San Diego-based Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE:SAI) announced that J. Robert Beyster, SAIC founder, former chairman and chief executive officer, was selected for induction as a lifetime member of the Horatio Alger Association of Distinguished Americans. The induction ceremony will take place in Washington, D.C. on April 3-5.
The Horatio Alger Award was established in 1947 to encourage young Americans to recognize that success can be achieved through hard work and perseverance. Recipients of the Horatio Alger Award are role models who have pulled themselves up by their bootstraps in the American tradition and achieved outstanding success.
"Dr. Beyster's selection as a recipient of the coveted Horatio Alger Award is most deserving," said Ken Dahlberg, SAIC chairman and chief executive officer. "As founder of SAIC, he personified the American dream through his achievements as an entrepreneur and great visionary. We congratulate Dr. Beyster for this tremendous recognition."