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2017 New York City Gala Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement Award


Dr. Scott Parazynski was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame last May at Kennedy Space Center, FL. A life-long SCUBA diver and accomplished mountaineer, Scott is also a commercial, instrument, multiengine and seaplane-rated pilot with over 2,500 flight hours. In November 2014 Dr. Scott Parazynski was designated University Explorer and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University. He is a prolific inventor and product developer, and serves on the Boards of several organizations and companies.

Emerging Young Leader Achievement Award


Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, is the Infectious Disease Specialist in New York, New York. She attended and graduated with honors from Albany Medical College Of Union University in 2004, having over 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in Infectious Disease. She affiliates with many hospitals including Memorial Hospital For Cancer and Allied Diseases. Dr. Anna Kaltsas also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Memorial Infectious Disease Group.

Memorial Awards

John A. Marder
Memorial Award for Leadership


John Aravanis
Memorial Award for Science


Proceeds from the Alumni Awards evening supported the John Aravanis and John A. Marder Memorial Alumni Scholarships. Recipients were children of alumni and upcoming Seniors Athanasios Frangogiannis-Matsa (son of George Frangogiannis, '74) and Vicky Grant (daughter of Mary Manos, '82) at the June 2016 graduation. Students received a discount toward senior year tuition from the proceeds of certain events and kind donations from alums. We are hoping to grow this scholarship in recognition of our strong students who honor the school with their excellence, and to support alumni parents who continue their legacy at ACS Athens by enrolling their children at the school.


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