Benefactress Aliki Perroti set the cornerstone in spring 2016 for a new building complex at Perrotis College to serve the needs of a thriving student body. Thanks to her generous gift, the new Aliki Perroti Educational Center will be a hub of collaborative learning for students and faculty across disciplines related to agriculture, the environment and other life sciences. One of the largest developments to be undertaken on campus, the project includes major new construction along with the renovation of an existing building to be named the Seth Frank Hall of Graduate Studies. This integrated academic cluster will extend the College’s capacity for applied research and innovation, while fostering scientific inquiry, creative discovery, and the enterprising execution of ideas. The Aliki Perroti Educational Center will also be home to new academic programs – a BSc. in alternative tourism is the first such addition to make its debut this coming fall.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Samourkas Foundation, the Student Services Center now welcomes students to an inviting, newly renovated space on the ground floor of the School’s historic Princeton Hall. An important resource for students as they navigate their academic and personal lives, the Center is devoted to helping the young men and women of the High School and Perrotis College by providing the guidance and support services required to help them excel in their studies, extra-curricular pursuits and contributions to the community. Under the supervision of interim Dean of Student Services, Eva Kanellis, the space is now home to the offices of the Student Life, Study Abroad, and U.S. College Counseling programs, as well the Arcadia Program serving students with learning differences.
Thanks to a generous recent gift by the Moscahlaidis Foundation of New York, a campus facility was renovated to meet the educational and demonstration goals of the Perrotis College Krinos Olive Center. The 140 sq. meter building has two sections: the larger indoor area used for demonstration and training, and the smaller, semi-open section that provides space for hands-on activities, storage and more. A seminar/demonstration area accommodates up to 35 students and features a smart board, screen, and digital projector. Demonstration and educational equipment includes an olive press and bottling unit. Laboratory benches and work tables facilitate applied research and collaborative projects. Applied research is aimed at accumulating knowledge and expertise on the olive tree and its products for dissemination to regional olive producers and processors.