College Awards Two AECOM Leaders With 2012 De La Salle Medals

John M. Dionisio, chairman and chief executive officer of AECOM Technology Corporation (AECOM), and Frederick W. Werner ’75, president of corporate development for AECOM, were honored with the De La Salle Medal at the 2012 Dinner on Jan. 17. The annual event recognizes executives, such as Dionisio and Werner who exemplify the principles of excellence and corporate leadership. Proceeds from the dinner provide discretionary resources for the College and are applied to a wide variety of needs.

“Your support of this dinner contributes directly to our ability to continue to provide for the next generation, the kind of education that has for so long been so valuable to this city and this country,” said Brennan O’Donnell, Ph.D., president of Manhattan College. “An education dedicated to cutting edge academic excellence, steeped in timeless values, and aiming to produce men and women of intelligence and integrity who have the passion and the competence to be of service to their fellow human beings.”  

“With your generous contributions, Manhattan College will continue to be a place where students can keep on creating themselves and become the leaders of tomorrow,” added Christina Costas ’12, the 2012 De La Salle student speaker.

As O’Donnell emphasized in his speech, the continued support and dedication of generous donors allows the College to thrive and offer a first-rate education to the student community. Dionisio and Werner’s own dedication to excellence in their profession and commitment to serving their local communities made them the perfect recipients of the 2012 De La Salle Medals.

Both have received industry-wide recognition for their work at AECOM, (a global leader in providing integrated professional technical and management support services), and its subsidiaries. In the past, Dionisio and Werner played key roles on projects including: the Second Avenue Subway in New York City; the Tren Urbano transit rail system in San Juan, Puerto Rico; the State Highway 130 toll-way in Texas; Southern California’s Metrolink Commuter Rail System; and the $5 billion Phoenix, Ariz., freeway system.

“Mr. Dionisio and Mr. Werner embody the core values that have been the hallmark of Lasallian Catholic education for more than 300 years,” O’Donnell concluded.

View photos from the event below.