Drexel Hellenic Society Cuts Vasilopita, Reflects on Dr. Papadakis' Legacy
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V. Rev. Nektarios Cottros offers a piece of vasilopita to Drexel Hellenic Society President Christina Sioutis.
The Hellenic Society of Drexel University in Philadelphia, Penn. recently held a cutting of the traditional vasilopita cake at Paul Peck Alumni Center to ring in the new year. St. George Cathedral Dean V. Rev. Nektarios Cottros, LeBow College of Business Dean Dr. George Tsetsekos, and Assistant Vice President of Communications and Marketing at Drexel University were on hand for the event, together with Eliana and Maria Papadakis - the widow and daugther of late Drexel University President Constantine Papadakis.
"It was the first time that our club cut its vasilopita without Drexel's legendary President Dr. Papadakis, and this was pointed out by all the professors and students belonging to our club," Hellenic Society President Christina Sioutis told TNH.
V. Rev. Cottros conveyed the greeting of Metropolitan Evangelos of New Jersey, and remembered the dynamic and far-reaching work offered by the late Dr. Papadakis, along with the great legacy he left behind at Drexel.
Dr. Tsetsekos also spoke about Dr. Papadakis' contribution and said that he was the man who envisioned the rebirth of Drexel University and the president that led the school to new horizons. Dr. Tsetsekos also spoke about the efforts undertaken by himself and the school to perpetuate the late Dr. Papadakis' memory.
"Drexel University has decided to name the largest academic building that will be built on campus as the Constantine Papadakis Integrated Science Building in eternal memory of its unforgettable president.