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AMHS is pleased to announce that our next in-person program will feature distinguished art expert, Dr. Eric Denker, who until recently was the Senior Lecturer of the National Gallery of Art.  The luncheon meeting will take place in Casa Italiana on Sunday, September 18, 2022, at 1 p.m. The program is being co-sponsored by the Casa Italiana Sociocul...

Thursday, September 15, 2022. 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm. Embassy of Italy in the U.S. 3000 Whitehaven St. NW Washington, DC 20008. RSVP is a must. RSVP by September 9, 2022 to info@MDRproject.com Space is limited. Networking reception to follow. Welcoming Remarks by H.E. Mariangela Zappia, Ambassador of Italy to the United States. As nutrition issues take...

At a recent monthly meeting, the Amerigo Vespucci Society (AVS) of Long Branch New Jersey awarded its annual academic scholarships. This year's recipients were Long Branch High School graduates Ava Calzone and Jacob Juliano. Both recipients have excelled academically. Ava will be attending Monmouth University in the Fall, pursuing law. Jacob will b...

Teachers often say “I don’t do it for the money”; that is true. I believe the “good” teachers do it for the kids. They work hard in and out of the classroom because they know that they make a difference in a student’s life. My life has been touched by the young lady who will be getting an Italian scholarship. This is only the second scholarship I’v...

Every year the AMHS awards scholarships to two outstanding students who have demonstrated both academic excellence and a strong interest in Italian culture and the Italian language. As often happens, this year’s selection process was extremely challenging for the AMHS Scholarship Committee (Lucio D’Andrea, Peter Bell, Mark Lino, Ray LaVerghetta, Ro...

The Conference of Presidents of Major Italian American Organizations (COPOMIAO) is working closely with the New Jersey Italian Heritage Commission (NJIHC) on the national rollout of an equitable, diverse and inclusive curriculum model that uses heritage as a guide to better educate U.S. students in both public and private schools. It is titled: The...

The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Chapter of UNICO recently announced the winners of its two annual scholarship competitions. Seniors Ashley DeFrancesco (Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School) and Michael Minniti (Union Catholic High School) received the SP-F UNICO Brian Piccolo Scholarship - named after former NFL player Brian Piccolo, who in 1970 died of can...

Growing up in Northeastern Pennsylvania, an area with a vibrant Italian American community, Stephanie Longo first became intrigued by her heritage when she was five years old when her mother took her to Dino and Francesco’s restaurant in Clarks Summit, PA, which had a large map of Italy on their placemat.  While they were there, her mother, Ann Mar...

Last week at the West Orange High School Awards Night, the Orange/WestOrange Unico Chapter awarded eighteen (18) scholarships totaling $25,500 to West Orange High School seniors. Scholarship Chair Frank V Gonnella awarded scholarships to seniors in the areas of general academic excellence, science, engineering, culinary, music, business, VEI, the t...

Dear Members & Friends, The Filitalia International & Foundation is happy to announce that we are receiving applications for the 2022 Scholarship awards. The majority of scholarships are available for Filitalia chapter members only, but some specific scholarships are also for non-members. Please pass on the information attached to your fellow membe...

The Italian American Cultural and Heritage Society of Washington County awarded eight scholarships to graduating high school seniors. With this year’s awards, since 1992, the organization will have provided 233 scholarships to Washington County residents. The scholarships, $3,000 each, are awarded through application of criteria that includes a one...

NJMEP (New Jersey Manufacturing Extension Program) has been expanding recently. The Board of Trustees has announced the appointment of ADM Tronics President and CEO Andre’ DiMino as the newest addition. DiMino becomes the 17th board member. His work and knowledge which made ADM Tronics a life sciences leader is invaluable to NJMEP and its Board. Di...