Welcome to the May issue of Touch Base, your official ACG Alumni e-newsletter issued by ACG’s Office of Development & Alumni Relations, helping you stay in touch with old classmates and stay abreast of developments at your alma mater, The American College of Greece.

This May, we look at what happened at the PIERCE Class of ’75 40th Reunion and look forward to the DEREE Classes of ’02, ’03 & ’04 Reunion coming up this month. We also feature stories on important alumni gatherings in Washington DC and Hong Kong.

Also, in an exclusive interview with Farouk Soussa (DEREE ‘95), Citi’s Chief Economist for the Middle East, we find out what it takes to get into his line of work, and where the opportunities lie today, alongside Mr Soussa’s memories from his College days.

Read on to discover which alumni are winning awards in criminology, tourism, and are reimagining downtown Athens as a designer’s dream.

Don’t miss our feature on Nobel Laureate Sir Christopher Pissarides’ lecture at DEREE April 28, where he held a candid discussion with the audience after his engaging presentation of labor markets and Socially Sustainable Economic Growth.

Also in this issue, check out our Books Section, with material from our prolific alumni around the world (including travel books) and find out which other ACG alumni are making a name for themselves in our popular Alumni on the Rise section.

For other exciting events at your alma mater, The American College of Greece, visit our ACG Spotlight section and check out the Calendar on the right for more.

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

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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.