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Editorial

“Any former student, faculty, Board of Director member or staff of AISB, who has spent at least one semester affliated with AISB, will be considered an Alumnus or Alumna”
Maria Tudor
Maria Tudor

During the four years spent at AISB I was involved in many of the school’s activities such as the Student Council, Community Service as well as occasional conferences and entertaining activities. I learned about the importance of working and communicating with others in order for the projects to be successful and I was prepared to continue my education in a diverse environment in London. 

Returning to Bucharest in 2011 and visiting AISB I realized that time ies by too fast and I had lost touch with the school and my former colleagues. It so happened that in the fall of 2011 I was invited to join the Planning Committee for AISB’s 50th kick-O Anniversary, which took place beginning of September 2012. It was a great experience, which reminded me of the high-school years and the AISB spirit, and I have to admit made me nostalgic.

AISB’s idea of officially establishing an AISB Alumni Association was a great way to start reconnecting with former colleagues, meeting alumni from different generations as well as getting more involved with the school’s activities and the community.

My involvement at AISB during high school, and the necessity to reconnect were the two forces which convinced me that I had the ability to organize the reunion and lead the association.

Every big project needs a well thought plan, so I started a team of enthusiastic and committed alumni: Cristina Gingirov, Ioana Balu, Monica de Romeo, Eduardo khalil and Sever Savanciuc, to organize AISB 50th Anniversary Alumni Reunion. After many months of hard work, we made it: 

the 50th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon was a great success!

On Sunday September 2nd 2012, around noon, over 50 alumni gathered at Entourage Lounge in Bucharest. All Alumni present voted to approve the Constitution and elected o cers, therefore officially establishing the AISB Alumni Association.

Our purpose, as an association, is to form, maintain and renew relationships, to establish and maintain communication, to improve social atmosphere with the school and the community. To do so, we started more projects, working closely with Mr. Wells, Dr. Ottaviano, Mr. Zamfir and other AISB staff.

As the 50th Anniversary Alumni Luncheon turned out to be the best alumni reunion, we planned another reunion, which took place on March 1st at the Refinery in London. It was a lovely evening to meet and catch up with alumni over canapés and wine. Merits to Sever Savanciuc, Didi Radu and Alex Cristescu for organizing and the 40 alumni who attended the event. 

Another important development is the World Alumni Magazine, which focus is bringing people together even though we are miles apart. The magazine is about alumni, what we do, where we live and ways to keep connected, so I contacted many of you though Facebook and asked for your news. Thank you for all your replies and for helping us making this WM issue exciting and entertaining!

The Alumni page on the AISB website is also one of our priorities and an ongoing project. Networking is very important these days therefore we are developing an active platform, which alumni can access and benefit from.

In regards with the association’s involvement with the school, we are planning to participate and organize activities such as sports games, fundraisers and inspirational speakers in order to connect and encourage the students and the community. We will keep you informed of our agenda through social media.

So far it has been challenging but also motivating to be part of the o ce of the Alumni Association and to start the association. I believe that, with all alumni’s help, we can grow into an organization, which will not only form a strong network but also make a difference. 

Read the entire WORLD Magazine Summer 2013 edition here: https://issuu.com/urbanbrand/docs/world_summer2013

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