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AHEPA FAMILY NEWS

Hippocrates Statue, Park Dedicated
at University of South Alabama

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Strada, dean of the College of Medicine.
"The tradition at the USA College of
Medicine and at most medical schools
is for students to recite this ancient oath
during graduation ceremonies, thereby
promising to uphold its professional
and ethical tenets during their interactions with patients and their families."
"This is a dream come true," said
Nick Stratas, chairman, AHEPA National
Housing Corporation and president of
AHEPA 310 Housing Corporations. "The

MIKE KITTRELL

A dedication ceremony was held
for Hippocrates Park and statue of
Hippocrates, June 11, 2016, at the
University of South Alabama (USA)
in Mobile, Ala. AHEPA Chapter 310,
Mobile, and USA collaborated to create
the park. A statue of the ancient Greek
physician is the focal point of the park,
which is located between the USA
Medical Sciences and Health Sciences
buildings.
"One of the missions of AHEPA is
education and through this donation
of the Hippocrates Park and statue,
we hope to connect past, present and
future physicians to the origins of
this honorable profession," said Dr.
Hercules Panayiotou, chairman of the
AHEPA 310 Hippocratic Foundation.
"We are proud to partner with the
University of South Alabama in this
endeavor."
"The donation of the Hippocrates
Park and statue serves as a symbol of
AHEPA's continued dedication to USA
and higher education," said Dr. Joseph
F. Busta Jr., USA vice president for
development and alumni relations. "The
park itself has been specially designed to
resemble the Asklepion on the island of
Kos that provided shade for Hippocrates
and his students. We hope that our
students will also find shade here while
studying to become our community's
next doctors, nurses, researchers and
allied health professionals."
"This wonderful statue and these
attractive surroundings will serve as a
living link to Hippocrates, considered
the father of western medicine, and the
traditional principles expressed in the
Hippocratic Oath," said Dr. Samuel J.

AHEPA chapter has been involved with
the Hippocrates statue park project for
several years, and I am happy to see
groundbreaking arrive. This project,
along with the classical studies programs, Tholos and the AHEPA 310
Scholarship, all at USA, is a tribute to
the hard work and dedication of AHEPA
members and the Greek American community. They should all be proud of it.
Hippocrates is part of our heritage."
University of South Alabama
President Tony Waldrup and then
Supreme Secretary George E. Loucas
also addressed the audience.

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