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On Friday, March 30, the ACG 2018 International Sports Festival (ISF) was successfully concluded at the facilities of Deree – The American College of Greece. More than 700 student-athletes, representing 16 universities from 7 countries (Greece, Lebanon, Egypt, United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Italy and Spain), attended the 3-day event and competed in 14 different women’s and men’s sports including basketball, volleyball, tennis, table-tennis, swimming, soccer, rugby, futsal and water-polo.

Deree student-athletes had an impressive performance throughout the ISF, since they won first place on both men’s basketball and men’s soccer and received a total of 8 medals.

The National Technical University of Athens achieved the best results in the event by winning a total of 9 medals in 7 different sports, including 4 gold ones.

Finally teams from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, American University of Sharjah and University of Balamand accomplished great performances during the ISF.

The ACG 2018 ISF closed with an Award Ceremony where distinguished guests from the ACG community, including President David G. Horner and event sponsors had the opportunity to applaud all participant student-athletes and congratulate the medalists.

The ACG 2018 International Sports Festival was organized by the Deree – Office of Athletics and was sponsored by Iaso General and RedBull.


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Deree alumnus, George Savvidis, goes to 2018 Cannes Film Festival!

Film director and Deree alumnus, George Savvidis, has been selected for his short-film “7 Rounds” to participate in the 2018 Cannes Film Festival, under the category of “New Directors”.

Mr. Savvidis’ short-film, “7 Rounds”, brings forward some of the most current issues found in modern day United States of America; the refugee crisis, racial discrimination and gun violence.

“7 Rounds” unveils the story of an Indian legal immigrant in Kansas, US, and victim of a fatal hate crime committed by an American citizen. The film displays the nature of nationalist intimidation and the challenges immigrants face related to perceptions of their ethnicity. The storyline unfolds during the Muslim ban that was issued in 2017 by President Trump and is based on true events.

“7 Rounds” will be premiering in May 2018 during the Cannes Film Festival.

Mr. Savvidis graduated from Deree – The American College of Greece with a BA in Communication and continued his studies in filmmaking and TV production at the New York Film Academy in Los Angeles, California.

Good luck George Savvidis on your trip to the 2018 Cannes Film Festival!

Find out more on his interview at here.


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Green Careers event at Deree!

On Tuesday, March 20, students from the Deree Environmental Studies (ES) program and other majors, Study Abroad students, and Pierce IB students gathered at the JSB Upper Level Library for the ‘Green Careers: Graduate Studies and Job Opportunities’ event. The event was divided into two panel discussions, one on education and the other on career prospects, where experts from related fields presented the options available to students in the field of ‘Green’- and sustainability-related continuing studies and careers.

“It was a very informative experience that helped me discover new things and reevaluate my future in the field of Environmental Studies”, says student Ariadni Athanasiou.

The panel on education offered the participants a more general picture on how to apply for graduate studies and the tools needed for accessing and assessing the information that is out there, as well as a more detailed one with the options available in Europe, US, and Canada.

The panel on job opportunities included top executives from Enviroplan S.A., TUV Hellas, the NGO Archelon, the Office of Career Services, and an environmental activist with hands-on, global, experience of more than 25 years.

Nikolaos Synetos, a senior in the ES Program, was positively surprised as the event was nothing like he expected. “As many of us are seniors of the Environmental Studies program, we were all concerned about the future ahead. Honestly, I believed the careers day would more like presenting job or internship positions but I am glad it wasn’t. Instead, all of the presenters provided us with the framework on looking at our future, insisting on following our passion but at the same time exploring other fields and seizing the opportunities. Definitely worth it!” he says.

The majority of the discussants agreed that the future is ‘Green’ and the opportunities and prospects in the Sustainability field will keep growing! Participants felt the same way as ES student, Lydia Papageorgiou, confirmed: “Thinking about what I will do after graduation, there is a lot to consider. Ever more so as I approach my senior year. I left the Green Careers event more confident about my future and with a clear idea of my options and the next steps I need to take.”

The event was organized by the Environmental Studies program, Department of Science and Mathematics, and the Center of Excellence for Sustainability (CES) at the Office of Public Affairs, and was supported by the Office of Career Services and the Environmental Studies Society.

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Prospective students discover Deree

Wednesday, March 28, was yet another Discover Deree Day for prospective students and their parents. Curious about the Deree experience, over 170 visitors had the chance to explore the campus and find out why Deree is the ideal place to pursue their studies. Guests took the opportunity to sit in on a class, get a sneak peek into the rich student life, discuss their academic plans with Admissions Counselors, and talk to Deree students, who shared their experiences with them.

Moreover, they were informed about the 25 top quality academic programs, the Study Abroad and the international internship opportunities, the parallel studies possibilities, as well as the financial assistance and scholarships granted to 90% of the students who apply.

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DEREE- REFUGEE NETWORK = 3-2 (Friday, March 23, 2018)


On last Friday night’s game for the CL, the Deree Men’s Soccer team fought hard to beat the REFUGEE NETWORK, and managed to win with a score of 3-2. Our team had an amazing performance, leading the game with 3-0 in the first half. However, due to the fact that our team was left with 10 players after the 35th minute, the opponents managed to score two goals. The goalkeeper’s catch in the last seconds of the game, secured the win for our team! Congratulations to our team!