Ceremonial inauguration of the academic year 2022/23 at Collegium Humanum – Branch in Rzeszów

On 19 October, a ceremonial inauguration of the academic year 2022/23 took place at the University Branch in Rzeszów. The event was combined with an official opening of our new seat at ul. Okulickiego 10. The new office of Collegium Humanum was consecrated by HE dr Jan Wątroba, Bishop of the Diocese in Rzeszów. In addition, during the ceremony, an official matriculation of first-year students took place.


The ceremony was graced by the presence of such noble guests as: Councilor of the City of Rzeszów – Ms Grażyna Szarama, Director of the Subcarpathian Complex of Provincial Institutes in Rzeszów – Ms Krystyna Wróblewska, Ms Marzena Furtak-Żebracka representing the Department of Brands, Economic Cooperation and Tourism at the City Hall in Rzeszów, Parish Priest of the Christ the King Parish – Fr dr Janusz Podlaszczak, President of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce in Rzeszów – Mr Mieczysław Łagowski, Mr Mateusz Szatan representing the National Clearing House, Deputy Director of the Provincial Employment Office in Rzeszów, President of the Sports and Cultural Chess Club – Mr Maciej Karasiński, Director of the Psychological and Pedagogical Counseling Centre No. 2 in Rzeszów – Ms Dorota Dominik, Deputy Director of the Department of Development and Support for Education at the Provincial Department of Education in Rzeszów – Mr Marek Kondziołka, Director of the Research and Development Centre at the Medical Centre MEDYK – Dr Artur Grzesik, Vice-Rector for Development and Cooperation at the University of Technology in Rzeszów – Prof. dr hab. eng. Jaroslaw Sęp, President of the Centre for Treatment of Civilization Diseases MEDICARPATHIA – dr med. Adam Młodzianowski, President of the Management Board at Medical Centre SABAMED – dr med. Daker Al. Soori, Director of the Urban Innovation Centre in Rzeszów – Mr Tomasz Skoczylas, Director of the Municipal Social Assistance Centre in Rzeszów – Ms Irena Marszałek-Czekierda, Founder and Social President of the Tree of Life Foundation – Ms Elżbieta Pięta, Director of the Activation Foundation of Rzeszów Branch – Ms Katarzyna Kędzior-Łątka, President Wojciech Kołodziejczyk and Vice-President Aleksandra Mazur from the Asyk Foundation, Elżbieta Dobrowolska and Joanna Strzępek representing the Aprobata Foundation, President of the Management Board of the Association for Disabled and Autistic Children SOLIS RADIUS in Rzeszów – Ms Agata Pieniążek, Vice Provost for Didactics and Education at Collegium Humanum – Ms Magdalena Szydłowska and Vice Provost of Collegium Humanum – Branch in Rzeszów – Ms Małgorzata Dubis, MBA.


The inaugural lecture, entitled “How to deal with loss: the bioethical dimension”, was delivered by Fr prof. dr hab. Piotr Morciniec from the University of Opole.


The focal point of the ceremony was the matriculation of first-year students. On behalf of the new students, the oaths were taken by Piotr Nowak, Jakub Kraska, Jakub Haba, Marta Zięba-Kuźniar, Daniel Wacht, Karolina Widlak, Stanisław Motowidło, Gabriela Orłowska and Damian Piątek. Later, the Provost of Collegium Humanum, prof. dr hab. Paweł Czarnecki, symbolically touched the arms of new students with the University mace as a form of approval of their swearing-in as students of Collegium Humanum.


The Provost then awarded dr Ewa Rzeszutko-Wójcik with the title of a University Professor. In addition, diplomas of recognition were presented to the most diligent students for their academic achievements.


Our new students were also welcomed by Mr Sebastian Krauz, President of the Student Union at Collegium Humanum – Branch in Rzeszów.


The inauguration ceremony was graced by the performance of the Academic Choir from the University of Technology in Rzeszów which performed Gaude Mater PoloniaBogurodzica and Gaudeamus Igitur. Whereas Mr Grzegorz Wilk had a concert of Polish Popular Music.