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Graduates to Leaders Workshop in New Brunswick, N.J.


Contact:   Elissa Ruffino (NIAF) 202/939-3106 or



SPONSOR: The National Italian American Foundation (NIAF)

WHEN: October 15, 2011 – 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: Rutgers University
College Avenue Student Center
126 College Avenue
New Brunswick, N.J. 08901

NIAF is offering Graduates to Leaders (G2L) workshops for university students, college graduates and young professionals, ages 21 and older, on Saturday, October 15, 2011, at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. The program focuses on professional leadership skills and is offered in conjunction with the New Jersey Italian American Heritage Commission (NJIAHC) Conference at 8:30 a.m.

Hon. Samuel A. Alito, Jr., associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, will give the keynote address at the conference. The G2L lectures and discussions will provide students with an insider’s view of the legal world as well as examine the success of Italian Americans in professional fields. These seminars also serve as networking forums, introducing participants to a professional support group of Italian Americans.

Following the NJIAHC Conference, lunch will be served at 12:15 p.m. Winners of a curriculum renaming contest for the NJIAHC also will be announced during the NJIAHC Conference.

Free registration for NIAF members. Non-members fee is $25 and includes the NJIAHC Conference, the G2L workshops and an annual membership to NIAF. For more information, visit

Space is limited. Pre-registration is required: Contact Alexandra Dall at or 202-939-3118.

Media Contacts: Elissa Ruffino at 202-939-3106 or
Natasha Borato at 202-939-3116 or

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