Two graduate students of the Department of Civil Engineering graduated with awards during the DLSU Manila Commencement Rites held on July 18, 2009 at the PICC. Engr. Dexter Lo earned his MSCE "with highest distinction" while Engr. Alden Paul Balili also graduated MSCE with an award for "outstanding thesis.".
Engr. Lo is presently the director, XU Engineering Resource Center, Xavier University - Ateneo de Cagayan. Engr. Balili, who is also an undergraduate Lasallian alumnus, is a Structural Engineer of Parsons Brinckerhoff Manila, Philippines.