The Hellenic Times Scholarship Fund will honor Businessman and Philanthropist Dennis Mehiel, Chairman and CEO of U.S. Corrugated, Inc., and FOX News Channel’s Chief Congressional Correspondent Mike Emanuel at its 21st Anniversary Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on Saturday, May 12, 2012. A superstar concert will also be headlined by Greek singing sensation Giannis Ploutarxos as well as Grammy nominated songstress Maxine Nightingale (“Get It Right Back To Where We Started From”). Scholarships will also be presented to some of the best and brightest Greek American students in the country.
The HTSF will once again sponsor an exciting program as it takes its mission to the next level by inviting past honorees back for several workshops to inspire students with their various career dreams. The workshops will be held earlier in the day from 9am at the NY Marriott Marquis, where the Saturday evening Anniversary Gala will be as well. Topics will include how to succeed in Business, Law, Real Estate, Media/Journalism and the Arts. Admission to the workshop is free with the purchase of a Gala ticket.
For 21 years the HTSF has awarded scholarships to over 800 students totaling $2 million. It also endeavors to provide a once in a lifetime experience for these scholars by creating an unforgettable evening for them where they are recognized before a crowd of over 1200 people. Now, imagine what a thrill it would be for them to attend a workshop with pillars in the industry, who they can get first hand advice from.
Workshop panelists will include: John Catsimatidis (Chairman & CEO of the Red Apple Group), Dennis Mehiel (2012 HTSF Honoree and Chairman & CEO of US Corrugated, Inc.), Oscar winner Olympia Dukakis (2001 HTSF Honoree), John Aniston (Days of Our Lives Actor and 1997 HTSF Honoree) Frank Dicopoulos (2008 HTSF Honoree and star of Guiding Light), Mike Emanuel (2012 Honoree and Chief Congressional Correspondent for Fox News), Alexis Christoforous (2006 HTSF Honoree and CBS News Anchor & National Correspondent) and Fashion Designer Joanna Mastroianni and attorney Peter Kakoyiannis. Special Guests at the Gala will also include FOX News Anchor Ernie Anastos, FOX-5 Meteorologist Nick Gregory and Actor Gilles Marini.
Dinner Chairman and HTSF President is New York Attorney Nick Katsoris, General Counsel of the Red Apple Group. Katsoris is also author of the Loukoumi children’s book series. General Chairs are humanitarians and business leaders Margo & John Catsimatidis. John is Chairman if the Red Apple Group and Publisher of the Hellenic Times with his wife Margo, who co-Publisher of the Hellenic Times and an advertising executive in New York City, and they are active in numerous charities including the Police Athletic League, The National Alzheimer’s Committee, The Juvenile Diabetes Foundation, and others.