Tag Archives: alumni

  1. Roger and Susan Whitaker: In It Together

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    January 26, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    The College nurtures academic prowess, to be sure. But, the special value of the ACS experience is not fully captured by GPA scores, university admissions successes or academic contests won. It is in the ways that ACS graduates think about themselves, care about the complexities of the global condition, and embrace their responsibility to do their part to make the world a little better place.

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  2. Konstantin Karchev ’15: We Can Bring Space to Our Minds

    January 22, 2016 by American College of Sofia

    We may never reach anything as remotely distant as another star, but we know about the Big Bang and galaxies and everything in-between, and before and after. Just by looking. We don’t need to travel. We can bring space to our homes, to our notebooks and to our minds.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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.