Feb 21

Honoris Causa

Honorary Degree Recipients

Every year through the Office of the President, The American College of Greece confers honorary degrees on distinguished leaders who rank among the most influential academicians, artists, politicians and philanthropists in the world. Since 1977, 72 men and women who have achieved the highest levels of recognition in their respective fields have been honored at ACG’s commencement ceremonies. Recipients are leaders from both Greece and the United States whose voices continue to inspire the next generation of graduates with visionary ideas and ideals. The conferrals are a celebration of the ideas that shape the world we live in and an affirmation of the College’s commitment to thought leadership.

List of Honorees

Featured in Chronological Order

LOOMIS PATRICK
Lawyer, Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees

FRANCIS HORN
Educator, President of the University of Rhode Island

EPPIE LEDERER (ANN LANDERS)
Author, lecturer, nationally syndicated columnist

ALEXANDROS DEMITRIOS KALOVEDOURIS
Lawyer, Counsel to The American College of Greece for more than fifty years – Special Convocation, Doctor of Laws, 1979

FERDINAND THUN
Business leader, Trustee and Chairman of the Board of Trustees

DEREK CURTIS BOK
Educator, author, President of Harvard University

DORIS KEARNS GOODWIN
Historian, author, professor

LATTIE F. COOR
Educator, President of the University of Vermont

PAUL EFTHEMIOS TSONGAS
United States Senator

PAUL SPYROS SARBANES
United States Senator

HARRY ELLIS DICKSON
Maestro

ERNEST NUNCIO MANNINO
Director, Office of Overseas Schools, U.S. Department of State

HANNA HOLBORN GRAY
Educator, President of the University of Chicago

EVA-CHRISTINA MÄKELÄINEN
Diplomat, Ambassador of Finland to Greece

ROBERTA BRYARS DEREE
Trustee and Chair of the ACG Board of Trustees

MARIANNE MCDONALD
Classicist, Founder of “Thesaurus Linguae Graecae”

TOM C. KOROLOGOS
Trustee and Chairman of the ACG Board of Trustees

MATINA S. HORNER
Educator, President of Radcliffe College

MARY CHRIST FLEMING
Educator, Founder of TASIS (The American School in Switzerland)

MICHAEL SOTIRHOS
U.S. Ambassador to Greece

MARIKA C. MITSOTAKIS
Benefactress of physically and emotionally challenged children in Greece

WILLIAM DONALD EDWARD COULSON
Classicist, professor, Director of The American School of Classical Studies

KORALIA KROKODILOU
Educator

AFTAB SETH
Ambassador of India to Greece

NICOS HADJIKYRIAKOS-GHIKAS
Artist, Member of the Academy of Athens

PATRICK LEIGH FERMOR
Soldier, author, lecturer, philhellene

THOMAS M.T. NILES
U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Assistant Secretary of State

RONALD W. ROSKENS
Director, U.S. Agency for International Development, Ambassador

THEODORE KRITAS
Theater impresario

RICHARD J. BRADLEY
Educational administrator

DIANA CHAPMAN WALSH
Educator, President of Wellesley College

HERBERT MAZA
Educator, Founder of the Institute for American Universities

MARSHA ANNE MCDONOUGH
Educator

JON WESTLING
Educator, President of Boston University

JOHN J. GRAHAM
Lawyer, pubic official, Trustee

DIMITRIS L. AVRAMOPOULOS
Mayor of Athens

RICHARD C. A. HOLBROOKE U.S.
Diplomat, Assistant Secretary of State

JOHN DIBIAGGIO
Educator, President of Tufts University

GEORGE J. MITCHELL
United States Senator, peace negotiator

HIS ALL HOLINESS BARTHOLOMEW
ARCHBISHOP OF CONSTANTINOPLE, NEW ROME, AND ECUMENICAL PATRIARCH

HIS BEATITUDE CHRISTODOULOS
ARCHBISHOP OF ATHENS AND ALL GREECE

R. NICHOLAS BURNS
U.S. Ambassador to Greece, Undersecretary of State

FATHER WILLIAM LEAHY
Educator, President of Boston College

WILLIAM W. MCGREW
Educator, President of The American College Of Thessaloniki

THE RIGHT REVEREND BISHOP KALLISTOS OF DIOKLEIA
Author, lecturer

RICHARD M. FREELAND
Educator, President of Northeastern University

LOUIS DE BERNIÈRES
Writer

TERRENCE J. MAC TAGGART
Educator, Chancellor of the University of Maine

IAN ANDREW VORRES
Patron of the arts, Founder of the Vorres Museum

OLYMPIA J. SNOWE
United States Senator – Doctor of Laws, 2002

THOMAS J. MILLER
U.S. Ambassador to Greece

NICHOLAS GAGE
Journalist, author

ANDREAS ANDRIANOPOULOS
Author, legislator

JOHN LAWSON LEATHAM
Writer, translator, philhellene

HARVEY C. MANSFIELD, JR.
William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of Government at Harvard University

YANNIS ZERVOS
Promoter of arts and letters

ADOLF OGI
United Nations Under-Secretary-General, former President of Switzerland

HARRY MARK PETRAKIS
Writer

GEORGE M. BAPIS
Financial executive, Chairman of the ACG Board of Trustees

CHARLES M. COOK
Educator, administrator, President of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges – Doctor of Education

ANNA BENAKI-PSAROUDA
President of the Hellenic Parliament

EUGENE T. ROSSIDES
Founder and General Counsel of the American Hellenic Institute

CHARLES P. RIES
U.S. Ambassador to Greece

DONALD KAGAN
Sterling Professor of Classics and History, Yale University

SISSELA ANN BOK
Senior Visiting Fellow, Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies

HIS EMINENCE ARCHBISHOP DEMETRIOS
Primate of the Greek Orthodox Church in America

THEODORE LYRAS
Educator

RUTH J. SIMMONS
Educator, President of Brown University

JOHN S. BAILEY
Educator, President of The American College of Greece

ANDREW A. ATHENS
Philanthropist, businessman

JOHN BRADEMAS
Legislator, educator

MIKIS THEODORAKIS
Composer, civil rights advocate

ANDREAS GERASIMOS TZAKIS
Surgeon, researcher

MARIANNA VARDINOYANNIS
Philanthropist CAROL T. CHRIST Educator, President of Smith College

P. NIKIFOROS DIAMANDOUROS
Educator, European Ombudsman

ELENI TSAKOPOULOS KOUNALAKIS
U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, Philanthropist

NIKI GOULANDRIS
Philanthropist

THEODORE PAPALEXOPOULOS
Business reformer

PETER THUN
Benefactor of education

GEORGE LOGOTHETIS
Philanthropist, business leader

LINDA P.B. KATEHI
President, UC Davis

DIMITRIOS PANDERMALIS
President, Acropolis Museum

MARTIN T. MEEHAN
President, University of Massachusetts