PA Regional Student Liaison Appointed: GINO RANDAZZO
Having attended Rutgers University for 3 years, Gino Randazzo transferred to and graduated from the University of Sciences. Gino is currently employed by Publicis Touchpoint Solutions of the Greater Philadelphia Area as the Business Development Intern. Look for more information about Gino in our 2014 newsletters.
Annual Sponsored Scholarships Coccia Foundation presently has six sponsored scholarships, supported by families who recognize the importance of the preservation of the Italian heritage at the benefactor's choice. These scholarships were designed to promote higher and continuing education among emerging adults. If you would like to sponsor a scholarship,please contact Coccia Foundation at (201) 712-1010.
"Passing the Torch" to future generations:
Fairleigh Dickinson University Bimonte Family Scholarship Sponsor: Bimonte Family
Ramapo College Theresa Inserra Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: Inserra Family
Rutgers University Clementina & Joseph Coccia Sr. Memorial Scholarship Anna & Angela Soriano Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: Coccia Family
Seton Hall University Nicastro Family Scholarship Sponsor: Nicastro Family
Seton Hall University Dr. Ennio J. Calluori Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: Calluori Family
St. Joseph's College Maria & Ciro Daidone Memorial Scholarship Sponsor: Daidone Family
The Foundation's Vision The Coccia Foundation will be known and recognized as a premier supporter through programmatic partnerships with educational institutions, students, emerging adults, Italian Student Organizations, Italian and Italian-American organizations nation-wide. ______________________________
ITALMANIA Click here for a message from founder Cav. Joseph Coccia Jr. and the Coccia Foundation anthem. He arrived in the United States in 1920 (from Perugia) at the age of 17…alone. Click here for the lyrics.
In demonstrating first hand the mission of Coccia Foundation, Cavaliere Joseph Coccia Jr., founder, surprised everyone at the 11th Annual Italian Studies Grand Cocktail Reception, held on Monday, Sept. 17, 2012, by "passing the torch" to Elisa Coccia, his daughter.
Elisa has been involved as Vice President for the past six years and has been very active in pursuing the vision and mission of the founders.
Cavaliere Coccia stated that while some things may change, he is confident that "there is no mountain that Elisa cannot climb. "
Both Elda and Joseph Coccia are certain that Elisa will continue their legacy and make them proud.
Serving as the family representative Board member on the Advisory Board of Coccia Institute at Montclair State University, we are pleased that Elisa is being honored by The Columbian Foundation on October 20th, 2012 with the Presidential Award