The 20th anniversary of the Greek Professorship celebration took place on Wednesday, February 3. The celebration was held in the Millennium Student Center and was attended by Missouri state representatives, St. Louis County Councilman Dr. Sam Page, the Chancellor, faculty, students and hundreds of members of the St. Louis Greek community. The Government of Greece was represented by the Consul General of Greece in Chicago, Mrs. Polyxeni Petropoulou.
The event included presentations from university officials and representatives of Greek organizations, a presentation on the history of the Greek community, and an overview of the work of the Professorship, followed by a reception and Greek dance performance.
Congratulations on the work of the Professorship were sent by the President of the United States, Barack Obama, the President of Greece, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, the Ambassador of Greece to the US, Christos Panagopoulos, the Governor of Missouri, Jay Nixon, Senators Claire McCaskill and Roy Blunt, and many academics from the US and Europe.
To commemorate the event, the University raised the Greek flag on the day of the celebration.