Since 1970 you have been a dedicated and valuable contributor to the academic mission of the College, notably through your leadership in various roles in the School of Business, reflecting the concern of De La Salle that the Lasallian school would open to the students opportunities for a useful place in society. In the tradition of De La Salle, you have exemplified the contribution that lay persons can make to the Church through your activity in Pax Romana and the World Congress of the Laity. Like De La Salle, your teaching and administrative duties have shown concern for the person of each student and you have been successful in integrating religious values with the human growth and development. You have always been proud of the Catholic identity of the College as consistent with the values of scholarship and academic freedom. In particular, your participation in the Buttimer Institute for Lasallian Studies, often at great personal sacrifice, has brought you to profound awareness of the Lasallian tradition that makes you a Distinguished Lasallian Educator indeed.