AUBG Stories

2010 Exchange Student Kayla Whittaker Establishes “Rays of Hope for Bulgaria ELI Scholarship”

Having spent just a semester at AUBG in 2010, U.S. exchange student Kayla Whittaker left a lasting mark on the community. Six years ago, Whittaker arrived at AUBG to explore…
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Professor Joseph Pilov’96: “Ever since I graduated I have felt the strong need to return the favor”

​AUBG students this semester will have the opportunity to learn Management Information Systems (MIS) from a professor who has spent 15 years working as an engineer at Microsoft…
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Mark Wollemann, Consulting Editor, Communications Advisor: “Turn OCM into a functioning newsroom”

The last of the four new OCM members is Mark Wollemann, a journalism professor at AUBG since the Fall 2011 semester. Wollemann built a solid reputation as a sports journalist…
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Rossen Petkov, Director of Communications and Marketing: “We need to be a very attractive study and work destination”

​Business majors have probably heard his name hundreds of times and some have taken marketing classes with him. Rossen Petkov, a marketing professor within the business department…
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Andrey Gurov – “AUBG is the place where I feel that I do something valuable and inspiring”

Students immediately notice a few things about Professor Andrey Gurov: his impeccable professionalism, his inspiring teaching style, and his warm friendly personality. The…
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Philosophy Professor Diego Lucci: “Teaching at AUBG makes me feel that I am doing something significant”

Traveling around the world, solving the mysteries of the early modern era, publishing highly respected books—all while being one of AUBG’s most beloved professors, a devoted…
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Harvard, MIT Graduate Kaloyan Slavov: "I am the kind of person who wants to live in their home country"

For Dr. Kaloyan Slavov, a member of AUBG’s mathematics faculty, math is not about teaching students how to get to the top of a tower, but about how to build a staircase that…
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Professor Alexander Dourchev: The EMBA - “a great business opportunity for my company”

New Professor of Public Relations Alexander Dourchev boasts an impressive work history: the New Bulgarian University, Sofia University (St. Kliment Ohridski), Universitat…
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Dr. Johanna Granville: “It’s a wonderful research opportunity”

The American University in Bulgaria has acknowledged and awarded its numerous accomplished students and alumni. Yet it also continuously praises and takes great pride in its…
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Professor Rossen Petkov: Marketing, Business Adventures and Coming back to AUBG

This fall AUBG warmly welcomed Rossen Petkov one of the new additions to the AUBG Business Department. When you meet Rossen, you will inevitably be impressed by his kind…
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