Setting the Example
Our Awards Ceremony celebrates the academic brilliance and high aspirations of our scholarship recipients, but also the lifelong achievements of a distinguished Greek American whose career and accomplishments are a testimony to the Foundationís mission and who serves as an example for our students to follow. This latter individual receives the Foundation's Paradigm Award, for exemplary service in his or her respective field, and for making the Hellenic community proud.
PARADIGM AWARD RECIPIENTS
2016 - JOHN S. KOUDOUNIS, CEO of Calamos Investments
2015 - DEAN KARNAZES, Athlete, Speaker, Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur
2014 - JAMES D. SPEROS, Executive Vice President & Chief Creative Officer at Fidelity Investments
2012 - ALEXANDER PAYNE, Writer, Director, Producer
2010 - FRANCES FRAGOS TOWNSEND, Former White House Homeland Security Advisor
2009 - DR. THANASIS ECONOMOU, NASA Senior Planetary Scientist
2008 - DR. PETER H. DIAMANDIS, Founder and Chairman of X-Prize Foundation
2007 - JOHN P. CALAMOS, SR., Chairman and CEO of Calamos Investments
2006 - DR. CONSTANTINE PAPADAKIS, Drexel University President
2005 - MICHAEL BILIRAKIS, U.S. Representative
2005 - PAUL SARBANES, U.S. Senator
"Let us think of education as the means of developing our greatest abilities, because in each of us there is a private hope and dream which, fulfilled, can be translated into benefit for everyone and greater strength for our nation."
JOHN F. KENNEDY