JCU Students Receive Medals from the Italian Parliament and the Italy-USA Foundation

Dean Merva and Shelby Bradley

Dean Merva and Shelby Bradley

On Thursday, 6 October 2016, three JCU students, Shelby Leigh Bradley, Gillian Rose McMurray and Emelia Trop were awarded medals of the Italian Parliament in the framework of the America Award by the Italy-USA Foundation.

Each year the Foundation Italy American 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.

Recipients of the America Award 2016 are: Alessandro Benetton, president 21 Investimenti, Marco Bianchi, Fondazione Umberto Veronesi, Arrigo Cipriani, Harry’s Bar, Christian De Sica, actor, Dario Franceschini, Minister of Culture, 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.

• Gillian Rose McMurray, Major: BA in Communications

• Emilia Trop, Major: BA in Classical Studies and Minor in Philosophy

• Shelby Leigh Bradley, Major: Marketing and Minor in Italian Studies

Congratulations from the JCU community!