Dear alumni and friends of HCHC,
I greet you as the recently elected president of the Alumni Board.
First, allow me to thank my immediate predecessor, Fr. George Chioros, for his four years of leadership and hard work as president, as well as all those who have served on the board with me over the years. They have laid a wonderful foundation for us to build upon and we owe them all a debt of gratitude.
This year’s Hellenic College and Holy Cross alumni association has ambitious and exciting goals.
Over the next six months, we intend to contact each and every alumnus/a and have a conversation with you about where you are in your life and vocation and how HCHC can be more a part of that picture. We plan on finishing our self-study (begun last year) and publishing the results and the insight we’ve gained about how we have done in the past and where we can go from here as an association. We intend to expand the board in the process insuring that we have a more representative group of clergy and lay alums from each Metropolis of the GOA as well as from each of the other Orthodox jurisdictions. All of our other programs and projects will continue as well and we have already begun having monthly conference calls to keep ourselves on task for all of the above.
Finally, we invite you to join us for this year’s Alumni week in May during our school’s historic 75th anniversary celebration. We also invite you to tune into to the many live video-streaming broadcasts that are happening in the course of the year highlighting the work our amazing Alumni throughout the country and the entire world and which are being archived on our Alumni webpage.
Sound exciting? We hope so. Want to get involved? We want you to be.
In His mercy,
Rev. Theodore Petrides
President of the Alumni Association