The Mediterranean College (MC) 40th Honorary Graduation Awards Ceremonies – Class of 2019 were organized in Athens, on Monday, February 17, 2020, at the Hellenic Cosmos Theater and in Thessaloniki on Thursday, February 20, 2020, at the Music Concert Hall. Τhis year’s theme was a tribute to our Alumni based on our recent marketing campaign ‘’Redefine Success’’ focusing on how Our Graduates Redefine Success!».
The Athens Ceremony was dedicated to MC former graduates, our “ambassadors” in the Greek & International Market. The Key-Note Speaker of the event was Mr. Konstantinos Koutalis, Manager Data Center IT Infrastructure, Google-Amsterdam, (Mediterranean College Alumnus, Class of 2002). Additionally, three highly successful businessmen and one scientist, shared their “own path to success” . The Athens event was hosted by Mr. Sakis Tanimanidis, a famous TV Presenter.
In the presence of the Founder & Honorary President of the Mediterranean College, Professor Sophocles Xinis and members of the Academic Administration, Bachelor’s, Master’s, Higher National Diplomas and Professional / Executive Diplomas were awarded to 454 graduates from the Schools of Business, Computing, Psychology, Education, Tourism & Hospitality, Engineering, Sports & Health Sciences of the Mediterranean College and also Mediterranean Professional Studies.
Academic representatives of the Collaborating British Universities attended the events to congratulate the graduates: Representing the University of Derby, in Athens, Pro-Vice Chancellor / Dean, College of Art, Humanities & Education, of the University of Derby. Additionally, Professor Keith McLay and in Thessaloniki, Chief Performance Officer, Russ Langley. Representing Manchester Metropolitan University, Head of the Health Professions Department, Dr Julie Wright, attended both events.
Academic scholarships were awarded to students with excellent academic performance and special awards were given to professors and prominent students of the academic year 2018-19.
Mediterranean College (MC) also gave honorary awards:
- The Greek National Junior Water Polo Team for their outstanding performance in the Sports Sector.
- Mrs Gail Thrippleton, International Partnerships Manager for the College of Business, Social Sciences & Law, of the University of Derby, for her invaluable contribution to the successful collaboration of MC with the British University.
In their greetings to the Class of 2019 Graduates:
- The Founder & Honorary President of the Mediterranean College, Professor Sophocles Xinis emphasized on the importance of holistic education, indicating that Mediterranean College’s graduates prove its success!
- The Thessaloniki Mayor, Mr. Konstantinos Zervas stated that the impact of globalization in education reinforces the need for close collaboration and international partnerships with leading universities, investing time & energy in the human factor, communicating with each student in a highly personalized manner!
Key Note Speaker at the 40th Graduation Ceremony in Thessaloniki was Mrs. Maria Tsakali, Head of Education Dpt. of the British Council in Greece (Thessaloniki division) & Honorary Consul of Britain in Thessaloniki.
Distinguished members of the State & Sports also honored with their presence the 40th Graduation Awards Ceremony of Mediterranean College.