Rao S. Anumolu, an Indian- American from Long Island in New York, has been conferred with the prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor — the highest civilian award in the US for immigrants — for his contribution in the development of this country.
Both the United States House of Representatives and Senate have officially recognized the Ellis Island Medals of Honor and the recipients are read into the Congressional Record.
The medal recognizes recipients for outstanding contributions to their communities, their nation and the world.
Andhra Pradesh-born Anumolu came to the US in 1969 and obtained a Master’s degree in Industrial Engineering and also an MBA degree from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
He has attended several Advanced Management Pro-grams at Defense Systems Management College, Harvard University and Wharton School of Business Manage-ment.
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 the USA.
The cost-effective technology and systems deployed by ASR to protect the nation’s airports, waterways, railroads and highways were specifically mentioned in the Congressional citation.