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Hellenic News of America on Global Alumni Awards in NY - May 2017

The major news outlet for the Greek diaspora in the U.S., Hellenic News of America reported on the ACS Athens Global Alumni Awards Dinner that recently took place at the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, NY.

The article is extensive and it includes numerous quotes on ACS Athens' mission, its vision and the mark it left on all that attended it.  See what the honorees (Dr. Anna Kaltsas, Dr. Scott Parazynski), Board of Trustees members, the school's president Dr. Stefanos Gialamas, the keynote speaker Mr. Logothetis, alumni and other guests had to say.

Read article here...


ACS Athens Inaugural Global Alumni Awards In the News, May 3, 2017

ACS Athens Inaugural Global Alumni Awards in the news!

The National Herald reported on the ACS Athens Inaugural Global Alumni Awards, which took place in New York on April 30, 2017.

ACS Athens was proud to honor two of its most distinguished alumni, acknowledging their professional accomplishments, exemplary leadership with ethos, and service to humanity.

Dr. Scott Parazynski, MD, Class of 1979 - Lifetime Achievement Award, and

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, MS, Class of 1996 - Emerging Young Leader Award

The keynote speaker in the Awards ceremony was George M. Logothetis, Chairman and CEO of the Libra Group.

The extensive article can be found on the website of The National Herald.

Dr. Parazynski
Dr. Kaltsas

Photos by Eleni Sakellis © The National Herald

The National Herald on ACS Athens Global Alumni Awards, Apr. 5, 2017

The National Herald, the Greek-American newspaper, recently published an article about the upcoming ACS Athens Global Alumni Awards and its two distinguished award recipients, Dr. Anna Kaltsas and Dr. Scott Parazynski.

The Inaugural Awards ceremony & dinner takes place in New York on April 30, 2017.


Inaugural Global Alumni Achievement Awards, New York, on April 30, 2017

Dear ACS Athens Community Members:

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the first ever ACS Athens Global Alumni Achievement Awards event, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, New York City.

Over the past decades, ACS Athens alumni have exhibited great leadership with ethos, including serving humanity in all areas of society.  At this event, we will recognize and celebrate two of our ACS Athens alumni leaders.  The 2017 recipients for these awards are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Scott Parazynski, MD, CEO of Fluidity Technologies, Physician, U.S. Astronaut, Inventor, Speaker

Dr. Scott Parazynski

Dr. Scott Parazynski was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame last May at Kennedy Space Center, FL.  A life-long SCUBA diver and accomplished mountaineer, Scott is also a commercial, instrument, multiengine and seaplane-rated pilot with over 2,500 flight hours.

In November 2014 Dr. Scott Parazynski was designated University Explorer and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University.  He is a prolific inventor and product developer, and serves on the Boards of several organizations and companies.

Dr. Parazynski is class of '79.

Emerging Young Leader Award

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, MS, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Anna Kaltsas

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, is the Infectious Disease Specialist in New York, New York.  She attended and graduated with honors from Albany Medical College Of Union University in 2004, having over 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in Infectious Disease.

She affiliates with many hospitals including Memorial Hospital For Cancer and Allied Diseases.  Dr. Anna Kaltsas also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Memorial Infectious Disease Group.

Dr. Kaltsas is class of '96.

Today more than ever, we need Ambassadors with principles and values in order to make the world a better place to live in.   ACS Athens, with its vision for "empowering individuals to transform the world as architects of their own learning" promotes the ethical responsibility of each graduate to become tomorrow's leaders with Ethos, to make the world a better place to live in.

In addition, to the very prestigious alumni being honored and our guests attending this event, we are privileged to have Mr. George Logothetis, CEO and President of the Libra Group as our Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Logothetis adheres to these principles and values, which is confirmed daily by his actions and support of young people.

Seat Reservation & Formal Invitation

In order for our efforts to materialize and make this event a great success, we need your support.   Support us by buying tickets to this event.

A single ticket is $250.00; for a table of 10 the cost is $2,500.00.

 To purchase your ticket or table, please complete and send the following form!

View the formal invitation by clicking here, or in high resolution pdf format here...

For further details please visit the ACS Athens Global Association site.

We look forward to your support of ACS Athens and seeing you on April 30th.


Alumni Stateside News


STATESIDE REUNION in Philadelphia…start saving now and make your plans!!

Save the date: September 16-19, 2010

2007 All Class/All School Reunion in GreeceThe all classes/all school stateside reunion will be held at the LOEWS HOTEL (1200 Market Street) right in the heart of the City. This is a beautiful hotel with lots of amenities (and its own history that dates way back).

The room rate is $ 119.00 per night (with a 15. 2% room tax—we can’t avoid that). You do not have to rent a car to get around. The bus services, cabs and “the Pflash” are all very reasonable. Of course, you can walk to just about everywhere. If you do decide to drive, the hotel has its own enclosed parking structure and is part of the hotel. The discounted rate is $ 25 per day.

You can also share a room with someone and save some money too!!

Call the hotel and book your room now!! Tell them you are with the ACS Alumni Greek Group. Our group rate is available 3 days before and 3 days after the event, so arrive early and stay late. The group block expires August 19, 2010. However, I have only blocked a certain number of rooms so make your reservation early in case I have to do some more negotiating for more rooms.

The cab fare from the airport to the hotel is a flat $ 28.50 and takes about 15-20 minutes. You can also take the Train from the airport for about $ 7.00 and the hotel stop is about 6 blocks away. Cab sharing from the airport is also possible. I’ll keep a chart and see if we can manage this. Once you book your ticket let me know your flights and I’ll keep you posted on who is arriving when and you can make your plans.

In addition to the room cost, the registration fee is $ 250.00 per person (children’s fee available for meal functions) cash, check, money order or credit card; $ 270.00 if using a credit card (more because the companies charge a fee for processing).

The full registration fee includes:

Thursday night: Welcome to Philly Reception
Friday night:     “Greek Taverna” buffet Dinner/Party
Saturday night:  Banquet and party, plus access to our Hospitality Suite the entire weekend which will be stocked with munchies, soft drinks etc.

**Of course, you can choose from the a-la-cart section and only pay for what you wish to participate. Cannot accommodate last minute “At the door” dinner reservations.

Don’t have the full fee now-payment arrangement can be made---just ask.
Payment due: All registration fees are due by August 1, 2010. If you pay in full by January 31, 2010 take a 10% discount (pay $ 225.00 per person)

Credit Cards: You can pay with your credit card if you have a PayPal account. If you don’t have one—open one—there is no charge for doing this and can make things easier for you. Type in the payee wich is and type the amount you are paying . This account is linked to an account (ACS Stateside Alumni Association that has been opened for this reunion. One can also pay by check using PayPal.

Your company need a write off? Sponsor the Hospitality Suite ($ 1,000) or DJ(s) ($ 500.00) or something else—contact Ann Stiles for complete details of costs.

T-Shirt design: Design our Philly Alumni T-shirt and win $ 50.00 off your registration fee and a free T-Shirt. Incorporate our Owl, Philly and other Greek stuff into the design. Talk to me…

I have purposely not arranged for any tours as there is so much to do and see, I could not choose. Brochures will be available in the Hospitality Suite for you to decide for yourselves. However, there will be a walking tour with “Uncle Bobby.” He will walk with you and give you history and highlights of this wonderful city. The walk is approximately 2 hours (with stops) and still give you time to take in other sites. The cost is $15.00 per person and will be on Friday and Saturday morning (the time will be provided at a later date). The walk is limited to 15 people per walk.

Incentives: Persuade alumni/teachers who have never attended an ACS Athens Stateside Reunion to register and pay and you will get $$ off your registration fee (you will receive your refund check at the reunion):

6-alumni/teachers-$ 30.00 refund;
12-alumni/teachers-$ 65.00 refund;
18-alumni/teachers-$ 120.00 refund
24-alumni/no registration fee ($ 250.00 refund)
More than that-we’ll talk

There will be a place on the registration form to include names you have contacted and confirmed. Please keep me posted as to who you have found so I can chart it. Postmarks will determine who gets the refund if duplicate names appear.

Refund policy of registration fee:

Full refund until-including May 31, 2010
50% refund June 1-including July 1, 2010;
25% refund July 2 until-including August 1, 2010;
NO refunds August 2 or beyond.

Remember, this is an open event which is open to your families and friends as well as Alumni and teachers of all years—some may not want to participate in our functions, but may want to come and enjoy the city at a great hotel rate.

I know this is a lot of information to absorb, but take your time and re-read it a couple of times.

Alumni who do not have email and register to attend will receive periodic update via US Postal Service.

A great time has always been at our reunions-Surely you will have a great time at this one too!!

Let’s top the attendance from Alexandria in 2000 where we have 350 attendees…I look forward to seeing all of you there!!

Please remember to pass this info along to other alumni that you are in contact with…

What the fee pays for: dinners, Dj’s, munchies for hospitality suite, dance floor, photographer, expenses, tips, taxes, postage, paper, and printing.

So-in summary-reunion-9/16-19/2010 in Philly-cost is $250 per person-(plus room fee of $119 per night, plus your transportation to get there).

Ann Lappas-Stiles
ACS Athens Stateside Alumni Coordinator
Class of 1959-1966