The City College of New York recently announced the creation of an engineering scholarship to honor former Parsons Brinckerhoff CEO James L. Lammie.

James L. Lammie

The James L. Lammie Leadership Scholarship will be given annually, beginning in 2010, to a civil engineering student in CCNY’s Grove School of Engineering who exemplifies outstanding scholastic and leadership potential in the field of civil engineering and public infrastructure support.

“Of all the people I’ve known and worked with during a long career in business and government, Jim Lammie stands out as an extraordinary leader,” said New York Lieutenant Governor  and former Parsons Brinckerhoff board member Richard Ravitch, who helped establish the scholarship. “My hope is that this scholarship will give a City College student the opportunity to emulate Jim’s achievements and career.”

Richard Ravitch

Mr. Lammie retired as Chairman of Parsons Brinckerhoff in October 2009. He was on the Board of Directors for 20 years, serving as Chairman from 2008 to 2009. From 1990 to 1996, he was the company’s CEO and he was President of its largest subsidiary, Parsons Brinckerhoff Quade & Douglas, Inc. from 1982 to 1990.

“I am enormously grateful for the encouragement and support I received in pursuing my own education,” said Mr. Lammie who joined Parsons Brinckerhoff in 1975 following a 21-year career in the U.S. Army. “I hope this scholarship gives others the same kind of extraordinary opportunities I’ve had to be of service and make a contribution,” he added.

Mr. Lammie is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and holds master’s degrees from the George Washington University and Purdue University.