With exams completed and summer vacation around the corner, Wittenborg’s End-of-Year Snacks & Drinks event attracted almost ninety students, teachers and staff. The event, held on 7 July at the Apeldoorn and Amsterdam campuses, was graced by President and Chair of Wittenborg Peter Birdsall and CEO Maggie Feng.
New students from 24 different countries joined the Wittenborg family this week. The new arrivals participated in various activities at its Apeldoorn, Amsterdam and Vienna campuses in preparation for the new academic year, which officially starts on Monday 3 September with the first classes.
After a remarkable career in Sri Lanka, Lasantha de Silva, an alumnus of Wittenborg University of Applied Sciences and its former Education Operations Manager, is back in the Netherlands. De Silva has accepted a position at Wittenborg as Director Assistant, while at the same doing an MBA in Finance – his second master's degree after doing an MA in Leadership, Innovation and Change Management at York St John University in Britain. Good news for students is that he will also be teaching a few undergraduate modules.
As of the beginning of this year, WUAS has a new International Sales Director, Tim Birdsall, who has been a sales trainer for 15 years, consulting for companies like IBM and many others.
WUAS' annual 2017 staff dinner, held at Restaurant "De Brugwachter" in Apeldoorn, was attended by around 95 members of staff and partners.
This summer WUAS bids farewell to one of its most familiar faces, office manager Eva van Herel, who is leaving the Netherlands for the UK.