The Department of World Languages and Cultures at Chapman University awards Cristina McKeever and Sara Delucchi as Outstanding Italian Studies Minors.
“Sara Delucchi is graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and a Minor in Italian Studies. Sara brings a rare level of commitment and care to all of her classes and assignments. Her professional dedication and deep human engagement have been inspiring for her professors and classmates alike and have led her to remarkable achievements in Italian. Sara has been an essential part of the Italian Studies community at Chapman since her freshman year, when she entered the Italian Club first as Vice President and then as President. Sara’s generous service –which was also recently recognized by the Renaissance Lodge Order Sons of Italy– has enriched the cultural experience of her peers and helped fostering meaningful relationships among students. After graduation, she will be attending the Master of Occupational Therapy at Dominican University. Auguroni per tutto, Sara!”
“Cristina McKeever is graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance Performance and a Minor in Italian Studies. After graduation, she plans to pursue a professional dance career in performance, choreography, and teaching both nationally and internationally; she especially hopes to teach dance and/or perform in Italy. While succeeding in numerous advanced Italian Studies courses at Chapman, she has also contributed significantly to the community and programming of the Italian Club, and has assisted her peers as a tutor of Italian. Her professors will miss Cristina’s creativity, brightness, diligence, and kindness, but rejoice at the thought that she will bring these qualities to all of her activities in the future. Tante buone cose, Cristina!”