November 5, 2020
RIT Croatia community proudly presents the newly chosen leadership of RIT Croatia Alumni Association: President Zoran Pejović (BS Class of 2004) and Vice President Angela J. Krčelić (BS Class of 2018)!! The election process took place in October and resulted in a great engagement from our alumni.
Zoran and Angela will succeed the current President Mirela
Subotić (BS Class of 2004) and Vice President Ivan Slade Šilović (MS Class of
2015) who led our alumni association for the past two years. For the first time
since the association establishment in 2003, the newly appointed president will
also be joining the RIT Alumni Association Board of Directors with the
objective to create a stronger bond between our Croatian chapter and the RIT's
Alumni Association as well as to work on strategic initiatives important to the
alumni of the whole institute. The role of the Vice President will remain the
same in supporting the President in the activities and initiatives.
Zoran is very well known in the hospitality industry being a
hospitality development specialist and entrepreneur with more than 15 years of
international experience and number of successful hotel and restaurants
openings. „It is a true honor," he comments on his new role. „I have always
felt as part of the RIT community, and that feeling have persisted over the
years, ever since my graduation in 2004. Our alumni community is growing, and
we are now over two and half thousand. That is an amazing potential for
collaboration, especially between different generations that are now growing
couple of decades apart. I see an increased opportunity for mentorship programs
and that is one of the aspects that I would like to focus my attention on
during the next thee years," said Zoran. Zoran's professional focus has been on
innovation and people development. Most recently he has been in charge of
project development and pre-opening of one of the first successful greenfield
investments in Croatia in a luxury hospitality, Maslina Resort, on the island
Born and raised in Chicago, USA, Angela J. Krčelić came to
Croatia as she decided to pursue her education at RIT Croatia. Little did she
know then that she would stay in Croatia, start a career in digital marketing
and - start her own family : „I am currently working at Interart Media Digital
Marketing Agency as a Social Media Specialist," says Angela. „Since graduating,
I have enjoyed working side-by-side with RIT Croatia by being an advocate for
studying and living in Croatia to the Croatian Diaspora community. I enjoyed every
minute of my undergraduate journey and am proud to be an RIT Croatia alumna.
When I was notified about the President/Vice President vacancy for the RIT
Croatia Alumni Association, it seemed quite natural to take this next step. My
focus is on providing our alumni with more opportunities to network with other
alumni. I believe that with the right marketing tools and event planning
skills, unique networking events can be planned and utilized to create
memorable moments and contacts."
With all the best wishes to Zoran and Angela, RIT Croatia would like to thank all the other amazing candidates we've had this year for their participation: Benjamin Cikoja, Tea Franjić, Latica Ivković, Marija Lončarević and Tana Zimmermann, and finally a big thank you goes to Mirela and Ivan for all the contributions they've made over the last two years!
RIT Croatia has received a license from the Croatian Ministry of Science and Education for scientific activity in the following scientific areas
It was a very challenging semester, but we made it!
Before we break for the holidays I want to take this moment to sincerely thank you for all of your efforts in keeping our campuses safe, and for your positive attitude and resilience during the past 16 weeks. It was a true team effort, and all of you were fantastic!
In line with the current epidemiological measures and recommendations, we have decided to postpone the start of the spring semester classes for one week. The spring semester classes will now start on Monday, January 18th, 2021.
RIT Croatia students raised HRK 22,007 this year at a traditional charity auction. The auction was held in an online environment, and the funds raised will be donated to the SVE za NJU (All for Her) association of women suffering from and treated for cancer