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Argentina Schifano Hills, American editor, publisher. Named one of Ten Most Internationally Distinguished Women, Northwood Institute Michigan, 1978; recipient Maria Moors Cabot Gold medal for distinguished contributions to inter-American relations, Columbia University, New York City, 1968, Americas Foundation award, 1977.

Background

Hills, Argentina Schifano was born on October 4, 1921 in Pola, Italy. Daughter of Vincent and Argentina (Tomat) Schifano.

Education

Student, University New York, 1940—1942. Degree (honorary), Interam. University, Puerto Rico, 1969.

Degree (honorary), Queens College, Charlotte, North Carolina, 1971. Degree (honorary), University Miami, Florida, 1978. Degree (honorary), Metropolitan University Puerto Rico, 1990.

Degree (honorary), Central Caribbean University, 1991. Doctor (honorary), Sacred Heart University, San Juan, Puerto Rico, 2002.

Career

Executive Buitoni-Perugina, New York City, 1941—1951. Editor, public El Mundo, San Juan, 1960—1987. Chairman El Mundo Broadcasting corporation.

President Angel Ramos Foundation.

Membership

President women's committee Detroit Art Institute, 1972—1974. Member women's committee Detroit Symphony, 1970—1975. Chairman Dade County Council Arts and Sciences, 1978—1980.

Board directors American Red Cross, 1961—1965, Salvation Army, 1965—1968, Americas Society New York, Dade Community Foundation, Miami, Greater Miami Opera Association, Miami Downtown Development Authority, Bayfront Park Management Trust, Miami. Trustee Barry University, 1979—1983, University Detroit, 1976—1982, University Sacred Heart, San Juan. Member of American Newspaper Publications Association, American Society Newspaper Editors (director 1980-1982, chairman international communications committee), Inter-American Press Association (director, president 1977-1978), Bankers Club (San Juan), Bath Club (Miami), Miami City Club, Surf Club.

Connections

Married Angel Ramos, 1952 (deceased 1960). Married Lee Hills, October 31, 1963.

father:
Vincent Schifano

mother:
Argentina (Tomat) Schifano

spouses:
Lee Hills

Angel Ramos