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WHO: Nacy Panzica serves as a Chairman of one of the most notable contracting firms in Northeastern Ohio, the Panzica Construction Company. Panzica is also recognized through his continuous support of many organizations such as Catholic Charities, Help for the Retarded, Inc., Alhambra for Retarded Children, Cuyahoga Community College, St. Augustine Manor, Legatus, and the Arthritis Foundation. He was also awarded “Man of the Year” in 2000 by the Engineering Society and “Community Leader of the Year” in 2002 by the Northeastern Chapter of The Arthritis Foundation. The Anthony M. Pilla Program in Italian American Studies was established in 1999 to honor the John Carroll alumnus and Bishop of the Diocese of Cleveland. This program is unique since it is the only program of its kind in the United States that focuses on an interdisciplinary undergraduate liberal arts approach, which emphasizes an understanding of the meaning of family, its heritage, and the role of spirituality in one’s life. The program examines the achievements of Italian and Italian American intellectual history, culture, literature, philosophy, and religion. WHAT: A Celebration of St. Joseph’s Day with the Most Reverend Anthony M. Pilla, Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland, honoring Nacy Panzica. WHERE: John Carroll University 20700 North Park Boulevard University Heights, OH D.J. Lombardo Student Center / LSC Conference Room WHEN: Thursday March 18, 2010 7:30 p.m. *Note: Donations will be accepted for the scholarship fund of The Bishop Anthony M. Pilla in Italian American Studies. The favor of your presence is requested on or before March15, 2010. CONTACT: Mary Beth Brooks 216-397-4558 or