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Alumni Achievement Awards

Recognizing Greatness

ACS Athens Global recognizes our truly outstanding alums that leave our institution to go on to become successful citizens of the world with ethos. We look forward to future announcements with respect to who will be ACS Athens Global's next honorees.

2019 Washington DC Gala

The ACS Athens Global Alumni Gala in Washington DC on April 20th, 2019 will honor two special members of our alumni community. During the gala a Lifetime Achievement Award and a Special Award will be presented.

2017 New York City Gala

The 2017 ACS Athens Global Alumni Gala in New York City honored two special members of our alumni community. During the gala a Lifetime Achievement Award and an Emerging Young Leader Achievement Award will be presented.


The purpose of these awards is to:

  • Recognize the important professional and community contributions that ACS Athens alumni are making globally
  •  Showcase and honor our alumni who have demonstrated outstanding achievements
  •  Profile ACS Athens by recognizing the accomplishments of its alumni
  •  Connect alumni, ACS Athens, and the wider community
  •  Reach out to and strengthen alumni pride and bond to ACS Athens


Recognizing an alumnus 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.

  • Committee Members and award recipients must be registered members of the ACS Athens Global Association
  • Only registered members of the ACS Athens Global Association will be eligible to nominate candidates for this award and must be an alumnus, faculty, or Emeritus faculty member.
  • Posthumous nominations will not be considered
  • The recipient must be present to receive the award unless there are exceptional circumstances
  • ACS Athens Board Members and Employees are not eligible due to conflict of interest.

Selection Criteria

The ACS Athens Global Achievement Awards recognize ACS Athens Alumni (The American Community Schools of Athens) for their achievements and contributions to the social, cultural, and economic well-being of society through a show of excellence, leadership, innovation, and ethics. ACS Athens alumni are individuals who attended the institution for at least one year. There must be more than one nomination for each category.

These qualities will be measured by:

  • Prominence and recognition in their field
  • Consistent record of excellence and achievement
  • Display of innovative and effective approaches to challenges
  • Show of character through an ongoing and positive effect on their field and/or other people
  • Ethos


The Selection Committee will consist of two Board of Trustees members (one alumnus), two ACS Athens Alumni, and two members of the ACS Athens leadership team. The Ex-Officio will be the President of ACS Athens. 
The Organizing Committee will consist of at least one alumnus and one ACS Athens administrative member.

  • The Awards Committee will be responsible for final approval of Process and Criteria.
  • The Awards Committee with be responsible for final selection approval.
  • Awards ceremony and dinner will take place in May of each year, in a US city chosen by the Committee.
  • Nomination form will be uploaded on
  • Nominations will be received through the site until October 1, 2016.
  • Nominations may be submitted by a nominator for more than one nominee in a particular year.
  • Nominations that are unsuccessful will be made known to the nominators by email. Nominations may not be made for oneself.

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