Three JCU Students To Receive America Award by Italy-USA Foundation

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On Thursday, October 6 2016, three JCU students, Shelby Leigh Bradley (BA in Marketing, Minor in Italian Studies), Gillian Rose McMurray (BA in Communications) and Emelia Trop (BA in Classical Studies, Minor in Philosophy) will be awarded medals of the Italian Parliament by the Italy-USA Foundation.

Dean Mary Merva will be representing JCU at the event. Students are welcome to attend and support our award-winners.

Each year the Italy-USA Foundation confers the America Award, under the auspices of the President of the Italian Republic, in order to acknowledge and encourage initiatives aimed at favoring relationships between Italy and the United States. Within the framework of this award, the Foundation also confers medals to students at American universities.

Other recipients of the America Award 2016 will be: Alessandro Benetton, president 21 Investimenti, Marco Bianchi, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Arrigo Cipriani, Harry’s Bar, Christian De Sica, actor, Dario Franceschini, Italian Minister of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Giovanni Malagò, president CONI, Tony Renis, singer and producer, Ronald Spogli, CEO Freeman Spogli & Co., Beatrice Trussardi, president Fondazione Nicola Trussardi, Alessio Vinci, journalist. A special award will be conferred in memory of Antonin Scalia, associate justice of the US Supreme Court.

It is necessary to send an email confirming participation at [email protected] by Friday September 30.

Congratulations to our award-winning students!