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Deree Student-Athletes on BeST 2017 Belgrade Sports Tournament

Deree student-athletes had a successful participation in the “BeST 2018 Sports Tournament” held on May 23-27 in Belgrade, Serbia, with 8 teams (men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, men’s JV basketball, men’s soccer, women’s futsal, and men’s water polo), and a delegation of eighty-seven (87) persons.

Deree teams played 28 games in the tournament, and won the second place in Men’s Basketball, third in Men’s Soccer, and fourth in Women’s Volleyball. It was the first time in the 11 years of the tournament’s history that a foreign (non-Serbian) team reached the men’s basketball final!

The trip to Belgrade was a great opportunity for our student-athletes to meet and compete against foreign students in a highly competitive tournament!

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Outdoor Recreation Trip to Mt. Olympus

The Office of Athletics organized an Outdoor Recreation 2-day trip to Mt. Olympus on May 26-27, 2018.

30 participants enjoyed long hikes into the heart of the mythical mountain and the warm hospitality of the Petrostrouga refuge.

The trip was a dream come true for all participants, but especially for the Study Abroad students, who were taught the ancient Greek mythology at school, and they finally stepped on the Gods-residing peaks mentioned in their books. Mt. Olympus was graceful enough to allow us to enjoy the springtime with relatively high temperatures and blossomimg flowers and trees everywhere. We heard the call of the wild and we all made a promise to return up there.

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Deree Student-Athletes participated in “BeST 2018, Belgrade”, May 21-27, 2018

Deree had a successful participation in the “BeST 2018 Sports Tournament” held May 23-27 in Belgrade, Serbia in which we participated with eight (8) teams (men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball, men’s JV basketball, men’s soccer, women’s futsal, and men’s water polo), and a delegation of eighty-seven (87) persons.

Deree teams played twenty-eight (28) games in the tournament, and won second place in Men’s Basketball, third in Men’s Soccer, and fourth in Women’s Volleyball.

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SNF Scholars Acknowledgment Event

On Thursday, May 25, over 170 scholars, faculty and staff of the ACG community came together to celebrate the completion of this year’s Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) Scholarship Program.

President David G. Horner gave the welcoming remarks, discussed the road so far for the SNF Scholarship Program and the bridge the Program created between Deree and Greek public educational institutions. The President concluded his speech by congratulating all scholars for their achievements.

Executive Director of Development, Mary Triantafillou, followed by introducing three scholars, Stamatia Tsampa, Andreas Moschovitis and Christiana Verdeli on stage who gave testimonials on their experiences as SNF Scholarship recipients.

“I am more than certain that Deree will be here for you to help you blossom as it does for me. Let this experience (parallel studies) prepare us for a career in a globalized academia and job market,” said SNF scholar Stamatia Tsampa during her speech.

Deree’s Parallel Studies Program gives the opportunity to students to enroll for a minor at Deree, while concurrently pursuing a Greek state university degree. With the SNF grant, more candidates, with high academic performance, gain access to a broad educational experience and are able to equip themselves with tools to launch meaningful careers. With more than 270 scholars from thirteen Greek universities, the grant provides a wide range of career enhancing opportunities, including; exposure to a US-modeled educational system, enhancement of English proficiency, study abroad experiences, national and international internship possibilities as well as the creation of an employable resume.

All scholars were later provided with Certificates of completion and the event concluded with a networking reception.