SEKA honors Spiros Koulouris’ love for our earth, oceans and space. The award aims to stimulate support for the learning experiences provided at our California Community Colleges, specifically Orange Coast Community College.

The Award

The award goes to an individual student or team of students who research a significant environmental topic and create an innovative presentation that communicates its significance to Orange County K-12 students.

Spiros Koulouris

Spiros grew up in Corfu during World War II. After a 38-year career in Neurological Surgery, Spiros immersed himself in courses at OCC. Geology. Oceanography. Astronomy. Mathematics. Physics. This supplemented his lifelong passion for History.

Spiros’ sons James and Andrew, their wives, Anjie and Courtney and his grandchildren Isabelle, Wesley, Anderson and Travis are grateful for your interest in this memorial award.

Click here to read an article about Dr. Koulouris’ journey

Contributions to SEKA

Our goal is to raise enough funds to distribute the first of these annual awards as soon as Spring 2022, a year after Spiros’ death. SEKA is given to a student, or team of students, who have developed an environmental science issue into a presentation for K-12 students.

Any donation amount is appreciated honors Spiros and gives momentum to this legacy.

How to Donate

Once you donate, you will automatically receive a confirmation email with 501(c)3 information. The foundation with mail an additional record to your home address.

By Phone

Call 714-432-5749 to speak to Rene Kinn at the Orange Coast College Foundation.


Click here to donate online.

Mail Check

OCC Foundation
Attn: Rene Kinn
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626

Checks Payable to:

OCC Foundation
In memo box write: SEKA


Thirty-eight years ago, Spiros gave his soulmate a book of poems by C.P. Cavafy. He inscribed the front cover with a quote from the poem “Ithaka” where Cavafy speaks of odyssey, homecoming, and gratitude.