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Welcome, Alicja Karlic 

By December 5, 2022December 11th, 2022No Comments2 min read

The Polish Institute of Culture & Research at Orchard Lake welcomes Dr. Alicja Karlic to its organization. Recently, the Polish Institute acquired ownership of Tygodnik Polski/The Polish Weekly from Karlic, who will create and continue the enterprise in the form of a new electronic medium – the Polish Media Center ​— and serve as Editor-in-Chief. “I came to the Orchard Lake Schools with the idea of establishing a Polish Media Center, largely based on the publishing traditions of the oldest ethnic (Polish) newspaper in Michigan, the Polish Daily News, first published in March of 1904,” said Karlic.  “Despite the change of title and owner, I have served as publisher and editor-in-chief of the only Polish-bilingual magazine in Michigan for the last 18 years.”  

Karlic was born in Poland. She has 14 years of experience as a university professor and researcher. She was employed as full-time assistant and associate professor at the Wroclaw University of Science and Technology in Poland. In 1980, she earned her Ph.D. in Philosophy.  

Her career transitioned when she came to the United States in 1988 and pursued freelance journalism and teaching Polish and religion. 

In 2004, Karlic became publisher and editor-in-chief of the Polish Weekly/Tygodnik Polski newspaper and the Profile cultural magazine, building her extensive hands-on publishing, editing, managing, and marketing of the bilingual newspaper solely focused on the promotion of Polish culture, history, heritage, art, and patriotic values. ​The “Outstanding Pole in the USA 2018 — Chicago Edition” honoree further cultivated her knowledge of Polonia’s organizations, leaders and members, and everyday life’s issues, needs, and expectations thanks to her extensive knowledge of Polish and American history, culture, tradition, and political systems.  

The notable author of many publications, scientific papers and magazine articles is also the mother of two successful daughters.

Lisa Healy

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