Alumni News

Russian Alumni Launch Newest CEU Scholarship

November 15, 2017

It’s official: CEU’s Russian alumni have launched their own scholarship to support CEU students from their country. They are the university’s fourth alumni chapter to do so.

On Monday Nov. 13 more than a dozen alumni gathered in a Moscow pub for a lively reunion and the fund’s official kickoff. The event featured networking, an update from CEU's VP Serge Sych (IRES '97, LEGS '99), and a fundraising portion in which nearly every attendee contributed towards the scholarship. 

Hands On: Students Find New Ways to Fundraise

These students aren’t waiting around. 

In September, seven Alumni Scholarship Recipients took action to make a difference and get some hands-on experience in giving back, by forming CEU’s first Student Philanthropy Council.

The council’s mission is simple: find new and fun ways to raise funds and educate the community about the importance of philanthropy.

Coming Soon: CEU Philanthropy Week

Philanthropy built CEU. Therefore next month we’re launching CEU Philanthropy Week, to celebrate what we’ve been given and to raise awareness of the importance of giving back.

Think of it as a weeklong “love” fest (philos for you language classicists).

There will be plenty of ways to get involved, in Budapest, worldwide and online, including:

The Charm and the Challenge: Monument Sparks New Tradition at CEU

It’s difficult to say how or why, but many insist: they work.

Budapest has its share of sculptures (think Anonymous in Varosliget or the ‘Fat Policeman’ on Zrinyi utca) which allegedly bestow good luck to those who stop and lay hands.

Last spring CEU adopted one of its own: an enigmatic bronze orb on the Nador 13 rooftop. Although commissioned to honor the power of philanthropy, the monument’s creator cited another function:

Think of it as CEU’s own lucky charm.

CEU Alumna Tregub Appointed Secretary General of Independent Defense Anti-Corruption Committee

October 11, 2017

Alumna and CEU Alumni Impact Award winner Olena Tregub (POLS '05) has been appointed Secretary General of the Independent Defence Anti-Corruption Committee (NAKO), a joint initiative of Transparency International Defence and Security (the UK) and the Ukrainian chapter of Transparency International.