Dr. Chirico Gets Italian Heritage Award from Hostos CC
"After months of waiting to accommodate COVID restrictions, I had lunch at Hostos last week with President [Daisy] De Filippis and she presented me with my award as a Hostos Italian Heritage and Culture Month honoree," said Professor Chirico, who worked with President De Filippis, when De Filippis was also a professor at York College.
The honor is well earned. Dr. Chirico is John D. Calandra Italian American Institute Resident Faculty and Italian American Faculty and Staff Advisory Council; Chair, Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, Board of Directors; President, Italian American Studies Association, Executive Committee; Treasurer, National Organization of Italian American Women and National Board of Directors, Secretary.
*Left to right in the photo are Ana Garcia Reyes, President De Filippis' chief of staff; Dr. Chirico and Dr. Defilippis.