Immediate: September 27, 2013
Contact: Alicia Steger 516.572.9634
Nassau Community College's 28th Annual Italian Heritage Day Celebration
"Italian Americans in Sports: A Constellation of Stars"
Monday, October 21, 2013
Garden City, NY — Nassau Community College invites the community to attend its twenty-eighth annual Italian Heritage Day celebration, "Italian Americans in Sports: A Constellation of Stars," which will be held on Monday, October 21, beginning at 9:00 a.m. in Room 252-253 of the College Center Building. The program is sponsored by Nassau Community College's Center for Italian American Studies, UNICO Islip/Smithtown Chapter, The New York Grand Lodge, Order of the Sons of Italy in America and The Italian American Studies Association/Long Island Chapter.
From Baseball, Basketball and Beyond
"New York Yankees Italian American Team," Prof. John DeSpagna, NCC
"The Italian American Moment in Boxing," Prof. Michael Pelliccia, NCC
"Famous Female Italian American Sports Legends," Professor Linda Gorman, NCC
From Football to Golf
"Vince Lombardi and Italian Americans in Football," Prof. Jack Bilello, Dowling College
"Sarazen to Mediate: Italian American Professional Golfers," Prof. Robert St. Angelo, NCC
"Italian American Athletes: The Fan Perspective," Chuck Cutolo, NCC; Denise Pratesi; Octavio Orologio, former soccer player; Joseph Muscarella, NCC
This program is free, open to the public and accessible to the disabled. Please also feel free to visit a related display on the first floor of the library. 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, part of the State University of New York, is an institution where over 23,000 full- and part-time students and approximately 10,000 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.