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President Horner Interviewed on CNN.gr

Relevance: 100%      Posted on: March 21, 2016

Dr. David G. Horner was recently interviewed on CNN.gr, where he spoke about the roots of The American College of Greece, in the context of the 140-anniversary since its establishment in Smyrna, and the 50-year anniversary of its relocation to the Aghia Paraskevi campus. The President discussed the school’s nature as a private non-profit educational establishment, and the opportunities it offers students through a global mindset to international education which results in a high employability rate for ACG graduates, while also supporting them throughout their studies with financial assistance programs. Dr. Horner expanded on the benefits that private institutions can…

Interview with KATHIMERINI: Dr Horner Aims at Making ACG the Best US Educational Institution in Europe

Relevance: 94%      Posted on: January 20, 2015

Dr David G. Horner’s interview with Katerina Sokou for the “Meal with K” section of Sunday Kathimerini newspaper appeared on January 18, and afforded readers with a profile of The American College of Greece President, his accomplishments at ACG since taking over in 2008, as well as his views on the educational system in Greece. In the wide-ranging interview, Dr Horner also discussed the ways that ACG can share its experience in higher education with other educational institutions in Greece, help in public administration, in addition to helping US educational institutions that want a presence abroad. “When I saw the…

TO VIMA Interview: President Horner on ACG’s added value

Relevance: 85%      Posted on: October 6, 2014

ACG President Dr. David G. Horner spoke to Sunday paper To Vima, on September 28, about the College’s outstanding students at PIERCE, DEREE and ALBA, underlining how 70 per cent of undergraduates have found work within six months of graduating. Dr. Horner also showcased how the College is helping students during the economic crisis not just with tuition costs, but also by creating invaluable educational and vocational programs - such as DEREE’s International Internship and Study Abroad Program – which opens many doors for students - in addition to offering the “whole student experience” with a state-of-the-art campus and facilities.…

President Horner at TEDx Academy: “You do not need a spectacular economy or a perfect political system to develop world-class universities”

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: October 4, 2016

On Saturday, October 1, the much anticipated TEDx Academy 2016 took place in the beautiful building of Megaron, the Athens Concert Hall. The annual event has come to be synonymous with thought-provoking dialogue, inspiring speeches, and a creative platform nurturing innovation and the exchange of ideas. This year’s talks centered on the theme “Re-imagine Greece” featuring 18 distinguished speakers, among whom was Dr. David G. Horner, President of The American College of Greece. Dr. Horner spoke to an audience of over 1,400 people in the second session of the day, titled “A Letter from the Future: Greece in 2030” sending…

FRN Lecture Features Former Head of US Higher Education, Dr Martha Kanter, and ACG President David G. Horner

Relevance: 83%      Posted on: January 20, 2015

Former US Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter, a Distinguished Visiting professor of Higher Education at New York University, gave a lecture on “Deepening Geopolitical Partnerships through Higher Education,” as part of the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) Seminar hosted at The American College of Greece for the second consecutive winter. Speaking to a packed room at DEREE’s John S. Bailey Library on January 14, Dr Kanter extolled the values of the FRN while making the case for further investments in higher education in order to empower people in the US and across the world to become better “global citizens.” “NYU’s…

President Horner at TEDxAcademy 2016

Relevance: 82%      Posted on: September 26, 2016

TEDx is the independently organized tangent of the global community of the non-profit organization TED which, through inspiring and motivational talks, explores how issues such as technology, design, education, human rights, and science can affect us personally and globally. This year, the annual TEDxAcademy event is set to spark a deep conversation on the future of Greece, and to reignite our imagination and hope to “RE Imagine Greece.” 18 speakers from all corners of the world will set up the foundations of the discussion, each sharing their “Vision for Greece 2030.” In Session II: A Letter From The Future, ACG…

President Horner – VAT Statement

Relevance: 77%      Posted on: August 17, 2015

Dear ACG students and families, Legislation passed by the Greek Parliament on August 13, 2015 imposes a 23% Value Added Tax (VAT) on private school/college tuition. While we recognize the exceptionally challenging economic circumstances Greece faces, we regard this legislation as unfair (including because Greek students and families who pay private tuition already pay taxes that underwrite the cost of public education) and unwise (including because private education not only offers students and families a valuable educational option but also reduces the cost for services the state otherwise would need to provide). ACG recognizes that students and families make significant…

New ACG Identity System: Memo from President David G. Horner

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: January 28, 2016

To: ACG Community Anyone familiar with institutional/educational logos, shields, seals etc. understands that changing such symbols inevitably provokes some discomfort and controversy. Typically, these feelings dissipate over time. The ACG community is currently experiencing and expressing this dynamic. As president of the College, my core responsibility is to move ACG forward. I hope this memo will help the ACG community process this change by clarifying both the issues and the process behind the change. Why change? Institutional/educational logos, shields, seals etc. are tools of communication intended for both internal and external audiences. Ideally, they reflect an institution’s history, clarify an institution’s identity…

Dr. Horner on the Philosophy of Deree and the Multitude of Opportunities Offered

Relevance: 72%      Posted on: August 30, 2017

Dr. David G. Horner, President of The American College of Greece (ACG), recently spoke to Protothema.gr about education and employment, as well as opportunities offered at Deree, such as the Parallel Studies and SNF Scholarship programs, and the “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” initiative. Which is the educational philosophy that governs Deree – The American College of Greece? Deree’s core educational philosophy is built on the American liberal arts tradition, which emphasizes the development of students’ lifelong capacities (e.g. the ability to think critically; to express one’s thoughts clearly and persuasively – orally, in writing, using various media; to…

President Horner’s Interview with Business File

Relevance: 47%      Posted on: January 7, 2015

ACG President Dr David G. Horner spoke to Business File’s December issue about the American College of Greece, its diverse student body, academic programs, and how the College is helping students cover tuition costs. Dr Horner also discussed the work ACG graduates are finding, and shared his views on educational issues. Dr Horner’s interview with Business File (PDF)

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