Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Rao Anumolu gets highest U.S. immigrant civilian award

Indian-American Rao Anumolu, president and CEO of a technology services company, has been felicitated with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of honour, highest civilian award in the U.S. for the immigrants.

Mr. Anumolu, president and CEO of ASR International Corporation, received standing ovation from a gathering of business leaders, academicians, technology leaders, and politicians at an event held at Long Island, New York last weekend.
Ellis Island Medal of Honor recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.

It is the highest civilian award in the U.S. for immigrants - for their contributions in the development of this country.

Both the United States House of Representatives and Senate have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medal of Honor and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record.

Past Medalists include six U.S. Presidents, Nobel Prize winners and leaders of industry, education, the arts, sports and government.

Former Congressman George J. Hochbrueckner was the chief guest of the event, who acknowledged Mr. Anumolu’s contributions and congratulated him on behalf of the New York Congressional delegation.

Vijayawada born Anumolu came to the US in 1969 and obtained a Masters degree in Industrial Engineering and also an MBA degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.

He has attended several Advanced Management Programs at Defence Systems Management College, Harvard University and Wharton School of Business Management.

Recently he has graduated from the Owner/President Management Program (OPM) at Harvard Business School (HBS).

In 2003, he was cited by the US Congress for the contributions made by him and ASR International Corporation towards homeland security in USA. The cost-effective technology and systems deployed by ASR to protect the nation's airports, waterways, railroads and highways were specifically mentioned in Congressional citation.
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