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Sunday, March 27, 2016

Bekele Bulado (PhD), photo from HU
Dr. Bekele Bulado former Vice President for Business and Development, HU, was given warm farewell March 19, 2016 following his assignment as CEO for the Ethiopian Trading Businesses Corporation.
At an event held at Haile Resort Hawassa the University President, Vice Presidents, Directors and officers at various capacities attended. Prof. Yosef Mamo, HU President, counted the successful contributions of Dr. Bekele from the days of his leadership as Vice President for Administration and Business Development before his departure for PhD study. Various speakers like Mr. Ayano Beriso, Vice President for Administration & Student Services, Prof. Fikere Dessalegn, Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Sheleme Beyene – former Vice President for Academic and Research Affairs and and W/ro Almaz Kebede, Office Assistant at Presidents’ Office and the former Office Assistant of Dr. Bekele, Prof. Etana Debela, Colleague and former Head of School of Veterinary Medicine has mentioned the personal and professional qualities of Dr. Bekele. Among pints mentioned frequently were; Dr. Bekele’s commitment for family, ever-cute dressing, approachability and simplicity, firm stand in decision making process, rich experiences & expertise, wider view that integrate international & national thinking to local /institutional interests.
Dr. Bekele also recounted that he is thankful to God that he started his career at Ethiopian Airlines and worked in Banking Industry, Beverage Industry, Regional Bureaus, Academic Institutions as well as other companies and in all he left with precious memories plus warm farewell and he still remains in touch with his former colleagues as a family member. He also added, he will just move physically from Hawassa otherwise remains in touch with the University and the academic community in research, graduate students advising and any commitment that can be handled in weekends and holidays. Prof. Yosef presented golden necklace which was prepared by the colleagues and Haile Resort also presented a big book which documents the Biography of the great Haile Gebresilasie, signed by himself, and a bottle of Double Black Label Whisky to Dr. Bekele’s ceremony. The waiting staff of the Resort also for the first time in its history prepared a special cake on which HU logo has been beautifully encrypted in honor of this key Officer and customer.
The event was concluded with warm spirits and wishing all the best to Dr. Bekele & family at their new assignment as well as all attendants to ever push forward on the legendary achievements Dr. Bekele and colleagues have laid foundation for.