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The Italian American Cultural Club presented its annual scholarships at the July 10 meeting held at St. Florian Hall in Wintersville. The recipients were Jack Marx, Gabriella Capaldi, Anthony DeFallo, Lexi Biasi and Virginia Olszewski. The scholarships are awarded in memory of club members’ loved ones. Gabby Capaldi’s scholarship was presented by M...

Dr. Corinne Benedetto has been named interim dean of DePaul University’s School for New Learning. Benedetto joined the School for New Learning in 1998, previously serving as associate dean for operations and enrollment management and as associate dean of undergraduate programs. Last academic year, she also served as a member of the Office of the Pr...

The University Club of Milwaukee today announced that it has named David Magnasco as culinary director. In his new role, Magnasco will oversee all culinary operations at both the City and Country Club. Magnasco joins the University Club with more than 27 years of professional culinary experience working in restaurants and private clubs throughout t...

The Charitable Italian American Organization of Lima awarded 14, $1,000 scholarships at a banquet last month. This year’s recipients were Caleb Austin, Rachel Ballinger, Paul Blasiman, Eli Bourassa, Lauren Bull, Jaclyn Diglio, Gabrelle Dulebohn, Abigail Durst, Gage Goecke, Adrian Johnson, Karenna Langhals, Taylor Miller, Thomas Williams and Addison...

On May 12, the Maria Montessori chapter of the Societ Onoraria Italica, the National Italian Honor Society inducted 17 juniors, two seniors and one honorary member at the annual induction ceremony. Juniors who were inducted included Isabella Beil, Mia Bruno, Benjamin Burkey, Tyler Catanzarite, Luciano Cardillo, McKenna Connolly, Grace Coppola, Anna...

The Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures, and Cultures presented awards to outstanding students in the Italian Language Program on April 25, 2017. Italian Consul in Detroit Dr. Maria Manca was in attendance to honor the students for their achievements. Faculty members James Michels, Dr. Raffaele DeBenedictis, and Irene Marletta...

Last May 23rd, during the Honors Convocation at the Anse Creuse High School, two students were awarded the Anthony J. Bellanca Memorial Awards. The fellowship is offered to students who have distinguished themselves in the study and promotion of the Italian language by the legal firm of the same name through the N.O.I. Foundation. Parents, teachers...

A Lima charitable organization rewarded Allen County graduating seniors for their academic achievement this evening. The Charitable Italian American Organization presented 15 seniors across the county with $1,000 scholarships based on academic achievement, participation in extra-curricular activities, and services to the community. Family members o...

When Gianluca Butticè moved from his native Sicily to the U.S., he faced the challenges of learning English and American culture. Surmounting that learning curve inspired him to make the journey easier for others. So after spending the past several years teaching Italian, he is branching out into offering tours of Italy that encompass language and...

After growing up in Rome, then living in Sydney, Australia, and New York City, moving to Kokomo was a bit of a culture shock for Flavio Zampilli. “I’m still looking for skyscrapers,” he said, laughing, but said that he found the right place to enhance his professional skills, earning a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging Technology from Indiana Un...

Interested in hosting an foreign exchange high school student for the 2017-2018 school year?  Here is a perfect opportunity! Isotta is a 17 year old girl from Italy. “I’m Isotta, I’m sixteen and I am a student of Scientific Secondary School in Italy. I think it’s a really good opportunity to improve my English, learn new things, new culture and dif...

At a recent awards banquet, Judie Vitiritti-Lynch was so engaged in talking to her former students that she didn’t hear the emcee announce her name. A colleague prompted her to walk up to the podium, because she had won the Italian Consulate in Chicago’s first-ever Midwest Award for Leadership in the Teaching of the Italian Language and Culture. “I...