ACT Commencement 2017
It was an emotional, joyful and windy evening for ACT’s graduating undergraduate and graduate students celebrating the successful completion of their studies. During the 2017 Commencement ceremony which took place at ACT’s open amphitheater, certificates and diplomas were awarded to all graduates, as well as awards to students who excelled in academia, but also extracurricular activities offered by the non-profit educational organization. The valedictorian speeches were delivered by Konstantinos Theodoridis and Vasiliki Kalaitzidou. The commencement speech this year was given by Stathis N. Kalyvas, Professor of Political Science at Yale University. In his inspiring speech, Mr. Kalyvas advised the graduating students to
be risk-taking, not risk-averse; counter-cyclical, not conformist; do not be afraid of failure; to keep learning. You are in the unique position of shaping not just your own future but the future of our society as well. So, go ahead and do it!