2020 was a period when we were forced to abandon our live meetings and move them online. It was then that the idea of ”Meetings over a coffee” was born, which aroused great interest among members of the Alumni Association. Read More
This year marks 80 years of the implementation of “The International Visitor Leadership Program” or the well-known IVLP program, implemented and financed by the US Department of State.
The State Department is celebrating this anniversary with a special page where it writes about the history and nature of this special program. More information can be found at: www.state.gov/facesofexchange-ivlp-80/. Read More
28 people (Alumni with their families) came to Jaroszowiec near Olkusz (Lesser Poland Voivodeship) for the weekend of September 25-27, 2020. We were hosted by the “Leśny Zakątek” recreation center. During these days and in this place, an integration meeting of the members of the Alumni Association took place. Read More
Alumni Association has started a new project under the joint title “Conversations about the future”. We want to include every interested person in the discussion about the future of Poland and Poles. But it is the members of the Association: scientists, teachers, specialists, social leaders, practitioners, administrators that discuss various spheres of modern life. Together, we reflect on the future of education, science, economy, business, the third sector, culture, international affairs, security, self-governance, 21st century society and more.
And all this is now available on Facebook, where we have opened a special and dedicated streaming channel: www.facebook.com/StowarzyszenieAlumni/
In time of epidemics, home quarantine and in response to your signals, I would like to invite you to … Meeting over a coffee.
The meeting over a coffee is a virtual meeting on the ZOOM platform. With a good coffee and a cake, we will be able to meet virtually and see who is a neighbor in my city or region.
The meeting over a coffee will take place every Saturday and Sunday at 12:00. Invitations will be addressed to Alumni from a given voivodship, which will allow our members to initiate acquaintances that may translate into specific projects after the epidemic.
Members of the Alumni Association are present in all 16 voivodships of Poland. And each meeting is for a different voivodship, which means that we will be meeting for the next 8 weeks.
More information and details about individual meetings can be found on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/events/239625633787701/) and on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/events/spotkanieprzykawie/).
President of the Alumni Association
On March 10, 2020, in the 5th General Secondary School Adam Mickiewicz’s in Częstochowa took place the final of the Spelling Quiz 2020 competition. The author of the competition is Marzanna Gromotowicz, a teacher of the 5th High School and a member of our Association. Read More
On December 17, together with members of the British Alumni Society (BAS), we celebrated the traditional Xmas Party. We met in Warsaw for the seventh time to wish us all the best for Christmas time. The place that was hosting us was the British pub Legends. I am glad that Dan Hastings, cultural attache and Monika Rysiukiewicz, our guardian from the US Embassy in Warsaw, were there with us. Read More
This year the calendar was playing a prank on us and Alumni celebrated American Thanksgiving during Polish Santa. This year’s Alumni Thanksgiving was a joint initiative of the Alumni Association and the University of Economics and Computer Science in Krakow. Courtesy of Dr. Stanisław Kowalski, Rector of WSEI, we profited from modern university rooms.
We celebrated together, i.e. not only members of the Association, but also our partners and friends from: the US Consulate in Krakow and the US Embassy in Warsaw, with Tammy Nobilski, Vice-Consul for Culture, and Emily Kosmaczewski, Vice-Consul for Economic Affairs, with Jacek Drabik, member of the board of American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, Polish and American Fulbrighters and many others. Read More