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4th Annual John & Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Awards

Winners and finalists at the Awards Ceremony of the 4th Annual «John and Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Competition».

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017, the ACT- American College of Thessaloniki hosted the Awards Ceremony for the winners of the 4th Annual «John and Mary Pappajohn Business Plan Competition».  Organized by Anatolia School of Business of ACT, this year's competition saw 100 applicants from which the five winning teams were chosen. Each team received an award of 4,000 euros to help it further develop its business concepts.
The winning teams are:

Scott Townsend visits Thessaloniki for the "Social Capital" exhibition

The Dukakis Center will host an exhibition of design work by Scott Townsend, Professor of Graphic Design at North Carolina State University, at the French Institute of Thessaloniki, Salle Allatini-Dasault, from June 21 till July 13, 2017, with the inauguration to take place on Tuesday, June 27, at 5 pm. The exhibition will coincide with an innovative summer service learning project pairing students from ACT, under the direction of Dr. Maria Patsarika, and from NC State, who are traveling in Greece with Professor Townsend.

AMICAL Conference at ACT

The Bissell Library proudly hosted the annual AMICAL (American International Consortium of Academic Libraries) conference 2017 at the Bissell Library, this year from 17-20 May with the theme: Centering on learning: Partnerships and professional development among librarians, faculty and technologists. 141 delegates from American University Libraries outside the US came from 20 counties.
The two outstanding invited speakers were:

ACT welcomes professor Carlene Hempel and Journalism students from Northeastern University

ACT welcomes Northeastern University professor Carlene Hempel and 18 Journalism students from the Northeastern College of Arts, Media and Design (CAMD). As part of their program “Dialogue in Civilizations”, the group will spend 3 weeks in Thessaloniki and 2 weeks in Athens reporting on crisis, culture and community in Greece.

Bissell Library Events: Florence Messager, a retrospective

Florence Messager: A Retrospective. 
Join us for the opening on May 3rd at 19:00 at the Bissell Library.
For more information on the artist:


Dukakis Center co-hosts book presentation on Syrian refugees in Greece

On April 3 the Dukakis Center and Exostis Free Press co-hosted at WE a presentation of The Itinerary: Tracing the Refugee Routes, a new book by renowned photojournalist Dimitris Bouras and friends documenting the plight of Syrian refugees in Greece.

John Koenig discusses the Cyprus question

"Masterclass", "Testimonial". These are the words the came to mind to those listening to John Koenig speak about the most current round of diplomatic talks on the so-called Cyprus question. The setting: Daios Hotel in downtown Thessaloniki (located on the site of the old US Consulate General of Thessaloniki). Some sixty denizens of the city had assembled to hear a former adopted son, John Koenig, recount his experience as US Ambassador to Cyprus. The experience was illuminating.

Professor Effie Cochran awarded Greek Diaspora Fellowship to work with ACT

Effie Papatzikou Cochran, Professor in the English Department of John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, was awarded a Niarchos 

Culture and Tourism for economic growth and tackling the crisis

Friday, March 31,10:00-14:30

Bissell Library, Anatolia College of Thessaloniki
How can we combine tradition and cultural heritage with new technologies and innovation, and in the meantime keep authenticity intact?

What is the role of culture and tourism in respect to social needs? How we can leverage innovation and alternative courses of action?


How important is collaboration, networking, and local support groups, in terms of extroversion and openness at a national and international level?


ACT Career Week 2017

In the first week of March, 2017, the Career Office of the American College of Thessaloniki organized the 2nd Career Week, hosting 36 events in 4 days and attracting 570 attendees.
During the career week students and alumni had the opportunity to attend workshops, discuss with field experts and join company presentations and interviews. The first results for the students were imminent, as within the next week we had the first job offers!


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