The National Hellenic Society in collaboration with the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation held its Third Annual Mentor/Mentee Meet & Greet luncheon in Georgetown thanks to the generosity and dedication of hosts, Ted and Demetra Argeroplos. Ted and Demetra are NHS members and parents of children that attended both the Heritage America and Heritage Greece Programs. Ted also serves on the PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors.
Undergraduate and graduate students met to discuss their respective career aspirations ranging from law, government, international relations, accounting, consulting engineering, computer science, federal government agency work. Representative higher educational institutions included Columbia, Georgetown, George Washington, Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, Christopher Newport and other universities. NHS members from throughout the U.S. are available to serve as mentors and provide advice, guidance and direction to alumni of the Heritage Greece, Heritage America and PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Foundation and The National Hellenic Society Launch the National Hellenic Society Culinary Legacy Fund
The National Hellenic Society (NHS), a non-profit organization dedicated to perpetuating, celebrating, and passing on Hellenic heritage, proudly announces the establishment of the National Hellenic Society Culinary Legacy Fund at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV). The Fund will promote Hellenic heritage, culture and cuisine to culinary arts students enrolled in the Food and Beverage Program within the UNLV’s world-renown William F. Harrah College of Hospitality.
Stowe Shoemaker, dean of the William F. Harrah College of Hospitality and his team hosted a memorable reception for NHS members and guests attending the annual NHS Heritage Weekend event in celebration of the launch of the Fund. NHS Guests included Her Excellency, Ambassador Alexandra Papadopoulou, Greece’s Ambassador to the U.S., David Horner, President of the American College of Greece, Alexander Zagoreos, Chair of the American School of Classical Studies at Athens, Nancy Papaioannou, President of Atlantic Bank, George Marcus, John Calamos and Drake Behrakis, NHS Co-Founders, and NHS members from all over the U.S.
The National Hellenic Society hosted a screening of the epic film Cliffs of Freedom as a part of its Bicentennial Celebration this evening at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC.
Cliffs of Freedom is a historical drama romance feature film inspired by actual events, based on the novel, Daughter of Destiny written by NHS member, Marianne Metropoulos. The film was produced by Marianne and Dean Metropoulos, Marianne also served as a co-scriptwriter of the film, with Dean as Executive Producer. The NHS is the proud steward of Cliffs of Freedom which is now available on Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video and Google Play.
Cliffs of Freedom is inspired by actual events and accounts that transpired during the early stages during Greece's War for Independence in 1821. The lives, struggles, sacrifices and journey of the Greeks is on brilliant display as the film marks the first time their voices are brought to life through the magic of the silver screen. The production, acting, score and caliber of cast and crew are outstanding.
We were fortunate to have many NHS members journey to our nation's capital from all over the country to join us for our screening. Visit the link below to see pictures and video from the event!
On Wednesday, June 23, the National Hellenic Society's Boston Chapter hosted a Cocktail Reception at the Committee Ouzeri & Bar for NHS Members, Heritage Greece & Heritage America Program Alumni, & Friends. The evening was a success, and a much welcomed opportunity to catch up!
Join us as Dr. Anastassios Sakellaropoulos, Head of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, and Dr. Maria Dimitriadou, Curator of the Benaki Museum Historical Archives, shed light on artifacts and documents from the period between 1770 and 1880, the first 100 years of modern Hellenism.
Dr. George Manginis, Academic Director of the Benaki Museum, kicks off the engaging conversation.
Join the National Hellenic Society as Dr. David Horner, Dr. Alexis Phylactopoulos, and Dr. Panos Vlachos discuss what the future of Education and Study Abroad will look like and the opportunities they will bring.
NHS Talks Excellence takes a look at Lucy Xu, the Founder & CEO of The Port Global, an international marketing and business consultancy enabling startups in Greece and similar emerging tech markets to realize their highest potential.
National Hellenic Society Chairman Drake Behrakis welcomes Dr. Alexandra Touroutoglou for an engaging conversation entitled "Youthful brains in super agers: What's their Secret?" Dr. Touroutoglou, an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School, explains what "super agers" are and how this specific research can help us better understand Alzheimer's disease.
The National Hellenic Society teams up with the American School of Classical Studies at Athens (ASCSA) and the National Hellenic Museum to bring you this special presentation of NHS Talks Stories with Philhellene and Professor of Archaeology, Curtis Runnels.
George Orfanakos, ASCSA Executive Director and Arthur Dimopoulos, NHS Executive Director welcome Professor Runnels for an engaging conversation about his passion as collector of early books, archives and artifacts which he has contributed to ASCSA.
Technology has forever changed the way we work. The modern day workplace whether at home, or at the office, presents new challenges. Join us for a special edition of an NHS Boston Chapter Event: Advice to Young Adults and Professionals: Staying Engaged and Making an Impact, moderated by Noel Denice. The distinguished panel of experts shall address change and provide you with strategies and advice. The speakers include: Dr. Ann Bezzerides, Athena Kalyvas, Jane Kourtis, Dr. Sophia Koustas, and Tamika Tompoulidis.
We look forward to seeing you online on Tuesday, March 23rd at 7:00 p.m. This special Women's History Month event will be broadcast live on the Zoom platform, and on NHS' social media page, MyParea.