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2017 Student Awards Ceremony: A night of celebration!

Last night, Wednesday June 28 at the 19th Deree Student Awards Ceremony, we celebrated over 140 achievements, awarding our deserving students for impressive accomplishments in their academic career and student life.

Friends and family of the students, as well as ACG faculty and staff, filled the open-air Irene Bailey Theater on a warm summer night, to join us in a celebration dedicated to honoring significant achievements and impactful relationships.

From the Outstanding Graduate, the Internship, and Study Abroad awards, to the Society of the Year and College Life Spirit awards, Deree students and representatives from clubs and societies, were cheered on for their accomplishments in sports, parallel study, scholarships, and so much more from their experience at Deree!

The 2017 Student Awards Ceremony highlighted the accomplishments of students who shined academically, creatively, and morally this year; students who have made the most out of their experience at Deree by challenging themselves, and who have made a lasting difference as active members of the ACG community.

President Horner gave the ceremony’s closing remarks saying, “The achievements and contributions of our students remind us that each of us carries the potential to be a bearer of light. I am talking about the light that each of us has in our minds and in our hearts. May this evening inspire each one of us to let our light shine, everywhere and always.”

And with that, an incredible surprise flashmob took place! The lights went out in the open air theater and everyone that took part in the Student Awards Ceremony stood up and, using their phones to shine a light, made their way to the stage to all dance together! As the ceremony came to a close, celebrations continued through the warm summer night with live music by the Deree Music Society and Deree Music Club.


Congratulations to all the awarded and nominated students! Find out more about each award, here.

Coming up just around the corner, our biggest event of the year, the Deree Commencement Ceremony will be held on Saturday, July 2, at 21:00. More than 360 undergraduate and graduate Deree students from 24 countries will be awarded their bachelor’s and master’s degrees, and join the 52,000-strong ACG alumni family!

Find more information on the 2017 Deree Commencement Ceremony, here.