Monday, March 15, 2004
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center’s Board President, Mrs. Helen
Nicozisis, was awarded with a Humanitarian and Church Service
Achievement Award on Saturday, March 13, 2004 at the 29th Annual
Hellenic Heritage Achievement and National Public Service Awards Dinner.
The American Hellenic Institute chose to honor Helen Nicozisis in
recognition of her involvement in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese, at the
diocesan and parish level, and for her many charitable and humanitarian
efforts, especially the critical role she has played on the Board of
Mrs. Helen Nicozisis has been on the Board of Trustees of the Orthodox Christian Mission Center since the early 1980s and has been its Board President since 2001. She is the first lay person and woman to be elected as President. During Helen’s service on the Board she has seen the growth of the Mission Teams program, the inception of the Agape Canister program, the expansion of the SAMP program and the multiplication of OCMC Missionaries serving in the field.
Helen Nicozisis accepted the award surrounded by her family and friends, “I accept this honor in gratitude for all the people who have supported me and worked with me. First and foremost, I share this award with my loving family and especially my husband, Louis. Also, I proudly share this award with the OCMC staff and with all the OCMC Missionaries and Mission Team members – those who have served, those who are in the field and those who are preparing to serve. It is through all of them that OCMC is providing spiritual and humanitarian aid to God’s people around the world.”
The Orthodox Christian Mission Center (OCMC) is the official international missions and evangelism agency of the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops of the Americas (SCOBA); helping Orthodox Christians respond to Christ’s call to teach, preach, baptize and make disciples of all nations. The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) is an organization that exists to provide a joint program for strengthening United States relations with Greece and Cyprus and within the American Hellenic community.
Helen Nicozisis (right), OCMC Board President receives Humanitarian and Church Service Achievement Award.