Award Winning Students

Our Best Students Get Recognition!

UI Alumni Association's Student Leadership Award

  • Edgar Rafael Tovar, 2011

President's Volunteer Award

  • Alessandra Arreola, 2014

Chancellor's Student Service and Leadership Award

  • Nicholas Gross, 2018
  • Adam Guidarini, 2015
  • Eric Cramer, 2015
  • Evan Ostrega, 2014
  • Hamlet Fasiu, 2014
  • Alessandra Arreola, 2014
  • Alexandra Savoia, 2013
  • Jorgena Kosti, 2012
  • Edgar Rafael Tovar, 2011
  • William Biancucci, 2010
  • Rachel Turkowski, 2009

Monetary Award for Basic Language Program

  • Melissa Morales, 2014
  • Mark Bissonetto, 2014
  • Thomas Ruiz, 2013
  • Jacqueline Fuentes, 2013
  • Anna Baykova, 2012
  • Gabriela Acosta, 2011
  • Luis Rodriguez, 2011
  • Fabian Davalos, 2010
  • Antony Panzani, 2010
  • Rosanna Aliperta, 2009

Luca Bonomi Scholarship

  • Daniel Maldonado, 2013
  • A. Velazquez, 2012
  • David Baeza, 2011

Dante Alighieri Society Scholarship

  • Samantha Ally, 2013
  • Rebekka Duffy, 2012
  • Rossie Rangel, 2011
  • Allison Whalen, 2011

Italy Scholarship

  • Omar Maradiaga, 2016
  • Jayson Esparza, 2014
  • David Maya, 2013
  • Somidie Dylan, 2013
  • Elward Zane, 2013
  • David Maja, 2013
  • Alessandra Arreola, 2013
  • Karina Hurtado, 2013

Siena Scholarship

  • Christopher Russell, 2012
  • Jennifer Tanglao, 2012

Prestigious Italian Internships

  • Adam Guidarini, Jackson Academy Elementary School, 2016
  • David Molina, UIC Athletics (Italian Tutor)
  • Gaetano La Corte, 2016 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Cristina Romagnolo, 2016 (Scuola italiana Enrico Fermi)
  • Jagoda Jurewicz, 2015 (Italian American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Emily Dion, 2014 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Julia Larmon, 2014 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Jose Ramirez, 2014 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Emily Dion, 2013 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Julie Larmon, 2013 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Zoey Keeney, 2013 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Olga Johnson, 2013 (Italian American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Rebekah Ciribassi, 2012 (Whitney Young H.S., Italian AP Tutor)
  • Monica Rafacz, 2011 (Italian American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Natalie Del Percio, 2010-present (Italidea)
  • Rebekah Ciribassi, 2011 (Italian Cultural Institute)
  • Eva Bici, 2010 (Italian Trade Commission)
  • Jorgena Kosti, 2009 (Italian Trade Commission)

Other Notable Awards

  • Adam Guidarini, 2017 (Honors Council Award); currently translating a war diary from Italian to English “Pedevelago during WWII, 1943-1945” under the supervision of Professor Chiara Fabbian
  • Several students were accepted to the “VoluntarItaly” program in Lombardy