Alumnus Gregory Abdalah Elected Chair of Alumni Association Board

2 May 2012 • Alumni News 

Gregory Abdalah ('07 alumnus), as a seminarian in Three Hierarchs Chapel.Gregory Abdalah ('07 alumnus), as a seminarian in Three Hierarchs Chapel.The St. Vladimir's Alumni Association welcomes alumnus Gregory Abdalah ('07) as the new Chair of the Alumni Association Board. Mr. Abdalah was selected for the position during the spring election, which resulted in adding three new at-large members to the Alumni Board as well. Mr. Abdalah, who succeeds Archpriest David Barr as Chair, currently serves as the Director of Youth and Family Ministries at St. George Orthodox Church, Worcester, Massachusetts.

The 9-member Alumni Board now consists of: Mr. Abdalah, chair; Popodeia Michelle Jannakos, vice-chair; Khouria Stefanie Yazge, secretary; Archpriest Andrew Morbey; Priest Angelo Artemas; Priest Abraham (Abi) Chacko; Priest Theodore Paraskevopoulos; Priest Christopher Rocknage; and Vitaly Permiakov.

"Much gratitude is owed to Fr. David for seeing through the work of the Alumni Board, and for representing St. Vladimir's Seminary in that capacity," said Protodeacon Joseph Matusiak, director of Alumni Relations and Recruitment at the seminary. "Fr. David's leadership and input will certainly be missed, both on the Alumni Board and on the Board of Trustees, where he has sat as an ex officio member since his tenure as Alumni Board Chair began in 2007.

"We wish Fr. David and his family continued health, and good blessings," said Pdn. Joseph.

In speaking of his vision for the Alumni Association, Mr. Abdalah noted, "The Alumni Association of St. Vladimir's exists primarily to serve and keep its members connected to the St. Vladimir's community, and we value and enjoy hearing from and spending time with our alumni.

"We take great pleasure in maintaining our community by keeping it up-to-date with life on campus, connecting old friends and classmates, and listening to our alumni's ideas, concerns, and stories," Mr. Abdalah concluded.

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