CEU Alumni News

Shelter from the Storm: An Interview with Edina Varga

April 4, 2022

It was February 25, one day after the outbreak of the war, when the first CEU alum from Ukraine arrived at the Kerepesi Residence Center. Since then, dozens more and their families followed, seeking refuge at the dorm. For more than a month now they’ve been provided rooms and daily meals. A playroom and games have been set up for children and teens. Counselling services are offered twice a week. 

‘Every Effort is Important’: A Talk with Alumna Elizabeth Warn

April 1, 2022

CEU alumna Elizabeth Warn (IRES ’01, UK) serves as Deputy Chief of Mission for the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Kyiv, Ukraine. And since the onset of the war, on February 24, 2022, she and her colleagues have been struggling to mitigate a catastrophe – and assist millions of displaced persons and refugees.

Alumnus Ramūnas Davidonis Named Lithuanian Ambassador to UAE

March 23, 2022

CEU alumnus Ramūnas Davidonis (IRES ’96, Lithuania) has been appointed as Lithuania’s Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.  Ramūnas (right) was presented his credentials to represent his country to the UAE on Monday, March 21, by Lithuanian President Gitanas Nausėda (left). See full story.

Congratulations, Ramūnas!

CEU Alumni Reunion 2022 Postponed

March 21, 2022

Due to the war in Ukraine, this year’s CEU Alumni Reunion Gala, originally slated for Saturday, May 21 has been postponed. Associated events, part of Alumni Reunion Weekend 2022, have also been tabled for a later date. New dates will be announced once finalized.

In Memoriam: CEU Trustee Richard Blum

March 17, 2022

Former CEU Trustee Richard Blum passed away on February 27, 2022, at the age 86.

A longtime friend and supporter of CEU, Mr. Blum generously sponsored two alumni matching gift campaigns, in 2013 and 2015. These campaigns spurred alumni around the world to get involved and help raise tens of thousands of dollars in support the future of their alma mater.

Our sincere thanks to Mr. Blum and deepest condolences to Mr. Blum’s family. See full story.