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UNICO National and Marconi University Forge International Educational and Cultural Partnership

FAIRFIELD, N.J., June 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — UNICO National, the largest Italian American service and charitable organization in America and Marconi University, headquartered in Rome, Italy and accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, announced a strategic relationship to promote educational and study abroad opportunities and to advance their shared objectives.

Under the new relationship, Marconi University is providing four scholarships for UNICO National members in undergraduate, graduate, certificate, and single course programs, which include Computer Engineering, Political Science, Cinematic Arts, Film and Television Production and Italian Language and Culture.  In addition, Marconi will offer all UNICO National members discounted courses and donate a portion of related revenues back to UNICO.  UNICO National and Marconi University have also begun exploring possibilities for future UNICO National events and activities to be hosted at Marconi's scenic campus in the historic center of Rome.  Further information regarding the scholarship application process will be available on UNICO National and Marconi University's websites in the near future.

"UNICO National is so pleased at this exciting new collaboration with Marconi University," stated David M. Donnini, National President of UNICO National.  "The university is committed to academic excellence, innovation, and preparing the next generation of leaders.  Its online education platform is ahead of the curve and greatly advances the accessibility to quality education," he continued.  Marconi's online education programs utilize innovative learning methodologies merging advanced technological solutions to create a unique educational experience.

Alessandra Briganti, Rector of Marconi University, commented, "We are pleased to associate with UNICO National, the premier association of Italian Americans in the United States.  They have done incredible work promoting education, charitable causes, and community.  We see great synergy in our activities and goals."   Marconi representatives will attend UNICO National's annual convention in Fort Lauderdale, Florida this summer to formally introduce the university and its degree programs.

UNICO National, founded in 1922, is America's largest Italian American service and charitable organization. Its volunteer members support charitable, educational, and community service projects while promoting Italian heritage and combating negative stereotyping.  It has a long record of supporting education and cultural initiatives through Italian Studies Chairs it has endowed at several universities across the US.

Marconi University is a recognized leader in online education while continuing to offer its students traditional and blended learning settings. It currently has more than 14,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs, 300 faculty members and an academic advising team of more than 200 experts.

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Contact:  Andre' DiMino, Executive Administrator UNICO National    –  1-973-808-0035  –  Email