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Young Alumna or Alumnus Award

Celebrating our alumni leaders

This award recognizes an alumna or alumnus whose life has expressed the finest of College of Charleston traditions through service to his or her community or profession. The recipient's class year must be within the past ten years.

2017 Young Alumnus Award

 Donald F. Schneider '12   

Donald Schneider came to the College of Charleston from Bedford, N.Y., majoring in economics and minoring in political science. Following graduation in 2012, he interned for Paul Ryan in the U.S. House of Representatives and worked for a think tank while earning a master’s degree in applied economics from Johns Hopkins University.

In 2014, he joined the U.S. House of Representatives’ Budget Committee, then chaired by Paul Ryan, as an economist and budget analyst. His interest in politics and his degrees in economics prepared him well as he assumed the role of senior economist for the House Ways and Means Committee in 2015. The Committee‘s jurisdiction encompasses tax policy, international trade, health care, Social Security, and welfare. In his role as senior economist, Schneider advises the Chairman and the committee staff on a variety of economic issues including tax policy, macroeconomic modeling of fiscal policy, the debt limit and budgetary matters.

In 2016, Schneider was named to Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 list of professionals to watch in the field of law and policy. He is currently playing a key role in ongoing tax reform efforts. He credits School of Business professors at the College of Charleston with fanning his interest in economics. 

Young Alumna or Alumnus Award Past Recipients

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John F. Martin '82
W. Kurt Taylor '84
Maria Mansfield Richardson '84
Margaret Collins Frierson '85
Cynthia A. Pittman '91
Arlene Anderson Harrington '91
Erica Henderson Brown '93
Sheryl Snyder Matthews '93
Brian C. Rutenberg '87
Jackson Lee Davis, IV '90
Troy Guerard Knight '89 *
Stephanie S. Sheffield '93
Scott J. Buchanan '92 *
Wyndi M. Anderson '93
Scott A. Heavin '93
Anthony M. Johnson '97
Chesley K. Stetten '02
Keiron T. Kennedy '01
Stephanie Rice Jones '99
Nicholas C. Glover '05
Margaret Anne Florence '01
Carol Hannah Whitfield '07
Cyrus A. Buffum '06
Adam Paul '06
Stephanie Felder '04
Brett Gardner '05
Harriett E. Lee '08
Rebecca Shaw Whitener '06
Donald F. Schneider '12

* Deceased