Tag Archives: acs

  1. Sava Savchev ’44: My Children, Grandchildren, and Great Grandchildren Are My Fortune

    September 9, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    I recall how I once stood on Vasil Levski Blvd. chatting with my direct manager at the Labor-Union Council. A woman I was acquainted with passed by and the two of us greeted each other and exchanged a few sentences. When she went her way, my boss asked me: “How do you know her?” “From my days at the College,” I replied, and he exclaimed, “But why didn’t you mention the College in your application then?” “Well, I did write that I graduated from a Foreign Language High-School, which is what I did.” “How smart of you!” he said.

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  2. Liliana Ikonopisova ’42, Together for Better, for Worse

    May 12, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Rufi and I met on the first Mountain Day and have been together ever since. We went to (medical) university together, got married, and stayed by each other’s side until his passing. He was a gorgeous, tall, well-built poet, writer, and singer with a heavenly voice. He could imitate Sinatra so well that people were stunned when they heard him first.

  3. Patty Anderson: Reminiscing about ACS

    March 11, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Scruffy spends lots of time on the couch and probably doesn’t remember her time on the streets of Mladost 2, but she can still be goaded into action if you yell “Haide!”with just the right intonation. Our biggest news is small in stature. Mabel, our daughter, will be six months old when this goes to print.

  4. Kathryn van Steyn: Live Simply and Passionately!

    February 9, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    Life should be all about fun. And some of the happiest people I’ve ever encountered were in a poor, small village in Nepal, so it is more of a state of being than anything else. I derive my happiness from the outdoors.

  5. Nikola Alexiev ’42: Living with Memories

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    January 27, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    I distinctly remember a night. It must have been May in my senior year. The weather was great outside but we were sitting in preparing ourselves for the matriculation exams in the basement of today’s Science Building, I believe. There was a net on the window and whole waves of May-bugs were flying against the net. I still remember that sound and our longing to be outside in the splendid night with its dark sky and sparkling stars.

  6. Nora Pencheva ’05: On Finding a Fascinating Career Path

    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    At the Netherlands Cancer Institute, where the research unit is within the main hospital, I get to see cancer patients in the hallways every day and that makes it all feel very real. If anything, it gives me another level of motivation as well as the responsibility to keep working hard.

  7. Zhanina Boyadzhieva ’06: Beyond the ACS Campus

    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    I see ACS in three colors: green, blue and light beige. Green stands for all the lush gardens and parks which I have very vivid memories of. It transformed the space into a retreat for discoveries. Blue is for the open sky that was visible everywhere on campus. It made everyone aim high. Light beige is for the buildings which projected openness.

  8. Alice Zlatka Litov ’42: A Life of Purpose

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    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    It was a warm evening and I cried inwardly – how am I going to leave my mother, my sister and my whole family, the wonderful country I lived in? I didn’t want any harm to come to them, that’s why I didn’t tell anyone.

  9. Lisa Kostova ’97: Giving Back

    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    None of us would be sitting here if it wasn’t for Professor Black who walked miles in the snow during the years of WWII just so he could withdraw money to keep the College open. Or without the trustees who for 50 dark years held out hope and kept the American College funds intac. Or without the courageous and idealistic teachers who came to Bulgaria in 1992 led by Dr. Whitaker and with their own hands rebuilt this building behind you.

  10. Carl Djerassi ’42: Science & Fiction

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    January 21, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    “I work harder than most 30-year olds”, he notes, revealing a glimpse of his desire to be seen as an evolving, active artist, and intellectual, and not as “a relic piece in a museum”, which is how he feels society views most 90-year-olds these days.