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Alumni Association Hosts Annual Cioppino Dinner to Welcome First-Year Students

July  23, 2014

Coming together over pots of steaming cioppino is one of Pacific Dugoni's tastiest traditions. On Friday, July 18, volunteers from the Alumni Association ladled out bowls of San Francisco's traditional seafood stew and pasta to welcome the Pacific Dugoni family's newest additions.  

A tradition that goes back to 1991, the Cioppino Dinner embodies the sense of camaraderie that starts at Pacific Dugoni and continues throughout students' and graduates' lives. At the celebration alumni and staff have the chance to sit down with new students to share a meal and welcome them into the school community.  

cioppinoVolunteers from the Alumni Association spend the day cooking and preparing for the meal, which was held this year in the school's new building at 155 Fifth Street. During the meal, Alumni Association President Dr. Artemiz Adkins '04, Alumni Association Past President Dr. Paul Senise '65 and Dean Patrick J. Ferrillo, Jr. explained the roots of the tradition and shared warm words of welcome.    

Cioppino is a seafood stew that originated in the late 1800s among Italian fisherman in the North Beach neighborhood of San Francisco. Considered an Italian-American dish, the stew combines various types of seafood with tomatoes, wine and herbs, and is traditionally served with pasta. 

Category Type: Alumni, Special Events

Contact:  Office of Public Relations, 415.929.6434, pr@pacific.edu