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Dr. Michael R Campo was a member of faculty of Trinity College from 1952 to 1989 as professor of Modern Languages. He established the Cesare Barbieri Center (1956 – 1958) – which is now known as the Cesare Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture. In 1958, Dr. Campo also founded the Cesare Barbieri Courier – a journal dealing with Italian Culture. Dr. Campo served as the courier’s editor until its publication ceased in the late 1960s. In 1970, Dr. Campo was involved in founding the Trinity College’s Rome Campus, a model for overseas educational programs for undergraduates. In 1981, Dr. Campo co-founded Trinity’s Elderhostel/Italy program which served as educational travel for senior citizens to program sites throughout Italy. The Italian Government later named Dr. Campo Commendatore della republica. Acknowledging his service and accomplishments as an academic entrepreneur, Trinity conferred on Dr. Campo an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree in 1966. Dr. Campo is also credited with establishing Trinity’s Academy of Life-Long Learning, a non-credit educational program for adult learners.
Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut, "Michael R. Campo papers" (2018). Watkinson Manuscripts Finding Aids. 47.