Message from Inna Asthana - The association
"The alumni association is an opportunity for us to form new friendships and business relationships with students of a similar educational background. While the expectations for us are to organize social events across the world, publish newsletters of our current events, and raise funds, at the end of the day, we formed this organization to create a community for people who had the pleasure of attending the American International School of Bucharest. While we have struggled to gain a foothold in what we really want to accomplish as the Alumni Association, we can agree that ultimately we won’t stop until we create a strong network, an easy line of communication among the alumni, and a sense of community that we can carry long after graduating from AISB."
Inna Asthana AISB AlumnaMessage from the AA Secretary/Treasurer
Having graduated AISB back in 2007 and missing it ever since, I thus decided to get involved in the AISB Alumni Association, where I now am the treasurer/secretary representative within the team. In this way, I nd myself being a part of AISB all over again, the Association making it possible to keep in touch with everyone who is, or was, a part of AISB. I am one of the members who helped organize the AISB Alumni Luncheon for AISB’s 50th Anniversary, which turned out to be a great success and a most memorable event for everyone who attended. Recently, I also helped organize and attended the London AISB Alumni reunion, which took place in March this year. Currently, I work within the Marketing Department of Law Firm Tuca Zbarcea & Asociatii, as I relocated back home, in Bucharest, after finishing a Management degree at Royal Holloway, University of London.
Ioana Balu / AA Secretary/Treasurer AISB Alumna / Class of 2007Message from the AA Vice President
Last autumn when the AISB Alumni Association was born, I was elected Vice President. It is a great honor to be part of the AA, mainly because it keeps me close to some of the people I spent 6 years of my life with. Our team believes that the main goal for AA is to keep all Alumni in touch with each other and with the school. Together as an association, we believe that we will become more than just a few alumni that set up annual reunions but more a network.
A network that allows anyone who has graduated from AISB to be in touch and to know information about people they haven’t seen in long periods of time. We hope to have 3 “home bases” (Bucharest, London and US), where appointed delegates will help fresh new graduates "settle in" whether they chose to go to college in London, Bucharest or the US. We hope to increase our programs as we grow bigger. As the Vice President, I believe that program planning is too important to be left to a one person committee, therefore we have a hard working involved team. It is a pleasure to hear other ideas from any graduates who would like to be part of AA’s team. As the Vice President I say that it is amazing to be part of a team who works hard in to keeping in touch with friends from all over the world. Even though each one of us has our own lives, we are still willing to give freely an hour or two a week to sit down and come up with ideas in order for the Association to reach its goals.
Cristina Gingirov / AA Vice-President AISB Alumna / Class of 2004
Message from Sever Savanciuc
I graduated from AISB in 2011, after studying there for all of my pre-university education. I am a delegate of the Alumni Association based in London, although during my breaks from University I have worked on the Association’s events in Bucharest. So far I have had a great time working with the other members of the association to organize the AISB 50 Years Anniversary Alumni Reunion, as well as the 2013 Reunion in London.
Most of all, however, I am excited about the future of what we can achieve together. The past two events we’ve held have brought a lot of energy to the AISB Alumni community, and I can’t wait to be a part of what’s coming next!
Read more messages from our Alumni in the WORLD Magazine Summer 2013 edition.