ARCS Co-Founders Ileana Marin and Otilia Baraboi have received the Order of Merit in Education at the Rank of Cavalier from the Romanian President Mr. Klaus Iohannis for their activity promoting Romanian language and culture, as lecturers at the University of Washingtonas and members of the Romanian diaspora.
The President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, awarded a series of distinctions on the occasion of the National Day of Romania on December 1st, 2019.
For more details, please visit the official page of the Romanian Presidency- article in Romanian: https://www.presidency.ro/ro/media/comunicate-de-presa/decrete-de-decorare-semnate-de-presedintele-romaniei-domnul-klaus-iohannis1575038294
Building on the foundation of ARCS educational programs for the Romanian community (Romanian in High School, The Center of Excellence ROACT and Club Piticot), in Winter 2019, Ileana Marin and Otilia Baraboi initiated a course exploring art, literature and film, at the University of Washington. This course is addressed to both heritage students of Romanian origin and American students who want to know more about this understudied topic. The course is funded by the American Romanian Cultural Society, thanks to the tuition fees from the Romanian in the High School program and part of the campaign for the Romanian Film Festival, alongside with private donations. More details about the course on our website and the Slavic Languages and Literatures Department, home to Eastern European languages and cultures, Romanian included.