May 21st, 2018
Another academic year comes to an end and we say good-bye (not farewell!!) to another class of graduating students. One would think that one would get used to it by now, but our faculty and staff members beg to differ. Each year we part with students we spent 4 years with and we see them off to the business world with mixed emotions.. This year was no different – more than 150 of RIT Croatia seniors walked the stage on both campuses and close to 1,000 people - friends, families, faculty and staff members - were there to witness it and show their support.
The ceremonies took place on May 18th in the Westin hotel (Zagreb) and May 19th in the Rixos Libertas hotel (Dubrovnik). RIT Croatia had the pleasure to invite and host distinguished guests: Mr. Mato Franković, Mayor of the City of Dubrovnik, Žaklina Marević, Deputy county prefect of Dubrovačko-neretvanska county in Dubrovnik and W. Robert Kohorst, the United States Ambassador to the Republic of Croatia, in Zagreb. All of them had good advice and the most beautiful wishes for the future for the graduates of RIT Croatia. Most anticipated and welcomed speeches came from our valedictorian students, Ana Maria Trojić (HTM program, Dubrovnik) and Daniela Kunej (IT/WMC program, Zagreb) who mentioned the importance of formed relationships with fellow students and the RIT community. Finally, the newly appointed Alumni association President, Mirela Subotić and RIT Croatia Dean and President, Don Hudspeth wished them well and told them RIT Croatia will keep its doors open to them at all times!
RIT's President Dr. David C. Munson Jr. attended his first commencement ceremonies in Croatia. „I am honored and pleased to be with you today to celebrate this wonderful occasion with you, your family and your friends. Historic moments in our lives are rare, but we are privileged to be at one today – the 20th commencement ceremony of RIT Croatia!", said Dr. Munson. The most memorable moment came after the conferral of degrees when all the graduates threw their caps in the air.
Class of 2018 – congratulations!!!!
Senior capstone project is the crown of education at RIT Croatia for graduating students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program. Senior year students choose topics based on their own interests, which gives them the opportunity to tackle anything they find interesting and worth exploring. Creating a successful senior capstone project is a complex process which requires a lot of maturing along the way, a lot of problem solving, researching and, above all, a good and firm connection with the faculty member mentoring the whole process.
Eta Sigma Delta (ESD), an honorary society for students of the Hospitality and Tourism Management program at RIT Croatia's Dubrovnik campus, held its induction ceremony to welcome 10 new members on Thursday, April 29 at the Hotel Hilton Imperial.
After an exciting weekend in Dubrovnik, filled with interactive workshops and final presentations done by all finalists, we are happy to announce the winners of the Hospitality Star Search Contest 2022!
As part of RIT Croatia’s celebration of its 25th anniversary, the college organized a creativity competition for its students. Students were invited to produce a video, an image, or a text on the topic of celebrating 25 years of RIT Croatia.