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Pan Pipes Summer 2018

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PAN PIPES • SUMMER 2018 • 14 SAIS IN ACTION R enowned, award winning, and Emmy nominated pianist and composer Marina Arsenijevic, who is an Honorary Member of Sigma Alpha Iota, is a recipient of the highest diplomatic award from the Government of Serbia "e Knight of Saint Sava's Pacifism" for her work of promoting Unity rough Diversity through her music. On May 29, 2018, in a ceremony conferring honors on those who deserved high diplomatic recognition, in presence of over 100 Ambassadors including the US Ambassador to Serbia, Marina Arsenijevic was elevated by Deputy Serbian Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Ivica Dačić to a "Knight of the St. Sava Order of Diplomatic Pacifism" for her work in promoting Serbian culture and values through her music with the mission of "Unity rough Diversity." is was Marina's first return to her homeland aer 17 years. Notable European lifestyle Magazine Glorija, Serbian edition, published about Marina's return to her homeland with the title "Marina's 17 year long journey home." Marina was greeted by vast international media which attended the ceremony and was interviewed for National TV and newspapers. US Ambassador to Serbia, Kyle Scott, greeted Marina at the US Embassy in Belgrade and personally congratulated her for receiving a recognition by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Serbia for the use of her music to promote reconciliation and understanding. Marina Arsenijevic is an international award- winning pianist and composer, star of the Emmy- nominated Public Television program, Marina at West Point: Unity through Diversity which has been broadcast to more than 180 Million viewers by PBS Stations all across the country. Marina created the program and performed with the 120-member joint ensemble of the West Point Band and West Point Cadet Glee Club. e Concert was recorded live at West Point's historic Eisenhower Hall and will continue to be broadcast all across the country Honorary Member Arsenijevic Knighted in Serbia Vukica Mikaca Honorary Member Marina Arsenijevic was named a Knight of the St. Sava Order of Diplomatic Pacifism by the Government of Serbia in May for her "Unity Through Diversity" campaign.

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