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NIAF CHAIRMAN A. KENNETH CIONGOLI APPOINTED TO FULBRIGHT COMMISSION

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or elissa@niaf.org


(WASHINGTON, D.C. -- November 2, 2007) Dr. A. Kenneth Ciongoli, National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) chairman, has been appointed to the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission’s 60th Anniversary Advisory Board. The advisory board will help plan commemorative events and identify possible sources of funding for additional Fulbright scholarships during the 60th anniversary of the Fulbright program in Italy in 2008.

“It is truly an honor and distinct privilege to serve with so many prominent Italian political and business leaders as well as Italian-American notables on the Fulbright Commission’s advisory board,” NIAF Chairman A. Kenneth Ciongoli, said.

The committee is chaired by Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs Massimo D’Alema, U.S. Ambassador to Italy Ronald P. Spogli, and Italian Ambassador to the United States Giovanni Castellaneta. Other participants include Mayor of Rome Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Naples Rosa Russo Jervolino, and Mayor of Milan Letizia Morati in addition to a host of Italian and American Fulbright recipients, including writer Umberto Eco.

Since its founding in 1946, more than a quarter million people around the world have reaped the benefits of the Fulbright program. No other program has brought such worldwide credit and goodwill to the United States, and had such a beneficial impact on international relations. To learn more about the U.S.- Italy Fulbright program, visit www.fulbright.it

NIAF is a non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., and dedicated to preserving the heritage of Italian Americans. Visit www.niaf.org.




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