This season, the sports uniforms of the Vilkaviškis football club Šešupė are proudly displaying the logo of Kazimieras Simonavicius University (KSU). This is thanks to Dovilė Dockaitė, a player for the team who is also pursuing a degree in Business Management at KSU. Dovilė is not just any student; she is a professional footballer who has successfully managed to balance her athletic career with her studies at Kazimieras Simonavičius University.

According to KSU Rector Prof. Dr. Jolanta Bieliauskaitė, the university is dedicated to nurturing and developing students’ talents by creating a supportive environment. This includes flexible lecture schedules and individualized study plans when necessary. “We received a request from Dovilė and the club president to support the team, and we did not hesitate. We provided quality sportswear for the entire women’s team. The achievements of Dovilė’s team are also our achievements,” says the rector.

Dovilė feels continuously supported by both her fellow students and lecturers. She is excited that her alma mater’s name and logo will be featured on her club’s sportswear. ”It is an honor for us to promote KSU – the university where I study. We believe that the KSU insignia will bring us success,” she says.

Vytautas Paunksnis, Dovilė Dockaitė’s coach and the president of football club Šešupė, is thrilled about the partnership with Kazimieras Simonavičius University and hopes it will develop into a long-term collaboration. “We are a club that has been nurturing individual talents through hard work and daily efforts for twenty years. We are grateful to the university for understanding the significance and value of supporting our football,” says the club president. The Šešupė club is a non-profit organization with sponsorship status. “We value every sponsor,” says Vytautas Paunksnis. He asserts that this support is also symbolically important. According to the coach, the club encourages players to achieve career heights not only in sports but also in life. “We are delighted to see how our players’ careers develop – we urge them to find their calling and pursue higher education, which becomes a solid foundation in life,” says Vytautas Paunksnis.

Kazimieras Simonavicius University’s support of Dovilė Dockaitė and the Šešupė football club highlights the institution’s commitment to fostering the growth of its students both academically and athletically. This collaboration is a shining example of how educational institutions can play a vital role in the holistic development of their students, ensuring they achieve success in all areas of life.