January 2019

Jessica Helmus, 2018

BS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Helmus has accepted a new position at Zuendt Engineering as an engineer-in-training.

http://zuendtengineering.com/welcome-jessica-helmus-to-the-team/

 

Christine Ballard, P.E., 2003

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Ballard was named one of the “Best 50 Women in Business” list in NJBIZ Magazine. She is the VP and water resource regional practice leader at T&M Associates.

http://www.tandmassociates.com/news/christine-ballard-named-njbiz-best-50-women-business/

 

Shaun Randall, 1995

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Randall was named the VP of gas operations for PSNC Energy.

https://www.gastongazette.com/news/20181018/shaun-randall-new-vp-at-psnc-energy

 

Richard Lackey, 1960

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Lackey was honored with a Leaders Legacy bench in Camden, SC.

http://www.chronicle-independent.com/archives/50683/

 

December 2018

Taylor Nunamaker, P.E., 2014

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Nunamaker, P.E. was promoted to a project engineer at Tindall Corporation.

https://gsabizwire.com/tindall-corporation-engineering-department-advances-with-key-promotions/

 

Kevin Talbott, 2007

BS in Chemical Engineering

Mr. Talbott was named COO and Manager of Projects for Cely Construction Company.

http://www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/2018/10/17/182151/cely-construction-company-names-kevin-talbott-chief-operating-officer

 

Robert Hardison, 2006

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Hardison was promoted to managing director for project services at Waner Construction Consultants in Rockville, MD.

http://www.wbcnet.org/news/member-news/warners-robert-t-hardison-promoted-to-managing-director-project-services/

 

Jamie Porterfield, 1995

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Porterfield was named chief operating officer at Waldrop Inc.

http://www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/2018/05/14/173249/waldrop-announces-change-in-leadership

 

Dr. Clarence Coker, 1959

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Dr. Coker was awarded the 2018 Pioneer Award from the SC Office of Rural Health in acknowledgement of his work serving the community.

http://manninglive.com/2018/10/16/mcleod-health-clarendon-physician-receives-pioneer-award/

November 2018

Graham Fizer, 2002

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Fizer has been named president and CEO of 3A Composites Americas.

https://www.alucobondusa.com/blog/graham-fizer-appointed-president-and-ceo-of-3a-composites-americas/

 

Dr. Thomas Keyser, 1995

PhD in Industrial Engineering

Dr. Keyser was appointed dean of the College of Engineering, Technology and Management at Oregon Institute of Technology.

https://www.oit.edu/news/2018/05/24/oregon-tech-appoints-thomas-keyser-manufacturing-engineer-as-dean-of-college-of-engineering-technology-and-management

 

George Bryan, 1987

BS in Agricultural Engineering

Mr. Bryan has accepted a new position with Hulsey McCormick & Wallace in Columbia, SC.

http://www.hmwengineers.com/news/15-hmw-welcomes-mr-george-bryan.html

 

Kenneth Robertson, Jr., 1982

BS in Chemical Engineering

Mr. Robertson was appointed national sales manager for Mohawk Fishing Products in Hickory, NC.

 

Walter Lagrenne, 1980, 1982

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Lagrenne has accepted a new position as the State Port Authority’s new director of engineering.

 

October 2018

Bobby Ley, 2016

BS in Environmental Engineering

Mr. Ley has been hired by Thomas & Hutton’s civil engineering team as a designer.

http://sodacitybizwire.com/thomas-hutton-welcomes-new-hires-mark-desouza-pe-and-bobby-ley

 

Isreal Hodges, Jr., 2010, 2012

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Hodges has been named to the National Small Business Association (NSBA) Leadership Council. He is the owner and general manager of SIGMA Environmental LLC.

http://walterborolive.com/2018/08/hodges-named-to-leadership-council/

 

Mark DeSouza, PE, 2004

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. DeSouza, PE, has been hired by Thomas & Hutton’s civil engineering team as a project manager.

http://sodacitybizwire.com/thomas-hutton-welcomes-new-hires-mark-desouza-pe-and-bobby-ley

 

Vanessa Wyche, 1985, 1987

BS in Ceramic Engineering, MS in Bioengineering

Ms. Wyche has accepted a new position as deputy director of NASA’s Johnson Space Center.

https://www.nasa.gov/centers/johnson/about/people/orgs/bios/wyche.html

 

Dr. Henry Cooper, Jr., 1958, 1960

BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Cooper has been presented with the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who’s Who.

https://www.24-7pressrelease.com/press-release/455532/henry-franklyn-cooper-phd-presented-with-the-albert-nelson-marquis-lifetime-achievement-award-by-marquis-whos-who

 

September 2018

Jay Babb, 2004

BS in Computer Information Systems

Mr. Babb was named one of the 2018 Legal Elite of the Midlands by Columbia Business Monthly.

http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/2018/08/02/178068/2018-legal-elite

 

Dr. Anne Cope, P.E., 1995, 1997

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Dr. Cope, P.E. was promoted to Senior Vice President of Research and Chief Engineer at the Insurance Institute for Business and Home Safety.

https://disastersafety.org/ibhs-news-releases/ibhs-announces-key-leadership-changes/

 

Sonya Balogun, 1989

BS in Industrial Engineering

Ms. Balogun was named to the Board of Directors for the Clemson Alumni Association. She is a Global Sourcing Operations and Business Process Transformation Leader for GE Power.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/sonya-spratley-balogun-of-powder-springs-georgia-named-to-clemson-alumni-association-board/

 

Bright Ariail, 1981

BS in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Ariail was elected Chairman of the Board for Save the Light, Inc.

https://www.charlestonchamber.org/bright-ariail-elected-new-save-light-chairman/

 

Larry Sloan, 1974

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Sloan was named to the Board of Directors for the Clemson Alumni Association. He is the retired President and CEO of Electrical Power Products Inc.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/larry-sloan-of-seneca-joins-clemson-alumni-association-board-of-directors/

 

August 2018

Ms. Cassidy Laird, 2016, 2018

BS in Biosystems Engineering, MS in Biosystems Engineering

Ms. Laird was hired as a civilian contractor with the U.S. Air Force.

 

Ms. Anna Franklin, PE, 2003

MS in Environmental Engineering

Ms. Franklin was hired by Bunnell Lammons Engineering (BLE) as a senior environmental engineer.

http://gsabizwire.com/ble-hires-anna-franklin-p-e/

 

Mr. Tyler Bowers, 1996

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Bowers was promoted to a senior project manager at SouthCon Building Group, LLC.

http://crbjbizwire.com/tyler-bowers-promoted-to-senior-project-manager-with-southcon/

 

Mr. Peter Andersen, PE, 1985

BS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Andersen was promoted to senior associate in the Raleigh, NC office of Dewberry. He is also the electrical department manager in the office and chief electrical engineer for the firm.

http://www.dewberry.com/news/article/2018/03/08/dewberry-announces-the-promotions-of-seven-employees-throughout-north-carolina

 

Ms. Jane Dyers, 1981

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Dyers’ name will be added to the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum’s Wall of Honor for her years of service as a U.S. Air Force pilot and FedEx captain.

 

July 2018

Samuel R.E. Sedory, 2016

BS in Industrial Engineering

Mr. Sedory has been issued a patent for a sensor mount.

 

Sabrina Hasty, 2006

BS in Ceramic and Materials Engineering

Ms. Hasty has received the 20 Under 40 Award by The State Media Company.

https://issuu.com/thestate/docs/_20under40_2018

 

Ed Rose, 1984

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Rose has obtained a new position as Senior Partner at Mill Rock Capital Management, LP.

 

Tom Epting, 1982

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Epting has been named the Vice Chairman of the Greenville Area Development Corporation.

http://www.greenvilleeconomicdevelopment.com/board-of-directors.php

 

Frank Smith, 1979

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Smith has been honored with the 2018 Leadership in Law Award by the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly publication.

https://sclawyersweekly.com/leadership-in-law/

 

 

June 2018

Christopher Larocca, 1995

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Larocca has been named the CEO of Luminance and Hallmark Lighting.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/christopher-m-larocca-named-ceo-of-luminance-and-hallmark-lighting-300619385.html

 

Brian Kirk, 1992

BS in Computer Information

Mr. Kirk was named the lead of Elliott Davis’ Cybersecurity Practice.

https://www.elliottdavis.com/brian-kirk-named-lead-elliott-davis-cybersecurity-practice/

 

Anthony Mathis, 1986

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Mathis was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Clemson Alumni Association.

https://alumni.clemson.edu/anthony-l-mathis/

 

Michael Watt, 1984

BS in Computer Engineering

Mr. Watt was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Clemson Alumni Association.

https://alumni.clemson.edu/michael-l-watt/

 

Ann Harvin Hunter, 1980, 1982

BS in Chemical Engineering, MS in Chemical Engineering

Ms. Hunter was awarded the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the Clemson Alumni Association.

https://alumni.clemson.edu/ann-harvin-whetstone-hunter/

 

May 2018

 

Galen Helfter, 2016, 2018

BS in Computer Science, MFA in Digital Production Arts

Mr. Helfter has recently attained his master’s degree and has secured a position with Allegorithmic.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/zucker-family-graduate-education-center-in-north-charleston-now-realizing-its-vision/

 

Dana Clark, PE, 2006

BS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Clark has accepted the position of President of Clark Azar and Associates, a company specializing in integrative civil site design solutions.

http://clarkazar.com/Dana.html

 

Walt Steele, 2005

BS in Industrial Engineering

Mr. Steele has been promoted to VP and COO of Pine Hall Brick.

https://www.bizjournals.com/triad/news/2018/04/05/as-it-approaches-century-mark-triad-brick-maker.html

 

Vicki Ford, PE, SE, 1996, 1997

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Ford has been promoted to managing director of Walter P. Moore’s Dallas office.

http://www.walterpmoore.com/walter-p-moore-announces-dallas-leadership-transitions

 

Amanda Cote, 1983

BS in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Cote has accepted a new position as director of operations for Charleston Parks Conservancy.

https://www.charlestonparksconservancy.org/staff-member/amanda-cote

April 2018

Raeanne Clabeaux, 2017

MS in Environmental Engineering

Ms. Clabeaux has accepted a position as a project scientist for HRP Associates Inc.

http://gsabizwire.com/hrp-associates-hires-new-scientist/

 

Dr. Xinran Tao, 2016

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Tao received the SAE International’s Russell S. Springer Award for his technical paper, “An Engine Thermal Management System Design for Military Ground Vehicle – Simultaneous Fan, Pump and Valve Control”.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mechanical-engineering-alumnus-wins-award-based-on-ph-d-research/

 

Amy Hinson, 2002

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Ms. Hinson was named Partner at Parker Poe Adams and Bernstein LLP.

http://www.parkerpoe.com/newsevents/2018/02/parker-poe-expands-patent-team-with-addition-of

 

Bryan Webb, 1995

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Webb was selected to the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Charleston Class of 2018. He is the VP of Transportation at Davis & Floyd.

http://crbjbizwire.com/davis-floyd-executive-bryan-webb-selected-to-leadership-charleston/

 

Reid Tribble, 1982

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Tribble was named Chief of Staff for Palmetto Health.

https://www.palmettohealth.org/patients-guests/news/palmetto-health-announces-2018-medical-staff-offic

 

March 2018

Alex Filo, 2012

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Filo was named a field superintendent at Cohn Construction Services.

http://sodacitybizwire.com/cohn-construction-services-welcomes-alex-filo-as-superintendent

 

Jeff Stover, 2001 & 2003

BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Industrial Management

Mr. Stover was named a board member for South Carolina Biotechnology Industry Organization. He is an attorney at Haynsworth Sinkler Boyd.

http://www.hsblawfirm.com/connect/news/2018/jeff-stover-to-speak-at-scbio-life-sciences-boot-c

 

Victor Boudolf, 1994

BS in Computer Engineering

Mr. Boudolf was named a software developer at Saxton & Stump.

https://www.saxtonstump.com/professionals/victor-a-boudolf/

 

Deborah Conklin, 1992

BS in Industrial Engineering

Ms. Conklin was appointed as Reddy Ice Corporation’s Chief Executive Officer and elected to Reddy Ice’s board of directors.

https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/reddy-ice-names-new-chief-executive-officer-300528863.html

 

Dr. Chandramauli Agrawal, 1985

MS in Engineering

Dr. Agrawal was named Chancellor of the University of Missouri – Kansas City.

http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article199376209.html

 

February 2018

Marissa Gillett, JD, 2009

BS in Bioengineering

Ms. Gillett, JD has accepted a position as VP of External Relations for the Energy Storage Association.

http://energystorage.org/news/esa-news/esa-expands-its-executive-team

 

Mark Harmon, 2001

BS in Ceramic and Materials Engineering

Mr. Harmon has been named the Executive Director of the South Carolina Petroleum Council.

http://www.api.org/news-policy-and-issues/news/2018/01/17/api-names-mark-harmon-as-executive-director-of-the-south-carolina-petroleum-coun

 

Paulette Evans, 2001

BS in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Evans was named a member of the Forty Under 40 by the Triad Business Journal.

https://clemson.world/engineered-for-success-paulette-vernon-evans-01/

 

Susan Donnelly, 1986

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Donnelly has recently completed her 100th 100-mile run.

https://www.superiorfalltrailrace.com/an-interview-with-susan-donnelly-after-running-her-100th-100-mile-race-at-the-2017-superior-100-mile-trail-race/

 

Jane Dyer, 1981

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Dyer was listed on the Wall of Honor at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.

https://www.greenvilleonline.com/story/news/local/2018/01/19/upstate-pilot-listed-among-icons-flight-smithsonian-air-and-space-museum/1039900001/

 

 

January 2018

Alex Milford, 2016

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Milford has accepted a new position as project engineer at Frampton Construction.

http://www.frampton.construction/main/news-details/150

 

Mike Worley, 1996

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Worley has joined the Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation board of directors. He is an operations manager at Itron.

https://wsnwradio.com/tctcs-foundation-board-welcomes-four-new-members/

 

Larry Ludwig, 1993

BS in Computer Science

Mr. Ludwig has founded the website www.investorjunkie.com, which analyzes the stock market and offers comparison tools to assist in personal financial decisions.

https://investorjunkie.com/about/

 

Jim Kaplan, 1987

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Mr. Kaplan has joined the Tri-County Technical College’s Foundation board of directors. He is the president and owner of Cornell Dubilier.

https://wsnwradio.com/tctcs-foundation-board-welcomes-four-new-members/

 

Brig. Gen. Carlos Hill, 1986

BS in Civil Engineering

Brig. Gen. Hill was named a board member for the Clemson Alumni Association. He works in the Pentagon as the mobilization assistant to the legislative liaison for the Air Force Reserve and director of reserve policy integration for the Department of the Air Force.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/brig-gen-f-carlos-hill-of-arlington-elected-to-clemson-alumni-association-board/

 

December 2017

Samuel Muller, 2016

MS in Hydrogeology

Mr. Muller was recently hired as a project geologist for HRP Associates Inc.

http://gsabizwire.com/hrp-associates-adds-staff-in-greenville

 

Jeff Zimmerman, 2012 and 2013

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Zimmerman was hired as a virtual design and construction engineer at O’Neal Inc.

http://greenvilleceo.com/news/2017/06/oneal-inc-hires-virtual-design-and-construction-engineer/

 

Dr. Justin Roman, 2007

BS in Bioengineering

Dr. Roman has accepted a position as a surgeon at Clemson Eye.

http://www.clemsoneye.com/about-us/our-surgeons#justinroman

 

Gene Jackson P.E., 1982

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Jackson was promoted to capital projects officer at Spartanburg Water.

https://www.spartanburgwater.org/spartanburg-news/180/Spartanburg+Water+announces+new+Capital+Projects+Officer

 

Dr. Clarence Coker, 1959

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Dr. Coker has recently celebrated 50 years in medicine.

http://manninglive.com/2017/07/07/coker-to-celebrate-50-years-in-medicine/

 

Bill Seabrook, 1955

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Seabrook was awarded the Order of the Long Leaf Pine, the highest honor which can be bestowed by the governor of North Carolina.

http://www.gastongazette.com/news/20171012/bill-seabrook-receives-states-highest-honor

 

November 2017

Adam Haldeman, 2009

BS in Materials Science and Engineering

Mr. Haldeman was named one of the “Roaring 10” by the Clemson Young Alumni Council.

http://alumni.clemson.edu/adam-thomas-haldeman-09/

 

Norman Pulliam, 1995

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Pulliam was named chairman of the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources Board of Directors.

http://www.dnr.sc.gov/news/2017/oct/oct19_board.html

 

Dr. Lisa Benson, 1986, 2002

MS in Bioengineering, PhD in Bioengineering

Dr. Benson was named editor of the Journal of Engineering Education, the nation’s premier publication for research in the engineering field. She is a professor in the Engineering and Science Education Department at Clemson University.

http://www.independentmail.com/story/life/announcements/2017/05/24/clemsons-lisa-benson-plans-take-helm-journal-engineering-education/342275001/

 

Edward Iczkowski, 1985

BS in Engineering Technology

Mr. Iczkowski has recently joined Pederson Inc. and will serve as the Scranton branch’s commissioning authority.

http://citizensvoice.com/news/people-on-the-move-1.2258256

 

Glenn Page, 1983

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Page was appointed to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District Governing Board. He is the general manager of the Cobb County-Marietta Water Authority.

http://metroatlantaceo.com/news/2017/06/governor-appoints-9-boards/

 

Tommy Thornhill, 1948

BS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Thornhill was awarded the Order of the Palmetto, South Carolina’s highest civilian honor. He has held leadership roles with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, the Kiwanis Club, the Charles Towne Landing Foundation, the United Way, Grace Episcopal Cathedral, the S.C .Water Resources Commission, the S.C. Tricentennial Commission, the Clemson National Alumni Association and the Ashley Hall School Foundation.

http://www.postandcourier.com/charleston_sc/longtime-charleston-realtor-and-preservationist-tommy-thornhill-honored-with-order/article_59cb57bc-2b76-11e7-bc31-134adfe58040.html

 

 

October 2017

Marianne Moseley, PE, 2008

BS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Moseley, PE was hired as a Senior Civil Engineer at Hussey Gay Bell.

http://www.husseygaybell.com/2017/hussey-gay-bell-announces-hire-of-marianne-moseley/

 

Brad Alexander, 2001

BS in Computer Information Systems

Mr. Alexander was promoted to Vice President and Chief Technology Officer at Immedion.

https://www.immedion.com/immedion-promotes-brad-alexander-vice-president-and-chief-technology-officer

 

Scott Spigener, 1987

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Spigener has joined McCrory Construction as a Senior Project Manager in the Columbia office.

http://sodacitybizwire.com/scott-spigener-joins-mccrory-construction-as-senior-project-manager

 

Anita Marco, 1983

BS in Computer Science

Ms. Marco has a new position as Director of Client Strategy at ProviDyn.

https://www.providyn.com/2017/09/providyn-appoints-strategic-planning-expert-anita-marco-director-client-strategy/

 

Joseph Blandford, Jr., 1958

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Mr. Blandford was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Federal Aviation Administration. He is the owner and founder of Miltec UV.

http://www.myeasternshoremd.com/qa/spotlight/article_981de929-cb48-53f1-b6dd-e133824dbd56.html

 

Paul Shumpert, 1956

BME in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Shumpert was awarded the 2016 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics F.E. Newbold V/STOL Award to honor his four decades of service to the Lockheed Martin Advanced Development Projects. This includes his creative contributions to the advancement of propulsion lift systems.

https://www.aiaa.org/SecondaryTwoColumn.aspx?id=35781

 

 

September 2017

Paige Eber, 2015

BS in Industrial Engineering

Ms. Eber was named the Member of the Month by Women In Trucking Association. She is the District Service Manager for Rush Truck Centers in South Georgia.

http://www.womenintrucking.org/mom-paige-eber

 

Lt. Col. David Milner, 1996

BS in Electrical Engineering

Lt. Col. Milner has retired from the United States Air Force and has begun a new job as a First Officer for Trans State Airlines.

 

Jason Eppley, 1993

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Eppley was named to the American Council of Engineering Companies of South Carolina Board. He is the Chief Operating Officer for Davis & Floyd.

http://davisfloyd.com/jason-eppley-named-to-american-council-of-engineering-companies-of-south-carolina-board/

 

Chris Fettes, 1993

BS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Fettes was elected to serve as President of the Rotary Club of Richmond Hill for the coming year. He is the Vice President of Engineering and Operations for Coastal Electric Cooperative.

http://savannahnow.com/bryan-county-now/2017-07-10/fettes-elected-president-richmond-hill-rotary-club

 

Bryan Batson, PE, 1983

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Batson, PE was elected as the new President of the Technical College System of Georgia Foundation. He is the Senior Vice President of Southern Operations and President of Atlanta Gas Light, Chattanooga Gas, and Florida City Gas at Southern Company Gas.

http://savannahceo.com/news/2017/06/tcsg-foundation-board-welcomes-new-president-and-trustees/

 

Thomas Epting, 1982

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Epting was appointed to the Greenville Area Development Corporation Board of Directors. He is a Partner and Practice Area Leader of Smith Moore Leatherwood’s Buisness Group.

http://www.smithmoorelaw.com/thomas-epting-appointed-to-greenville-area-development-corporation-board

 

August 2017

Nadeepa Wickramage, 2016

PhD in Industrial Engineering

Dr. Wickramage has been hired as an Assistant Professor at Albany State University.

http://blogs.clemson.edu/industrial-engineering/2017/04/07/clemson-ie-student-hired-as-professor-at-albany-state-university/

 

Tyler Tucker, PE, 2004

BS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Tucker, PE, was named the Director of Electrical Engineering in the GMK Associates Inc. engineering division.

http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/View-Article/ArticleID/11314/Tyler-A-Tucker-joins-GMK-as-director-of-electrical-engineering.aspx

 

Michael Horton, 1993, 1994

BS in Civil Engineering, MENGR in Civil Engineering

Mr. Horton was appointed to the Charleston Regional Development Alliance board of directors  and was named the 2017 Engineer of the Year by SC Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Horton is the Chief Engineering Officer at Davis & Floyd.

http://crbjbizwire.com/davis-floyds-michael-horton-appointed-to-charleston-regional-development-alliance/

 

George Sharpe, Jr., PE, 1981

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Sharpe, PE, has accepted a position with Advanced Energy in Raleigh, N.C., as Director of Utility Programs.

https://www.advancedenergy.org/2016/10/04/advanced-energy-welcomes-george-sharpe-as-director-of-utility-programs/

 

Chip Fogleman, PE, PLS, 1975

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Fogleman, PE, PLS, was recently appointed by former S.C. Governor Nikki Haley as a Commissioner for Renewable Water Resources. Fogleman is the President and Principal of Fant, Reichert & Fogleman, Inc.

http://completepr.net/renewable-water-resources-announces-fogleman-as-new-commissioner/

 

Joseph Blandford, Jr., 1958

BS in Ceramic Engineering

Mr. Blandford was awarded the Wright Brothers Master Pilot Award by the Department of Transportation Federal Aviation Administration. This award recognizes those who have exhibited aviation expertise, skill and professionalism for at least 50 years while piloting aircraft. Mr. Blandford is the owner and founder of Miltec UV.

http://www.miltec.com/press-releases/joseph-b-blandford-jr-awarded-wright-brothers-master-pilot-award/

 

July 2017

Paige Eber, 2015

BS in Industrial Engineering

Ms. Eber has been named “Member of the Month” by the Women in Trucking Association. She has recently been promoted to district service manager for Rush Truck Centers.

http://www.womenintrucking.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=288:women-in-trucking-association-announces-its-may-member-of-the-month&catid=27:pressreleases&Itemid=158

 

Brian May, 2000

MS in Bioengineering

Mr. May has recently joined Spine Wave as the executive vice president of research and development.

http://www.marketwired.com/press-release/brian-may-joins-spine-wave-as-executive-vice-president-research-and-development-2209306.htm

 

Donna Shipton, 1991

BS in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Donna Shipton was promoted to program executive officer for the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center’s Tanker Directorate.

http://www.wpafb.af.mil/News/Article-Display/Article/1133240/shipton-to-lead-tanker-directorate/

 

Wendell Jones, 1985, 1987

BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Industrial Management

Mr. Jones has received the “Small Business Person of the Year” award from the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce. He is a financial advisor for Edward Jones Investments.

https://www.flochamber.com/2017/03/31/wendell-e-jones-jr-named-small-business-person-of-the-year/

 

Thomas Epting, 1982

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Epting has been selected as a “Patent Star” and “Trademark Star” in South Carolina. He is a partner at Smith Moore Leatherwood LLP.

http://www.smithmoorelaw.com/partner-thomas-epting-recognized-by-ip-stars

 

Dr. Larry Blackwell, 1971

PhD in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Blackwell has received the “Innovative Spirit” award from the Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/innovative-spirit-award-goes-to-entrepreneur-larry-blackwell/

 

June 2017

Ryan Borem, 2015, 2015

BS in Bioengineering, MS in Bioengineering

Mr. Borem received a National Science Foundation (NSF) graduate research fellowship.

http://blogs.clemson.edu/bioengineering/2017/02/15/ryan-borem-awarded-national-science-foundation-graduate-research-fellowship/

 

Matthew Knowles, 2008

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Knowles has landed a leading role in the $100 million Chinese blockbuster “Asura”.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/first-look-chinas-100m-fantasy-adventure-asura-948682

 

Bryan Dick, PE, PH, 1996, 2003, 2007

BS in Forest Management, BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Dick has joined Freese and Nichols as an Associate. He was previously the President of Lotic, which has just been acquired by Freese and Nichols.

https://www.freese.com/resources/news/freese-and-nichols-acquires-lotic-solutions

 

Carey Jordan, 1993, 1994

BS in Textile Management, MS in Textile and Polymer Science

Mrs. Jordan has recently become a partner at Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease LLP.

http://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2017/01/31/law-firm-adds-three-houston-patent-partners-in.html

 

Ron Millender, 1975

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Millender is in the process of implementing Phase 1 of his non-profit The Greenwood Promise.

http://www.indexjournal.com/PrintPage/Class-of-2017-to-receive-Greenwood-Promise-support

 

May 2017

Cassidy Laird, 2016

BS in Biosystems Engineering

Ms. Laird is a recipient of the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers’ Roger R. and Laura M. Yoerger Preprofessional Engineer of the Year award.

http://www.asabe.org/awards-landmarks/awards/major-awards/yoeger-pp-of-the-year-award.aspx

 

Cody Webb, 2011

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Webb released the song, “She’s Carolina” in 2016 and is currently a singer, songwriter, and musician.

http://codywebbcountry.com/about/

 

John DesJardins, 2006

PhD in Bioengineering

Dr. DesJardins is working on creating better football face masks with the company Green Gridiron.

http://www.independentmail.com/story/news/2016/12/28/clemson-researchers-seek-improve-football-facemasks/95912350/

 

Jim Stovall, 1951

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Stovall has received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from Clemson University.

 

Steve Crouch, 1974

BS in Agricultural Engineering

Mr. Crouch was recognized as “Man of the Year” by the Griffin Exchange Club.

http://spaldingcounty.com/cms/uploads/file/comm_after_agendas_2016/2016-6-6-afteragendabocregularmeeting.pdf

 

 

April 2017

Doug Rizeakos, 2016

MFA in Digital Production Arts

Mr. Rizeakos works for DreamWorks in Los Angeles and has worked on the film “Trolls” and a new animated film coming out in 2018.

http://m.salisburypost.com/2016/11/14/salisbury-raised-rizeakos-plays-big-leagues-animation/

 

Kayley Seawright, 2014

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Seawright was named an honoree of  the DiscoverE class of 2016 New Faces of Engineering. She works as a stress analyst for Boeing’s Aeromechanics Technology group.

http://www.discovere.org/content/discovere-announces-2016-new-faces-of-engineering-honorees

 

Brad Stolz, 2006

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Stolz was honored by J.E. Dunn Construction for 10 years of service, where he serves in Atlanta as the senior project manager.

http://www.bizjournals.com/atlanta/potmsearch/detail/submission/6098652/Brad_Stolz

 

Perry Sprawls, 1956, 1961, 1968

BS in Physics, MS in Environmental Engineering, PhD in Bioengineering

Dr. Sprawls has received the 2017 Distinguished Service Award from Clemson University.

 

Henry Cooper, 1958, 1960

BS in Mechanical Engineering, MS in Mechanical Engineering

Ambassador Cooper was a guest speaker at the annual Palmetto Panel organized by Citizens in Action.

http://palmettopanel.com/?ja-speaker=ambassador-henry-cooper

 

March 2017

Seyed Fayazi, 2016

PhD in Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Fayazi now works on an intelligent traffic control system with the International Transportation Innovation Center.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/so-long-red-lights-controller-will-help-cars-pass-intersections-without-stopping/

 

Danny Johnson, 2014

MEngr in Industrial Engineering

Mr. Johnson received the Coker College 2017 Outstanding Young Alumni Award.

https://coker.edu/news-stories/danny-johnson-jr-receives-2017-outstanding-young-alumni-award

 

Jason Vaughn, 2003, 2005

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Vaughn was named to the Board of Directors for the Center of Developmental Services (CDS).

http://www.cdservices.org/media/cds-welcomes-new-board-members/

 

Marc Henry Bryant, 1999

BS in Computer Science

Mr. Bryant was on a team that won the “Outstanding Effects Simulations in an Animated Feature” award for their work in the film “Moana”.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/clemson-alumnus-wins-award-for-moana/

 

Todd Gordon, 1993

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Gordon is a successful crew chief for NASCAR.

http://media.teampenske.com/nascarmedia/index.cfm?cid=50940

 

February 2017

Andrea Batres, 2016

MS in Electrical Engineering

Ms. Batres has been named a research and development engineer at International Transportation Innovation Center.

http://www.itic-sc.com/gil-joins-itic-as-an-rd-engineer/

 

Stephen Culleton, 2014

BS in Environmental Engineering

Mr. Culleton has been hired as a project engineer by HRP Associates Inc.

http://gsabizwire.com/hrp-associates-adds-two-in-greenville

 

Ben Moore, 2010

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Moore has opened a co-working space called The Collective in the West End of Greenville, SC.

http://upstatebusinessjournal.com/news/new-co-work-space-opens-west-end/

 

Damon Bungard, 2000

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Bungard is the product manager for Jackson Kayak and brand manager for Orion Coolers.

http://orioncoolers.com/team/damon-bungard/

 

Vanessa Wyche, 1985, 1987

BS in Ceramic Engineering, MS in Bioengineering

Ms. Wyche, an executive with the NASA Johnson Space Center, was honored at the Celebration of Inspiring Women presented by Women in Philanthropy and Leadership for Coastal Carolina University. http://grandstrandceo.com/news/2017/01/nasas-wyche-be-honored-wipls-celebration-inspiring-women/

January 2017

Michael Corley, 2004

BS in Industrial Engineering

Michael Corley was chosen to lead the SC Environmental Law Project’s expansion into a new Greenville office. He is now the Upstate Coordinator for SCELP.

http://www.clintonchronicle.com/breaking-news/michael-corley-lead-environmental-law-project%E2%80%99s-expansion

 

James Dean, 2003

BS in Mechanical Engineering

James Dean became a stockholder of Cranston Engineering Group, P.C. and works in the Development Design Group.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/lifestyle/cranston-engineering-names-new-stockholders/article_6b4b9fb8-bd82-11e6-a611-97d5200ad77b.html

 

J.P. Michaud, 2000

BS in Biosystems Engineering

J.P. Michaud has recently joined Petsky Prunier as a managing director.

http://petskyprunier.com/leadership/?id=16

 

Clay Cannon, PE, LEED AP, 1998

BS in Civil Engineering

Clay Cannon, PE, LEED AP, was named a partner at RB Todd Consulting Engineers, Inc.

http://sodacitybizwire.com/rb-todd-civil-engineering-firm-adds-clay-cannon-as-partner

 

Andrew Vane, PE, 1991

BS in Civil Engineering

Andrew Vane, PE, is serving as a new senior project manager at STV Engineers, Inc.

http://www.bizjournals.com/triad/potmsearch/detail/submission/6386534

 

David Mendez, 1987

BS in Mechanical Engineering

David Mendez, is a managing partner at CAP A. This firm was recently recognized by CBInsights.com as being the most active tech venture capital firm in South Carolina.

https://www.cbinsights.com/blog/most-active-tech-venture-capital-firms-us-map/?utm_source=CB+Insights+Newsletter&utm_campaign=a3f703d6a9-TuesNL_5_24_2016&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_9dc0513989-a3f703d6a9-87042741

 

December 2016

David Newton, 2008, 2010

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Mr. Newton has been recognized as a “Roaring 10” member by the Clemson University Young Alumni Council. He is currently pursuing his MBA at the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-young-alumni-council-names-david-newton-to-roaring-10/

 

William Heedy, JD, 2006

Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering

Mr. Heedy was named to the “Biltmore Beacon’s 40 Under Forty” list. He is currently working as a patent attorney with The Van Winkle Law Firm.

http://www.vwlawfirm.com/News-Updates/2016/October/The-Van-Winkle-Law-Firm-Patent-Attorney-William-.aspx

 

Tyler Tucker, PE, 2004

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Tucker has been hired as the Director of Electrical Engineering in GMK’s Engineering Division.

http://www.columbiabusinessmonthly.com/View-Article/ArticleID/11314/Tyler-A-Tucker-joins-GMK-as-director-of-electrical-engineering.aspx

 

Ronald Hamner, 1998

Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Hamner is the co-founder of Grab My Wheel, a nonprofit organization which strives to provide support for people with cancer and the institutions dedicated to finding a cure.

http://www.grabmywheel.org/

 

Jackie Robbins, PE, TSP, CAIS, CID, 1993

Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Engineering

Mr. Robbins has been named President of the Irrigation Association. He is also the President of Irrigation-Mart, Inc, an irrigation equipment supplier.

https://www.irrigation.org/About/Board_of_Directors.aspx

 

David McDonald, PhD, PE, PTOE, 1990, 1992

Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering, Master of Science in Civil Engineering

Dr. McDonald has been promoted to Vice President at Hanson Professional Services Inc.

 

November 2016

Anthony Caggiano, 2006

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Caggiano was hired as the construction services manager at Professional Service Industry’s Miami office.

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/movers/article96752027.html

 

Matthew Needy, 1991

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Needy has been promoted to vice president of the Virginia-Class Submarine Program and Fleet Services at Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division.

http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/releases/photo-release-matt-needy-to-lead-newport-news-shipbuildingsvirginia-class-submarine-program-and-fleet-services

 

Steven Smith, 1985

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Smith has been hired as the preconstruction manager for Mashburn Construction’s Charleston office.

http://palmettobusinessdaily.com/stories/511010008-smith-joins-mashburn-construction

 

Thomas Pitts, 1978, 1981

BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Electrical Engineering

Mr. Pitts was named chair of the Portland Community College Board of Directors. He is currently a technical marketing director at Intel Corp. and has served on the board since 2009.

http://portlandobserver.com/news/2016/aug/30/pcc-board-leaders-named/

 

George McCall, PE, 1976, 1996

BS in Electrical Engineering, MPA

Mr. McCall was named a Fellow of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers. He is the vice president of McCall & Son, Inc.

http://scspe.org/george-mccall-pe-named-nspe-fellow/

 

Donnie Sorenson, PE, 1972

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Sorenson won the TAPPI Engineering Division Leadership and Service Award and the Amec Foster Wheeler Prize. He is currently a senior consultant in the Forest Industry market for Amec Foster Wheeler.

http://whattheythink.com/news/81981-tappi-announces-2016-engineering-division-award-winners/

October 2016

Dr. April Gillens, 2016

MS in Environmental Engineering, PhD in Environmental Engineering

Dr. Gillens was the first African American student to receive her doctorate in Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences at Clemson University. She is now working as a Graduate Fellow with the National Nuclear Security Administration within the US Department of Energy.

http://thetandd.com/news/lake-marion-graduate-makes-history-at-clemson-university/article_3b57bd58-216a-5b6b-b7b9-3158d666daa7.html

Marshall Norris, 2001, 2011

BS in Mechanical Engineering, MBA

Mr. Norris was named the 2016 Engineer of the Year at the South Carolina Engineering Conference and Trade Show. He is a Senior Design Engineer at Fluor.

http://www.thestate.com/news/business/article91982952.html

Dr. Daniel Stanzione, 1991, 1993, 2000

BS in Electrical Engineering, MS in Computer Engineering, PhD in Computer Engineering

Dr. Stanzione is the Executive Director of the Texas Advanced Computing Center at the University of Texas at Austin. The Center was recently granted a $30 million National Science Foundation award to acquire and deploy a new large-scale supercomputing system.

http://nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1540931

Christopher Crane, 1996

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Crane was promoted to Associate Partner at Newcomb and Boyd’s Charleston Office.

Michelle Mapp, 1991

BS in Engineering Analysis

Ms. Mapp is the CEO of the South Carolina Community Loan Fund. There’s a recent profile of her in Charleston’s The Post & Courier.

http://www.postandcourier.com/20160717/160719516/doing-business-in-metro-charlestonget-to-know-michelle-mappceo-of-the-sc-community-loan-fund

Robert Stanzione, 1969

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Stanzione is taking on a new role at ARRIS as the new Executive Chariman.

http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/arris-appoints-bruce-mcclelland-as-new-ceo–bob-stanzione-appointed-executive-chairman-300317249.html

August 2016

Carla Harvey, 2005 and 2006

BS in Civil Engineering, MS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Harvey has recently joined Colleton County, SC as the County Engineer.

http://walterborolive.com/2016/04/boots-on-the-ground-news-the-press-and-standard/

 

Justin Helmig, 1997

BS in Computer Engineering

Mr. Helmig has been hired as the new Chief Marketing Officer for Interactive Intelligence.

http://investors.inin.com/releasedetail.cfm?releaseid=979111

 

Lt. Col. Jeff Moore, 1987

BS in Civil Engineering

Lt. Col. Moore has recently retired from the Air Force Reserve with twenty eight years of service.

 

Scott Spigener, 1987

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Spigener has accepted a new position as Construction Director for the Thompson Turner Construction Division.

 

Col. Ben Skardon, 1938

BS in General Science

Clemson’s Memorial Stadium flagpole has been dedicated to Col. Skardon. He survived as a prisoner of war for three years during World War II and later went on to serve in Korea. He also taught in the Clemson English department until his retirement in 1985.

http://newsstand.clemson.edu/mediarelations/clemson-university-dedicates-memorial-stadium-flagpole-to-wwii-hero/

 

July 2016

Matt Bauman, 2014

BS in Computer Science

Mr. Bauman was hired as a developer at Jackson Marketing, Motorsports, and Events.

http://www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/View-Article/ArticleID/10219/Jackson-hires-Bauman-Johnson-and-Stuart.aspx

 

Lori Koch, PE, 2007

MS in Civil Engineering

Ms. Koch has been promoted to the position of manager of educational outreach at the American Wood Council.

 

Frank Eskridge, 1983

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Eskridge has accepted a new position as the water and wastewater manager of the City of Athens, GA.

http://www.enewscourier.com/news/local_news/new-athens-water-chief-has-ties-to-alabama/article_421758b0-246e-11e6-a56c-d74fcdd47fb9.html

 

Dr. Lewis Hubbard, 1982, 1983, and 2013

BS in Agricultural Engineering

BS in Civil Engineering

PhD in Plant and Environmental Sciences

Dr. Hubbard has co-authored a book on soil physics entitled Applied Soil Phyiscal Properties, Drainage, and Irrigation Strategies.

http://www.springer.com/us/book/9783319242248

 

Lt. Col. Al Stuckey, 1936

BS in Textiles

Lt. Col. Stuckey celebrated his 100th birthday with his local Clemson Club.

http://clemson.world/2016/05/stuckey-celebrates-100th-birthday-with-help-from-local-clemson-club/

 

Bill Efird, 1961

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Mr. Efird is the new owner of Air Therm Company, Inc., an HVAC company.

http://savannahceo.com/news/2016/06/air-therm-hvac-purchased-bill-efird/

 

June 2016

Michelle Phillips, 2011

BS in Mechanical Engineering

Ms. Phillips has accepted a new position as the Michelin Engineer for the Ferrari “Risi Competizione” race team.

http://sportscar365.com/imsa/iwsc/michelin-gtlm-insider-risis-family/

 

John Sivey, 2005

MS in Environmental Engineering and Earth Sciences

Dr. Sivey has been appointed the Jess and Mildred Fisher Endowed Professor of Chemistry at Towson University.

http://tunews.towson.edu/2015/08/27/john-sivey-named-jess-mildred-fisher-college-endowed-professor/

 

Ryan Eckenrode, 2004

BS in Civil Engineering

Mr. Eckenrode, PE, PTOE won the 2015 American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award.

http://www.asce.org/templates/award-detail.aspx?id=607

 

Cameron Hamrick, 2001

BS in Textiles Management

Mr. Hamrick has been elected as the fifith generation President of Hamrick Mills.

http://www.gaffneyledger.com/news/2016-04-06/Front_Page/5thgeneration_Hamrick_named_company_president.html

 

Stephen Ballenger, 1985, 1990

BS in Engineering Technology, MS in Industrial Management

Mr. Ballenger has been named the Vice President of Operations at STIHL Inc.

http://www.stihlusa.com/information/corporate/press/april26_stihl_ballenger_vicepresidentoperations/

 

Robert Harrington, 1944

BS in Textiles

Mr. Harrington has been recognized for fifty years at Aiken Preparatory School as a teacher, coach, headmaster, and board member.

http://www.aikenstandard.com/article/20160312/AIK0101/160319804