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Important Developments at DEREE


Dear DEREE student,

As we look forward to the Fall semester, which starts September 9, I would like to inform you about some important developments:

  • Reduced deposit for early fall registration
  • The DEREE Guarantee – fixed tuition for the duration of your studies
  • Increase in financial aid
  • New flexible tuition payment plans
  • New free bus routes to and from our campus

Below you will find more detailed information about these developments, which I hope will be helpful to you.

You are a valued member of The American College of Greece family and I encourage you to connect with me at [email protected] about any issue or suggestion you might have concerning student life, job opportunities, or financial aid.

I wish you a restful summer and I look forward to seeing you on campus in September.


Dimitrios Andreou, Ph.D.
Vice President of Enrollment and Administration
The American College of Greece
210 6009800 ext. 1322


It is important for you and for us that you register early, before the end of July. It will allow you to find more easily the courses you want, at the hours that you prefer. By registering early you will also avoid the inconvenience of the late August/early September rush. Early registration also helps us allocate resources better and offer all students an optimal schedule.

To make early registration easier, we have reduced by half the amount you must put on deposit if you register for more than 1 course. The other half is due at the end of August.


Tuition at DEREE will remain unchanged for the 2013-14 academic year. Moreover, in order to remove uncertainty about future tuition costs, the Board of Trustees of The American College of Greece has approved the DEREE Guarantee: for any current or new student, tuition will remain the same throughout their studies, up to a maximum of 4 years, provided that you remain continuously enrolled during the Fall and Spring semesters.

Also, the College is instituting flexible tuition payment plans, which allow you and your family to spread out the cost of attending DEREE over the academic year. My colleagues at the Business Office will be glad to discuss such plans with you.

As you can imagine, demand for scholarships and financial aid has increased significantly this year. In response, the College has increased the amount of money dedicated to such aid: for the academic year 2013-14, ACG will offer approximately €2 million in financial aid, up from €1.7 million in 2012-13. 

This week, those of you who have applied for financial aid will be notified by SMS and email of the results of your application. The Financial Assistance Office will be glad to answer any questions you may have.

We are in the process of finalizing the fee structure for next year. We plan to lower some fees (e.g. late registration and course change fees) to offset the impact of a new resit fee. A resit fee is standard practice in other institutions in the OU system, and our experience has highlighted the need for this to assist us in planning the number of resit exams.


We have also been working with the College’s textbook suppliers to pilot an e-book program, probably in the spring semester. We will communicate to you the details of these changes as soon as they are finalized.


I would like to encourage you to take advantage of the various work opportunities offered by DEREE to all of its students:

a. Work Study Program: This program offers DEREE students the benefit of working on campus in a variety of positions within academic or administrative offices.  Each student receives a reasonable compensation and full social security benefits during one or more semesters.

b. Career Office Jobs: Make it a habit to check often with DEREE’s extremely efficient and active Career Office for part- or full-time employment opportunities or internships that will give you valuable work experience and a future edge in the work marketplace. At any given time over 50 full- or part-time positions are available through our DEREE network of partner companies.

c. International Internships: Once you have earned 30 credits you are eligible to apply for our international internships offered by our partners around the world. This is a unique opportunity for you to get international work experience while at DEREE and build a network of important connections early on in your career.


In addition to the free shuttle bus service from Nomismatokopeio to our campus, DEREE will offer 2 new free bus routes, one originating from Kifisia and the other from Glyfada. You can learn details about this program from the Student Affairs Office.


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Congratulations Class of 2013!

500 Graduates Cheered as They Receive Their Degrees From DEREE – The American College of Greece

Cheered on by thousands of parents and friends, almost 500 young men and women celebrated their graduation from DEREE – The American College of Greece during the majestic annual commencement ceremony which was held on Saturday, June 29, at the stadium of The American College of Greece in Agia Paraskevi.

During the ceremony, George Logothetis, president of the global Libra Group, received an honorary doctorate from the American College of Greece. Mr. Logothetis was honored for his support for the Libra Internship Program at the American College of Greece, which offers dozens of students each year the opportunity to gain experience at one of Libra’s subsidiaries around the globe. Many of those interns are also subsidized by Libra to engage in study modules at U.S. universities who have partnership agreements with DEREE-ACG. Mr. Logothetis was also honored for his support toward other educational institutions, public and private, in Greece and toward young Greek entrepreneurs.

In a moving and highly effective speech, Mr. Logothetis urged the graduates not to limit their ambition to material goals, telling them that the surest path to success is though duty and honor.
Referring to the crisis and its dispiriting effects on the young, he stressed that the proper mindset should point them toward “what you will do to prevent the crisis from continuing and not what the crisis will prevent you from doing. See life through a prism possibilities and indulge in trying to convert this potential into chances.”

He also warned about the dangers of hubris: "I caution you to be very careful when things go right – always keep your feet on the ground and ensure hubris always gives way to humility. History is littered with successful people undone by hubris."

Finally, Mr. Logothetis told the cheering graduates that in life "nothing of real value or true worth is, or should be, either easy or free. It requires struggle, effort, commitment and conviction."

The graduates received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the hands of the President of the American College of Greece, Dr. David G. Horner. This year, for the first time, some of the graduates also received validated awards from the Open University of the United Kingdom, with which the DEREE has signed a wide-ranging cooperation agreement.

DEREE-ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the oldest and most prestigious accreditation organization in the U.S.

Daniel Bennett Smith, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to Greece, also addressed the graduates, urging them to "reject the empty ideologies and promises of the far left and the far right, and to seek to build a prosperous and open society, which not only tolerates but actually embraces diversity.”

Amb. Smith said that "overcoming the challenges that Europe and Greece face today — as well as indeed the challenges all of us in the world face today — will require the same sacrifice and commitment that President Kennedy sought to inspire in an earlier generation of Americans and that is represented in the motto [of The American College of Greece]” – “Not to Be Served but to Serve.”

“There are no shortages of problems in the world, of that I can assure you,” Amb. Smith said. “But there are too often shortages of people willing to do something about those challenges,” he added, telling the young Greeks in the audience that they “have the unique opportunity to help build a new, more competitive and extroverted Greek economy [which] will be able to thrive, and to exploit Greece’s natural advantages in areas such as energy, tourism and agriculture. Although there is still much work to be done, I think that the realization of a new economy is very close, keeping alive the hope that Greece is really changing course and will return to steady economic growth, which in turn would ensure your professional future.”

Commencement 2013 was attended by officers and members of the Greek Parliament, ministers, ambassadors of foreign nations, as well as representatives of local governments and the business world.

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N.DEMOS Foundation Scholarship

For more than 40 years, The N. Demos Foundation, founded by a Chicago based Greek American philanthropist, has funded scholarships that provide extraordinary academic opportunities to outstanding, talented and deserving DEREE students.

Since 1968, the Chicago based N. Demos Foundation has inspired the entire community by making generous gifts to The American College of Greece primarily directed to offering educational opportunities to deserving Greek students of limited financial resources.  

The Foundation was founded by N. Demos whose origins were from the Village of Tarsina, in Corinth, Greece. N. Demos moved to the United States and became a successful businessman. His great wish was to form a Greek organization similar to the Boys Town of America. Unfortunately, he became ill and passed away before his dream became a reality. As a result, the N. Demos Foundation began to donate funds to support charities that already existed in Greece to further his cause.

In 2000 and again in 2001 the Foundation established two permanent endowed scholarship funds at DEREE, one of which is designated for communications majors and the other one is open to all students. The gifts to establish these endowed funds are permanently managed and invested by the College and a percentage (typically 4%) is spent each year for student awards.   

The N. Demos Foundation Scholarships have been awarded to 19 students since they were established. On behalf of these students and the College administration and faculty we are sincerely grateful to the Foundation for its outstanding support over many years. The following comments from several of these students underscore this gratitude.

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Philip Doros Keranis (June 2012 Graduate), Recipient of the N. Demos Foundation Scholarship for Communication Studies, Academic Year 2011-2012

“Selecting me as the recipient of the N. Demos Foundation Scholarship for Communication Studies was an honor that brought happiness followed by a number of positive feelings as well as demanding expectations that I gladly met during my academic journey at The American College of Greece. This particular gift was not merely a financial support. It stands as an act of unconditional help given to me at a time of crisis. It stands as the additional incentive needed in my continuous effort for expanding my knowledge, values and ideals through which I can

evolve and flourish in the post graduate life and the competitive environment of tomorrow. Finally it is my deepest desire to give back a "Thank You" for the long standing support that you have given me and for enabling me to spread my wings freely towards a bright and promising future.”

Konstantinos Margaritis (Junior – Economics Major), Recipient of the N. Demos Foundation Scholarship, Academic Year 2011-2012

I would like to thank you for the chance you gave me to continue my studies. I come from a single parent family and I am forced to work on nights in order to be able to attend College. The N. Demos Foundation Scholarship gave me the chance to breath (based on all the financial problems I am facing). I thank you deeply and I will not forget the good you've done.

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For more information about the N. Demos Foundation Scholarship and the N. Demos Foundation Scholarship for Communication Studies, please visit:  or contact the Financial Assistance and Planning Office, tel.: +30 210 6009800, ext. 1327 | [email protected]

If you are interested in learning about ways to create your own scholarship fund at ACG or to contribute to existing funds please contact the Office of Development:

George E. Triantaris, Vice President – tel. + 1.617.459.2829, [email protected]
Mary-Irene Triantafillou, Executive Director – tel. 210.600.9800, ext.: 1239, [email protected]

July 2013

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SFPA: John Verdon @ ACG

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The School of Liberal Arts and Sciences of DEREE – The American College of Greece


Dioptra Publishers


invite you to


Deception, Discovery and the Thriller Novel

a conversation with novelist and best-selling thriller virtuoso

John Verdon


Friday, May 17, 2013, 6.00 pm


JSB Library, DEREE – The American College of Greece


6, Gravias St, Aghia Paraskevi


A cocktail reception will follow. Admission is free.

The presentation will be held in English


Reserve your seat below or contact: 210 6009800 ext. 1109. Parking available on Campus.

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What’s Up @ DEREE

Whats up @ DEREE

April 08, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 25 – Download HERE.

Past issues:

Vol. 02

April 01, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 24 – Download HERE.

March 26, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 23 – Download HERE.

March 18, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 22 – Download HERE.

March 11, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 21 – Download HERE.

March 3, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 20 – Download HERE.

February 25, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 19 – Download HERE.

February 18, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 18 – Download HERE.

February 11, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 17 – Download HERE.

February 04, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 16 – Download HERE.

January 28, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 15 – Download HERE.

January 21, 2013 | Volume 2, Issue 14 – Download HERE.

December 10, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 13 – Download HERE.

December 03, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 12 – Download HERE.

November 26, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 11 – Download HERE.

November 19, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 10 – Download HERE.

November 12, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 9 – Download HERE.

November 05, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 8 – Download HERE.

October 29, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 7 – Download HERE.

October 22, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 6 – Download HERE.

October 15, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 5 – Download HERE.

October 08, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 4 – Download HERE. 

October 01, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 3 – Download HERE.

September 24, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 2 – Download HERE.

September 17, 2012 | Volume 2, Issue 1 – Download HERE.

Vol. 01

June 4, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 12 – Download HERE.

May 28, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 11 – Download HERE.

May 21, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 10 – Download HERE.

May 14, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 9 – Download HERE.

May 07, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 8 – Download HERE.

April 30, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 7 – Download HERE.

April 23, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 6 – Download HERE.

April 02, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 5 – Download HERE.

March 26, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 4 – Download HERE.

March 19, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 3 – Download HERE.

March 12, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 2 – Download HERE.

March 5, 2012 | Volume 1, Issue 1 – Download HERE.

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Hello Anatolia

The American College of Greece, as part of the celebration of Founders Day 2013,
invites you to the premiere screening of


Hello Anatolia


A Documentary Feature Film
by Greek American filmmaker Chrysovalantis Stamelos


Hello Anatolia


7th Level Auditorium
The American College of Greece

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 – 6.30 p.m.

Guests will have the opportunity to interact with the filmmaker following the screening.

 Click here for the film trailer

Hello Anatolia follows its creators’ reconnection with his Asia Minor ancestry through the
exploration of neighborhoods, interviews, and his immersion into the land’s art and culture.
Stamelos breaks down barriers between two cultures with a centuries-long history of feuding,
and also builds a bridge from the Aegean to the US. The film was produced by Crescent Street
Films, LLC. Executive Produced by Greek America Foundation and Gregory Pappas.


For more information contact us at: 210 6009800, ext. 1109

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Disability Awareness

Disability Awareness

“Rebranding Disability- The Healthy Athletes Program of the 2011 Special Olympics”

Dr. Dimitris Emmanouil, President of the International Association of Disability and Oral Health

“From Pariah to Participant: The Special Olympics and Disability Studies”

Dr. Lynn Rose, Professor of History and Chair, Disability Studies, Truman State University

For more infromation please contact the School of Liberal Arts & Sciences, e-mail: [email protected], Tel. 210 6009800, ext. 1359

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Sustainability Week 2013 by CES (Center for Excellence in Sustainability)

Sustainability Week 2013 | Program

Monday April 1, 2013

Throughout the week

Location: DEREE Main Corridor
Photo exhibition "Human Values for a Sustainable Society"
Exhibition of students’ work on environmental issues
Photo exhibition, by Paul Bailey, DEREE, Center for Academic Excellence
Display of ACG achievements towards sustainability (electronic)

12:00 – 14:00 – Opening Session

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Opening Remarks David G. Horner, PhD | President, The American College of Greece
Vasilis Zorbas | Mayor, Municipality of Aghia Paraskevi (in Greek)
Christina Marouli, PhD | Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability

Opening Speech
“Sustainability and Green Economy: Concepts, Evidence and Policy Design”
Professor Anastasios Xepapadeas
Athens University of Economics and Business and Beijer Fellow

Odysseas Katsaitis, PhD
DEREE Economics Department, Head
Gregory Katsas, PhD
DEREE Sociology Department
Maria Vitoraki, MSc
DEREE Environmental Studies Program

14:00 – 15:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Music Concert Green, DEREE Music Society

Tuesday April 2, 2013 Green Economy: A Way Forward

10:50 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy: A Way Forward? Different Viewpoints
Odysseas Katsaitis ,PhD | Head, DEREE Economics Department
Andreas Andrianopoulos | Director, Institute of Diplomacy and Global Affairs American College of Greece

12:15 – 13:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy: A New Perspective
Facilitator: Margarita Karavasili, Architect d.p.l.g., MSc Regional & Urban Planning, MSc Social Psychology
“Energy & Sustainable Economy: Challenges and Vision”, Yannis Vougiouklakis, PhD & Dipl. Mech. Engineer, Head , Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Market Development Dept.

“Food Security and Sustainable Agriculture” Nikolaos Nikolaidis, Professor, Technical University of Crete, Department of Environmental Engineering

“Marine Reserves and Sustainable tourism: The Way Forward and Out of the Crisis”, Dimitris Ibrahim, Campaigns Coordinator, Greenpeace Greece

Wednesday April 3, 2013 Green Economy and a New Citizenship

11:00 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Towards a Sustainable Society: A New Citizenship
“Ecological Citizenship: Toward a New Ethos of Individual Responsibility and Collective Action” Chyrssa Zachou, PhD, DEREE Sociology Department
"Enterprises as Responsible Citizens: Overview and Impor-tance" Yiota Pastra, PhD, FAIA (Acad), MOIEE, ALBA Graduate Business School at ACG

12:00 – 13:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Society in Action
“Taking Action for a Sustainable Future: The Citizens’ Perspective" Maria Vitoraki, MSc
“Ripples in the Water, Can a "Click" Green Up the World?”, Zinovia-Christina Liapi,, Creator and Editor in Chief
“Save the Future”, Stamatis Chatzidakis, Hellenic Energy Saving Society, General Secretary
"Energy Review at DEREE College",
ESH 2085 Honors class “Greening the Campus: Energy”

13:00 – 14:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Entrepreneurship
“S&B on Milos island: Sustainable Development and Mining”, Thomas Androulakis, MSc/DIC, Group Sustainable Development Manager, S&B Industrial Minerals S.A.
“Social Enterprise to protect Mainalon Forest”, Sofia Ioannidou, “MAINALON” Social Enterprise, Treasurer
“DEREE – Pioneering European Green Roof Education”, Andrew Michael Clements, Founder Oikosteges

14:00 – 16:00

DEREE Student Lounge
Activities: Paper recycling

17:00 – 19:00

Location: Black Box Theater
Theatre Arts performance Perceptions…
an adaptation of the main theme of the play Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, DEREE Theatre Arts

Thursday April 4, 2013 Green Jobs – Green Careers

10:50 – 12:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
The Green Job Market
"Green Jobs and Green Skills: Prospects in Greece and Europe”, Rea Sgouraki, Head of Section of Guidance Tools Development and Services, National Organization for the Certification of Qualifications & Vocational Guidance – Ministry of Education (in Greek)
"Green Collars: The Fancy New Trend Spreads from East to West", Nikos Stathopoulos, Managing Partner, ISON (in Greek)
“Renewable Energy Sources: Skills and Qualifications of RES Systems Installers”, Dr. Charalambos Malamatenios, Center for Renewable Energy Sources, Training Department
“Which Green Job is Good for Me? Green Career Counseling Model”, Dimitris Georgas, MSc, DEREE Environmental Studies Program

12:10 – 13:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Careers
Christiana Prekezes
M.A., Executive Coordinator, Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association – HELMEPA
Markos Zangas
M.A., Environmental Educator, Organization Earth/Paixnidagogeio
Nikos Gargoulas
MEng, Deputy Managing Director, EPEM SA
Antonis Gremmenas
MSc, Scientific Cooperator, Municipality of Istiea – Aedipsos
Stavros Argyropoulos
President and CEO, Laconiki Bioenergiaki SA

13:30 – 14:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Activity: Green Campus Tour

14:00 – 15:30

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Green Careers Meeting Point

Friday April 5, 2013 Education for Sustainability

11:00 – 12:00

Location: Art Center Auditorium
Education for Sustainability
“The role of Education and Educational Institutions in Promoting a Sustainable Society” Alexia Nikiforakis, MSc, Deputy Secretary General, Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature & Chairperson of the Strategy Committee for Environmental Education Programs
"Sustainability and Social Responsibility in Higher Education: State of the Art and the Way Ahead" Yiota Pastra, Ph.D., FAIA (Acad), MOIEE, ALBA Graduate Business School at ACG

12:00 – 13:00

Location: Art Center Auditorium
Sustainable Universities and Colleges:
Teaching By Example
“The Mediterranean Universities Network for Sustainable Development focusing on Education for Sustainable Development”, Vicky Malotidi, MEd.,
Education Programs Officer, MIO-ECSDE
“Environmental Management at an Academic Institution” Eftichios S. Sartzetakis,
Professor, University of Macedonia
“Towards a Sustainable University of Patras”
George N. Angelopoulos, Professor, University of Patras, Department of Chemical Engineering
“The American College of Greece on the Way to Becoming a Sustainable College”, Christina Marouli, PhD, Director, Center of Excellence for Sustainability,
The American College of Greece

13:00 – 14:00

Location: DEREE Student Lounge
Activity: Environmental Games

14:00 – 15:00

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Making "Green" Citizens: Starting Young
Students from different high schools

16:30 – 19:15

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Green Economy – Green Society:
A Solution to the Crisis?

16:30 – 18:00

Panel of politicians
Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, New Democracy
Kriton Arsenis, PASOK
Nikos Chrysogelos, Greens

18:00 – 19:15

Debate: “The house believes that the destruction of environments for the salvation of a county’s economy is justified”

DEREE Debate club

19:15 – 19:30

Location: JSB Library, Upper Level
Closing Remarks

Saturday April 6, 2013

Rafting at Lousios River
DEREE Outdoor Recreation, Office of Athletics