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Houston-Papadimitriou Greek Culture award recipients announced

12/21/2016  8:00 am

Congratulations to the following students—and to their parents and families—for being selected for the AY2016-17 Houston-Papadimitriou Greek Culture awards:

*           Derick Fong, majoring in political science

*           Sarah Allen, majoring in mathematics

*           Agilda Dema, majoring in molecular & cellular biology

*           Benjamin Samuel, majoring in molecular & cellular biology

*           Dajia Ye, majoring in Integrative biology

*           John Giletto, majoring in philosophy          

The Houston and Papadimitriou Greek Culture Awards were established in 2009 by Dennis Houston (UIUC Alum in Chemical Engineering, 1974) and his wife, Cathy Houston (Alumna of Louisiana State University), the Houston and Papadimitriou Greek Culture Awards are awarded to undergraduate students in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who have a demonstrated interest in and who are taking elective courses to learn about Greek culture, language or history.

The awards ceremony will be take place near the end of spring semester 2017. The date, time and location of the award ceremony will be announced in due course. At the award ceremony, award certificates will be presented to the above students, while by the date of the award ceremony, checks will be deposited by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to designated bank accounts of the award winners.

Dr. Stefanos Katsikas, director of the Modern Greek Studies Program, said he also wished to thank Dr. Angeliki Tzanetou (Classics) and Dr. Eman Sadaah (Linguistics), who along with him formed the Houston-Papadimitriou award selection committee this year.

For more information about the Houston-Papadimitriou Greek Culture Awards and award past recipients click here: http://www.moderngreek.illinois.edu/awards/

Photo: The "Ancient Mediterranean" permanent exhibit at the U of I Spurlock Museum: http://www.spurlock.illinois.edu