On December 6, 2011, CEU alumni and friends joined CEU President and Rector John Shattuck in New York City to send off CEU's 20th anniversary year in the company of new and old friends. The event gathered more than 40 guests, who had a chance to meet the Rector personally and network with friends and professionals from the region.
On November 23, 2011, Alumni Scholarship recipient Madina Akhesthina (GENS ’12) concluded the fourth and final session of the "Yes, You Can Do It!” workshop series, held every Wednesday in November 2011. This series offered "success coaching" to students, alumni, faculty, staff and friends who were interested in finding out efficient ways to manage their time, enhance their productivity and creativity, and learn some simple, tried-and-true methods of achieving success. The "Yes, You Can Do It!" series was conducted in consultation with CEU's psych counselor, Dr.
On November 21, 2011, CEU students and Alumni Scholarship recipients organized an afternoon screening of beloved cartoons from all over the world in celebration of Universal Children's Day (November 20) at CEU.