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A UA Professor, Gregorio Canales, Knighted in the Order of San Antonio de Orihuela

Gregorio Canales

 
Alicante, 24 January 2011

A Professor of Human Geography at the University of Alicante, Gregorio Canales, has just been sworn Knight of the Order of San Antonio de Orihuela. The appointment is a recognition of the work provided for the benefit of the city and its region from the direction of the University Venue in Orihuela, a work mainly academic and cultural projection. Channels confesses his satisfaction with the recognition and extends to the University of Alicante, who has already invested in 2008.

The Honorable Order of Saint Anthony was initiated in 1964 through the Press Club Orihuela. However, its origins date back to 1792, since which time, the office of Lord of San Antón is connected to the cathedral chapter with the mandate "to act as superintendent as an administrator at the hermitage of San Antón, which since XVII century belongs to the town hall, "explains the current Master of the Order, Antonio Luis Galiano.

In recent years, and appointed a Knight of the Order, has extended recognition to women, institutions and companies. Throughout history this recognition is awarded to 280 individuals or entities. Channels appointment came in 2010 but the inauguration has been timed to coincide with this year's event, held in Santo Domingo College, University of Orihuela historical and current headquarters of the University of Alicante. The event, chaired by the mayor of Orihuela, was attended by several vice chancellors of the AU, as well as various academics, political and social.

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