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Listings of Events announcements, Conferences related to ACS Athens Alumni and other happenings.


Inaugural Global Alumni Awards. New York, April 30, 2017

In the heart of New York City, the Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, was the setting for ACS Athens’ Inaugural Global Alumni Awards Gala.  The event was dedicated to two prominent graduates of ACS Athens and significant community leaders: Dr. Scott Parazynski, physician and astronaut inducted into the NASA Hall of Fame, and Dr. Anna Kaltsas, physician, teacher and cutting-edge cancer researcher researcher.

This historic event was attended by over 160 people – representing ACS Athens alumni, professional staff, university partners, trustees and prominent members of the Greek-American community in New York.

We hope you will enjoy the following photo gallery from the awards gala!.  (Or view this flickr album...)


Inaugural Alumni Awards Gala Video (by NGTV) - May 9, 2017

We are very happy to share with the ACS Athens community a video from our first Inaugural Alumni Awards Gala in the heart of world famous Central Park in New York City.

On April 30, 2017 ACS Athens honored two of its prominent graduates : Veteran Astronaut and Physician Dr. Scott Parazynski and Clinical Researcher of Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anna Kaltsas for their contributions to society.


Video reposted with kind permission of New Greek TV Inc.  © NGTV

Inaugural Global Alumni Achievement Awards, New York, on April 30, 2017

Dear ACS Athens Community Members:

It is with great pleasure that we would like to invite you to the first ever ACS Athens Global Alumni Achievement Awards event, scheduled to take place on Sunday, April 30, 2017 at the Loeb Boathouse, Central Park, New York City.

Over the past decades, ACS Athens alumni have exhibited great leadership with ethos, including serving humanity in all areas of society.  At this event, we will recognize and celebrate two of our ACS Athens alumni leaders.  The 2017 recipients for these awards are:

Lifetime Achievement Award

Dr. Scott Parazynski, MD, CEO of Fluidity Technologies, Physician, U.S. Astronaut, Inventor, Speaker

Dr. Scott Parazynski

Dr. Scott Parazynski was inducted into the US Astronaut Hall of Fame last May at Kennedy Space Center, FL.  A life-long SCUBA diver and accomplished mountaineer, Scott is also a commercial, instrument, multiengine and seaplane-rated pilot with over 2,500 flight hours.

In November 2014 Dr. Scott Parazynski was designated University Explorer and Professor of Practice at Arizona State University.  He is a prolific inventor and product developer, and serves on the Boards of several organizations and companies.

Dr. Parazynski is class of '79.

Emerging Young Leader Award

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, MS, Clinical Research, Infectious Diseases, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital and Weill Cornell Medical College

Dr. Anna Kaltsas

Dr. Anna Kaltsas, MD, is the Infectious Disease Specialist in New York, New York.  She attended and graduated with honors from Albany Medical College Of Union University in 2004, having over 12 years of diverse experiences, especially in Infectious Disease.

She affiliates with many hospitals including Memorial Hospital For Cancer and Allied Diseases.  Dr. Anna Kaltsas also cooperates with other doctors and physicians in medical groups including Memorial Infectious Disease Group.

Dr. Kaltsas is class of '96.

Today more than ever, we need Ambassadors with principles and values in order to make the world a better place to live in.   ACS Athens, with its vision for "empowering individuals to transform the world as architects of their own learning" promotes the ethical responsibility of each graduate to become tomorrow's leaders with Ethos, to make the world a better place to live in.

In addition, to the very prestigious alumni being honored and our guests attending this event, we are privileged to have Mr. George Logothetis, Chairman & CEO of the Libra Group as our Keynote Speaker.  Mr. Logothetis adheres to these principles and values, which is confirmed daily by his actions and support of young people.

Seat Reservation & Formal Invitation

In order for our efforts to materialize and make this event a great success, we need your support.   Support us by buying tickets to this event.

A single ticket is $250.00; for a table of 10 the cost is $2,500.00.

 To purchase your ticket or table, please complete and send the following form!

View the formal invitation by clicking here, or in high resolution pdf format here...

For further details please visit the ACS Athens Global Association site.

We look forward to your support of ACS Athens and seeing you on April 30th.


Nominate for "ACS Athens Global Alumni Awards 2017", Sept. 2016

Dear ACS Athens Community Members:

It is with great pleasure that I announce the establishment of the ACS Athens Alumni Awards beginning 2016.

Over the past decades, ACS Athens alumni have exhibited great leadership with ethos, including serving humanity in all areas of society.  It is now the appropriate time to recognize and celebrate ACS Athens alumni leaders at an Inaugural Global Achievement Awards event that will take place in New York City on April 30 of 2017.

Two different awards will be given to ACS Athens alumni:

  1. Lifetime Achievement Award – recognizing an alumnus (over 40) whose accomplishments in the public, private or non-profit sector have made an outstanding contribution to the community and serve as an example both professionally and ethically
  2. Emerging Young Leader Award – recognizing an alumnus (aged 40 or under) who shows promise in his/her field by providing inspiration and leadership to students and other young alumni.   The recipient has to have shown significant leadership either in their professional career and/or community, public or humanitarian service

The Nominations Form and all relevant information regarding these two awards can be found at the ACS Athens Global site. You must be a registered member of the site in order for your nomination to be valid.

If you have not registered yet, please do so!  There is no cost involved and it will only take a few minutes!  This is a great opportunity to join the ACS Athens Global, which was created to professionally connect alumni, community and friends of ACS Athens (American Community Schools).

I encourage you to read the guidelines for this new initiative and to participate by nominating someone you believe has the qualities outlined above and should be considered for these two awards.   Complete information is found here.

I believe that this awards initiative will become tradition for ACS Athens and a truly wonderful way for us to recognize our alumni as they leave our institution to go on to become successful citizens of the world with ethos.

Finally, we are starting a campaign to identify as many ACS Athens alumni as possible!  Please send this announcement to your ACS Athens friends and invite them to become members of our fast-growing alumni community at


Stefanos Gialamas, Ph.D.


10th Learning Differences Conference 2015 - Call for Presentations

10th Annual Conference on Learning Differences

What If?
Teaching and Learning at the Edge of Possibility


The conference is taking place on May 7 -9, 2015, at ACS Athens campus.

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your expertise and experience.

During these workshop sessions outstanding educators share innovative practices that promote meaningful learning for all students in interactive, hands-on/minds-on, 75-minute workshops.  Our working assumption is that strategies that enhance the learning of students with learning differences can have application for our work with all learners.

Call for Presentations (doc », pdf »)


Important Dates

October 31, 2014 — Presentation Proposal Submission deadline

December 2, 2014 — Notification of Proposal Acceptances

December 12, 2014 — Conference Registration Deadline for All Presenters


Selection of Presentations

A committee will review all proposals submitted by the due date, Friday, October 31, 2014.  You will be notified of the status of your proposal by December 2, 2014.