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Student Italian club to hold awards ceremony
Thursday, April 24, 2014

Student Italian club to hold awards ceremony

Current and former students of the Italian club, Unione Italiana, will be honored by the SUNY Fredonia Italian Studies program and the local Chautauqua Italian-American Organization (CIAO) at an awards ceremony to be held on Friday, May 2, beginning at 3 p.m., in Fenton Hall Room 2157.

Jeremy Wilner, a Criminal Justice major and president of Unione Italiana, will be honored as the 2013-2014 recipient of the award for distinguished service to the organization. Last year’s award recipients, Roothland Medina and Angelina Modica, both Music Education majors who graduated in 2013, will also be formally recognized.

The ceremony will also include speeches and remarks by Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences John Kijinski, Department of Modern Languages and Literatures Chair Juan DeUrda, Coordinator of the Italian Studies minor and advisor of Unione Italiana Dr. Chiara DeSanti, Gina Lanfranchi, a senior majoring in French and French Education with a minor in Italian Studies; Nicole Ceppaglia, a graduate student in Speech Pathology and the first student to graduate with a minor in Italian Studies in 2013; and Sam Crisanti, president, CIAO.

The program is free and open to the public.

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