Nancy de Grummond receives Tuscan American Award in Florence

Nancy de Grummond receives Tuscan American Award in Florence

The Associazione Toscana USA/Tuscan American Association Onlus at its 2017 Welcome Day, Wednesday, October 25th at 5:00 pm in the Salone de’ 500 of Palazzo Vecchio, Florence, Italy, awarded FSU Classics Professor Nancy T. de Grummond with its Tuscan American Award.

One of the Tuscan American Association’s main objectives is to enhance cultural exchanges between Tuscany and the United States by hosting a welcome ceremony every year for American students who initiate their studies in the various universities located in Tuscany. An integral part of Welcome Day is the ceremony for the Tuscan American Award, given each year to two award recipients, one Tuscan and the other American, who have contributed significantly to further developing the ties of friendship and exchange between the United States and Tuscany and who serve as role models for the American students.

This year’s American award recipient is Prof. Nancy Thomson de Grummond, Professor of Classics at Florida State University and an expert in Etruscan, Hellenistic and Roman archeology, for her work as director of archaeological excavations at Cetamura del Chianti, Tuscany, her research and her publications that have contributed to knowledge of the Etruscans.

The 2017 Welcome Day featured opening remarks by the Mayor of Florence Dario Nardella and Vice-Mayor of Florence Cristina Giachi, and the Consul General of the US Consulate General in Florence Benjamin V. Wohlauer.

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