NCC's 26th Annual Italian Heritage Day Celebration

NEWS RELEASE

For Immediate Release:  September 19, 2011 Media Contact:  Alicia Steger 516.572.9634 Email:  alicia.steger@ncc.edu news releases

Nassau Community College's 26th Annual Italian Heritage Day Celebration"Italianita in America"

Monday, October 3

Garden City, NY—Nassau Community College's Center for Italian American Studies, The Long Island Chapter of the American Italian Historical Association and The Order of the Sons of Italy in America, New York Grand Lodge, invite the community to attend the twenty sixth annual Italian Heritage Day celebration, which will be held at the College on Monday, October 3, beginning at 9:00 a.m.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS:

Ancient Culture:  New Country"Italy After Unification"—Dr. Mario Mignone, Distinguished Service Prof. and Director of the Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University"Italian Americans Today:  A Socio-Demographic Snapshot"—Dr. William Egelman, Prof. of Sociology, Iona College

Italian Influences in American Food, Fashion, Furniture, Film and Automobile Features—A Panel DiscussionModerator:  Dr. Maria Mann, Foreign Languages, Nassau Community CollegePanelists:  Grace Balducci Doria, Prof. Rona Casciola, Prof. Roseanne Scarpelli, Prof. Joseph Pescatore, Dr. Philip Nicholson and Dr. Salvatore LaGumina

This program, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the NCC College Center Building.  For further information, please contact Dr. Salvatore J. LaGumina of the NCC Center for Italian American Studies at 516.572.7422.

About Nassau Community College Nassau Community College, a division of the State University of New York, is an institution where nearly 24,000 full- and part-time students and almost 15,000 continuing and professional students start and continue their successful journey through higher education.  More than 70 fields of study are offered on a 225-acre campus located in the center of Long Island.  As the largest single-campus two-year college in New York State, Nassau Community College maintains a national reputation for excellence.

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