The Remarkable Story of the Greek Spy Who Helped Defeat the Nazis
The story of Helias Doundoulakis is like a good war movie: The story of the Greek spy who helped Greece and the U.S. beat the Nazis
Silicon Valley Bank: Greek American Tim Mayopoulos Named CEO of New Entity
Tim J. Mayopoulos, a Greek-American banker, was appointed by the U.S. Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as the new boss of Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) which collapsed last week. Mayopoulos was named CEO of the newly created entity, named Silicon Valley...
Greek American Arrested in Tarpon Springs, FL for Video Voyeurism
A Greek American man was arrested for allegedly setting up a camera in the men’s restroom of a coffee shop in Tarpon Springs Florida. Spyridon Voulgarakis was arrested on March 11 and charged with battery and video voyeurism. Police said a...
The Oldest Greek School in the United States Still Stands
Incredibly, the very first wooden schoolhouse in the United States which is still standing was operated by Greek immigrants.
Scholar Untangles Racial Identity of Early Greek Immigrants to America
Greek-American scholar Kathryn Vaggalis has untangled the complex racial identity of early Greek immigrants to America in her research of Greek "picture brides." Picture brides, or women in their home country who were "matched" with a husband in America only...
Greek American Frank Axiotes Awarded Carnegie Medal for Heroism
Greek American Frank Axiotes from Nebraska, credited with saving a family from a fiery crash, was recently awarded the Carnegie Medal, the highest honor for civilian heroism in the U.S. Axiotes of Elkhorn was presented with the award by Nebraska...
Greek-American David Sedaris Makes Readers Laugh, Cry
Greek-American author David Sedaris, who reflects on difficult moments in his life with honesty and humor, has become one of the most beloved contemporary American humorists. Born in 1956 to an Anglo-American mother and Greek-American father, whose parents were immigrants...
George Lois, the Greek-American Advertising Guru, Dies at 91
George Lois, the Greek-American designer and advertising guru known for over 92 covers he designed for Esquire magazine, died at ninety-one years old. Lois' son, the photographer Luke Lois, said he died "peacefully" Friday at his home in Manhattan. Born in...
Republican Malliotakis and Democrat Sarbanes Win Re-Election Bids
Two Greek-American House Representatives have been re-elected in the 2022 U.S. midterms. The first, New York Republican Rep. Nicole Malliotakis, won against former Democratic Rep. Max Rose in a rematch between the two. The second, Democratic Rep. John Sarbanes, was reelected...
A Greek Evzone Made in the USA
Greek-American Andreas Holevas may be the only man to obtain a Greek passport just to serve the country of his ancestors as an Evzone.