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11 January 2018

Prof. Kefalas receives Senate Award at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Sheffield

Warm congratulations are in order for Professor Petros Kefalas, Vice-Principal for Teaching & Learning at the International Faculty, who received the Senate Award for Leadership in Learning and Teaching at the University of Sheffield Graduation Ceremony that took place 10 January 2017 in Sheffield, UK.

Prof. Petros Kefalas receives Senate Award at the Graduation Ceremony of the University of Sheffield

Prof. Kefalas was honoured with this award that came as recognition of his exceptional work and commitment and values through his 25 years of service at the International Faculty CITY College, as well as, his unparalleled ability to lead and inspire all staff towards achieving excellence in learning and teaching.

The citation read out at the Graduation Ceremony for Prof. Kefalas mentioned: “It is a great pleasure to introduce someone who has a great passion for teaching and is described as an exceptional colleague and inspirational leader who has actively and innovatively promoted the learning and teaching agenda for higher education in Greece and the South East European region as Vice-Principal and Faculty Director for Learning and Teaching in the University of Sheffield’s International Faculty, based in CITY College, Thessaloniki.”

Professor Petros Kefalas, Vice-Principal for Teaching & Learning at the International Faculty CITY College

Professor Petros Kefalas
Vice-Principal for Teaching & Learning at the International Faculty CITY College

During his speech at the ceremony, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Sheffield Professor Sir Keith Burnett talked with great pride about the University’s International Faculty: “It is a particular pleasure of me to give degrees to people from Thessaloniki, from our International Faculty CITY College. Because actually, I’ve been there, I’ve met alums in Greece and around the region and I know what an extraordinary reputation that place has, both as a place of teaching that you’ve inspired (i.e. Prof. Kefalas), but also as a place where people of very high quality go into service, both whether it is in business, administration or governments across the region. So we are very very proud of the people in Thessaloniki.”

It is worth mentioning that the University of Sheffield awards only one Senate Award for Leadership in Learning and Teaching each year.

The Senate Awards Scheme particularly rewards staff members of the University of Sheffield who demonstrate an exceptional contribution in the area of learning and teaching and thus support and enhance the student learning experience. Senate Award recipients become a “Senate Fellow” for life.

The International Faculty CITY College, takes pride in Prof. Kefalas’ exceptional achievement and wishes him best success in his future endeavours.

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