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.
Former Deree student Dimitris Asproulis was announced national winner of Adecco Greece’s program “CEO for One Month 2018” on Wednesday, May 16.
Dimitris, a Communication major and summa cum laude graduate in 2017, presented an academic and professional background that stood out between the top four candidates of the program and helped him establish his new achievement.
The program, now on its fifth year, provides opportunities for young candidates to step into the shoes of business leaders in 48 countries within the Adecco Group’s global network. After completing their national “CEO for One Month” assignment, a shortlist of ten of these talented candidates will attend a rigorous but inspiring boot camp where their collaboration and innovation skills will be tested. With the completion of the boot camp one of them will be the “Global CEO for One Month 2018” and work with Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze. It is the experience of a lifetime and has a long-lasting impact on the individuals who take part.
Dimitris has now reserved his spot as a potential candidate for the position of “Global CEO for One Month 2018” and a chance to work alongside Adecco Group CEO, Alain Dehaze, at the Adecco Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland.
Best of luck to Dimitris on his journey to global success!