Alumni Campaign News

‘To Build a Home’ Rector Meets CEU Alumni in Vienna

September 22, 2021

Alumni are crucial in helping CEU establish its new base in Vienna. That was new President and Rector Shalini Randeria’s message during an informal meetup with alumni and friends on Thursday, September 16 at the university’s Vienna campus. 

The rector noted that, like most alumni, she too started her CEU career in Budapest. However, Vienna is now ‘where we need to build a home.’ 

The rector, who made history last summer by becoming the first-ever female to lead CEU, helped establish the university’s Department of Anthropology and Sociology in the 1990s. 

Prague CEU Alumni Gathering Largest in Years

September 16, 2021

CEU alumni and friends gathered in Prague on Sunday, September 12 for one of the largest informal alumni gatherings there in recent years. Hosted by CEU Vice President and alumnus Serge Sych (IRES ’97, LEGS ‘99) at the Kolkovna v Kolkovne restaurant, the meetup drew 25 alumni eager to reconnect with their friends and classmates. (Pics below.) 

Standing Strong (All Year Long): Alumni Reach $1.5 Milestone in 2020

February 16, 2021

2020 was challenging for virtually everybody, including CEU, which faced a year like no other. Yet throughout it all, CEU alumni and friends around the world joined together – and reached a formidable new milestone – in support of their alma mater.

Last year 520 alumni raised a total of $118,024 in support of CEU. By year’s end, capped by a successful matching gift challenge, all-time contributions to the CEU Alumni Campaign topped the $1.5 million mark! (See full stats below.)

#StrongerTogetherCEU Challenge Calls for Solidarity

December 1, 2020

This year has been one for the record books. And now, CEU alumni around the world are being asked to close and eventful 2020 by standing together in support of their university.   

Last month several CEU Board of Trustees members, led by author and Board Development Committee Chair Kati Marton, pledged $100,000 in matching funds to the university. With their pledge, they challenged alumni to join them in giving at the close of one of CEU’s most challenging years. See video. 

RC Resilience: Alumni Scholarship Recipients Help Classmates Sheltering at Dorm

April 7, 2020

The notes appeared last month, slipped under students’ doors at the CEU Residence Center. On them were printed an email address, a website url, and a brief message: 

We care that you are okay 
We stand with you 
We are proud of your resilience