On April 6, EHU alumni held their first meeting in Vitebsk. The meeting was attended not only by EHU alums but also by prospective students who learned about the University and benefits available to EHU graduates.
Ales Minin (MA Preservation and Interpretation of Cultural Heritage, 2009), who currently works in tourism, recalled what made his studies at EHU special:
“At EHU, nobody makes you study, but rather they create opportunities for you to study and succeed. Everything depends on you.”
The meeting and the establishment of an EHU Alumni Club in Vitebsk were initiated by Raman Voranau (Class of 2010), who is an active participant in the Vitebsk4Me community.
“It would be good if EHU alums realized joint ideas and projects. The Vitebsk4Me community is interested in local alumni clubs and is ready to support them,” says Voranau.
At the Vitebsk meeting, EHU alumna and coordinator at EHU's Student Service Tatsiana Babich (MA Preservation and Interpretation of Cultural Heritage, 2011), herself from the Vitebsk region, described the application process, educational programs, and life at EHU to prospective students. Alumni Relations Coordinator Andrei Khrapavitski (BA Political Science and European Studies, 2010), also born in the Vitebsk region, spoke of career opportunities for EHU graduates, as well as upcoming alumni meetings and events, and support for alumni activities. Khrapavitski encouraged alums to keep in touch with their alma mater.
EHU's Second Annual Alumni Homecoming will take place July 28-29 in Vilnius (more information coming soon).