CLEMSON — The Clemson Alumni Association has announced four recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, the university’s highest alumni honor. The awards will be presented on April 4.

The association annually recognizes alumni who 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.

This year’s award recipients are:

  • Sen. Thomas Alexander of Walhalla, Class of 1978, a long-time public servant who has advocated for legislative initiatives to support Clemson and higher education;
  • Charles Dalton of Greenville, Class of 1964, an Upstate business leader and president of IPTAY;
  • Steve Griffith of Prosperity, Class of 1954, a leader for Duke Power who united his fellow Clemson alumni to give back to the university; and
  • Dan Stanzione of Stuart, Fla., Class of 1967, an engineer whose donations will help Clemson women follow in his footsteps.


Clemson Alumni Association
The Clemson Alumni Association, an open-membership, nonprofit organization since its inception in 1896, connects members of the 135,000-strong Clemson Family, inspiring pride, celebrating achievement, providing service and strengthening relationships with Clemson University and with each other.