Distinguished Service Award honorees demonstrate a dedication to enhancing the value of the university for future generations, professional and public service and personal accomplishments that serve as a model for present and future Clemson students.
Stanzione earned his bachelor’s in electrical engineering from Clemson in 1967. He received his graduate degrees from Clemson as well — a master’s in environmental systems engineering in 1968 and a Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science in 1972.
Stanzione is president emeritus at Bell Laboratories. He began his career at Bell in 1972 and served as president from 1995 to 1999. He also served as president of business units within AT&T in the late 1980s and early 1990s and as COO of Lucent Technologies from 1997 to 1999. He continues to serve as a director or adviser for several other public technology companies. Stanzione is a fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. He has published several papers on computer simulation, microprocessors and software design and holds five patents.
Stanzione is a member of the Clemson University Foundation board of directors and has served on the corporate and foundation relations committee of The Will to Lead capital campaign. He made a donation to endow the Stanzione Endowed Scholars program, which benefits women majoring in engineering. He is a founding member of the Clemson Leadership Circle and Barker Scholars Endowment, a member of the Clemson Legacy Society, a member of the John C. Calhoun Society and was elected to the Thomas Green Clemson Academy of Engineers. He also served on President Barker’s Advisory Board.
Stanzione is a veteran of the United States Air Force. He recently married Lisa Votta and has three children.