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News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Giorgio Borlenghi, Patrizia Livreri
Giorgio Borlenghi and ICCC special guest Patrizia Livreri of the University of Palermo in Italy. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Patrizia Papi, Paolo Papi
Patrizia and Paolo Papi. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014,  Gladys Rotela, Désirée Triolo
 Gladys Rotela, left, and Désirée Triolo. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014 Michael Montalbano, John Marion Carrabba
Award recipient Michael Montalbano, left, with gala committee co-chair John Marion Carrabba.  Photo by Roswitha Volger
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Livia Bornigia, Giulia Viali, Tiziana Triolo
Livia Bornigia, from left, Giulia Viali and Tiziana Triolo. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, The Rev. Frank Rossi, Cathy Borlenghi, Giorgio Borlenghi
The Rev. Mark Rossi, left, with Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, casino night
Casino action provided hours of entertainment for gala guests. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Joanna Palasto, Elena Sgarbi
Joanna Palasota, left, and Consul General of Italy Elena Sgarbi. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014,  Margaret Bannon
Gala committee co-chair Margaret Bannon. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Marco Longo
Dr. Marco Longo Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Ray Miller
ICCC executive director Ray Miller. Photo by Roswitha Vogler
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Giorgio Borlenghi, Patrizia Livreri
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Patrizia Papi, Paolo Papi
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014,  Gladys Rotela, Désirée Triolo
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014 Michael Montalbano, John Marion Carrabba
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Livia Bornigia, Giulia Viali, Tiziana Triolo
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, The Rev. Frank Rossi, Cathy Borlenghi, Giorgio Borlenghi
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, casino night
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Joanna Palasto, Elena Sgarbi
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014,  Margaret Bannon
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Marco Longo
News, Shelby, Italian Cultural and Community Center gala, August 2014, Ray Miller

What: The Italian Cultural and Community Center (ICCC) "Reaching Our Vision" gala and casino night.

Where: The Westin Houston, Memorial City.

The 411: The spotlight was on Italian and Italian-American leaders in the medical field when ICCC presented the annual Italian Flame Awards at the sold-out black-tie gala. Doctors and researchers from M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, UTHealth-Houston, the University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, Houston Methodist Research Institute and other organizations as well as doctors in private practice were applauded for distinguished careers. Joining forces as gala committee co-chairs were John Marion Carrabba and Margaret Bannon.

“As a native Italian and director of programs and marketing of this organization," noted Tiziana Triolo in a statement, "I’m very proud to see so many Italian-Americans and Italians who have, through the years, produced such distinguished results in the medical, research and scientific field both in Italy and in the United States."

Who: Award recipients were Dr. Nicola Abate, Dr. Davide Cattano, Dr. Luca Cicalese, Dr. Philip L. Cimo, Dr. Giuseppe Colasurdo, Dr. Andrea Duchini, Dr. Alessandra Ferrajoli, Dr. Mauro Ferrari, Dr. Frank Gusemano, Dr. Stephen Incavo, Dr. Anthony Lucci, Dr. Maria Adelaide Micci, Dr. Christopher Patronella, Dr. Mark ProvenzanoDr. Cristiana Rastellini, Dr. Stefano Sdringola-Maranga, Dr. Giulio Taglialatela, Dr. Elizabeth La Torre Travis, Dr. Fabio Triolo, Dr. Peter T. Triolo Jr. and Dr. Daria Zorzi.

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