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Vol05 September-October 2012
The American college of Greece

Touch Base

Network Yourself!

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

"Touch Base" 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

Code Paniolo

Toli Lerios

They say that people who are not afraid to laugh at themselves are usually very secure and interesting and Toli Lerios is no exception to the rule. The highly esteemed software engineer, who is credited with numerous design-centric Facebook initiatives such as Timeline and Newsfeed, is a Senior Software Engineer at Facebook Inc, but on his business card he prefers the title "Code Paniolo", paniolo being a Hawaiian Cowboy! Very soon he will be riding to Greece to participate in "The Journey" organized by TEDx Academy and to give a much anticipated speech on September 13 at ACG. The topic is also characteristic of Tolio's unique blend of humor and intellect: "Portrait of the Scientist as a Middle-Aged Geek: 15 Years of Entrepreneurship in the US". You really must not miss it! To reserve your seat, please call Ms. Rania Assariotaki at 2106009800, ext 1107.

Master your interests

The Graduate School will be hosting Information Sessions on MS in Applied Psychology (September 6, 7-9 pm) and MA in Communication (September 12,

7-9 pm). Reserve your seat to meet with faculty and administrators and learn more about the programs, Graduate Degrees, Diplomas and Certificates, as well as scholarship and financial aid programs.

Special Prices…

for ACG students and alumni in three upcoming conferences organized by Boussias Communications with ALBA acting as the scientific contributor: On September 14 the topic is "Hands-On Business Finance", on October 22 "IT Directors Forum" and on October 24 the "8th People Management Executive Seminar". If you wish to attend, please contact Mrs.Evaggelia Pantazopoulou at [email protected]

Network Yourself!

Netwotk Yourself!

Open to students and alumni alike, this special event will take place on Thursday, September 20, 3-6 pm and aims to familiarize both groups with companies, products, and the recruiting process, while acting as a vehicle to build relationships for future job vacancies. Get more info and fill out the participation form by September 13.

Fantasy on Fire!

Ignite Athens

ALBA is collaborating with Ignite Athens for their launch event, dedicated to start-ups, to take place at the Onassis Cultural Center on Thursday, September 20, 11 am to 8 pm. At the same time, a live-streaming hub will be set at Xenias building, downtown. Don't miss the action!

Prepare for success

The ALBA Graduate Programs Info session scheduled for September 26, 6 pm, will provide strategy tips and establish how a postgraduate program maximizes ones chances for future success. Register to find out more about the ALBA program portfolio and choose the one that fits your needs.

Rediscovering C. Emmanuel

Ceasar Emmanuel

A special evening dedicated to the work and life of neosymbolist poet and literary translator Ceasar Emmanuel will be held on September 28, 8 pm, in the building of the "Attica Tradition" Educational Foundation, 17B Ipitou Street, Plaka. Organized by his niece Olga Emmanuel (DC '04), on the occasion of the 110th anniversary of his birth, the event will include talks on the poet, a performance of his poetry set to music, recitations and more. For more info, call 6945-583-943 or visit Admission free

Υour number is coming up!


PIERCE Reunion, Class of 1982, September 14, 8.30 pm PIERCE Theater Atrium

PIERCE Reunion, Class of 1992, November 7, 8.00 pm, PIERCE Theater

PIERCE Reunion, Class of 1962, December 5, 12.30 pm, Plaka Building

DEREE Reunion Classes of 1996-1998, November 16, 9.00 pm, DEREE Student Lounge

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Gifts Of Note

Propeller Club Scholarships Support Business Students

The Propeller Club, a prominent merchant marine association, funds scholarships to enable talented and deserving business students achieve an education at DEREE.

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News @ ACG

Impressive Results

An impressive 94% of this year's graduates of PIERCE - The American College of Greece succeeded in gaining admission to Greece's public universities and technical colleges according to figures published by the Ministry of Education on August 27. Of these, 88% achieved admission to AEIs and 12% to TEIs. - 60% were admitted to schools in Attica and 35% to Medical, Engineering and Law schools.

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Double the support

ACG has always been an institution sensitive to promising students in need of financial assistance. Nowadays this quality is of major importance and ACG lives up to its values and tradition: For this academic year, over 300,000 Euros has been awarded in need-based scholarships and financial assistance to PIERCE students, representing a 100% increase from last year. As already communicated, an additional 1.7M Euros will be given as financial aid to DEREE students.

Fast Start

Students get a head start on their bachelor degree by taking advantage of The Fall Intensive, an accelerated eight-week term which begins on October 15. This is only one of the programs designed to meet students' needs for a high quality and well-rounded education. As an ACG alumnus, draw from your personal experience and urge prospective students to learn more about the academic programs and the DEREE advantage.

OPEN invitation

Liquid Network

It is an honor for Effie Halivopoulou, Head of DEREE Visual Arts Department, and ACG that her work "Liquid Network" was chosen to participate in the exhibition OPEN in Lido, Venice. This international exhibition of sculptures and installations takes place parallel to the 69th Venice Film Festival and the Architecture Biennale creating a unique cultural platform.

Always Welcome!

Alumni living in or visiting Boston are always welcome to visit ACG's Boston office (10 Liberty Square) and reconnect with their alma matter. The Boston office houses a variety of ACG's US based activities including financial, development and fundraising operations, board of trustee relations and North American student recruitment. Come by our offices or contact us there: George Triantaris, Vice President of Development, [email protected] , Elizabeth Camelo, Senior Executive Assistant, Boston Office & Assistant Secretary to the Board of Trustees, [email protected] , tel 001 857-284-7908 ext. 221

PIERCE Commencement

PIERCE Commencement

Yet another generation of PIERCE graduates enters the adult world…The Commencement speaker of this year's ceremony was architect / civil engineer Cathy Parthemos, PIERCE alumna and member of the Board of Trustees of the Acropolis Museum, who spoke with sentiment and facts about PIERCE's sense of community, its values, original academic approach, and the unique opportunities it offers. Read more

Stay Fit


The ACG Fitness program announced attractive discounts in all fitness plans for alumni: For full members the discount reaches 25%, while for the "Pool Specific", "Fitness Specific", and "Tennis Specific" program it is 15%. Furthermore, the Volley Ball Academy will be added to the existing Swim and Tennis Academies and there will be a 10% discount for ACG alumni. For more info please call 210 6009800, ext.1319


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