|Alina Sime is in the black suit with the red Chute, lower-left.|
(All Photos from Alina Sime's Facebook page.)
Last night at Boston, I picked up our latest Plymouth State University MBA student from UBB/FSEGA. His name is Daniel Rusu. He is from Cluj, and will soon be working as a graduate assistant in the College of Business Administration. (Perhaps, dear Romanian Reader, you and a partner should apply for next year's class!)
|Alina and friends|
At the airport, while waiting for the arriving passengers outside of the Customs area, I stood with a group of skydivers identifiable as such by the bat-suits they were wearing ... the Pepperell (Massachuseets) Skydiving Team to be exact. They were waiting for a teammate to return from Europe, where he had been in a competition. I mentioned to a young woman in the group that I was waiting for a Romanian MBA student to arrive.
She said, "Oh, I am from Romania." Her name is Adriana. She lived 19 years in Galaţi before coming to Colby College in Maine, and going on to graduate school at the U. of Maryland. We talked a bit about Romania, and I told her about my UBB-FSEGA student, Alina Sime, the Romanian women's spot-diving champion of 2008, valedictorian of the Englishline, also degreed in environmental engineering, and now an environmental consultant in Bucharest, a wife, a mother, and still active in her favorite sport.
|Alina Meda Sime hitting the spot.|
I am proud of Alina, one of my very best FSEGA students, and a fine young woman, indeed!
Pepperell Skydiver Adriana's teammate arrived bearing a trophy, and the Pepperell Skydivers erupted in cheers. I smiled with them, and considered the probabilities. (There are no coincidences.)
|Alina and David at the Airport (Clinceni?)|