Welcome to the December holiday issue of Touch Base – your official alumni e-newsletter, issued by The American College of Greece’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations.

Read up on the developments towards the recognition of the professional rights of DEREE undergraduate degrees!

Also this month, read up on the upcoming ten-year reunion of the PIERCE Class of 2004! It promises to be a night of great entertaining, reminiscing and rejoicing.

This holiday season can be magical throughout if we choose to make it so. Add a little cheer to the lives of others and your kindness will go a long way.

This year, why not visit the DEREE campus in Agia Paraskevi by December 5 for a Food Drive organized by ACG Cares to benefit the Ag. Paraskevi Municipal Kitchen & Food Bank?

Or you can purchase your Christmas cards from the PIERCE Gymnasium student government, which has created fantastic designs and whose proceeds will help raise funds for scholarships.

In this issue, read about William S. Deree, the man whom DEREE is named after because of his support, vision and legacy.

Also in this Touch Base, don’t miss our exclusive interview with Elena Sarantidi (DEREE ’05), KPMG E-services Sales Senior Advisor, who talks about her days at DEREE, her recruitment efforts and the job market today.

Read up on cultural events by alumni, including the latest book by Tatiana Averoff–Ioannou, daughter of the late Greek politician and author Evangelos Averoff Tossizzas.

And, keep reading to discover which alumni are on the move, in our Alumni on the Rise section.

To keep in touch with happenings at your alma mater, The American College of Greece, click on ACG Spotlight and check out ACG’s latest developments – including lectures by Former Foreign Minister Dora Bakoyannis, advertising guru Greg Birbil, and others.

Finally, don’t forget to update your profile here – also to be forwarded to those alumni who you know are not registered at all with us – so that you don’t miss out on reunions, other happenings, alumni news and much, much, more!

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and sparkling holiday!

Happy, Healthy and Lucky 2015!

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The ACG Office of Development & Alumni Relations

Mary-Irene Triantafillou (DEREE ’89), Executive Director of Development at ACG, and Carolina Bachariou, ACG’s Office of Development and Alumni Relations Manager.