Seasons Greetings from all of us at the American College of Greece’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations!

In our January Touch Base, read up on the developments regarding the recognition of the professional rights of those holding DEREE undergraduate degrees.

Also find out what happened at the PIERCE Class of ’04 Ten-Year Reunion, and see which other alumni were on campus recently for Discover DEREE Day and the Human Resources alumni-networking event.

Don’t miss an insightful interview by ACG President Dr David G. Horner with Business File, his wishes to you all for the year ahead, and his thoughts on how ACG is helping students access a quality, US-modeled education during this stinging economic crisis.

Read on to find out more about Dr Eleftheria Bernidaki-Aldous (PIERCE ‘70), a PIERCE alumna and current DEREE Professor of Classics, who seeks to dispel myths about people with disability.

Don’t miss our story on another distinguished PIERCE alumna, Ms Niki Boutari (PIERCE ‘71), who served as a judge in the recent Disrupt Athens, a festival of entrepreneurship held in Athens in mid November, who is also Vice President of Marketing at ACG.

You can also read about the head of The Coca-Cola Company for Central and Southern Europe, Nikos Koumettis (a DEREE ‘86 alumnus), who spoke to ALBA alumni about his career and views on business and leadership.

As always, don’t forget to visit our Alumni on the Rise section to see which alumni are on the move in our 37,000 and growing family. To update your profile, click here.

You may be wondering what US President Barack Obama is doing on the front cover of this issue. President Obama met with some very happy and fortunate DEREE students who were interning with the Libra group over the summer – part of ACG’s International Internship and Study Abroad Program (IISAP). For this story and other great developments at your alma mater – The American College of Greece, visit our ACG Spotlight section.

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 our alumni all over the world.

Wishing you a Happy 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.