CEU Alumni News

Donor Societies Mark Third Anniversary

September 28, 2018

Over the years a small cadre of alumni have distinguished themselves by their generous or consistent philanthropic support of CEU.

And now, we're celebrating them. 

This September marks the third anniversary of CEU’s Milestone and Loyalty societies, which recognize those alumni making substantial or consecutive gifts, respectively, to the CEU Alumni Campaign.

The Milestone Society includes alumni who have made gifts to CEU totaling $2,000 or more. The Loyalty Society includes those who have given, in any amount, for three consecutive years or more.

Challenge Accepted: “Lucky Charm” Tradition Takes Root

September 17, 2018

For the second year in a row, new students have trekked to the CEU rooftop to wish for good fortune on CEU’s own “lucky charm.”

And for one group of students, it paid off.

Last Friday students from the MESPOM program (pictured) won the university’s second annual Lucky Charm Challenge – and scored some cool CEU-branded gear from the Alumni Relations office.

The charm is a bronze orb embedded in the rooftop Kharkiv Terrace, honoring CEU alumnus and benefactor Konstantin Kurganov (LEGS ’94) and designed by his daughter Olesia.

Alumna, Chapter Leader Zemtsova Passes

August 17, 2018

We are saddened to report that CEU alumna Oxana Zemtsova (HIST ’07) passed away in July after a prolonged illness. She was 41. 

Oxana is survived by her husband and two sons. She worked as a researcher and lived in Prato, Italy, where she also served as CEU’s national alumni chapter leader.

 Our deepest condolences to Oxana’s family, friends and fellow alumni.


Alumnus Miljan Publishes Book

July 11, 2018

Alumnus and historian Goran Miljan (HIST MA '09; PhD '16) recently published his book Croatia and the Rise of Fascism: the Youth Movement and the Ustasha During WWII.

In early 2016 he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, "Young, Militarized, and Radical: The Ustasha Youth Organization, Ideology, and Practice, 1941-1945” with Summa Cum Laude. Congratulations, Goran! 

Help Guide CEU's Next Generation, Worldwide

June 27, 2018

The CEU community is getting bigger all the time. And now, it’s time to help welcome the university’s new cohort!

Students from 86 countries worldwide will be arriving at CEU this September (see map, below). The top ten countries with the highest number of new students are Hungary, U.S.A., Turkey, Russia, India, Pakistan, Azerbaijan, Germany, Ukraine and Serbia.