In order to address this absence, NIAF has created NIAF on Campus, a NIAF Italian American Leadership Council (IALC) Fellow Program. It is our hope that this initiative will answer several important questions: How can NIAF be a resource to existing groups on campus? How can the Foundation create efficiencies, unify their efforts, and bring them tog...

Outgoing Associate Dean for the Arts and Humanities in the College of Arts and Sciences, Valerio Ferme, and his spouse, Giorgio Corda, a professor of Italian at the University of Colorado Boulder, have established the Andermarch Cicogna Endowed Scholarship Fund. In alternating years, the scholarship will support high-achieving students in either th...

Two scholarships were awarded to two graduating high school seniors during a reception held by the Matawan Italian American Association at its club house in Hazlet. Each scholarship was $1,000 and both recipients are grandchildren of current members of the Italian American Association. The first recipient was Manuel Thomas Carabel, a graduate of Ma...

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...

The Italian American Heritage Club of Hunterdon County proudly presented 2017 Scholarship Awards on June 13th at the Grand Colonial in Hampton. The Recipients from left to right are Alton Grossman, Charlotte Vitale, Francesca Puglia, Jordan Beneducci, Juliet LoMonte, Michael Anderson, Michael Stazzone, Rachel Lombardi, and Michael DeSapio, Presiden...

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...

Before the former Philadelphia University president got into higher ed, he was an entrepreneur in the trenches. At 24, Stephen Spinelli, Jr. was a member of the founding team of Jiffy Lube and became the company’s largest franchisee in just ten years. Now Spinelli’s the chancellor of newly merged Thomas Jefferson University, following a decade lead...

Si è svolta a Washington D.C. la cerimonia di consegna degli Awards del Pete Taylor Partnership of excellence, che, per la prima volta dalla sua istituzione, ha visto protagonista l’istituzione italiana consolare di Miami grazie anche alla importante attività operativa dell' Ente Gestore Odli.  Il Console Generale d’Italia a Miami, Gloria Marina Be...

At Ferragosto, Everyone is Italian! As Italians, our heritage is very important to us. And at Ferragosto, anyone can be Italian! Ferragosto is about community and bringing people together as one big happy Italian family. Join us in Amici Park in Little Italy San Diego on Saturday August 19 at 6PM with a special VIP reception at 5PM for a night any...

The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council has announced its most recent UNICO Scholarship Awardees. For 2017-18, the recipients are Sophia Sabella of Litchfield and Julian Weisman of Lakeville. The Northwest Connecticut Arts Council administers this grant program on behalf of the Torrington UNICO Scholarship Fund. This fund has enabled the Arts Counci...