AHEPA Chapter 1 Educational Foundation 2016 Scholarship Awards
The AHEPA MOTHER LODGE CHAPTER No. 1 EDUCATIONAL FUND was established in 1986 and now serves the cultural and educational programs of AHEPA Chapter No. 1, Daughters of Penelope Chapter No. 53 and AHEPA Prometheus Chapter No. 519. In that capacity on Sunday, June 5, 2016 the AHEPA Educational Fund was joined by 250 family members, friends, and members of the AHEPA family for the presentation of the 30th Scholarship Awards Reception and Ceremony in the Kartos Ballroom at the Hellenic Community Center of the Cathedral of the Annunciation in Atlanta, Georgia. The highlight of the afternoon was the presentation of scholarships totaling $78,400 to 57 students from the greater Atlanta area. Since 1986, over $872,950 in scholarship money has been awarded to students, at the college and post Baccalaureate level, to help them with their college education.
Opening remarks were made by Dr. Pandeli Durbetaki, Chairman of the AHEPA Educational Fund. The speaker, introduced by Dr. Victor Polizos, was the Honorable John Spyros Dalis, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Southern District of Georgia. Board Members Athena Economy, Keath Paxten, Becky Stamatiades, Karen Stamatiades, and Mike Tsurutis presented the scholarships. Traditionally, additional scholarships are presented in memory of deceased members of AHEPA and the Daughters of Penelope. This year, scholarships were presented in memory of Betty R. Alexander, Eula C. Carlos, Demosthenes "Rocky" Demopoulos, and Deppie M. Zakas.