On Saturday, October 6th, 2018 first-year Perrotis College students gathered for a day of team-building. Also in attendance were mentors from the Perrotis Leaders and Mentors (PLM) program and some of the Perrotis College student life staff.
The day started with "ice-breaker" games used in order for the students to become more familiar and comfortable with one another and the staff. After some coffee and treats, it was time to go outside to the beautiful sunny day. The students were asked to work together and rely on their strong communication skills to take part in a team-building exercise, without using their hands they had to get a tennis ball in a drinking cup! Next, it was time to meet with their mentors from the PLM program. During this meeting, the groups played games and worked to begin the program on a strong note. Finally, to end the day the students enjoyed lunch together from the AFS dining service.
Participation of Dr. Vergos, Dean and Farm Director, School of Professional studies, and Dr. Rotsios, Academic Dean of Undergraduate programs at Perrotis College, at the event on “Agricultural education in Greece and the reconstruction of the Primary Production in the Midst of the Economic Crisis” organized at the Averofios Farm School, in Larisa, Saturday, 29/9/2018.
Dr. Christos Vasilikiotis is at UC Davis, California, where he is working on planning and setting up the research project on the role of soil, management on soil health, in almond and prune orchards, and in particular on microbial communities in the rhizosphere and on mycorrhizal associations.
Dr. Konstantinos Rotsios and Mr. N. Gizkis participate in the PanHellenic Feta Cheese conference (www.feta2018.gr) with a presentation on the “Global Trends in the Agro-Food Sector”. September 14th-16th, Elassona, Greece. This three day annual event focuses on one of the most well recognized Greek food products in international markets. It includes exhibitions, workshops and seminars, B2B meetings, culinary and cultural events. Dr. Rotsios and Mr. Gizkis, presented the current challenges as well as opportunities of the Agro-Food Sector and how these are addressed through the Perrotis College academic programs in addition to the joint project opportunities related to feta, with the industry.
We had the joy of welcoming Dr. Vitti Allender, chairperson of the Food Science & Technology Department at Cardiff Metropolitan University, with 8 of her students.
During their visit - together with Perrotis College Professor Dr. Tryfon Adamidis - they conducted laboratory work, attended lectures and workshops and explored the possibility of organizing team student common projects. We are looking forward to welcoming them again soon!
Dr. Kiki Zinoviadou, Assistant Professor at Perrotis College, presented part of her and the students' research at the "5th International ISEKI_Food Conference; The food system approach: New challenges for education, research and industry" which tοοk place in Stuttgard, from July 3-5. The conference attracted more than 300 participants from 44 countries all over the world.
Perrotis College has welcomed 23 Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) students from their Global Projects Program.
For a little over 2 months, under the supervision of Perrotis professors, the student groups will work on exciting projects impacting the larger community of Thessaloniki.
Precision Agriculture students were trained on flying a drone and learned how it can be used in the agro-environmental sector.
First year Perrotis College students majoring in International Business visit the company “Bekas Family”, producing high quality buffalo products, in Sindos Industrial Area, Thessaloniki.
Perrotis College students of the Agro-Environmental Systems Management B.Sc. learn how to use a Disc Plough and prepare the soil for planting!