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.
The National Herald published an article by Executive Director Art Dimopoulos discussing what makes the National Hellenic Society unique and highlighting some of the NHS' most successful programs. Read the article HERE!
And they’re off! Every year, the National Hellenic Society sponsors Greek American college students on a two-week educational and cultural immersion experience at the American College of Greece to discover their heritage and culture through the Heritage Greece Program. This year, we are proud to sponsor 65 participants, joined by 13 peer students from ACG.
Meeting in Washington, DC before heading to Greece tonight, the group visited the Harvard Center for Hellenic Studies, where they heard from several classicist and fellows, and the Greek Embassy where His Excellency Ambassador Lalacos and his diplomatic corps welcomed the participants and provided an overview of Greece’s challenges. They then visited Capitol Hill, where they met with Congressman John Sarbanes, Senator Chris Van Hollen, and the staffs of Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Congressman Charlie Crist, and Congresswoman Dina Titus! This is just the beginning of a life-long commitment to these Greek American ambassadors of Hellenic heritage!
Safe travels and καλό ταξίδι παιδιά!
The NHS hosted their annual networking luncheon at Piero's Italian Cuisine for Greek American real estate professionals at the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). It is an ICSC highlight where NHS members and other real estate professionals network and foster business opportunities. Attendees also heard an insider's discussion on the industry status and outlook from John Chang, Vice-President of Research at Marcus & Millichap, as well as their in-depth reports
NHS Boston co-hosted with the New England region of Hellenic American Woman's Council (HAWC) on the topic of Greek wines and spirits. The inaugural presenter and speaker was Effie Panagopoulos, who was the first Greek woman in history to self-start a liquor brand. With KLEOS Mastiha spirit, she has created Greece's first luxury spirit brand, with her eyes set on creating the "new" Metaxa, and having a bottle of KLEOS on every bar. Effie spoke about her upbringing, experience in the Greek spirits industry and the reason why she decided to try this venture on her own.
NHS Chairman Drake G. Behrakis donated a museum travel kit from the Museum of Cycladic Art to Stratos Efthymiou, Greek Consulate General in Boston. The kit covers the subject of Cycladic culture and contains audiovisual and printed materials, as well as copies of representative works from the Museum of Cycladic Art collection. This includes marble vessels and figurines. It enables young children to get hands-on acquainted with the Cycladic civilization, as well as for archaeology college majors to expand their understanding and research efforts.