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Estey Of Washington, D.c., Receives Clarkson University's Top Honor
Stub E. Estey III of Washington, D.C., has received the Golden Knight Award from his alma mater, Clarkson University in Potsdam, New York. Presented each year during Reunion Weekend, Clarkson's most prestigious alumni award is given to alumni who have distinguished themselves either by service to Clarkson through Alumni Association activities or have demonstrated outstanding career achievement, bringing distinction to themselves and to Clarkson
Estey graduated from Clarkson in 1964 with his bachelor of science degree in Mechanical Engineering. He left Clarkson briefly to assume a position as process planning engineer at United Aircraft. He returned to Clarkson on a fellowship and was a member of the first class of business graduates to complete the requirements for the master of science degree in Industrial Management in 1966. For his thesis, he documented the development of a business simulation game, on which he had collaborated with fellow graduate student Ell Vines and Professor Nye Smith. That game was later published as "integrated simulation," and used in business curricula for several years. Estey remained at Clarkson one additional year to teach statistics and operations research to Clarkson undergraduates.
In 1967, Estey began a career with AT&T that would span 30 years. He held numerous positions with increasing responsibilities, including employment manager for the northeastern region, district operations manager, district personnel manager, district engineering manager, and operations manager, with responsibility for the international operator service center of New York City. Estey spent the last half of his career at AT&T in the federal government affairs department, retiring in 1998 as vice president for government affairs.
Over the years, Estey has had many professional and civic affiliations, but Clarkson has also continued to receive much of his attention. Since graduation, he has attended each of his class reunions, has served as his class representative to the Board of Governors and has been both his reunion gift and activity class chair. Estey is an alumni admission volunteer, has returned to campus as a speaker for career networking panels, and has been an event host for Clarkson activities in the Washington area. As a member of the Clarkson Roundtable, he was recently appointed class chair for the Campaign for Clarkson initiative.
He served as national Clarkson Fund chair for two years where he led an alumni effort to raise $1.5 million in 1997, the most ever raised by the Clarkson Fund to date in a single year. Estey is a member of the board of directors at the Delta Upsilon Alumni Corporation and will serve as second vice president of the Alumni Association this year.
Clarkson University is an independent institution located in northern New York, in the foothills of the Adirondack Mountains. The University has 2,670 graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in its schools of Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, and its Interdisciplinary Engineering and Management program. PHOTO CAPTION: Stub E. Estey (center) receives congratulations from Clarkson University President Denny Brown (left) and Clarkson Alumni Association President Peter Gordon (right). Photo by Thomas M. Watson, Clarkson University.