Senator Frank Padavan
New York.- Senator Frank Padavan was honored at the sixth Annual Evening of Greek Culture held Friday evening, October 17th, at Council Hall of St. Johnʼs University. Senator Frank Padavan is a defender of Hellenism in Northeastern Queens.
Mrs. Athanasia Nancy Biska, international journalist, webmaster, President of the Pan Macedonian Studies Center said “Phil-Hellenes have assisted unconnected, hardworking, intelligent persons of Greek origins for generations. Senator Frank Padavan, a Republican, whose popularity crosses all political parties, has been in power for several decades. His popularity lies in his fairness, humility and kindness to all who seek his help, without any strings. He is the only Republican representative in the Democratic stronghold of northeastern Queens, New York City.”
Queens Gazzete, May 30th, 2008
As an international audience of 300 persons gathered at the Pan Macedonian Studies Center in Whitestone applauded, scholarships were conferred on three students enrolled in the Modern Greek Language and Literature program at St. John’s University. George Stamboulis and Calliope Pappas each received a 2008 Panchiaki Korais Society scholarship and Anthony Michaelides of Flushing received the 2008 Theodore Spyropoulos scholarship at the Pan-Macedonian Conference on May 30.
Panchiaki Korais Society President Kostas Kojes presented Stamboulis and Pappas with the Panchiaki Korais Society scholarship and Nancy Biska, governor of the Pan Macedonian District of Greater New York, presented the Spyropoulos scholarship to Michaelides.
The Panchiaki Korais Society scholarship program was initiated in 2000 and has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to St. John’s students.
Michaelides is an honor student at St. John’s University and a co-editor of “The Greek American Experience II” by Professor Catherine Tsounis, sponsored through a grant by the Pan Macedonian Studies Center and state Senator Frank Padavan.
“Greek News”, October 22nd, 2007
New York.- A devastating Iraq War, declining economy, fire ravaged Greece is inspiring a return to oneʼs roots. The Fourth Annual Evening of Greek Culture and Cuisine at St. Johnʼs University in Council Hall on Friday, October 12th had standing room only. The Panchiaki Korais Society Dance Group under the supervision of Evangelia Klidas and Katie Markidis mesmerized an audience of 200 persons with a program of dances that exemplified the best of Greece.
The Pan Cyprian Association of America, through the assistance of President Philip Christopher, granted one thousand dollars of scholarships to outstanding students Veronica Georgiades and Christiana Pashiou. Outstanding Benefators honored included: Rev. Anastasios Diakovasilis; New York State Senator Frank Padavan; Stephen Cherpelis, Archon Dikaiophylax of the Order of the Order of St. Andrew the Apostle; Journalist/Webmaster Nancy Biska and the Pan Macedonian Studies Center under the presidency of Elias Neofytides.
Award presentations were given to SJU Assistant Dean Ekaterini Georgiades, Greek Club president Diamanto Ktenas; Past Greek Club President Irene Zouroudis and Kostas Lambiris, vice-president of the Pan Macedonian Studies Center. Student moderators of the program were Haritomeni Scoufaras, Theodora Christodoulou and Marina Filippatos.