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Generous Donation by GSK

The American College of Greece (ACG) is honored that GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is supporting two PIERCE students to attend the Global Young Leaders Conference (GYLC) in the US this summer.

GYLC is part of ACG’s and PIERCE’s Academic Advancement Programs and is a unique leadership development program that brings together outstanding young people from around the world to build critical leadership skills in a global context.

“It is critical for us, in Greece, to invest in talented youth and ensure that they receive the development required to ultimately assume leadership roles in our country,” says Jenny Tsimiklis, GSK HR Director at GlaxoSmithKline Greece.

“GSK is committed to supporting the development and advancement of young Greek people who have the passion, drive and aspiration to develop world-class skills and competencies required of the next generation of future leaders in Greece,” Ms Tsimiklis says, adding “We are therefore delighted to support programs like the Global Young Leaders Conference – which clearly provide an excellent learning journey in this direction.”

GYLC offers students the opportunity to learn from and exchange ideas with some of the world's top business leaders, policy officials, lobbyists, journalists, diplomats and academics in challenging and dynamic global environments.

GSK has also opened up their Future Leaders Program to recent DEREE alumni, and has received 70 applications from around Greece – two of them from DEREE alumni, which are in the final stage of assessment.

“The Future Leaders Program is a great opportunity for our recent graduates,” says Mary-Irene Triantafillou (DEREE '89) ACG’s Executive Director of Development, adding, “As we move forward and more of our alumni become aware of the opportunities offered to our alumni, we will have more interest and applications. Identifying opportunities offered, applying, and being interviewed are all part of a greater learning process.”

GSK’s two-and-a-half-year pharma sales and marketing Future Leaders Program offers the chance to develop a range of business skills and a deep understanding of the healthcare environment through challenging placements. The program will include marketing placements with key brands, six months as a sales representative and six months on placement.

Find out more about the Global Young Leaders Conference at

For the Future Leaders Program, visit

For more information on GSK Greece, go to

To learn about ways to create your own scholarship fund at ACG or to contribute to existing funds, click here, or contact the Office of Development & Alumni Relations:

Mary-Irene Triantafillou (DEREE '89) Executive Director, ACG Office of Development – t. +30 210.600.9800, ext.: 1239, [email protected]

May 2014

ΤHE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF GREECE (PIERCE – DEREE – ALBA) is a non-profit, non-sectarian educational institution that was founded in 1875. It is the oldest and largest American college in Europe, offering secondary, undergraduate and graduate studies as well as programs in professional education. ACG is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States, and has a degree validation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom. The College enrolls approximately 4,000 students and has 37,000 alumni who live and work in dozens of countries around the world.