This past Tuesday, June 26, we were delighted to have had the opportunity to host the Ambassador of the Republic of Macedonia to the US, the Honorable Zoran Jolevski, accompanied by the Consul General of Macedonia, the Honorable Igor Dukoski. The Honorary Consul of Spain and Director or EMU’s Ambassadorial and Consular Corps Liaison Office, Coral Lopez-Gomez, also arrived to escort the Ambassador. The purpose of the Ambassador’s visit was to discuss opportunities for academic partnerships and exchanges between Eastern Michigan University and universities in Macedonia.
The Ambassador’s visit began with a campus tour, led by Dr. Betsy Morgan, Director of International Initiatives for the College of Arts and Sciences and World Languages Professor. Throughout the tour, the Ambassador was able to see EMU’s beautiful campus, and even had the chance to talk directly with EMU students working in the Polymers and Coatings laboratory.
The tour concluded at Welch Hall, where the Ambassador, Consul General, and Honorary Consul met with President Martin, Provost Schatzel, and Dr. Burwood, Director of International Programs. We are excited to further collaborate with the Macedonian Ambassador and Consulate to forge academic partnerships. Stay tuned for more information on future partnerships resulting from the Ambassador’s visit.