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Green Award Welcomes Alba Graduate Business School And Deree – The American College Of Greece As New Incentive Providers


7th of September, ATHENS – ALBA Graduate Business School and Deree – The American College of Greece support Green Award certificate holders by giving a 10% scholarship on courses.

Raising environmental awareness and embedding safety and quality through teaching the youth and future executives and business leaders about key principles of environmental care and high standards, are the best ways to ensure sustainable and efficient approach in the future. The approach that will benefit the maritime world, the Ocean, the People and our Planet.
ALBA Graduate Business School and Deree – The American College of Greece have declared their support to Green Award’s mission and to its certificate holders. Green Award inspects and certifies shipping companies and ships that go well over and above statutory requirements. Ships and companies, which have succeeded in complying with the Green Award standards, get a certificate. Ports and maritime sector companies reward their efforts by offering special deals and discounts.

From left to right: Mr Jan Fransen / Executive Director of Green Award, Dr. David G. Horner/President of The American College of Greece, Dr. Axarloglou/Dean of ALBA, Mr Dimitrios Mattheou / Chairman of the Green Award Foundation and Mr Spyros Vougious / Director Shipping Programs at ALBA Graduate Business School

In order to endorse achievements of Green Award certificate holders, ALBA and Deree decided to join the certification scheme. The handover of the Green Award board ceremony took place on Wednesday, the 7th of September, 2016, in Athens. Green Award Chairman Mr Dimitrios Mattheou shook hands with Dr. David G. Horner, President of The American College of Greece and Dr. Axarloglou of ALBA. This symbolic handover commemorated the entrance of ALBA and Deree into the Green Award scheme as incentive providers.
ALBA Graduate Business School will offer Green Award companies and ships a 10% scholarship on postgraduate and Executive courses while Deree will offer a 10% scholarship on Undergraduate and Graduate courses. The offer applies to all employees and their children of all certified companies/vessels.

“ALBA and Deree are dedicated to educate visionary leaders of tomorrow, who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business world,” said Green Award’s Chairman Mr. Mattheou. “Business Unusual” signifies ALBA’s unwavering commitment to setting sights over the horizon, reaching for visionary ideals and working restlessly to get there, against the tide and against all odds.
In the face of economic, social, political and environmental crisis, Deree College maintains the highest ethical and educational standards, while constantly developing innovative curricula in higher education.”
“ALBA is committed on educating business leaders with ethics and phronesis”, The Dean of ALBA, Professor Axarloglou said. “As such, we are excited in sharing and supporting the mission of Green Award for environmental care in maritime and shipping offering a scholarship program to the companies that receive the Award. At the same time, we feel privileged to be the first Graduate Business School in supporting the mission of Green Award and we are committed on it as we share similar values; for the benefit of our stakeholders and the society.”
President Horner said: “In recent years The American College of Greece has committed itself to implementing a comprehensive sustainability initiative. Last year we were proud to be the first College or University in Europe and only the third outside the U.S. and Canada to receive a STARS rating. Supporting the Green Award is a wonderful addition to our growing portfolio of sustainability activities.”

About ALBA
ALBA Graduate Business School was founded in 1992, as a not-for-profit organization and operates under the auspices of the business community, an association of corporations and institutional members. Its mission is to educate the visionary leaders of tomorrow who will act as agents of change and help shape the future business, while its twin objective is knowledge generation and dissemination. The founding DNA of ALBA as described by its motto “Business unusual refers to a way of thinking and working in business, a way of living in society.
ALBA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), the most prestigious accrediting organization in the United States. Moreover, all ALBA MBA programs are accredited from the Association of MBAs (AMBA), while both the MSc in Finance and MSc in Strategic HRM programs are EPAS (EFMD Programme Accreditation System) accredited.
ALBA offers 14 postgraduate programs, among them three shipping programs (MBA in Shipping, MSc in Shipping Management, MSc in International Finance and Shipping).

Since the end of December 2011, ALBA Graduate Business School and The American College of Greece (ACG) have formed a strategic alliance aiming to create a top international educational institution in Greece.

Europe’s largest and most historic American college and Greece’s most prestigious graduate business school combined their strengths to pursue an ambitious growth strategy that will further consolidate their leadership positions. By joining forces, the two institutions will also become more competitive internationally and contribute to making Greece an international educational destination.

About ACG
The American College of Greece (ACG) is the oldest and largest American educational institution in Europe, and has been recognized as Greece’s premier College, throughout its 140-year history. ACG is home to 52,000 alumni, from the educational path offered by its three autonomous divisions: Pierce (secondary education), Deree (undergraduate and graduate studies) and ALBA Graduate Business School.
Deree is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and has a degree validation agreement with the Open University of the United Kingdom. It offers 27 undergraduate programs and 5 graduate programs. Deree strives to provide a broad range of opportunities to the Greek youth: through the Parallel Studies Program, it offers students of Greek public universities the opportunity to study in parallel at Deree and to combine academic fields. Through its extensive study abroad and internship programs, it supports students in broadening their horizons and gaining meaningful, life-changing experiences.
Deree offers an ideal educational environment, with state-of-the-art technology and athletic facilities, theaters, an art gallery, and one of Europe’s largest private university libraries. The Deree campus in Aghia Paraskevi, is home to over 2,800 students, with 20% of the student body comprising international students from over 50 countries.
Faithful to its mission of providing equal access to high quality education, ACG has a wide-ranging/generous financial aid program, offering more than €5.5 million in financial support/assistance for the academic year 2016-2017.