On October 1, 2018 the opening ceremony of the new academic year 2018 – 2019 at the Romanian-American University (RAU) was held in the Aula Magna, in the presence of students and graduates with their families, FRAPEC’s representatives, faculty, administrative staff, representatives of social partners in education, mass-media and the business environment, and the last but not the least members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Bucharest – such as Mrs. Abigail Rupp, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Romania, Mr. Greg O’Connor, U.S. Embassy Regional Senior Commercial Officer Southeast Europe (https://holisticmarketingmanagement.ro/debate-with-mr-greg-oconnor-us-embassy-regional-senior-commercial-officer-southeast-europe/ ), Mrs. Mayo Nishiike, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Romania – and other distinguished guests such as the reputed niponologist Mrs. Angela Hondru.
RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcuţ welcomed participants to the ceremony and highlighted the continuous RAU’s preoccupation with leading students to the fountain of knowledge, considering the real need of a skilled workforce, a seamless approach to knowledge and a sustainable cycle of innovation, capitalising on the latest educational techniques and cooperating with the actors on the labour market, developing new mind-sets and capabilities . Distinguished Guests were then invited to take the floor: Mr. Leonard Orban, State Councillor with the Presidential Administration (and Professor at RAU); Mrs. Abigail Rupp, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy in Romania; Mrs. Mayo Nishiike, First Secretary, Embassy of Japan in Romania; Mrs. Gilda Lazar, Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications, JTI Romania, Moldova & Bulgaria; Mr. Radu Gratian Gheţea, CEC Bank President General Director and Honorary President of the Romanian Association of the Banks (and Professor at RAU); Mr. Dan Pascariu, President of UniCredit Bank (and Professor at RAU); Mr. Florin Ţâncu, General Director Weco Travel Romania, and President SKAL International Bucharest; Professor Dumitru Miron, PhD, President of the Romanian-American Foundation for the Promotion of Education and Culture (FRAPEC).
At the end of this impressive opening ceremony of the new academic year 2018 – 2019 RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcuţ awarded Diplomas of Excellence to the RAU students who achieved outstanding performance in the academic year 2017-2018.
It is also worth mentioning that the RAU School of Management-Marketing (MM) marked the opening of the academic year on October 2, 2018, in the presence of the whole MM family, and distinguished guests such as RAU Rector Ovidiu Folcuţ, President of Senate, Professor Ana-Maria Preda, PhD and Members of the Advisory Board of the RAU School of Management-Marketing. This opening ceremony was moderated by the Dean Costel Negricea, who reconfirmed MM’s assumed responsibility and determination in delivering value added student experience, executing on performance-accelerating practices, considering today’s digitally connected marketplace.