Alumni Stories

Alumna Pakalkaite Named Wattsight Analysis Head

October 20, 2020

CEU alumna Vija M. Pakalkaite (ECON '12, SPP '17 PhD, Lithuania), was recently named head of continental analysis and Berlin office manager for European energy analytics company Wattsight! 

Conratulations to Vija!

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Alumnus Soos Elected Targu Mures Mayor

October 20, 2020

CEU alumnus Zoltan Soos (MEDS '99, Hungary) was recently elected mayor of Targu Mures, Romania. Congratulations to Zoltan! Photo by Mediafx.Ro. 

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Alumnus Musolin Named Vice Rector of Russian Forest Sciences University

September 8, 2020

Professor and CEU alumnus Dmitry L. Musolin (ENVS ’98) was recently appointed Vice-Rector for Research and International Activities of the Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University, Russia.

Dmitry will be responsible for development of research, training PhD students and the whole spectrum of international activities of the University. Saint Petersburg State Forest Technical University is the oldest in Russia and one the world’s first forest sciences university.

Alumnus Daniel Msonda Passes

August 13, 2020

We are saddened to report that CEU alumnus Daniel Msonda (DPP ’10, Malawi) passed away on July 18 in Myanmar. He was 44 years old. 

Since 2013 Daniel worked for the United Nations Population Fund in Myanmar, where he advised the government on census and population level data collection, analysis and use. 

United Nations Myanmar recalled Daniel as an expert demographer whose soft-spoken friendliness and calming influence will be greatly missed by his colleagues. As a mark of respect, the UN flag was flown at half mast from July 19-21. 

Alumna Gulnura Mehdi Passes

July 13, 2020

We are deeply saddened to report that CEU alumna Gulnura Mehdi (GENS ’09, Azerbaijan) has passed away after an illness. She was 44 years old. 

Gulnura was involved with the Open Society Institute and the U.S. Embassy, both in Baku, Azerbaijan. After marrying, she lived in Washington D.C. until the end of her life. 

Gulnura was an active and enthusiastic CEU student and alumna of the Department of Gender Studies. “Her colleagues and professors from the department will remember her fondly,” said Head of Department Francisca de Haan.