Welcome to the April issue of Touch Base, your official alumni newsletter that helps you stay in touch with old classmates, faculty, and staff and stay abreast of developments at your alma mater, The American College of Greece.

Spring is finally here and Easter just around the corner for those celebrating around the world. With them come a shift in the weather and a lift in our spirits. Wherever you are, we wish you a very Happy Easter. Kalo Pasxa!

Thank you very much for your continued support of the revamped Touch Base. We welcome your feedback and your stories so that we can share them with over 37,000 ACG alumni around the world.

In this issue, read up on alumni on the move in our renamed Rising Star section and on alumni making news globally, such as Petros Theodoridis (DEREE ’90), CEO & President of Vision, who has been chosen as the next Vice President of the International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES) for 2015-2017.

Don’t miss an inspiring opinion piece by Dimitris Kordas  (DEREE ’85), the Joint Chief Executive at JWT Athens, who discusses the first signs of Greece’s recovery but stresses the need for the country to reinvent itself, while waxing optimistic about the positive future that awaits it after the crisis.

Additionally, read about the first joint ALBA-DEREE alumni networking event which brought together alumni who have attended both institutions in a memorable evening to be repeated, and check out the latest on the Alumni Achievement Awards eagerly anticipated to take place in the fall in Athens.

Also in this issue, we feature three new, not-to-be-missed infographics about ACG alumni and the ACG community, and an outstanding 360-degree tour video of ACG today.

You’ll also find stories on a host of significant achievements by ACG students, whether winning awards at the Harvard Model Congress Europe held in Madrid (PIERCE students) or from the prestigious Propeller Club (DEREE students).

Finally, don’t forget to visit our Memory Lane section for photos of years past, or our Calendar section for several exciting events open to alumni and remember to share your news with us, both by updating your profile here and by sending us an email at [email protected] so that we can feature these in Touch Base to share with fellow alumni.

We wish you a very Happy Easter! Kalo Pasxa!

The ACG Office of Development & Alumni Relations

Mary-Irene Triantafillou (DEREE ’89), Executive Director of Development at ACG, and Manos Varouhas (DEREE ‘91), Executive Director of Alumni & Parent Relations.