Ten outstanding alumni from PIERCE, DEREE and ALBA who have excelled in their respective fields of activity, one prominent member of the Greek Diaspora and one foundation which actively supports ACG and academia will be honored at our Alumni Achievement Awards recognition event on Friday, September 12 at 20:00 at The American College of Greece, Irene Bailey Open Air Theater, Ag. Paraskevi Campus.

We are delighted to announce that this year’s inspirational Alumni Achievement Award recipients are:

Arts and Culture:

Evangelia Hatzipetrou-Arapoglou, PIERCE 1974, Art Historian and Book Author

Business Award:

1) Alexandra Pitta-Chazapi, PIERCE 1967, Board of Directors Member and Managing Director, Attiki Bee Culturing Co. Alexandros Pittas SA

2) Paris Kafantaris, DEREE 1980, WE Marketing Vice President, Procter & Gamble

3) Theano Liakopoulou, ALBA 1999, Partner, McKinsey & Company

Commitment to Education Award:

Stavros Niarchos Foundation

Greek Heritage Award:

George D. Behrakis, President, Behrakis Foundation

Education Award:

Aristotelis Stouraitis, DEREE 1988, Professor, Department of Finance and Decision Sciences, City University of Hong Kong

Entrepreneurship Rising Star Award:

1) Antonios Fiorakis, DEREE 2007, Co-Founder and CEO, incrediblue.com

2) Yiannis Arabatzis, ALBA 2005, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Nanophos SA

Maria West Lifetime Achievement Award:

Marianna Vardinoyannis, DEREE 2003, Founder and President, ELPIDA

Philanthropy and Community Service Award:

Ourania Kli-Efremoglou, PIERCE UPPER 1952 and 1954, Vice President, Foundation of the Hellenic World

Sciences Award:

Athena Andreadi, PIERCE 1973, Professor in Cell Biology.


Through a process open to the public, nominations for the 2014 ACG Alumni Achievement Awards were collected online and assessed by a committee made up of American College of Greece administrators, faculty, and alumni.

An alumni committee consisting of PIERCE, DEREE, and ALBA alumni volunteers will now spread the word to their fellow alumni and support the event in several other ways as well. Their enthusiasm and motivation are remarkable!

The AAA Alumni Committee is made up of:

Evangelos Bertsekas (ALBA ’01), “Being a member of the ALBA Alumni community makes me feel proud. Meeting and connecting with interesting people, discussing business issues, giving back to the school. Let us all together celebrate the successes of ACG alumni on Friday, September 12.”

Christos Chrysostalis (ALBA ’04), who tells Touch Base “I am proud to be an ALBA Alumni, willing to help spread its values, acting as a catalyst for change, leading in an ethical and sustainable way. On Friday, the 12th of September, we recognize the achievements of our fellow alumni. Join us to celebrate with your presence to the Scholarship Fund.”

Nikos Giannakis (DEREE ’81), who notes “as a DEREE graduate, “I invite all my fellow alumni to attend this special recognition event on Friday, the 12th of September and at the same time contribute with your presence to the scholarship fund.”

Sylvia Koutsomitopoulou (PIERCE ’66, DEREE ’70), who tells Touch Base “Following the practice of our College to offer quality education to students who want but cannot afford it, I would like you to join me at the Alumni Achievement Awards event at the American College of Greece to support ACG scholarships.”

Spiros Mavrogalos (DEREE ’91) who says “I am inviting alumni to the Alumni Achievement Awards ceremony at the Ag. Paraskevi campus to admire our former classmates being honored. See you there in September!”

For more information on the event, click here

Please click here to view the honorees at the 2011 Alumni Awards Benefit Dinner.

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