December 1, 2011
Mr. Paul Kotrotsios
Publisher of HNA
26 West Chester Pike
Havertown, PA 19083
I was pleasantly surprised and intrigued by reading, in the September issue of the HNA, about the “Greek Philanthropist Michael Parlamis” and his great vision of building the Euclidean University in imitation of Thomas Jefferson, one of the Founding Fathers, the author of the Declaration of Independence and Founder of the University of Virginia, which he valued most.
In these dark and depressing times of economic crisis here in America and in European Union, especially in Greece, Mr. Michael Parlamis’ will to entertain such noble educational dream is a ray of light and hope for a brighter future ahead for the Greek-American Community and the US.
Let us hope that the enlightened Community Leaders of the East Allen Township, Hanover Township, Lehigh Valley, State of Pennsylvania, and of the Greek American Community will see the educational value of this worthy project and embrace the idea of Mr. Parlamis warmly.
The American Foundation for Greek Language and Culture should be especially interested in it.
Let us also hope that the good news of forthcoming of the Euclidian University in the Lehigh Valley will inspire, with its promise and its great potential for common good, other successful Greek Americans to join forces and their resources with the Parlamis Family in this good work, or to start similar projects in their States. There is no better arena of noble competition than this, capable to perpetuate the fame of their names and to benefit Americans and Greek-Americans.
In many American cities in almost every State, the Greek American Communities have, to their credit, found the resources to build and maintain more than one Greek Orthodox Churches. It is now high time to do the same regarding Universities and Institutions of Higher Learning, which will bring them greater glory and help the Greek Community to retain its great cultural identity.
May the Hellenic News of America, which has completed successfully twenty five years of service to the Greek-American Community and Ecumenical Hellenism, have many more years of life and many other occasions to report great initiatives, like Mr. Parlamis’ Euclidean University, which ought to make every Greek-American happy and proud of being Greek and American!
With my best regards,
Christos C. Evangeliou
Professor of Philosophy
Towson University, USA
Honorary President of IAGP