Fulbright Alumni Experiences in Greece - 1997 - 1998
Note added Sept 2003: My Fulbright experience at the
University of Patras
was among the best academic experiences that I have had. I was awarded
a Research/Lecturing award for the fall term, 1997. What made the experience
so great? The Fulbright staff in Athens arranged a number of visits with
other academic groups in Greece that gave us a feel of both the country
and its academic programs. In addition,
at the University of Patras, there were a number of students
from Eastern European countries, primarily Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia
that provided us with an inside look at lives in transition. We were fortunate
to see some of the first Albanians at the beginning of their struggle.
with the Greek students, we developed many new friends that have provided
us with a continuing relationship with Greece. Two of our closest student
friends, who arrived as we did in mid 1997, have just completed their PhD
exams. To have been part of their program is/was priceless!
Current Athens Staff (2003)
Ms. Artemis Zenetou, Executive Director
Christina Athanasopoulou, Program Assistant
Sophie Cousoula, Senior Program Officer
Demetris Doutis, Educational Adviser (Thessaloniki office)
Angie Fotaki, Assistant to the Executive Director
Anna Gratsas, Educational Adviser
Nicholas Tourides, Educational Adviser and American Program Coordinator
Ioanna Zografou, Fiscal Analyst and Deputy Executive Director
For more information contact
visit the Fulbright-Greece web site
Our Group - 1997-1998
William R. Ammerman, Executive Director
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97-98 American Fulbright Students
Meghan Agresto University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Elif Denel Bryn Mawr College
Brice Erickson University of Texas, Austin
Stephanie Larson University of Texas, Austin
Penelope Panailias University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Peter Schultz Vanderbilt University
Robert Smith Bryn Mawr College
97-98 American Fulbright Scholars
Ellen Baer New York University
Slava Epstein Northeastern University
Anastas Lazaridis Widener University
Efstratios Michailides Tulane University
Frank Starmer Duke University / Medical University of South Carolina
1997 Orientation Highlights (in Athens and the Isle of Hydra)
Mr. Robert Callahan, USIS, Athens: "Welcome and Greetings from your Embassy"
Mr. Petros Synadinos; Member, Olyjmpic Bid Committee: "Athens and the 2004 Olympic Games"
Mr. Nikiforos Diamantouros, Prof Political Science, Univ. Athens: "Cyprus"
Mr. Alex Karagiannis, US Embassy: "Greek-American Relations"
Mr. John Zervos, Director, The Athens Center: "Greece: A Different Place"
Photo Memories from Hydra
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Interesting views of underwater life around Hydra
Fish and Medusa
Two curious fish and medusa (jelly fish)
A "flying saucer" medusa (jelly fish)
Visit our photo essay of our Fulbright Experience in Greece
Visit the Olympic Games at Olympia The first games in Olympia in 1604 years.