Alumni Stories

No Masking Devotion: Alumna Stands by CEU. Again.

June 19, 2020

This March, when Austria mandated the public wearing of face masks to fight Covid-19, alumna and Vienna resident Yan Schall (EMBA ’18, USA) became worried. Not least for local CEU students. 

“It looked like we would have to wear masks for a long time,” she said. “But you basically could no longer find them in the shops.” 

With quarantine imposed, CEU Vienna had shut its doors. But once campus reopened, Yan thought, students would need masks. Lots of them Yet masks were increasingly unavailable in the Austrian capital. 

So, Yan took action. 

Janosov Named to Forbes List

Recent graduate Milan Janosov (DNDS ’20, PhD) was named to the Forbes ’30 Under 30’ list of innovators for Hungary! See full list (in Hungarian). Also, see this feature article from earlier this year about Milan's work. 

Congratulations, Milan! 

Alumna Danilova Wins Journalism Award

April 20, 2020

Alumna Maria Danilova's (POLS '03) was recently awarded the Matthew Power Literary Reporting Award from New York University's Carter Journalism Institute. Her longform reporting has appeared in such renowned publications as Harper's Magazine and the Atlantic, among others.

Alumnus Lala Elected Kosovo Deputy Regional Development Minister

April 20, 2020

CEU Alumnus Fridon Lala, (SPP ‘19) was recently elected Deputy Minister for Regional Development in Kosovo. 

CEU On Wheels: Alumnus Shuttles, Guides Students in NYC

April 7, 2020

Like many alumni, Kossi Binesi Atchrimi (IR ’19, USA) counts his time at CEU as among the best in his life. 

Therefore, when the NYC-based alumnus heard last year that students from his program were arriving in the Big Apple to continue their studies, he didn’t hesitate. 

“We were good friends back in Budapest,” he said. “And when I heard they were coming here I said ‘what time should I pick you up’?” 

Starting last summer and through this academic year, Kossi would gas up his car and drive out to the airport to pick up IR students arriving to study at Bard College.