Welcome to the June 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.

This month, we look forward to the longest daylight hours of the year in the northern hemisphere – casting everything in a favorable light – and also look forward to welcoming and congratulating our new ACG alumni after Commencement.

We also take a look at what took place at the graduation anniversaries of six classes: PIERCE 1944 – 1954 – 1964 (May 29th) as well as PIERCE 1974 – 1984 -1994 (May 16th).

Catch our exclusive interview with George Vassilaras (DEREE ’92), Deputy General Manager of Goody’s Everest Group, who discusses how DEREE impacted him in his successful career and in his personal relationships.

Read on to discover which alumni are on the move in our Rising Star section and don’t miss  our new section, Class Notes, where you can post your personal news items, such as weddings, engagements, etc.

For some inspiration, see how PIERCE alumni have come together with PIERCE students and succeeded on making it through to the FORMULA 1 World Championships for Schools.

For more inspiration, why not attend Posidonia, the biggest shipping event around the world, where you can visit DEREE & ALBA’s booth and take part in ALBA’s Open Seminar on “Maritime Education, Truth or Dare for Young Professionals – An Open Discussion with Industry Experts?”

Also read up on our new social media presence for alumni and why it’s never been easier to stay connected.

Take in memories from the PIERCE Classes of ’74,’84, and ’94 in our Memory Lane section and check out the latest news on the Alumni Achievement Awards, eagerly anticipated in the fall.

Finally, don’t forget 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 your news in Touch Base and share it with fellow alumni.

And for all those celebrating Father’s Day in Greece, the US and elsewhere around the world this June, we wish you a wonderful Father’s Day!

Good luck too to all those ACG students who are sitting exams this month, and happy holidays to all those taking off in June for their summer hols!

We Stay Connected

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.