Students Give Back Via Graduating Class Gift

July 25, 2019

Students raised hundreds of dollars in support of CEU during last month’s 2019 Graduating Class Gift campaign.

Several dozen students contributed, including Alumni Scholarship Recipients like Samten Yeshi (MEDS ’19, Bhutan) [pictured, left] who generously gifted his entire student deposit – 200 Euros - to the drive.

“I believe in what is known as supreme giving,” he explained, “which is knowledge and education. This small giving is made to enable the practice of this belief. Besides, I see CEU as an educational institution practicing exactly this, the giving of knowledge.”

Another Alumni Scholarship Recipient and donor Anaïs Voski (ENVS ’19, Canada), [pictured, right] explained her contribution this way:

“I wanted give back to this amazing community that has come to mean so much to me this past year.  The knowledge, skills, friendships and memories I acquired here are invaluable and will continue to enrich me for the rest of my life. I couldn't be more thankful to CEU”

This year's drive took place throughout June around campus. It offered students a chance to make their first symbolic gift in support of CEU's future - and to represent their academic unit.

The unit with the most donors was the School of Public Policy (27% of graduating students participating). Second place was a tie between Environmental Studies and Policy and Cultural Heritage Studies Program (both 11%), with the Department of Gender Studies (7%) coming in third.

BIG THANKS to all who contributed and welcome to the family of CEU alumni donors!