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The American college of Greece

Touch Base

ACG  Cares

The bimonthly e-newsletter issued by the Office of Alumni Relations & College Events
and the Office of Development

"TouchBase" with your school, your former classmates, your fond memories

and stay informed about events and major developments at ACG.

We invite you to be part of it all once again!

Coming Up

ACG Alumni meet in NYC

The alumni event to be held March 9, at the Eventi Hotel in New York, presents an opportunity for alumni residing in the NY area to meet ACG President David G. Horner, members of the Board of Trustees of ACG as well as members of the Administration. Admission is by invitation

Discover PIERCE


Α high school in which children flourish exploring new interests and cultivating their strengths and talents: Discover PIERCE Day on March 11. That Sunday, at 10.30 am, the school will open its doors to all families that want to see what PIERCE has to offer. For more information and application forms, please call 2106009800-9, ext.1175, 1136 or visit PIERCE

Business Week 2012 @ DEREE

This year, Peter Economidis, brand strategist, founder and owner of Felix BNI, and Michael Bodouroglou, shipowner, Chairman and CEO of ALLSEAS MARINE SA, will be among the speakers who will address students and alumni. March 12 -15.

Read more

Piano recitals

Pianist Danae Kara, artist in residence at DEREE, will perform works of Beethoven on March 14 at 8 pm 

and May 9 at 6 pm. Both recitals will be held at PIERCE Theater and will be open to the public.

Think Tank

AIESEC GREECE organizes the “GlobalThinkTank4Greece” on March 17. DEREE hosts the event and organizes an afternoon workshop in which three DEREE alumni discuss how studying in an educational institution modeled as a US one benefited their careers. For more info and registration visit or call
210 6009800, ext. 1107, 1370.

Get to know ALBA

All PIERCE and DEREE alumni are invited on March 19 at 6.30 pm to visit ALBA Graduate Business School at its new “home”, the Downtown Campus (Xenias 6-8). ACG alumni will get to know the way ALBA is organized, its programs and people. A special offer for ACG alumni will  be announced. For more info and RSVP please call 2106009800, ext.1107.

Discover DEREE


Before settling on a college, every prospective student will benefit by participating in Discover DEREE Day on March 20 (and again on June 28) to take a tour of the campus, attend a class, discuss academic plans with faculty. For more information and registration, visit ACG or call the Office of Admissions at

210-60098000, ext. 1411, 1254, 1318.


Dr. Epaminondas Baloumis, author and former professor of Modern Greek Literature at PIERCE,
will present his book “Ordeal”, first part of a trilogy, on March 28 at PIERCE Theater at 7 pm. Presentation in Greek. Read more

Alumna Anna Gaitanou Hollingsworth will present her novel “Maya” on April 4, at 6.30 pm, at the Upper Level of the John S. Bailey Library. Presentation in Greek.  Read more

Open House


PIERCE once again opens its doors to students, families, and friends celebrating its sense of community, team spirit, and creativity on Saturday, April 28! More info coming soon at

Still haven’t signed up? 

PIERCE Sports Homecoming for all PIERCE alumni is just around the corner and your former teammates are already training for May 11! Join now for a perfect afternoon get-together full of sports and fun.

Υour number is coming up!


Reunions: DEREE classes of ’81-’85 on April 27, 

PIERCE class of ’52 on June 6 and

PIERCE class of ’02 on June 18. Read more

Summer Camp


A perfect blend of athletic and educational activities, PIERCE Summer Camp welcomes at the Aghia Paraskevi campus children ages 6 to 12 years old from June 18 to July 20. For more info on this day camp, call 210-6009800, ext.1319 or visit PIERCE

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Gifts Of Note

Two Permanently Endowed Scholarship Funds Established at DEREE by Prominent Greek Business Woman

Mrs. Ioanna Arvanitis recently endowed the "Constantinos and Anneta Arvanitis Scholarships" in honor of her parents for the benefit of students with connections to the regions of Aigialeia or Kalavryta: "My father believed deeply in the value of knowledge and education, and I wanted to help people from the region where he – and I – was born."



News @ ACG

ACG Cares


Students, faculty and staff are responding warmly

to the Food Drive held in both ACG campuses, consistent with ACG's long history in philanthropy. Since February 6, members of our community have been collecting food, warm clothes, and personal health care items which are then delivered to local food banks. The effort to help those most affected by the economic crisis continues and ACG is also counting on the support of alumni. Read more

Title of Honor

Do you know what a VAL is? Would you like to be one? VAL stands for “Volunteer Alumni Leader”,

a member of the dynamic task force of dedicated PIERCE and DEREE alumni who live abroad and have volunteered to support their alma mater and their fellow alumni who are newcomers to their area.

New member in the Family

February 20 marked the official opening of ALBA Graduate Business School in its new premises, ACG’s Downtown Campus (6-8 Xenias St.).

Surf Away!  


Extremely user-friendly and up-to-date, our new institutional website is as informative, diverse, and interesting as everyday life in our growing ACG community. Visit and find out for yourself.

New Interests

The School of Continuing and Professional Studies is organizing specialized programs in Pharmaceutical Medicine, Oracle Databases, Cisco networks, and Secretarial and Business English. For more info, click on the “Stay Sharp” button at the end of the newsletter.

We are going digital

Keep an eye on "Inside ACG" on our website for the upcoming alumni magazines. DEREE alumni magazine will be the first  to go digital at the end of March 2012.


Were you there?

Education Today

More than anything, an academic institution should act as a forum in which thoughts are creatively exchanged and on February 8 ACG once again lived up to its role: Τhe ideas expressed by the prominent panelists made the discussion on "Quality and Social Contribution of Public & Private Higher Education Institutions" a highly stimulating one.

See more on DEREE You Tube

PIERCE reunion, class of '72

alumnae celebrated their 40-year reunion.


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