Who are we?

Introduction committee
Study Coaches

Introduction committee

We are a group of seven students of the academies Hotel Management and Facility Management.
Since February we are working hard to make your InterSib a success.
See you soon!

Sabine Wisse

Sabine Wisse

Project Manager

Hello there! My name is Sabine Wisse, 23 years old, and I am currently in my 3rd year of Hotel Management. This year I will fulfil the position of project manager, and I hope to organise a memorable InterSib with the rest of the team! The InterSib has always been an excellent opportunity to meet other people, and many friends have started there. I want to give that same opportunity to the upcoming first years to have a great start to their student life in Breda.

I am looking forward to organising a great experience for both the Sibjes and staff during the InterSib 2021. See you there!


Noa Rijk

Noa Rijk

Program Manager

Hi, my name is Noa Rijk. I am 20 years old and a 2nd-year Facility Management students. Currently, I am busy with my internship in Rotterdam, and besides that, I will help with organising the InterSib 2021. Together with Caro, we are going to create an exciting program for all first-year students. As program manager, we are responsible for all the activities, the theme and decoration. We already had our own mega fun InterSib, but we will make it just as fun for you!

Caro Knippenbergh

Caro Knippenbergh

Program Manager

While looking back at my own InterSib, I can say that it was a great start to my study at BUas. I am looking forward to creating a memorable InterSib for new first-year students. My name is Caro, and I am a 3rd-year Facility Management student. I am very excited to work in this great team, to be creative but mostly to have a lot of fun.



Sophie Vos

Sophie Vos

Guest Relations Manager

Hi there! My name is Sophie, 21 years old, and I am in the 3rd year of Facility Management. After being a Sibje myself in 2018, being a host in 2019 and being a mommy of an FM class during the InterSib 2020, I decided to apply for the InterSib Committee of 2021. So here I am! Together with 6 other committee members, ready to organise a fantastic introduction for you guys. Within my role as Guest Relations Manager, I will ensure that the InterSib runs as smoothly as possible for both the Sibjes and all the staff members. I am also in charge of social media, so ensure that you follow @intersibintroduction on Instagram and Facebook to stay up-to-date! Hopefully, you are as excited as I am. See you soon!


Hessel Stam

Hessel Stam

Public Relations Manager

Hello! I am Hessel Stam, and I’m currently in my 2nd year of Facility Management. Within the InterSib Committee, I will take the position of Public Relation Manager, where I’ll be responsible for all the communication between sponsors, students associations, sororities and fraternities. I’m a very creative person, and I’m looking forward to blowing all my creative ideas into this committee to establish a spectacular InterSib 2021 with my fellow committee members. I’m excited to see you all at the InterSib 2021!

Stijn Hoek

Stijn Hoek

Food & Beverage Manager

F&B is my game, and Stijn is my name. Wine is my rhyme, and beer is what makes me preserve. Hello everyone! As a 4th-year Hotel Management students, I did not want to let the opportunity pass by to help to organise the InterSib. The most memorable moments from my student life are related to all the InterSibs that I have attended. This motivates me to help to create similar moments for the new Sibjes. I will do my part in organising the InterSib by adding my knowledge of F&B. At the same time, I will experience what it means to provide a perfect experience for all our Sibjes and staff, and above all, to have fun while doing this. Hope to see you all during the InterSib 2021!

Dennis Stolte

Dennis Stolte

Production Manager

I’m Dennis, a 3rd-year Facility Management student. I will be part of the InterSib Committee in the role of production manager. At my hometown Delft, I already had some previous experience with organising an introduction week. This has gotten me interested more to contribute to the InterSib Committee 2021.  See you in August!

Study coaches

Below we would like to introduce the Study Coaches of the academies International Hotel Management and Real Estate and Facility Management.

Dear students,

Welcome to our great academy, my name is Myranda Aanraad, I am one of the coaches. And maybe I will be your coach for the coming two years.

Some years ago I finished my study Communication Science and worked several years as a Communication Advisor for different companies. In 2008 I started to work for BUas, first at the academy ADE and now for HM/FM. The best thing about my job are the students, trying to help and inspire them and make a difference in their academic career.

I have lived in Breda now for over 20 years and love the ‘Brabantse’ state of mind. I enjoy the good things in life, nice food with a good glass of wine, sports and seeing something of the world.

Enjoy your Intersib and see you at the Horizon building.


Myranda Aanraad

Dear Students,

Welcome at the InterSib! The coming years I will be your study career coach! What that all entails I will explain in your first week. To have a first impression I will tell some more about myself. I love to coach and train students in their personal and professional development. I am always curious what motivates and inspires you. Tell your stories and we will find great opportunities for your development! Working at an education also means constantly developing yourself. For that reason, I finished a Master education in Social Studies. I live near ‘s Hertogenbosch together with my partner and little daughter. I love to hike, travel, dance and I do take yoga. I wish you all a great time at the Intersib and meet you soon!

Warm regards,

Ingrid van Berlo

Dear Students, 

Welcome to BUas, a place and time you will remember and look back upon for the rest of your life. You will start building your professional career here, but equally important, you will make friends, enrich your international experience, by meeting people from different cultures and create memories that you will cherish. 

About 17 years ago, like you, I myself, was at the beginning of the path you are about to follow now, and I still recall the study material and memories from that time. They will linger with for as long as you enjoy what you are doing. Make sure you enjoy and live each moment to the max! 

When I was about 12 I began working in the hospitality industry and moved through different departments and cities before returning again to the NHTV (at that time), where the love for hotels all began.  

In my free time I like to travel and meet people, see friends, cook, and I enjoy doing sport. Most important is that I always fully enjoy every moment as long as the people around me are having fun. 

I’m looking forward meeting you all and please remember that “my door is always open!” 

Tim Browne

Hi students,

My name is Avril Hartigan, Study Coach at the AHF at BUAS.  I am of Irish nationality and my background is in Hotel Management and Hospitality Education.  It is great to be part of such a hospitable and dynamic team at AHF.  I am truly passionate about hospitality education and love sharing my knowledge and experience with students.  I very much look forward to welcoming you, our new cohort of students in September 2021.  I hope to meet you all very soon.

Kind regards,

Avril Hartigan

Hi Everyone, 

Welcome at the BUas! The school where you will have a great inspirational, challenging and fun time during your educational years. I will be one of the new Study Career Coaches and I’m really looking forward to meet you after the holidays!

In 2010 I finished my BBA Facility Management at BUas in Breda. For five years now I am a Study Career Coaches at the BUas and I really love to work with people and share my experience through coaching, training and motivating students. Besides being a coach, I am also course leader of Operations Management year 1 in which I learn students about Workplace Management & Design. Before working at BUas I have worked for 7 years as an Accountmanager at Camelot Europe. My job was to advice real estate owners about security, vacancy property management, facility management and real estate solutions. Within these years I learned a lot and I am looking forward to share my experience with all of you!

Besides work, I live together with my husband Joris and my son Lev who is now 5 months old. I love to spend time with family and friends, explore new places and do sports.

I am looking forward to meet you all at the InterSib!

Sanne Ouwendijk

Hi All,

My name is Marjolijn van Schaik and I am one of the coaches.

Besides being a coach/trainer I am also a member of the Organisational Behaviour Team as I have great interest in what moves people. My background is in hospitality and I did my training Hotel management & Facility in Maastricht, many, many moons ago….

Together with my husband and three sons (my daughter’s left the nest) I live on a farmhouse near to Breda. My hobbies are fitness, yoga and horse riding. I love designer handbags, shoes and dresses – call me shallow! I’m very passionate about my work and enjoy every day at the Sibeliouslaan.

I hope you feel at home with us soon and wish you a fun and challenging new episode! Looking forward to meeting you,

Kindest regards, 

Marjolijn van Schaik

Nice to meet all of you, I am Janneke!

I am very proud to be on this site, amongst my colleagues in coaching at the Academy of Hotel & Facility Management. I have already been spending almost 10 years at this Academy and has never been a dull moment.

Hope that you will experience your study career to be as I have experienced mine; full of inspiration, growing, meeting friends for life, laughing, learning, getting up after falling down and most of all, enjoying the freedom of exploring the world!

Looking forward to meeting you and your fellow classmates at the InterSib,

Janneke van Hoek

Welcome at BUAS!

My name is Hanny Verdellen, Study Coach, tutor, trainer for both Hotel and Facility Management students. I started working here 13 years ago after several sales positions at Hotel Okura Amsterdam, Hotel New York Rotterdam, NH Grand Hotel Krasnapolsky and KLM. Before that I studied tourism at NHTV and this year I hope to finalize an MBA.

Together with Maurice and our daughter Lise (7) I live in Horst and enjoy horses in my spare time. Besides this I love travelling, dining & wining, weekend getaways and shopping! This all preferably accompanied by good friends and/ or family!

Enjoy the InterSib! And I am looking forward to work with you!

Hanny Verdellen

Dear Students,

My name is Remco Vrieze and I want to welcome you to Breda University, Academy of Hotel & Facility Management.

My background? I have a bachelor’s degree in Hotel Management from the Hotelschool The Hague where I did my internship at Walt Disney World, Orlando, USA. I started my working career as Project Manager for Ins & Outs catering (exclusive catering to, for instance, heads of state and members of the royal family) and Christiaan Hanssen Standcatering (Catering for Dutch companies on International trade fairs). After this I started working at Hilton Hotels Worldwide and was the Food & Beverage Manager for the Hilton Curacao, Dutch Antilles. After getting married on the beach to my wife Karin, we transferred to Hilton Cairns, Australia. In Australia I was F&B manager for a totally different market (Japanese guests & Backpackers J).

In 2009 we came back to The Netherlands and when my wife was pregnant, the grandmas wouldn’t let us go abroad anymore and I started working at the NHTV (BUAS) Sibeliuslaan as Instructor Restaurant, Grand Café & Coffee Corner, which I loved. In 2016 I transferred to the position of Study Coach which I’m still enjoying thoroughly!! Besides my position as SC, I teach Management Development (MDP) and Operations Management, provide hospitality training to outside companies for BUas Hospitality@Work and am the Placement Coach for the Dutch Antilles (Curacao, Bonaire, Aruba).

As mentioned above, I’m married to Karin and we now have two beautiful daughters, Noni (11) & Lina (8). We live in Hellevoetsluis (close to Rotterdam). Besides spending time with my family, I like playing tennis and golf.

My values are Communication, Honesty, Fun, Enthusiasm, Participation & having a “can do attitude”!

I hope your first year is a great one and please let me know if I can assist in any way!!

Have fun at the InterSib and maybe I’ll see you there.


Remco Vrieze

Hello! My name is Loretta del Prado, I am 55 years old. I was born in NL to a set of parents of ‘exotic’ origin, mom from Asia and dad from South-America. I have 4 siblings and am happy to say that I still have both of my ‘very old’ parents.

I am happily married with Ton for 29 (?!) years and have 3 kids and 1 Labrador dog. My kids (26, 24 and 24 years old) have all left ‘the nest’. I live in the city center of Breda.

I have a Professional Master in Physical Education, worked in Health & Fitness, Recruitment, Sales, Health Care, Training & consultancy and since almost 14 year as Study Coach and Lecturer MDP @BUas. I particularly coach the Track 3 students (vocational students with a ‘HAVO’ background or a propaedeutic certificate from elsewhere).

I love to work out, in non-covid times I like going to the gym, cycling, sailing, skiing, reading, dancing, listening to music for hours and hours and going for long walks on the beach in Zeeland with my loved ones. Busy bee, if I may say so myself. I love my job too, by the way. Working with students is very rewarding, so I look forward to meeting you soon!

Loretta del Prado

Dear Students,

My name is Pete Warner and I am from the UK. I am an English Lecturer at BUas and joined in the AHF Team in August 2020 and teach English to Facility Management students in years 1,2 & 3. I am also a study coach for the Management Development Programme (MDP), supporting students in their studies and helping them manage their workload.

I have worked in education for the past 10 years, and have previously worked in editing and translation; the common factor being a focus clear and impactful language in an academic and professional environment. I enjoy the process of learning new languages and striving for the most effective communication possible.

I moved to Breda with my wife from Amsterdam and our son, Oliver, was born just after midnight on Christmas Day last year. I enjoy travel, and completed a round-the-world cycle in 2015, although my cycling exploits these days are limited to a 5-minute commute to and from work.

Pete Warner

Welcome on board new students, welcome to Breda University of Applied Sciences

My name is Henny Beekmans, and already for quite some time I work at BUas. Started at the academy for Leisure & Events and a couple of years I made the switch to the academy of Hotel & Facility due to the fact that I always loved to be involved in the hospitality industry. Maybe has to do with the fact that I studied Facility management myself, but have to be honest that was some time ago

After my graduation we lived abroad for 8 years (Yemen and Panama) and while we were there we had the opportunity to explore and visit amazing countries and places, but the most valuable to us was to live in a country for a couple of years and to really get to know the culture and its people.

To give our daughters still ‘Dutch roots’ we decided to come back to the Netherlands. And that also became the start of my job as coach at BUas, which I still absolutely love to fulfil. I just like the interaction with you guys, as a class, or as an individual. Every year the dynamic is different and challenging

How would I describe myself..well I asked some students of this year to post a small sentence on Teams:

– “teacher with so much life energy and positivity that shines the room when she enters and then force you to say to yourself “I wish to be and feel that way myself in the future!”

– “approachable, lively, supportive and enthusiastic person with full of energy and lots of kindness! You are really passionate about your work who cannot wait to go to school!

– “very enthusiastic, caring and lovely coach who seems to care about the students”

Well, so far for now, looking forward to meeting you!

Henny Beekmans

Hi Students,

Welcome to BUas. Congratulations on getting accepted to this great adventure! Please allow me to introduce myself.

I am Annemijn Claassen, a proud alumnus to the Hotel Management education program of BUas. The past 4 years I explored the fields of Human Resources within the enchanting surroundings of Efteling. Even though this truly was an amazing experience, I promise I will share tons of stories, I decided it was time for a new challenge. After all, outside of your comfort zone is where the magic happens. Which brings us here! As of this year I am one of the student coaches to the Hotel Management program.

These upcoming years you will learn all there is you need to know about the Hospitality industry. And, no less important, you will learn a lot about yourself as well. What a fun bonus! As a coach I am the lucky one to guide you through this process. I will sometimes challenge you, but if you show a little devotion, I promise these coming years will be the best one yet!

Annemijn Claassen

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