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ACS Athens organizes, hosts and/or participates in several events throughout the year, that enrich, develop and cultivate cultural ties and community involvement of its students. Frequently, participants come from all over Greece and abroad.

Below you'll find some of the events that ACS presents; most of them are open to the general community. For more information, please contact us at acs@acs.gr

 

Wednesday
Dec282016

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.

Wednesday
Oct192016

U.S. Election Event, Oct. 14, 2016

The Consular Section - U.S. Embassy Athens hosted a festive voting event at the American Community Schools for American citizens living in Greece.  Hundreds of registered voters attended to cast their ballots in patriotic style with members of the Consular Section on hand to provide voter assistance.

Ambassador Geoffrey Pyatt made remarks on the importance of democracy and individual citizens' participation in the democratic process:

"I have the extraordinary honor of being American Ambassador in Greece, in the country that gave birth to the idea of representative democracy.  So that's kind of neat and a really unique honor.  This idea of representation, “rule by the people”, is so, so important to what makes our country great, but it’s also something that we hold deeply in common with the people of Greece...

...those of us who believe in democracy need to speak out forcefully, because both the facts and history are on our side.  That doesn’t mean democracies are without flaws.  We all know that from our own country’s experience.  But it does mean that the cure for what ails our democracies is greater engagement by our citizens – not less.  And all of you are part of that process."

Watch the Antenna TV coverage of the event here, or read Ambassador Pyatt's full remarks here: athens.usembassy.gov/voting_party_remarks.html.

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Thursday
Oct132016

ECIS, RSA & ACS Athens Refugee Education Summit, November 10-11, 2016

ACS Athens in collaboration with ECIS (Educational Collaborative for International Schools), the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce), plus support from WISE (World Innovation Summit for Education), has begun a project on refugee education and the role that international schools play — in this case, in Athens.

This project aims to demonstrate how Greece and other European countries can develop an educational ‘ecosystem’ that supports positive outcomes for refugees, whether they are temporary, transitional, or long-term.   Our goal is to nurture a new, sustainable, partnership-based approach across the city that could be replicated in other areas.

This partnership is a prime example of how organizations can influence educational issues as researchers and advocates for the values of international education.

ACS Athens will host a two-day Summit on November 10 and 11, 2016.  Further details will be shared with our community, as we approach that date.

Tuesday
Sep132016

Inaugural "ACS Athens Global Alumni Awards 2017" - Sept. 13, 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 acsathensglobal.org.

Sincerely,

Stefanos Gialamas, Ph.D.
President

Monday
Aug292016

ACS Athens - University of Delaware Collaboration, August 2016

University of Delaware

We are very happy to announce our partnership with the University of Delaware in an effort to emphasize studies / further develop early childhood education; other partners in the program include the University of Athens and the University of Patras.

ACS Athens will offer supervised field experience opportunities to education students, as well as various internships to human service majors and to graduate students.

Read the entire article here "HDFS Faculty Explore Greece".