|Teddy Bear and Shirl have become great friends.|
Today Alex McDougall and I escorted Dani Rusu of Cluj-Napoca, Romania to Boston's Logan Airport to catch his flight home to Cluj. Last night we had a dinner at The Common Man in Ashland, and a good time was had by us all, with Shirley McD,, Valer Şuteu, Alex McD., Dani, and me at the table.
Dani has lived with us since last May, and has been as helpful and considerate as have all our Romanian student house guests since Alex Mican arrived at Plymouth State University to pursue his MBA back in 2009. Dani was the fifth to live here at Hotel New Hampshire, as we have come to call our home since the string of guests began. Siblings of a sort (in being our "nephews and nieces") now, the list includes MICAN Alexandru (din Bistriţa), TARCEA Raluca (din Cluj), SUTEU Valer Olimpiu (din Satu Mare), FERA Roxana (din Sibiu), and RUSU Daniel (din Cluj). Also completing her MBA at Plymouth State and joining our "Romanian family" was CHIORALIA Sandra (din Târgu Mureş), though Sandra never lived here in our home.
As had the Romanians who preceded him here, Daniel Rusu distinguished himself as a student, and as a graduate assistant in the College of Business Administration (CoBA). The CoBA faculty had a farewell party yesterday for Dani, complete with a cake!
So well respected was Dani here at PSU that he has been hired by one of his adjunct professors to work for a marketing consultancy in Krakow, Poland. Shirley and I have become very fond of "Teddy Bear" over the past nine months. We'll miss him, of course, but we wish him a great time and a successful start to his career in International Marketing.
Who knows, maybe we'll catch up to him, in Cluj or in Krakow, before too long!