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IN MEMORIAM AHEPA Mourns Passing of Hellenic Community Leader Theodore G. Spyropoulos Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos has issued the following statement on the sad news of the passing of Theodore G. Spyropoulos, an Ahepan and a stalwart of Hellenism, who died Sept. 25, 2014, in Chicago: "The members of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association mourn the passing of Brother Ted Spyropoulos, a true champion of Hellenism and Hellenic ideals, a community activist and philanthropist, and a successful businessman who truly realized and fulfilled the American Dream. "We are proud to have called Ted a Brother Ahepan. He will be sorely missed by all Hellenes as will his fervor and passion for Hellenism. Our deepest sympathies are with the family of Ted Spyropoulos. May his memory be eternal." AHEPA Mourns Passing of AHEPA Educational Foundation Benefactor Paterakis AHEPA mourns the passing of George Paterakis, investor and philanthropist, who recently established the George A. Paterakis Scholarship endowment with the AHEPA National Educational Foundation, announced Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos. "Mr. Paterakis, the son of Greek immigrants who served his nation in the 101st Airborne Division and achieved the American Dream, cherished the Hellenic values of education and philanthropy," Supreme President Frangos said. "AHEPA, as well as many nonprofit organizations and educational institutions, are deeply grateful to Mr. Paterakis because his generosity and kindness will help talented young men and women to realize their academic dreams. May his memory be eternal." Mr. Paterakis, 86, passed away September 1, 2014. Established August 2014, the George A. Paterakis Scholarship is awarded annually to a student(s) of Greek American heritage, or a Philhellene, who has applied and been admitted into a graduate program. Applicants from the Midwest Region of the United States are granted first consideration. PSG Dr. Theodore P. Perros Passes Away AHEPA mourns the passing of Past Supreme Governor Theodore P. Perros, Ph.D., Washington, D.C., who passed away Nov. 12, 2014. He was 93. Brother Dr. Perros also served on the AHEPA National Educational Foundation and chaired the AHEPA Editorial Board. "Brother Perros was a dedicated Ahepan, who championed the ideals of Hellenism, especially education and civic responsibility, during his years of service to the Order," Supreme President Phillip T. Frangos said. "He will be missed by the Greek American community. May his memory be eternal." A Life Member of AHEPA Chapter 31, Washington, Dr. Perros joined the faculty of The George Washington University in 1952 as an assistant professor of Chemistry. His career at GWU spanned 40 years. Dr. Perros chaired the Chemistry Department for eight years (1980 to 1988), and he eventually earned the distinction of Professor Emeritus of Chemistry. Winter 2014 ยท THE AHEPAN | 33

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The AHEPAN - Winter 2014

President's Message
AHEPA Family News
Our Commitment to the "E" in AHEPA
AHEPA Family Embarks on Capital Campaign for Saint Nicholas National Shrine
A Student Reflects on Her Journey to Greece Experience
Literary Corner
Civic Responsibility
Hellenic Cultural Commission
AHEPA Family Chapter News
In Memoriam

The AHEPAN - Winter 2014