PART ONE Introduction and presentations by student teams from Georgetown University and Harvard University at the Finals of the 2012 Greeks Give Back Challenge National Student Competition.
PART TWO Presentations by student teams from New York University, the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Virginia at the Finals of the 2012 Greeks Give Back Challenge National Student Competition — concluding with the decision by the Competition Judges.
The 2012 Finals of the Greeks Give Back Challenge
Students representing the five top teams — from Georgetown University, Harvard University, New York University, the University of Illinois-Chicago and the University of Virginia — presented their proposals for community service projects to a panel of independent judges and an audience of students, professors, sponsors, mentors and other special guests from the Greek and Cypriot embassies, Capitol Hill, the World Bank and elsewhere, in the Finals of the 2012 Greeks Give Back Challenge National Student Competition, held on October 27th, 2012, in the McDonough School of Business’ Lohrfink Auditorium on Georgetown University’s campus in Washington, DC.
After hearing live presentations from the teams, which incorporated powerpoint, video and internet components, the six judges, who are distinguished individuals with experience in education, community service, business and the non-profit world — Margo Anderson, innovator in education and arts grants, Michael Kosmas, Special Counsel, Kelley Drye & Warren LLP, Dean Aristotle Phillips, President of Aristotle, Inc., Barbara Spyridon Pope, former Assistant Secretary of State, Jennifer Poulakidas, Vice President of the Association of Public and Land-Grant Universities, and Savvas Savopoulos, entrepreneur and angel investor — posed probing questions to each team about the feasibility, budget and scalability of the students’ proposed service projects, the specific needs being addressed by their projects, and how the outcomes of their efforts were going to be measured and evaluated.
While different teams excelled in different aspects of the judges’ criteria, the judges were unanimous in selecting the University of Virginia team’s proposed service project as the overall winner.
Greeks Give Back links
How to Give Back: Ideas, resources and examples for student projects
Everyone Can Make a Difference: Announcing the Greeks Give Back Challenge