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2019 Cento Amici Scholarships Awarded

College of the Arts’ Students Receive 2019 Cento Amici Scholarships and Attend Annual Spring Dinner

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Cento Amici 2019 Scholarship Winners

Thanks to the generosity of Cento Amici (translation: 100 Friends), a community-based organization dedicated to supporting education in New Jersey, 12 College of the Arts’ students were awarded scholarships and recognized at the organization’s 31st Annual “Meet the Scholarship Recipients” Dinner on April 29 in Warren, NJ.

Robert Zito, president of Cento Amici, welcomed the organization’s members and their guests, along with student scholarship recipients from several academic institutions including Montclair State’s College of the Arts.

“This event is always a highlight of the year for our members,” said Robert Zito, the founding president of Cento Amici. “The opportunity to meet the students, who are selected by their schools to receive our scholarships, is a great reminder of why we work to support funding these scholarships.  They are truly tomorrow’s leaders.”

“The College of the Arts is grateful to have been chosen as a beneficiary institution of Cento Amici. We especially thank Cento member Joseph Canderozzi, who brought the scholarship to Montclair and who serves on the College of the Arts’ Advisory Board,” said Linda Davidson, College of the Arts’ Assistant Dean.

College of the Arts’ Award Recipients

This year’s recipients, representing each of the College of the Arts’ four academic units, are:

Department of Theatre and Dance

Allison Strohm

Michaela Pietriferno

Alfonse Napolitano

Department of Art and Design

Nicollette Pezzolla

Joy Velasco

Justin Clayton Dawes

School of Communication and Media

Elena Plumser

Christopher Boncimino

Alexis Giunta

School of Music

Nicole Vega

Teresa Toriello

James Ricotta

The Cento Amici Scholarship was established at Montclair State University in 1999 and to date has recognized more than 130 students.