Thursday, June 28, was a proud occasion for the entire ACG community, as staff, faculty, students, and their families, gathered together at the Pierce Theater to honor the impressive achievements of 119 Deree students who distinguished themselves in their academic career and student life.
The Ceremony opened with President David G. Horner and Rashid Ghalli, one of Deree’s “Education Unites: From Camp to Campus” students, reciting jointly some powerful lines from the famous poem “Ithaka” by C. P. Cavafy and inspiring those in the audience to “hope the voyage is a long one, full of adventure, full of discovery”, to savor the journey ahead of them, and to not shy away from the challenges that may come their way.
“The meaning of the Deree Student Awards is found in our College’s mission and vision: to add distinctive and sustainable value to our students and to Greece, the American education, the Hellenic heritage, and the global community through transformative teaching, scholarship and service. Our awards are infused with these values and take the measure of student accomplishment” said in her warm welcoming remarks Dean of Students, Dr. Matilda Chatzipanagiotou and praised the students for their achievements, “exceptional performance and ethos.”
During the special event, our students were honored with awards in 24 categories including the Outstanding Graduating Student, Parallel Studies, Internship Achievement, Education Unites, Inspirational Spirit, and Athletics awards.
President David G. Horner presented the awards of College Life Leadership and Deree Spirit during the Ceremony and other distinguished members of the ACG Community presented the rest of the awards.
All award recipients and nominees were congratulated and applauded for their admirable distinctions in athletics, student life, scholarships, parallel studies, the arts as well as their excellent demonstration of leadership, sportsmanship, inspiration and diligence.
Congratulations to all nominated and awarded students! To find out more about each award, recipient and nominee see the list here.
Stay tuned for our greatest event of the year, Deree Commencement 2018!
More than 380 undergraduate and graduate students will be joining an alumni community of more than 54,000 members!
(The Deree Commencement will take place this Saturday, June 30 at 20:30 and will be streamed live on our Deree Facebook and Instagram accounts.)