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11.06.2010

Visit by Michael and Kitty Dukakis to Anatolia

Former Massachusetts Governor and First Lady Michael and Kitty Dukakis visited Anatolia on May 28-31, 2010 to dedicate spaces on the Anatolia campus and to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Dukakis Chair in Public Policy and Service.

Having previously attended in a fundraising event in Los Angeles for Jewish victims of the German occupation of Greece in World War II, the Dukakis’ were invited to take part in the dedication of a classroom in the Ingle Hall Annex to the 94 Jewish Anatolia students who perished in the Holocaust, and of a “Hope and Remembrance Garden” outside Eleftheriadis Library honoring Anatolians who were victims of human cruelty and brutality in the 20th century. These dedications were followed by a luncheon and symposium on Anatolia’s role as witness to such events.

Other highlights included a gala fund raising dinner at the Bissell Library celebrating the tenth anniversary of the launch of the Dukakis Chair at ACT, and Homecoming 2010. In addition, Governor Dukakis participated in an award ceremony for the 24 ACT students who collaborated in the Recycle Monster project as Dukakis Chair interns.

Prior to his departure, Governor Dukakis met on campus with representatives of Democrats Abroad Greece, who are in the process of creating a chapter in Thessaloniki.

The Michael S. Dukakis Chair in Public Policy, directed by David Wisner, was launched in September 1999 by Governor Dukakis and has since been host to more than 100 public events and public service initiatives (http://www.act.edu/index.jsp?CMCCode=10020601&extLang=LG).

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