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Clemson Young Alumni Council presents Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN, of Norfolk with the 2019 Roaring10 young alumni award



CLEMSON, South Carolina – The Clemson Young Alumni Council has recognized Lt. Benjamin J. Winter, USN, of Norfolk with the Roaring10 award.

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Lt. Benjamin J. Winter

Each year, the Clemson Young Alumni Council names 10 alumni to its “Roaring10,” recognizing outstanding young alumni for their influence in business, leadership, community, education and philanthropic endeavors. The honor is given to individuals who exemplify Clemson University’s core values of honesty, integrity and respect and who have graduated from Clemson within the last 10 years.

Lt. Winter graduated from Clemson University in 2013 with a degree in mechanical engineering. He is currently serving as a lieutenant in the United States Navy. Winter is one of the first eight sailors selected to pilot the Navy’s newest special operations undersea combat platform. Additionally, he has completed three overseas deployments and led 60 sailors on seven missions vital to national security.

Lt. Winter helped lead a $60,000 campaign for the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and also assisted his local chapter of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes to raise awareness for victims of sexual assault. In his service to Clemson, Lt. Winter returns to campus to speak with undergraduate engineering students about his experience as a student and his time serving in the United States Navy.

The 2019 Roaring10 class was honored by the Clemson Alumni Association and the Clemson Young Alumni Council at a ceremony on Oct. 11 at the Madren Conference Center on Clemson’s campus.

The Roaring10 award program was developed in 2012 by the Clemson Young Alumni Council. The primary mission of Clemson Young Alumni Council is to support the goals of the Clemson Alumni Association specifically on matters pertaining to young alumni. Clemson Young Alumni Council exists to connect young alumni with the university, assist young alumni in the transition from active student to alumnus and to 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. To learn more, go to

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