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Political Science Student Receives Scholarship to study Austrian art, architecture and culture

Political Science Student Receives Scholarship to study Austrian art, architecture and culture

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Nathan Darrigo, a University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown junior political science major from Latrobe, has been named the recipient of the Austrian Room Committee Scholarship to study Austrian art and architecture and intercultural communication in the Vienna school program of Hope College.

The scholarship, which was awarded by the Nationality Rooms and Intercultural Exchange Programs at the University of Pittsburgh, was given in honor of Franz Stehr, a founding member of the Austrian-American Cultural Society.

At UPJ, Mr. Darrigo is an honor student, has served as the UPJ Student Council on World Affairs president, on the UPJ Student Senate, and has headed UPJ delegations at the Model United Nations and European Community conferences, at which he represented Austria.  He volunteers time for work at Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, and the Salvation Army.

The Austrian Room celebrates its 10th anniversary this year as one of the 26 Nationality Rooms at the University of Pittsburgh.

Founded in 1927, the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown is a four-year, degree-granting college of the University of Pittsburgh.  The university offers more than 40 majors and is known for its engineering technology, education, humanities, and natural and social sciences degree programs.  UPJ has been ranked “Third in the North” among public comprehensive colleges and universities, northern region, by U.S. News and World Report, America’s Best Colleges, 2006.

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