Key to the City of Athens Presented in Celebration of 45th Year

Mayor rec.Now celebrating its 45th consecutive summer and with over 8000 alumni, the University of Georgia’s residential center in Cortona, Italy continues to enrich the lives of participating students and faculty.  The relationship established by founder and former Director of the program John D. Kehoe, was reinforced when Athens, Georgia and Cortona, Italy became Sister Cities in 1978.

The celebration also included a presentation of scholarships offered by the City and businesses of Cortona to four UGA Cortona students. The event concluded with a reception and performance by local, traditional drummers and flag throwers.




  1. Congratulations to everyone involved with this wonderful educational and growth program. I still remember my days in Cortona like it was yesterday…and it has been a lot of yesterday’s since I was a student there. Once, again, congratulations and keep it going! UGA Cortona alum 1974

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