OCC students in any discipline are encouraged to apply. Information on faculty mentors and deadlines for 2022 coming soon!
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 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.
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.
Call 714-432-5749 to speak to Rene Kinn at the Orange Coast College Foundation.
Attn: Rene Kinn
2701 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Checks Payable to:
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.