Alumni Stories

CEU Alumnus Leps Elected Party Chairman

March 28, 2018

CEU alumnus Jakub Leps (POLS ’98) was recently elected Prague chairman for the TOP 09 political party. Elected for the two-year term in January, his tasks will focus on managing the party and campaigning ahead of this fall’s local and senate elections.

Leps also serves as Third Deputy Mayor of Prague’s 11th District, a role which he says he will continue.

CEU Alumna Szilagyi Receives Anonymus Prize

CEU alumna Magdolna Szilagyi (MEDS MA’06, PhD’13) received the Anonymus Prize, an award for young scholars working at the Institute of Humanities of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences. 

Behind the Scenes of the CEU Phonathon

Being a student in a foreign land can have its ups and downs. With no family to financially support you, the daily dosage of adult life can feel a little overwhelming. Owing to these factors I decided to join the CEU Phonathon Campaign initiated and managed by the Alumni Relations Office for some extra cash. Boy, was I in for a pleasant surprise!

CEU Student, Alumna Hayrapetyan Wins Best Paper Award from the Society of Armenian Studies

Piruza Hayrapetyan, currently a PhD candidate at CEU's Department of Medieval Studies after receiving her MA at the department in 2015, received the best conference paper award from the Society of Armenian Studies. Hayrapetyan’s paper addressed the literary context of Ganjs, Armenian hymns dedicated to church feasts and saints that were recited and sung in the Armenian Divine Office. Hayrapetyan is also an exchange fellow at the Department of Byzantine and Modern Greek Studies at the University of Vienna.

Donors, Students Meet at Philanthropy Week Mixer

Some CEU donors got to meet the students their generosity supports at a very special on-campus reception, November 28. See photos.