From Transylvania to the Magic Valley: The Journey
Edit Szanto vividly remembers coming to America after escaping the iron fist regime of Romania’s brutal dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. She and her husband Zsigmond flew across the ocean into the unknown, struggled to find a place in this new world, and made a fresh start in Twin Falls, complete with a new language, new customs, and an education that started at the College of Southern Idaho.Today, Dr. Edit Szanto is CSI’s Vice President of Student Services, Planning and Grant Development. Her husband is a well-known local veterinarian. She’ll be the first to tell you that it’s been a long and interesting journey.Dr. Szanto will be the next speaker at the monthly Herrett Forum at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 13. Her topic, ‘From Transylvania to the Magic Valley: The Journey,’ will detail the years of oppression followed by the challenges and opportunities of being an American immigrant.
The presentation is free and open to everyone.The Herrett Forum is a monthly series of presentations during the school year. Topics are coordinated by the Herrett Forum Committee, a group of community individuals dedicated to bringing high quality presentations to Twin Falls. No tickets are required for this free public lecture. Doors open at 7 p.m. The Herrett Center for Arts and Science is located on the north side of the College of Southern Idaho campus at the North College Road entrance.