MALDEN – The Pirandello Lyceum will award Representative Steve Ultrino (D – Malden) with the prestigious I Migliori in Mens et Gesta Award, “The Best in Thought and Actions.” The award recognizes outstanding Americans of Italian descent who have made important contributions to profession, to society and to the Italian American community, according to the Lyceum.
“Like many immigrant communities, Italian immigrants overcame discrimination and hardship to raise their families, strengthen their communities, and have a profound impact on our country for generations,” said Representative Ultrino, whose Italian grandparents and great-grandparents immigrated to the United States in the early 1900s. “I’m proud to be one of countless Italian-Americans working to help our communities, and I’m honored to receive this award.”
This year marks the 32nd anniversary of the I Migliori award, which Boston Magazine called “the most prestigious honor to be received by a person of Italian descent.” The 2017 honorees including Representative Ultrino, Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito, Italian Consul General for New England Dott. Nicola DeSantis, and others.
The I Migliori awards dinner will be held on April 1, 2017.