With a motivational speech the Rector of Varna University of Management Assoc. Prof. Todor Radev welcomed the new students at the grand opening ceremony of the Academic year 2021/2022.
“Every new beginning is difficult. After countless challenges and changes worldwide, it is time to stand up again and welcome the new academic year at VUM. The hard times have shown us that together we are stronger and capable and only with joint efforts, continuity and mutual support, we will be able to move forward and conquer new heights.”- were part of the words of Assoc. Prof. Radev.
Among the special guests at the ceremony was Mr. Benjamin Wilde – a cosmopolitan who found his home in Varna a few years ago, prominent German entrepreneur and owner of a digital tourism consulting agency, which helps brands expand their reach and create a sustainable web image.
An honoured guest was also one of the many talented and recognized alumni of VUM – Mr. Ventsislav Kovachev, who has achieved an impressive acting career at only 25, with several successful movies behind him. In addition to acting, Mr. Kovachev is also interested in directing and is the screenwriter and producer of the short film “The Drop” – an action inspired by the big names of cinema such as Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez.
The students were also greeted by some of their lecturers – Prof. Stanislav Ivanov – Vice-Rector Research, Assoc. Prof. Maya Ivanova – Program Director of the Hospitality and Tourism Programs, Assistant Violina Racheva – Program Director of the Business and Management Programs, Assist. Professor Irina Petkova – Program Director of Culinary Programs for Cardiff Metropolitan University, Chef Hugues Boutin – Director of the Culinary Arts Institute at Varna University of Management, as well as Dr. Nina Zlateva and Dr. Boryana Umnikova.
Video messages for a successful academic year were also sent to the freshmen by current students and alumni of VUM – Varna. After the academic year 2021/2022 was officially opened, all students gathered for a family photo to capture the excitement and emotions that each new beginning brings.
The whole team of Varna University of Management congratulates all students with the beginning of the new academic year and wishes them a lot of new knowledge, strong will and persistence and of course – unforgettable emotions!
We all hope to make you feel as a part of our large international family and show you that you are not alone in this adventure. The entire teaching and administrative team is with you in every step of the way…
Thank you for your trust and for choosing us to guide you through the path to successful life and career development!
Vivat academia, Vivant professores!