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Clarkson University Alumnus Donates Software & System for Clarkson Inn

Clarkson University alumnus Jon Dulude has donated his company’s hospitality software and a server to Clarkson University for use in the Clarkson Inn.

Jon DuludeDulude graduated from Clarkson in 1981 with a bachelor of science degree in industrial distribution -- now known as engineering & management.

He is CEO of DuVoice Corporation, which he founded in 1990 with his father, former Clarkson trustee Richard Dulude, and late brother Jeff Dulude. DuVoice provides software and hardware for the hospitality industry worldwide.

The Clarkson Inn is installing DuVoice software to provide an interface link between their recently acquired Avaya IP telephone system and their hotel billing system. The Avaya IP Office telephone system is one of the most popular IP telephone systems on the market today and DuVoice, an Avaya technology partner, provides software to tie the two systems together for billing, housekeeping status, guest wakeup calls and voice mail. The staff can manage all this functionality through a web console at the front desk.

“Clarkson University provided me with the degree and job opportunities in technology early on, which led me to starting a software company," said Dulude. "It’s great to come full circle be in a position to give back to Clarkson, especially when it’s the technology I’ve developed since attending.”

Founded in 1990, DuVoice is a Kirkland, Wash.,-based company whose products are installed in 50 countries worldwide. DuVoice software and systems are certified by all major hotel brands and sold through distribution channels of technology partners Avaya, Cisco, NEC, Panasonic, Mitel, ShoreTel, Nortel and others.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

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