The JHU HSA Evening & Fundraiser: A great success!

The JHU HSA Evening & Fundraiser: A great success!

The Johns Hopkins Hellenic Students Association had its 2012 New Year's Evening & Fundraiser on Wednesday, February 15, 2012, at the Home of Michael S. Kosmas in Columbia, Maryland.

The event was organized by George Petrocheilos, the President of the HSA, who decided to share his extensive network, bring all prominent Greek-Americans together, and at the same time fundraise for the Organization.

Our Distinguished Guests included:

Hon. Aris Melissaratos (Sr. Adviser to Johns Hopkins President and Former Secretary of Business & Economic Development), Senator Paul SarbanesCongressman John P. Sarbanes,Congresswoman Helen Delich BentleyDep. Mayor Kaliope ParthemosKatherine Newman(Dean of Johns Hopkins), Hon. Ted Venetoulis (Publisher and Former Baltimore County Executive),State Senator Bill FergusonDr. Kostas Lyketsos (Chair of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Bayview), Troy T. Geanopulos (Former Sr. Vice-President of Constellation Energy), John and Tommy Korologos(Owners of the Double T Diners), Nick Larigakis (President of the American Hellenic Institute), Leon Stavrou (Exec. Director of Hellenext), Chrys Kefalas (Former Dep. Legal Counsel for Governor Ehrlich), Paul Kotrotsios (Publisher of the Hellenic News of America), Nora Presti and Anthie Zairis(Co-owners of Group Z), Maria Kaimakis (President of Cypriana), Jason Filippou (Exec. Director of the Greektown CDC), Stelios Spiliadis (Owner of the Balck Olive), Darin Mislan (Partner at the Kali's Group), Courtney Samuels (Representing Senator Barbara Mikulski), Georgia Vavas, Diane Homber and Eleni Peltsemes (Baltimore Peireus Sister Cities Committee), George Stakias (President of the Independence Day Parade Committee), Andreas Andreou (Professor at Johns Hopkins), Dr. Susan Vazakas (Librarian of Engineering at the M.S.E. Library), Christos Kontogeorgakis (Investment Strategies Director at Constellation Energy)

Michael Kosmas was an amazing host, making cocktails and other drinks non-stop. There were also plenty of appetizers prepared by the Acropolis Restaurant in Greektown.

The Hellenic Students Association's of the University of Maryland, Georgetown University, George Washington University, American University and Loyola were well represented as well.

Neil Vranis, the Vice-President of the HSA gave a great speech, which was followed by speeches from George Petrocheilos, Aris Melissaratos, Dean Katherine Newman, Congressman John P. Sarbanes, Congresswoman Helen Delich Bentley, Dep. Mayor Kaliope Parthemos and State Senator Bill Ferguson.

The event was a great success, and here is a link to the article that the GreekReporter published:

Nathalia Gibbs, Amanda Garcia and Pratik Guha Sarkar did a great job being the photographers of the night. Please take a look at the photos of last night.

The Board of the HSA would like to thank everyone attending our Evening & Fundraiser, and we are looking forward to seeing you at one of our future events!