JNEWS: Tamaro, George [MC1959] gets MC some good press


Honored Boca Grande engineer encourages Manhattan graduates
By TERRY O’CONNOR toconnor@breezenewspapers.com
POSTED: June 2, 2011

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Fact Box

George Tamaro at a glance

Occupation: Internationally acclaimed structural engineer.

Residences: Bristol, R.I., and Boca Grande.

Honors: U.S. Army Outstanding Civilian Service Medal in 2007; Concrete Industry Board Leader of Industry Award in 2007; and the American Society of Civil Engineers Ernest E. Howard Award in 2006.

Memberships: National Academy of Engineering, an honorary member of ASCE, and member of the ASCE GeoInstitute and ASCE Structural Engineering Institute.

Education: Graduated from Manhattan College in 1959 with a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering and earned master’s degree from Lehigh University in structural engineering in 1961. Graduated from Columbia University with a master’s degree in architectural engineering in 1969.

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George Tamaro of Boca Grande returned to Manhattan College 52 years after graduating from the Riverdale, N.Y., institution to be collect his honorary doctorate of engineering.

Tamaro, a 40-year former resident of Leonia, N.J., now lives in Bristol, R.I., and Boca Grande. He went back to his old stomping grounds to give the keynote address as Manhattan College awarded more than 200 degrees at its May 21 spring commencement.

“Discover those moments when you experience or learn something that speaks and resonates with you, that reveals something about yourself or about the way the world works,” Tamaro said. “It may come from a challenge you overcome or something you read or someone you meet or some aspect of your work. No matter where you go from here don’t stop discovering, learning or growing.”

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Tamaro, George [MC1959]

[JR: A great story for MC and some very impressive accomplishments. Inspiring!]

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