New Plans, New Generation Showcased at NYC Alumni Reception

March 21, 2018

CEU alumni and friends, as well as President and Rector Michael Ignatieff, got a glimpse of the university’s future during this year’s annual alumni reception in NYC. See event photos. 

During the March 15 event, which drew nearly 40 attendees to Columbia University’s Harriman Institute, President Ignatieff shared CEU’s big news – not least the recently-announced plans for a satellite campus in Vienna. The university’s recent Hungarian reaccreditation and QS Rankings were also discussed.

However, the future came into sharp focus for alumni and president alike thanks to the attendance of two recently-admitted students of the Department of International Relations, from the countries of Togo and Tibet, respectively. As noted by the president, their presence demonstrated the future of and increasingly global nature of the CEU community. It also served as a testament to the commitment and dedication of alumni volunteers in helping recruit and mentor talented students worldwide in preparation for study here.

Conversely, as during the event’s traditional networking session, the students were impressed at the diverse national, academic and professional backgrounds of their future fellow alumni.

The reception’s networking and social hour was great primer for those alumni possibly attending the Alumni Reunion in Budapest this May, as well as an opportunity to support the Alumni Campaign, CEUimpact.

Thanks to all alumni and friends for making this another great CEU event in NYC! Special thanks to our local chapter leaders Bea Polyak (BUSI '10) and Angelina Pienczykowski (IRES '14) for helping organize the event!