Visita de Bill Lumani
Nós já informamos que a ida de Marco Antônio para Chicago foi sua primeira experiência internacional. Mas a vinda do Bill para cá também foi sua primeira à América do Sul. E ele quer dividir com você como foram seus dias em Fortaleza. Só damos uma dica: ele adorou.
“My first trip ever to Brasil was full of excitement and anticipation. I wasn’t sure what to expect because I never had the pleasure of traveling to South America before. A major implementation of The DeVry Commons called for me to travel to the Fanor campus in Fortaleza for a week. I was greeted by an absolutely beautiful country with some of the nicest, hardest working people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing.
The project is massive. We are going to be implementing The DeVry Commons across all of DVB by the end of the year, with the first 3,000 colleagues set to go live in November. This requires many hours of planning, testing, more planning and more testing. The team couldn’t be working harder on the project. Under the guidance of Deborah Araujo, the dynamic duo of Bruno Bessa and Marco Costa have been working incredibly hard to lead the project and overcome any challenges we have faced. There is a massive team supporting them at this point so I apologize if I forget any names, but Jessika Baima, Jonathan Almeida and Rafael Ferreira among others were all working very hard with us on the project while I was in Fortaleza. There were many late nights with coffee and snacks spent in Sala 5 at the campus in Fortaleza.
In addition to being incredibly hard working, Bruno and Marco and the rest of the team were the most gracious, welcoming and caring hosts I could have ever hoped for. They went out of their way to make sure that I stayed on the agenda and had transportation to and from the hotel. They also made sure that I got to try as much authentic (and delicious) Brasilian cuisine as possible. I think I came back home 5 kg heavier! In all seriousness, I cannot thank them enough for the wonderful hosts that they were.
Finally, I would like to add how impressed I was with the Fanor campus. It was a beautiful campus full of absolutely amazing colleagues who are working incredibly hard to support the students on a daily basis. One of the most rewarding experiences of my trip was seeing the students approach the building at about 7 PM each night. The energy at the campus was truly amazing and contagious. It was something that I wanted to capture in a bottle and take back with me to Chicago”.