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Stories of Success and Courage, Singer Petros Gaitanos Will Highlight PanHellenic Scholarships Gala Oct. 14


Sept. 15, 2006 - The PanHellenic Scholarship Foundation will award more than $100,000 in grants to Greek American students at a Gala Dinner Saturday, Oct. 14, that will make all Hellenes proud of the high caliber of the students and their stories of success, announced Chris P. Tomaras, foundation chairman.

“We will be deeply touched by stories of success and courage and we will enjoy the music of a top-flight entertainer from Greece, Petros Gaitanos,” Mr. Tomaras said.

The inspiring stories describe the success of Hellenes such as Dr. Constantine Papadakis, president of Drexel University, recipient of the 2006 Paradigm Award for setting a stellar example, and also the high caliber of the students who won scholarships worth $10,000 each. More than 10 such scholarships are expected to be given this year.

“These scholarships provide substantial aid to worthy students and we wish to encourage the excellent work of the foundation,” said John Apostolou, chairman of the Advisory Board. “We will continue our support because the caliber of the students is consistently high, and the promise of long term success strong.”
The Gala Dinner will take place at the prestige University Club of Chicago, 76 E. Monroe at Michigan, Chicago. Reception begins at 7 p.m. in the Library Hall, and dinner at 8 p.m. in the Cathedral Hall. A lyrical journey with songs by the acclaimed Petros Gaitanos is part of the program under the theme, “Land of Sky Blue Waters and Sweetness” (Στη Χώρα της Αρμύρας και του Δυόσμου).

To secure tickets for the dinner and the concert ($125 per person), please call the foundation office, 312-357-6432. Entire tables may also be reserved.  More information available at the foundation website