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Introducing Stephanie Henry: Leading the Way for Women in Science and Engineering at Clemson University!

May 16, 2024

Meet Stephanie Henry, the Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) Associate Director. 

By:  Beth Anne Johnson

We’re thrilled to welcome Stephanie Henry as the new Associate Director of Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) here at PEER & WISE. With a passion for youth outreach and a wealth of experience in student services, Stephanie brings a fresh perspective and boundless enthusiasm to our team.

“Expect great work from Stephanie,” shares Serita Acker, Executive Director of PEER & WISE. “Stephanie has a strong work ethic; she is an emerging leader that you want to watch, and the students have so much to gain under her leadership.”

When asked what initially drew her to join our team at PEER WISE, Stephanie shared, “I started my Clemson career working with youth programs, I was familiar with PEER & WISE from very early on. It was known as being one of those long-standing flagship programs at Clemson. Although I enjoyed my work with Graduate Student Services, I wanted to have an opportunity to put my degree in Youth Development to work, as well. This position was the perfect blend of student services and youth outreach.”

Stephanie’s background is as diverse as it is impressive, with extensive experience in working with youth, pre-collegiate programs, nonprofits, and student services. “In my current role, I get to do a little of all those things!” she shared enthusiastically.

What excites Stephanie the most about being part of our team? “I feel like I get to do something different every day. There aren’t many days here that look the same, and I enjoy and appreciate that. For the first time in a long time, I feel like I am getting the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others, especially the WISE mentors. They are one of the best components of the job!”

As for her goals during her time here, Stephanie is focused on making a tangible impact on student development. “I want the whole campus to know who our mentors are. I want them to be identifiable by the way they conduct themselves outside of our office and for the impact they have on other students. PEER & WISE has strong academics, and I’ll continue that legacy by teaching students areas like self-awareness, communication, emotional intelligence, stress management, and leadership skills.”

Outside of work, Stephanie enjoys spending time with her family, attending football games (go Tigers and Carolina Panthers!), and indulging in her love for live music events. “I’m always buying concert and music festival tickets,” she admits with a smile. “Besides that, I tend to be a homebody and spend as much time on the couch with my two dogs and four cats as possible.”

Join us in welcoming Stephanie to the PEER WISE family! We’re excited to see the incredible impact she’ll make on our students and community.

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