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About the Network

The mission of the Hellenic Alumni Network is to increase the involvement and influence of alumni of Greek descent in the University and to support the University in its mission to become the premier leader in liberal arts education. Furthermore, this organization will provide opportunities to create a formal network of Boston College alumni, parents, faculty, staff and friends in order to play an important role in the life of the University.

Our goals are:

  • To promote, highlight, and sponsor University events and activities

  • To provide networking and career development opportunities and events for alumni to collaborate and share ideas

  • To connect with current students of Greek descent by providing mentoring and support

  • To increase BC alumni volunteer leaders from the Greek-American community

  • To establish a newsletter featuring interviews with faculty and alumni, University updates and additional areas of Hellenic interest

BCHAN Alums in the News

Alumnus Launches "Student Nation" App

A Boston-based startup co-founded by Frank Stamos '98 offers college students a new social app that bills itself as "the Facebook for this generation, sprinkled with a touch of Google and a dash of Groupon." To learn more, read this feature from the Boston Herald.

Recent Events:

The Hellenic Society of Boston College Invited All BC Hellenic Alumni Network Members to Join Them For a Film Screening of the Documentary


The film screening was followed by a Q & A with the screenwriter and director of Smyrna, Maria Iliou and the historical consultant of the film, Alexander Kitroeff.

November 14, 2013                                          
5:00 P.M.

For more information on the documentary film "Smyrna", see: http://www.smyrnadocumentary.org/

Drake G. Behrakis '86, University Trustee and Chair of the Boston College Hellenic Alumni Network invited all NYC Area alums to attend:

The Boston College Hellenic Alumni Network Inaugural NYC Reception 
with special guest: His Excellency Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou of the Permanent Mission of the Republic of Cyprus to the United Nations

Thursday, October 17th, 2013
6:30 PM
Trattoria Il Mulino 36 E 20th St, NY, NY

Drake Behrakis '86, Ambassador Emiliou, Joseph Coutlis '09

 Ambassador Nicholas Emiliou, Cyprus

Foreign Policy Challenges for the United States: The Crisis in Greece, The Arab Revolutions and the Rise of China

The Boston College Hellenic Alumni Network and the undergraduate Hellenic Society were pleased to present an evening with former Ambassador Nicholas Burns ’78 on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the BC Cadigan Alumni Center.

Nicholas Burns, Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Faculty Chair for the Program on the Middle East at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

Professor Burns served in the United States Government for twenty-seven years. As a career foreign service officer, he was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2005 to 2008; U.S. Ambassador to NATO from 2001 to 2005; and Ambassador to Greece from 1997 to 2001.

BC ’78, Hon ’02, Parent ’08; MA, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies ‘80

See pictures from the event below:


To view the Spring 2013 Hellenic Alumni Network

click here.

Past Issue:
Fall 2011 Hellenic Alumni Network Newsletter,
click here

BCHAN Launches a New Hellenic Mentoring Program

The Leadership Committee of the BC Hellenic Alumni Network (BCHAN) has just developed an exciting new Hellenic Mentoring Network. This program will give alumni members of BCHAN the opportunity to interact with individual undergraduate members of the Hellenic Society. Mentorship is one of the most effective and successful ways to positively influence a college student’s personal and professional development, career trajectory, and in our case, appreciation and understanding of Greek heritage. Today’s BC students are very eager to enjoy such a personal relationship with an alumna/us.

Our plan is to recruit Hellenic alumni volunteers who are willing to make their information available to undergraduate Hellenic Society members who might like to contact you for professional career advice and mentorship, informational interviews, greater understanding of Greek culture and heritage, and/or personal questions. Your time commitment will be kept to a minimum.

If you are interested in volunteering to become a mentor, please fill out this form and return it to Hellenic@bc.edu. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Thank you very much for your consideration.


Drake Behrakis '86
Chair, BC Hellenic Alumni Network
Trustee, Boston College

BC Undergraduate Hellenic Society

If you are a member of the BC Undergraduate Hellenic Society and would like to contact one of the BCHAN Mentors
, please review this document.

Join the BC Hellenic Alumni Network

To join the group, please e-mail hellenic@bc.edu. Please specify if you would like to become involved in a leadership capacity. Click here to join the Hellenic Alumni Network's Facebook page.