AUBG Stories

Veli Pehlivanov ('09): 'AUBG Helped Me Embrace My Own Future Without Fear'

​Veli Pehlivanov (’09) is a Senior Director of Software Engineering at Progress. He leads a team of 60 software engineers in Bulgaria and the U.S., and is actively involved…
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AUBG Employee Spotlight: Nikolina Ivanova-Bell, Panitza Library Director

For the past 16 years I have been a librarian in public and academic settings in the UK and Bulgaria. I have worked on many positions, thanks to which I’ve gained vast experience…
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ELI: 25 Years of High-Quality Education and Inspiration

Through its various programs, AUBG's English Language Institute offers the opportunity for beginners to advanced-level students to take English for professional, academic and other purposes.
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AUBG Employee Spotlight: Kliment Bogdanov, Graduate and Executive Programs Recruiter

My role carries the challenges and rewards of meeting business professionals from different sectors of the economy and providing a deeper understanding of how the executive…
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Pirinsko Marketing Director Branimir Bratanov ('05) on How AUBG Helped Him Grow

Like many recent graduates, Bratanov had many decisions to make after finishing AUBG. But he was sure in one thing – he wanted to see how business works outside of the books.
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Bulgaria, as Seen Through the Eyes of an American, in 'The Shadow Land'

Kostova, the New York Times bestselling author of “The Historian,” had been thinking about writing a novel about Bulgaria for a long time, but found it intimidating to write about a country and a culture that, while dear to her, are not her own.
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Employee Spotlight: Aleksandra Yanakieva Joins the Admissions Team

I am an admissions counselor and recruitment coordinator at the Admissions Office and I’m responsible for the following regions: Northwest Bulgaria, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan,…
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AUBG Employee Spotlight: Professor Melissa Lingle-Martin

I love having conversations with others about literature, especially when those conversations help us see our world in new ways. Helping students develop their communication skills is also incredibly rewarding
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Beloved Professor Filitsa Mullen Leaves a Lasting Legacy in the Hearts of the AUBG Community

At the beginning of June the AUBG family was heartbroken to learn the news of Professor Filitsa Mullen’s passing. One of our community’s most beloved members led a courageous…
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Tchaprachikoff Scholar Panayot Ivanov (‘13): “The AUBG Education Has Never Stopped Paying Dividends to Me Ever Since I Graduated”

​AUBG alumnus and current MBA candidate at Kellogg School of Management is one of this year’s Tchaprachikoff scholarship awardees. The unique scholarship named after the famous…
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