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(PDF) (DOC) (JPG)March 22, 2004

(Mahwah) – Dr. Rosetta D’Angelo, a professor of Italian studies and literature at Ramapo College of New Jersey, has been elected president of the Association of Italian American Educators (AIAE).

The Association of Italian American Educators was created to enhance the Italian American image and presence in education. The AIAE supports formal and pertinent education, recognizes distinguished and meritorious educators, provides scholarships and stimulates cultural dialogue in the community.

Each year the AIAE sponsors the Programma Ponte and provides scholarships to Italian American college students to travel to Rome for the summer to study. Last year, two Ramapo College students, Mario Andolina and Kelly Krug, received scholarships. The group also sponsors The Lucca Summer Program and sends children ages 9 to 12 to Italy for two weeks of cultural immersion and to practice Italian with children there. In addition, the organization bestows Educator of the Year Awards and sponsors an annual Italian American Poetry and Dramatic Reading Festival.

D’Angelo will be sworn in at the AIAE’s Sixth Annual Awards and Scholarship Celebration on April 25. The organization is comprised of Italian American educators from throughout the metropolitan area.

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Ramapo College of New Jersey is the state’s premier public liberal arts college and is committed to academic excellence through interdisciplinary and experiential learning, and international and intercultural understanding. The College is ranked #1 among New Jersey public institutions by College Choice, has been named one of the 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America by CondeNast Traveler, and is recognized as a top college by U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s, Princeton Review and Money magazine, among others. Ramapo College is also distinguished as a Career Development College of Distinction by CollegesofDistinction.com, boasts the best campus housing in New Jersey on Niche.com, and is designated a “Military Friendly College” in Victoria Media’s Guide to Military Friendly Schools.

Established in 1969, Ramapo College offers bachelor’s degrees in the arts, business, data science, humanities, social sciences and the sciences, as well as in professional studies, which include business, education, nursing and social work. In addition, the College offers courses leading to teacher certification at the elementary and secondary levels, and offers graduate programs leading to master’s degrees in Accounting, Business Administration, Creative Music Technology, Data Science, Educational Technology, Educational Leadership, Nursing, Social Work and Special Education, as well as a post-master’s Doctor of Nursing Practice.

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