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.
During the event, everyone could listen to a short lecture by Janelle Sulik, who told us about the American tradition of Thanksgiving. Then we were given a Christmas concert by American guitarist Jonathan Birchfield.
But the most important element of Thanksgiving were traditional American dishes with a main course, a festive turkey. Alumni Thanksgiving ended around 10 pm, but many people continued to celebrate and networking in yet other places.
Many thanks to Wojciech Blecharczyk for his involvement in organizing the event.
For how it was going and what happened during 4th Alumni Thanksgiving see for yourself in the pictures.