Editor’s note: This is the latest installment of the “Student Affairs Talk” podcast for 2019-20. Communications Director for Student Affairs Philip Sikes visits with various leaders from the staff and student communities. This week’s featured guest is Madison Bolick, a senior construction science and management major from Greenville, South Carolina.


Madison Bolick with members of CUSG at the 2019 awards banquet in the President's Suite of Memorial Stadium.

Madison Bolick (second from right) has served as activities director for Clemson Undergraduate Student Government.

Image Credit: Clemson University Relations

Madison Bolick knew she was going to follow in the footsteps of her two older brothers by attending Clemson. Once she was accepted, she narrowed her choice of degree program to either health science or construction science and management (CSM). The latter had always intrigued her because several members of her family were in the construction industry. When she came to campus and toured the department, some of her anxieties about the male-heavy field were immediately soothed when her guide was a female just one year older.

Now a senior, Bolick serves in the same capacity as an ambassador for the College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities and specifically, CSM. In addition, she’s found time to be involved in Student Senate and currently serves as activities director for Clemson Undergraduate Student Government. She planned and executed the 2019 Miss Homecoming pageant and other events as the head of a 25-member committee.

In the podcast, Bolick touches on all of her experiences academically and beyond the classroom. She is on pace to graduate in May 2020 and is soaking up her last semester as a Clemson Tiger before moving on to bigger and better things.

Click the green ‘Play’ button below to listen. Read the entire interview transcript.

2019-20 Podcasts
Paige Zoltewicz, University Housing & Dining
Miles Maynard, Graduate Student
Sarah Custer, Emergency Management
Cam Walters, Sophomore
Pam Davis, Campus Activities & Events
Ty Robinson, Junior
Jack Debbout, Senior
Almeda Jacks, Vice President for Student Affairs
Olivia Loynes, Junior
Kristin Walker-Donnelly, Student Affairs Business Operations
Melondy Munson, Senior
Jimmy Mullinax, Campus Recreation
Glenn Spurlin, Student Transitions and Family Programs