Last weekend’s Queen’s Birthday Honours saw ten Greek Australians acknowledged for their outstanding contributions to the community.
More than 100 Australians received honours in recognition of their achievements and service to others, among them, ten members of the Greek Australian community who made a difference, achieving their best.
Three were awarded the AM title, which stands for ‘Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia’:
Professor Vicki Bitsika Coolangatta, QLD.
For significant service to tertiary education in the field of Autism Spectrum Disorders, as an academic, and as a supporter of people with disabilities.
Associate Professor Vicki Kotsirilos, VIC.
For significant service to integrative medicine, to health practitioner standards and regulation, to medical education, and to the environment.
The Honourable George Souris Singleton, NSW.
For significant service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales, and to the community of the Upper Hunter.
Six Medals (OAM) of the Order of Australin in the General Division went to:
Mrs Catherine Alexopoulos Glen Iris, VIC.
For service to the Greek community of Melbourne.
Mr Arthur Bozikas Minchinbury, NSW.
For service to people with a disability through a range of organisations.
Mr Iakovos Jack Garivaldis Caulfield Junction, VIC.
For service to literature and publishing, and to the Greek community in Australia.
Mr Barthalamos Peter Kakulas South Perth, WA.
For service to the Greek community of Western Australia, and to the legal profession.
Mr Spyridon Korosidis Ivanhoe, VIC.
For service to the Greek community of Victoria.
Associate Professor Nina Sacharias Prahran, VIC.
For service to medicine in the field of radiology.
Finally, Mr Jonathan Simon Karas, Buderim, QLD was recognised for his outstanding contribution, by becoming a recipient of the Australian Fire Service (AFSM).