Author Profile

Antoine Rech

Antoine Rech is the Administrative Director of the Luxembourg branch of Sacred Heart University, Fairfield, USA. He directs and oversees the functions of the Jack Welch College of Business and performs administrative and programmatic functions including technology, human resources, and public relations. Antoine oversees admission activities for all Luxembourg academic departments in close collaboration with program faculty and staff, reviews and evaluates candidates for admission and counsels prospective students. Antoine is responsible for strategic planning, policymaking, and maintaining organizational effectiveness; he oversees the management of office staff and outside consultants. Prior to serving as Administrative Director, Antoine Rech was the Project Manager at Technicolor Luxembourg, part of the THOMSON Group. In this role, he managed clients representing 5 million euros of annual revenue and supervised orders and special projects handling for Microsoft and Disney. From 1999 to 2001, Antoine worked in New York for Bloomingdale’s and a wine import company located in SoHo where he developed and maintained an effective marketing communication strategy. Antoine received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the Ecole Française des Attachés de Presse (EFAP) in Lille, France, his Master of Arts degree from the Marymount Manhattan College in New York, USA, his Master’s degree in International Business from ICN in Nancy, France and his MBA from Sacred Heart University in Luxembourg, where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

SHU ASIA TRIP 2019

ASIA TRIP INFO SESSION: MONDAY, NOV 26, 6:00 PM

Chamber of Commerce, Centre de Formation
7, rue Alcide de Gasperi, L-2981 Luxembourg

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: November 30, 2018

 

 

Already feeling the winter blues? Just in time to start planning your summer holidays with SHU!

This summer SHU is giving you the opportunity to…

    • Explore current business issues related to doing business in Asia

    • Visit a number of foreign businesses operating in Beijing and South-East Asia

    • Visit famous cultural attractions on private guided tours in each destination

    • Students can earn academic credit

WHO CAN JOIN?

SHU welcomes all individuals to benefit from our Asian experience. In 2015 we had students, alumni and partners join and we hope to again. Students will have first priority and can take the study-trip as a course for credit (3 CH elective) or non-credit.

ASIA TRIP 2019 REGISTRATION FORM

First Name *

Last Name *

E-mail *
Phone number *
Address *
City *
Postal Code *
Country *
Nationality *
Company *
Position *

IF STUDENT: WOULD YOU LIKE TO PARTICIPATE FOR ELECTIVE CREDIT OR NON-CREDIT? *

IF NON-STUDENT: WILL YOU JOIN THE CORPORATE VISITS? *

EMERGENCY CONTACT *

EMERGENCY CONTACT PHONE *

EMERGENCY CONTACT EMAIL *

WE’VE ARRANGED A GREAT LINEUP FOR THE 2019 ASIA TRIP!

HERE’S THE PLAN:

Depart from Luxembourg: Friday, April 5, 2019
Return to Luxembourg: Sunday, April 21, 2019
Destinations: Beijing, China
Singapore
Malaysia
Thailand
2019 Asia Trip Total Duration: 16 Days
Estimated Cost*:
*Costs will be determined based on the final number of participants
€3,500 Shared Room
€4,000 Single Room
Breakfast Included
Lunch & Dinner NOT Included

DETAILED PRELIMINARY ITINERARY

ALL CORPORATE VISITS WILL BE CONFIRMED ONCE THE FINAL NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS IS CONFIRMED

If you’d like to request SHU attempt to arrange a certain type of corporate visit, please contact Alexandra Lewis (alewis@shu.lu)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 30, 2018
alewis@shu.lu

If you’re interested in joining the 2019 Asia Trip, please complete the REGISTRATION FORM or contact Alexandra Lewis (alewis@shu.lu) for more details.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

If you choose to confirm your registration now, you will not be committed to the cost of the trip until the deadline has lapsed and we’ve received all registrations. If at that point we do not have enough participants, you will not be bound or required to pay for anything.

The stated cost of €3,500 is APPROXIMATE. The final cost will depend on the number of participants registered, therefore I do not have the power to limit the expense of the trip to 3,500 EUR per person. The costs are determined by the travel company we work with. If there are not 15 participants, then the fees will increase. If that is the case, all registered participants will be notified and given the option to withdraw their participation at no charge.

All registered participants will be asked to pay a €1,000 deposit AFTER November 30 to confirm their participation. Final invoices will be sent out 2-3 months prior to the departure date. The final invoice will include all transportation costs mentioned in the info sheet, visa application processing fees (if any), hotel bookings, breakfast, cultural attractions and tour guides, etc. We ask that each individual’s fees be paid in full prior to our departure.

If the enrollment numbers at below 10 participants, we will most likely be forced to cancel the study trip for this academic year and try again next year.

SHU 27th Graduation Ceremony: Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 pm

27th Graduation Ceremony
Sacred Heart University
Jack Welch College of Business
in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg

Friday, December 14, 2018, 6:00 pm*

Neimënster
Salle Robert Krieps
28, rue Münster
L-2160 Luxembourg

*Ceremony will step off promptly at the designated time. Please plan your arrival accordingly.

SHU invites you to celebrate the achievements of the graduates and thank their spouses, significant others, and families who helped them through the rigorous MBA and graduate professional certificate programs.

Please join us at the 27th Graduation Ceremony of the SHU Jack Welch College of Business in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg!

We have been proud to have the graduates as our students and we will be proud to welcome them to the SHU Luxembourg Alumni Association.

All guests are invited to join SHU for a walking dinner and holiday reception immediately following the ceremony.

REGISTRATION IS MANDATORY. ADMISSION BY TICKET ONLY.

PURCHASE TICKETS BY NOVEMBER 26, 2018

The 2018 Graduation Ceremony is a ticketed event. All guests attending must have a ticket.

Graduates will receive 1 Free Ticket for the 2018 Graduation Ceremony. The graduate does not need a ticket.

You may wish to contact Sacred Heart University Luxembourg for any assistance.

 

Contact

GRADUATION CEREMONY INFO

  • Price: €20
  • Admission by ticket only.
  • The 2018 Graduation Ceremony is a ticketed event; all guests attending must have a ticket, including children.
  • Tickets may only be purchased online at www.shu.lu/graduation or through the ticketing website. Tickets WILL NOT be sold at the graduation ceremony entrance.
  • Graduates will receive 1 Free Ticket for the 2018 Graduation Ceremony. The graduate does not need a ticket.
    Graduates can only claim their 1 Free Ticket or purchase additional tickets online at www.shu.lu/graduation or through the ticketing website. There are no ticket pick-up sites available.
  • There is NO LIMIT to the number of guest tickets a graduate may purchase.
  • Ticket sales are on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please note that last year’s graduation was filled to capacity, so please purchase your tickets early to guarantee a seat.
  • The deadline to purchase tickets for the 2018 Graduation Ceremony is Monday, November 26.
  • Tickets include admission the 2018 Graduation Ceremony, a free program, and admission to the celebratory Walking Dinner & Holiday Reception hosted by SHU in honor of the Graduating Class of 2018. The Walking Dinner & Holiday Reception will take place immediately following the ceremony at Neimënster, The Cloister.
  • Upon receipt of payment, your e-ticket will be emailed.
  • Please print your e-ticket from the order confirmation email or pull it up in the Eventbrite app on your mobile device to make sure you’re ready to attend. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code is allowing only one entry per scan.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable.

  • Ceremony doors open at 5:00 pm (17h00) for guest seating.
  • Please be ready to show your e-ticket at the door. You must present a ticket in order to be admitted. Your QR-Code will be scanned. The QR-code allows only one entry per scan.
  • Please arrive on time. Late arrivals are disruptive to other guests and to the graduates.
  • There will be a high volume of traffic, so please arrive early to allow plenty of time to find a parking spot.
  • Guests are not permitted in the graduate dressing area.
  • All guests must enter through the FRONT entrance of the Salle Robert Krieps.

  • There is no assigned seating at the ceremony and spaces will not be held or reserved by the school for larger parties.
    Open seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Saving seats in the Salle Robert Krieps auditorium is allowed up to 15 minutes prior to the start of the ceremony.
  • Strollers are not permitted in the auditorium. A stroller check is available in the lobby.
  • There will be a high volume of traffic, so please arrive early to allow plenty of time to find a parking spot.
  • Guests are not permitted in the graduate dressing area.
  • Please silence cell phones.
  • Guests are not permitted to sit in the first two rows (Row 1 & Row 2) of the auditorium; these seats are reserved for graduates.
  • Guests are not permitted on the auditorium stage; it is reserved for regents and processing faculty only.

  • For information concerning guests with special needs and accessibility at Neimënster, Salle Robert Krieps, please contact alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu by Friday, November 30. The University will attempt to provide and arrange appropriate seating.
  • Special needs seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to this area’s limited seating, all other members of the party must sit separately in general seating. Please arrive early to ensure availability of special needs seating and please contact alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu by Friday, November 30.

  • A professional photographer will be taking a candid photograph of all graduates during a special moment of recognition. One or two more photos will be taken during the ceremony and reception in addition to the candid handshake photograph.
  • Graduates will take a group photo on stage IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE CEREMONY. Please DO NOT greet your graduate until after the group photo.
  • Graduates will receive a free access code to a gallery with ALL event photos via email within 1-2 weeks after the ceremony. Graduates and guests may download all photos, free of charge, for up to 1 month after receiving the free access code via email.
  • Graduates and guests are encouraged to take your own photographs within the Salle Robert Krieps auditorium. However, we would kindly ask that guests do not move around the auditorium during the ceremony.
  • Participants are hereby informed that they are likely to appear on photographs taken at the event. These are intended to be published in print and/or digital media published by Sacred Heart University Luxembourg and/or our event partners.

  • Your ticket includes admission to the celebratory Walking Dinner & Holiday Reception hosted by SHU in honor of the Graduating Class of 2018.
  • The Walking Dinner & Holiday Reception will take place immediately following the ceremony at Neimënster, The Cloister. The Cloister is located across the courtyard from the Salle Robert Krieps at the Neimënster.

    The Lucien Wercollier Cloister – Walking Dinner/Holiday Reception – 7:30 pm
  • The Walking Dinner & Holiday reception will be a cocktail setting, not a seated dinner.

  • Parking is not available at the Neimënster.
  • It is recommended that the upper city parking lots be used (Saint-Esprit) or the parking lot of the “Brasserie” of Rives de Clausen*.

    Parking Map

    *The path/gateway/bridge from the parking lot of the “Brasserie” of Rives de Clausen to the Neimënster Abbaye is open! This path ends at the Salle Robert Krieps Auditorium entrance.


  • If you can no longer make it to this event, please send your regrets byFriday, November 30to alewis@shu.lu or jdhillon@shu.lu.
  • All ticket sales are non-refundable.

Cap and Gown Information:

  • Cap, gown and hood are provided free of charge for each graduate participating in the ceremony. Graduates must order their graduation reglia via email to the SHU Luxembourg Office Manager by October 1, 2018. The cap, gown, and hood are the graduates to keep.
  • Graduation regalia collection dates and times will be announced to graduates via SHU email. An email from the graduate will be required for someone else to pick up your cap and gown.
    REMINDER: All tuition fees must be paid in full in order to be eligible for participation in the graduation ceremony for Sacred Heart University’s Welch MBA program. If you have questions concerning your student account balance, please contact Administrative Director, Antoine Rech, ASAP.
  • Graduates are responsible for bringing your cap, gown and hood to the ceremony.
  • NOTE: The gown has creases and needs to be hung to let them out (for at least 2 days). The material is very sensitive, so please be careful.The best way to remove the wrinkles is to steam your robe.Quick Tip: If you do not have a steamer, turn on the hot water in your shower. Hang your gown in the bathroom for 10 to 15 minutes. The steam from the shower will act as a wrinkle remover.Quick Tip: Ironing is not recommended but if you choose to iron your robe:
    Place a towel between the hot iron and the gown at all times and be careful not to focus too much time on the same spot.
  • New for 2018 Sacred Heart University cap and gowns will be “Going Green”. The new cap and gowns from Herff Jones are made from Renew fabric. Renew is known for being the best keeper gown green offering in the industry. One Renew CustomKeeper gown saves 29 bottles from the landfill – the highest industry standard for green gowns. The Sacred Heart official seal will be embroidered on upper left chest and school colors are added to the gown to follow SHU branding.Cap and Gown Information:

Tassel:

  • The tassel for your graduation cap will be distributed to you on the afternoon of the ceremony at the Salle Robert Krieps (tassel starts the ceremony on the right) and is also yours to keep.

Attire:

  • As graduation is a memorable event in your life and will be preserved in numerous photographs, it is recommended that, beneath the gown, graduates wear appropriate attire and footwear.Quick Tip: If you wear a button down shirt it will give you a place to pin your hood to in the front.
  • Please do not bring handbags or other personal items that will not/cannot fit in your pocket, as there is no way to secure the graduate dressing area/line-up room during the ceremony. There will be a place to hang your coat in the dressing area, but nothing more. The dressing area will not be locked.

Graduate Arrival Time: 4:30 pm (16h30)

  • All graduates, faculty and regents participating in the ceremony are requested to meet in the downstairs bar area of the Salle Robert Krieps at the Neimënster between 16h30 and 17h00 on December 14 to review actions and events during the ceremony.

Graduate Arrival Directions:

  • Graduates use the side entrance of the Salle Robert Krieps, facing the main courtyard to enter directly into the downstairs bar area. Signs will be posted at the Neimënster instructing you where to go. Please review the Abbaye Graphic below.
  • Parking is not available at the Neimënster. It is recommended that the upper city parking lots be used (Saint-Esprit) or the parking lot of the “Brasserie” of Rives de Clausen. For a parking map, visit: http://www.neimenster.lu/en/Culture/Pratical-information/Access

Graduate Dressing/Line-Up Room

  • The graduate dressing room is located in the downstairs bar area of the Salle Robert Krieps at the Neimënster
  • FAMILIES AND GUESTS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN THE GRADUATE DRESSING AREA.
  • Assistants will be present to assist participants with your attire and your appropriate place in the processional.

Graduate Line-Up Time: 5:30 pm (17h30)

  • Graduates will begin lining up in the processional order between 17h30 and 17h40.

Ceremony Start Time: 6:00 pm (18h00)

  • Graduates will start walking from the dressing area to the ceremony entrance at 17h55.
  • The graduation ceremony and processional will begin at 18h00 sharp.

 

Commencement Exercises:
6:00 pm*
Neimënster
Salle Robert Krieps
*Ceremony will step off promptly at 6:00 pm.
Please plan your arrival accordingly.

Walking Dinner & Holiday Reception:
7:30 pm
Neimënster
The Cloister

Registration:

Purchase tickets by Monday, Nov. 26, 2018
Registration is mandatory.
The 2018 Graduation Ceremony is a ticketed event. All guests attending must have a ticket.

Parking:
Parking is not available at the Neimënster.
It is recommended that the upper city
parking lots be used (Saint-Esprit) or
the parking lot of the “Brasserie” of
Rives de Clausen*.

Parking Map

*The path/gateway/bridge from the parking lot of the “Brasserie” of Rives de Clausen to the Neimënster Abbaye is open!
This path ends at the Salle Robert Krieps Auditorium entrance.

SHU H-ALUMween Party

THURS, OCT 31, 6:30 PM

H-ALUMween PARTY WITH SHULA!

Eventbrite - HALUMween With SHULux

Calling all Monsters, Ghosts, Witches and Ghouls, your SHULA invite you to eat, drink and dance like fools. In honor of all your hard work and continued dedication to our SHU community we hope that you will kindly accept our invitation to the first SHU H-ALUM-ween Party!

Please join us if you want to spend an evening networking and connecting with students, alumni and friends in a relaxed environment! And don’t forget to dress to scare!

This event is open to all alumni, current students, faculty and friends. Registration is Mandatory.

Food: Finger food offered by the Alumni Association & SHU
Drinks: Complimentary drinks from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm offered by the Alumni Association & SHU

We look forward to seeing you there!

REGISTRATION REQUIRED

KINDLY RESPOND BY OCT 28, 2018

SHU Alumni Networking Drink: H-ALUM-ween Party with SHULA! October 31, 2018

Activate your personal network to ensure a great turnout!

Luxembourg College Night 2018

Building on the successes of Luxembourg College Night 2017, this year, 30 universities will be represented at this American style university fair. From major research institutions to small liberal arts colleges, to one of America’s most highly regarded music conservatories, Luxembourg College Night will offer attendees the unique opportunity to find the university program that fits them.

With over 3,000 universities in the United States, the variety and depth of university programs is a major strength and international students are a major part of the diversity of American university and college campuses.

Sacred Heart University is proud to participate in this inaugural event in collaboration with the U.S. Embassy in Luxembourg, EducationUSA and the International School of Luxembourg. We are excited to present and discuss our BA programs offered at our main campus in Fairfield, CT (U.S.A.), as well as our AACSB accredited MBA programs offered at both the U.S. and Luxembourg campuses.

Antoine Rech, MBA
Administrative Director
Sacred Heart University Luxembourg

Scholarships to study in the U.S. are available from a wide variety of sources. There is also support available from the Government of Luxembourg.(CEDIES)

Here in Luxembourg and around the world the U.S. Department of State supports the EducationUSA program to provide resources and encouragement to international students wishing to study in the U.S.

If you are interested in Bachelors, Master’s or Ph.D. level education in the U.S. we invite you to Luxembourg College Night to learn more. Advisors from EducationUSA will be present at the fair to respond to your questions.

From 17:00 to 18:00 there will be an info session on the U.S. university application and admissions process.

From 18:00 to 20:00 there will be the open university fair where you can speak with university representatives.

Entry is FREE. Parking available at P&R Bouillon. Food and drinks will be available for purchase.

For more information contact: LuxembourgPublicAffairs@state.gov

SHU looks forward to meeting you on October 4, 2018!