council include general oversight of the programs and initiatives of the Young Alumni Council – specifically the annual Fall Band Party and the Roaring Ten Awards. The Council’s composition consists of up to 10 “at-large” members each of whom serve two-year terms, and area representatives that vary in number depending on active Clemson Club chapters across the country. At-large members apply annually in the Spring for a spot and are selected by the YAC nominating committee. For information about the Council and how you can get involved, contact Helen Mitchell.

Contact us now for more information:

Alumni Association
Clemson Alumni Center
109 Daniel Drive
Clemson, SC 29631-3006
Email: Alumni Association

Helen Mitchell
Director of Engagement, Clemson Alumni Association

YAC President (right), Ryan Lee ’09

YAC Members – Reed Cole ’07 M’12, Mary Beth Blum ’14 & Elizabeth Timmons ’14

Former YAC Area Rep & 2016 Alumni Volunteer of the Year – Lily Eyraud ’11

YA Council

The mission of the Clemson University Young Alumni Council is to plan and implement programs and activities which will engage young alumni of Clemson University, to provide leadership and give counsel to the staff of the Alumni Association on matters of concern to young alumni and to provide guidance from a young alumni perspective to the Alumni Council.

The Young Alumni Council is comprised of three Executive Officers—the President, President Elect, and Immediate Past President. Several cities and regional areas have a rep that serves on the Council while planning events and activities for young alumni in their area. Other members of the Council include ten At Large Members that serve for two years.

Meet the Young Alumni Council

Executive Board

Executive Board President
Ryan Lee

President Elect
Perry MacLennan

Past President
Aliza Thomas

Local Representatives

Regional Area Young Alumni Rep
Athens, GA Ben Guerry
Atlanta, GA Garrett Hurst
Taylor Fulton
Augusta, GA Billie-Jo Culver
Charleston, SC Meredith Mixson
Charlotte, NC Richard Doane
Chicago, IL Grant Gregga
Dallas, TX Chad Michaels
DC/Baltimore Roger Clinkscales
Greenville, SC Sean Dribben
Will Bailey
Houston, TX Christa Bauer
Matt Bell
Huntsville, AL Wes Watt
Jacksonville, FL Allie Santillo
Louisville, KY Katie Queen
Midlands SC Cordes Kennedy
Naples, FL Patrick Scheele
Nashville, TN Sydney Gaston
Orlando, FL Ty McCormack
Philadelphia, PA Mo Sparks
Raleigh, NC Stahler McKinney
Richmond, VA Missy Davis
Spartanburg, SC Mary Beth Blum
Union County, SC Ben Loftis

At-Large Members

Location At-Large Rep
Atlanta, GA Arthur Doctor
Charleston, SC Carrah Lingo
Charleston, SC Katie Turner
Charleston, SC Katie Holba
Charleston, SC Perry MacLennan
Columbia, SC Elizabeth Timmons
Greenville, SC Connor Pencek
Greenville, SC David Estes
Greenville, SC Reed Cole
Summerville, SC JK McKenzie
Stay Connected

Top Ten Ways to Stay Connected to Clemson

1. Join your local YA Club, special interest group or the YA Council.
2. Update your contact information.
3. Engage in local, regional or national programs and events, such as attending the YA Fall Band Party or nominating a candidate for the Roaring 10.
4. Follow Clemson YA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram
5. Donate to the Clemson Fund.
6. Subscribe to The Echo.
7. Take advantage of alumni resources, such as career services.
8. Become an advocate.
9. Support Clemson athletics at home and away.
10. Continue Clemson traditions, such as wearing the Clemson Ring and celebrating Solid Orange Fridays.

Meet Other Young Alumni

It’s a big world when you leave Clemson, but no matter where you go, there are Clemson Young Alumni there, too! Check out the map below to see how many fellow tigers live where you live. Want to get active with the local group there? Find a rep in your area by visiting the YA Council tab above.

Clemson University Young Alumni geographic location map

Giving Back

Young Alumni! You can make a difference right now!

You don’t have to wait until you’ve reached the height of your career, or made a lot of money or even finished graduate school to make a difference for Clemson. Gifts of any amount are important because they add up. And Young Alumni add a lot!

The Clemson Young Alumni group is 39,159 strong and increases with each graduation. In fiscal year 2013, gifts between $10 and $100 totaled $1.25 million.

The value of your gift is much greater than its dollar amount. It sends a strong message that the newest generation of alumni understands the importance of giving back and is invested in the University’s future.

You can be proud that Clemson’s overall alumni participation ranks 4th highest among public research universities in the nation. With your help, we can shoot for number one. Your annual gift can support student scholarships, your college or department, the library, student programs or Clemson’s greatest needs this year. Plus, it counts in the Will to Lead campaign and helps meet our participation challenge.

Show everyone that Young Alumni make a difference. Make your annual gift today.

Make Your Gift Today ensuring Clemson remains the best place ever to get a degree!

Want to double or even triple the value of your gift? Many companies offer a matching gift program that will significantly amplify what you have given. To find out if your company offers gift matching, check here.

Look for your classmates and friends who have made their 2015 Clemson Forever Fund gift on the live, online Honor Roll.

THANK YOU! You made a difference!

Roaring 10

The Roaring 10 is an annual award, given by the Clemson Young Alumni Council, which recognizes ten outstanding young alumni for their impact in business, leadership, community, educational and/or philanthropic endeavors and who also exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect.

A new class of Roaring 10 honorees are nominated, selected and honored every fall in a ceremony held on campus during Homecoming Weekend.
Anyone can nominate a young alumnus to receive this prestigious honor.

Please visit our Roaring 10 page to learn more about criteria for nominations and to read about the Roaring 10 Class of 2016.


Find a Young Alumni Event Near You


Atlanta is a thriving metropolis with more than 10,000 Clemson alumni. Connect now with an Atlanta area Young Alumni Rep:  Spencer Broom


Charleston is home to a large alumni constituency that gathers often to celebrate Clemson. From Charleston Clemson Club events to Charleston Young alumni gatherings, you are sure to find Tigers for networking, celebrating and cheering on Clemson.

Contact Meredith Mixon, the Charleston Young Alumni Rep, for more details on upcoming events.


Charlotte is a true home for Clemson Alumni and you are sure to find ways to connect to Tigers. Contact the Clemson Young Alumni Rep in Charlotte, Richard Doane, today for more information about what is happening in Charlotte.


Although our in-state rival may think they rule the state, we know Clemson is the best university in SC – and we know how to turn Columbia solid orange! For more information about upcoming activities in the Lexington and Columbia areas, contact Young Alumni Rep Cordes Kennedy.


Home to the largest constituency of alumni in SC, Greenville is considered Clemson’s second home. With more than 16,000 Clemson alumni, Greenville is also the designated location for several Clemson programs, including the MBA program at the ONE building; CUICAR; CUBEInC; and the Center for Visual Arts.

Young Alumni gather frequently across Greenville to celebrate Clemson at viewing parties, Momentum events, socials and some of Greenville’s most popular festivals.

Get connected to your Greenville Young Alumni today and stay connected to Clemson!

Contact Sean Dribben or Will Bailey for more information about what is happening next in Clemson’s second home, Orangeville!


Another key demographic for Clemson is the DC/Baltimore area. We have a large group of young alumni in the area and they are always getting together to network, celebrate Clemson and enjoy the company of fellow Tigers.

For more information about what Clemson alumni are doing in the DC/Baltimore area, contact Young Alumni Rep Ashley Smith or Roger Clinkscales.