After two years of missed ceremonies due to Covid-19 restrictions, Hellenic American University held commencement on Thursday, June 30th, 2022, at the Megaron Concert Hall in Athens.
Friends, family, and distinguished guests joined faculty, staff, executive officers, and trustees of Hellenic American University to celebrate the 264 members of the graduating Classes of 2020, 2021, and 2022. Roughly 1,400 guests and 160 graduating students attended the ceremony.
Valedictory addresses were given by Despoina Danai Topalidi (MAAL ’22) and Anna-Evangelia Rombotis (BSPsy ’22). The salutatorians for the Class of 2022 were Rami Alexios Ampou-Chantitzi (BAELL ’22) and Angeliki Provata (MAAL ’22).
As is its custom at commencement, the University conferred honorary degrees to individuals who have distinguished themselves through achievements in the arts or sciences, education, public service, or philanthropy. This year the University awarded an honorary doctorate to one of the motion picture industry’s most celebrated and successful producers, Sidney Ganis, and another to Dario Boschiero, a biomedical researcher and president and CEO of BioTekna Biomedical Technologies.
In his address to the graduating students President Leonidas Phoebus Koskos spoke of the great environmental, social, and professional challenges they would be facing, adding, however, that their education at Hellenic American University had equipped them with the global mindset, capacity for lifelong learning, and adaptability that will help them navigate these challenges successfully. He pledged the University’s support in their professional and personal journeys.
After the close of the ceremony, a reception followed where graduates celebrated this milestone with their professors, loved ones, and friends.
Congratulations to all our graduates!