First Lexion Alliance Scholarship awarded for Modern Greek language online study

Kai Bico (Lexion Board), Sara Visocnik-Murray (Griffith University Lecturer), Dr Voula Castan (Chairperson Lexion Board), Marina Lye (Lexion Board), Marie Arapakis (Scholarship recipient), Professor Paul Mazerolle (PVC AEL, Griffith University), Helen Raptis (Lexion Board), Andrew Tanos

Griffith University student, Marie Arapakis, has been awarded the inaugural Lexion Alliance Scholarship, in recognition and support of her online studies in Modern Greek language.

Valued at $7200, the scholarship was gifted by Dr Voula Castan, Chair of the Lexion Alliance in memory of her husband, Dr Costa Castan. Dr Castan awarded the scholarship to Marie at a special Greek community function last month, also attended by Professor Paul Mazerolle, Pro Vice Chancellor of Griffith’s Arts, Education and Law Group and School of Humanities, Languages and Social Sciences Italian Lecturer, Ms Sara Visocnik-Murray.

The inclusion of Modern Greek language studies as an online offering at Griffith University has been the culmination of three years of work and cooperation between Griffith University, Flinders University and the Lexion Alliance.

The Lexion Alliance was formed in Brisbane in March 2013 by a group of individuals and organisation in the Greek Community to actively promote the study of Modern Greek language.

Griffith University, through a partnership with Flinders University, introduced the first tertiary level online Modern Greek course in Queensland, in 2014.

The course is available to students enrolled at Griffith University, with a range of scholarships available for commencing or current students.