This past Saturday, December 15, many of our Heritage Greece Program alumni attended the Mistletoe Gala in New York, NY. The gala was hosted by the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church at the Harvard Club in New York City, and created the opportunity for a miniature Heritage Greece reunion. The NHS is proud to see that the life long friendships created through this program continue to be lasting and continue to show signs of living on forever!
New York - On Wednesday, December 5th, NHS Members Dennis & Karen Mehiel sponsored a meet and greet dinner at their home. NHS members, along with Heritage Greece alumni were present. This was the second event that the National Hellenic Society has hosted to connect students with prospective mentors who will be able to provide guidance and advice that will help them in the future. The event was incredibly successful and both NHS members and HG alumni in attendance are motivated to continue to foster the mentor/mentee relationship. We look forward to many more events like this as we launch this new phase of our Heritage Greece and Heritage America programs. Thank you Karen and Dennis Mehiel for sponsoring this event to enrich this wonderful program!
Washington, DC - On Sunday, December 2nd, NHS Members Ted and Demetra Argeroplos sponsored a meet and greet luncheon at the il Canale restaurant in Georgetown. NHS members, along with Heritage Greece alumni and Pan-Hellenic scholars were present. The purpose of the luncheon was to connect these students with prospective mentors who will be able to provide guidance and advice that will help them in the future. The National Hellenic Society is excited that the first of many events designed for fostering the Mentor/Mentee relationship between our members and our program participants was a success. We look forward to many more events like this as we launch this new phase of our Heritage Greece and Heritage America programs. Thank you Demetra and Ted Argeroplos for sponsoring this event to kick off this exciting new chapter!
The National Hellenic Society helped sponsor the Hellenic American Women's Council (HAWC) at their annual conference, held November 2-3, 2018 in Washington, DC. The conference featured panel presentations by the Honorable Barbara S. Pope, Former Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Navy & Assistant Secretary of the U.S. State Department, and the Honorable Andrew Natsios, Former Director of US Agency for International Development, & Director of World Vision. The panel presentations were moderated by Paul Glastris, Editor in Chief of The Washington Monthly. The keynote speaker for the weekend was Ms. Thalia Assuras, former television journalist, CBS, who was also honored with the prestigious Aristeon Award.
The National Hellenic Society's New York Chapter hosted a luncheon for NHS members and guests that were in New York to celebrate Archon Weekend. Dr. George Korkos, co-founder of the National Hellenic Society, described NHS’ mission, vision and programs that are focused on celebrating and passing on Hellenic heritage to the next generation. The luncheon was hosted at Molyvos, owner Nick Livanos dropped by to extend his family’s best wishes to the NHS for continued success.
New York - This past weekend, Heritage Greece Alumni Dimitri Roumeliotis and John Banas attended the annual meeting of the National Hellenic Student Association (NHSA). They had the opportunity to address the conference attendees and made a presentation about the Heritage Greece Program and highlighted the benefits as well as how the program has impacted them.
National Hellenic Society Executive Director Art Dimopoulos was recently interviewed by Fr. Christopher T. Metropulos of the Orthodox Christian Network for it's program Come Receive the Light. Dimopoulos spoke on preserving and celebrating our heritage and what the National Hellenic Society is doing to accomplish that.
NHS Chairman of the Board Drake Behrakis was recently interviewed by the Hellenic News of America. In the interview, Behrakis speaks about the mission and programs of the National Hellenic Society and the plans he has for the future of the organization. Read the full article HERE!
BOSTON - The Inaugural 2018 Heritage America Boston Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society, hosted 6 accomplished Greek-American students from across the country on August 11th in Boston, MA for an Athens of America Tour.
This unique and proprietary program reconnects high school-aged Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Throughout the day, students met with prominent Greek-Americans; toured the Greek and Roman Art Wing of the Museum of Fine Arts; learned about the Greek revival influence and the impact of the first Greek's in Boston. Students were led in discussion by Professor Emeritus, Emmanuel "Manny" Paraschos, of Emerson College and accompanied by Heritage Greece Alums Elena Jacobson and Dimitria Yeannakopoulos.
WASHINGTON D.C. - The 2018 Heritage America Program, sponsored by the National Hellenic Society and Manatos & Manatos, hosted 20 accomplished Greek-American students from across the country July 18-21 in Washington D.C.
Now in its third year, this unique and proprietary program reconnects college-aged Greek-American students with their roots, heritage, culture, and Hellenic identity through the prism of the American experience. Throughout the four-day program, students met with over 40 prominent Greek-Americans who will also serve as future mentors and career guides for Heritage America alumni.