Alumni who attended the 2006 Engineering School Alumni Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner heard about the latest developments at the school, honored John Dionisio, P.E., recipient of the 2006 Career Achievement Award, and reconnected with friends.
The evening highlighted leadership at the Engineering School, the alumni association and AECOM Technology Corporation, a multibillion dollar company that Mr. Dionisio leads.
CCNY President Gregory Williams spoke about plans to rename the school as the Grove School of Engineering and updated the audience on the difficult decision of selecting a dean for the school. The Engineering School Alumni, which is led by Andrea Nunez CE ’97-, participated in the selection process by meeting each of the candidates for an informal dinner during the interview process. (The candidate selected is Joseph Barba EE ’75, an active member of ESA.)
The dinner portion of the evening included the presentation of the Career Achievement Award to Mr. Dionisio.
“ESA honored the hardworking, focused, dedicated, passionate engineer who helped formulate DMJM Harris as one of the flagship companies that make up AECOM Technology Corporation,” said Nunez.
Mr. Dionisio’s acceptance expressed gratitude to mentors, family and colleagues in the audience for their role in his success and also discussed the challenges engineering organizations face in attracting, developing and nurturing the talent and resources needed to address infrastructure needs in a global economy.
The evening featured an open bar cocktail hour in one of the beautiful rooms at the National Arts Club on Gramercy Park South. Alumni, faculty and guests had an opportunity to work the room and hear about friends, industry and the college community.
The Engineering Alumni presented Charlie Michaelson BA ’56 an award for his part for editing the engineering school’s e-mail newsletter.
At present, the Engineering School Alumni is accepting nominations for the 2007 Career Achievement Award, the highest honor engineering and computer science alumni can bestow upon fellow School of Engineering graduates. If you would like to nominate a City College School of Engineering alumnus or alumna whose achievements in business, government or education qualify for this honor, please send the supporting documentation to:
Alumni Association of CCNY, ESA Honors and Awards Committee,
P.O. Box 177, New York, NY 10027-0177.
Lastly, all are cordially invited to our next Engineering School Alumni Annual Meeting and Award Ceremony, which will be held on Wednesday, May 16, 2007 at the National Arts Club in New York City.