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Alumni

The University welcomes contact from its alumni after graduation and hopes that many of them will want to stay in touch and let the University know of developments in their careers. The body of alumni of the University also includes those of institutions that have merged within it, including European-American University and Holy Apostles Glastonbury Biblical Seminary.

Degree verification

The College is happy to verify the holder of a degree to third parties and maintains a public Register of Graduates online.

The Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica and City University, Cambodia, verify their own degrees independently from the University and inquiry should be made to them directly.

All responsibility for the verification of degrees issued by the former European-American University and by Holy Apostles Glastonbury Biblical Seminary prior to their merger in the Western Orthodox University remains with the University today.

A fee is payable for any verification not done by email, and any associated mail or courier costs. The University does not offer any verification service by telephone or fax.

Convocation

All alumni of the University and its constituent institutions are welcome to attend the University’s Convocations, and any graduate who has not previously received their degree in a presentation ceremony may do so at these events.

Purchase or hire of academical dress

Graduates who wish to purchase or hire the academical dress for their University award may obtain a letter of authorization to be presented to the University’s robemakers.

Dual degree schemes for existing alumni

Although their existing degrees are fully legal and will continue to be honoured and verified, a scheme has been established whereby graduates of the former European-American University and Holy Apostles Glastonbury Biblical Seminary are eligible to receive a dual degree award from the Western Orthodox University. This will appeal particularly to those graduates for whom it is preferable to hold an award from a current institution. An administration fee of US$50 is payable for this service. In the case of students in Africa and Asia, the scheme operates through collating batches of documents representing several graduates which are then sent to the Regional Offices for collection; if graduates wish documents to be sent to them individually this is possible but will require additional fees.

Separately from this, it remains possible for eligible alumni who have not previously proceeded to a Universidad Empresarial de Costa Rica or City University, Cambodia, dual degree to activate this procedure. Contact the College for the applicable fees and requirements.

Development

The University welcomes donations to assist in its mission and provide an endowment for its future work. As a private, independent religious institution, we receive no state funds and our income is entirely derived from student fees. As our mission of expansion continues, we are seeking to increase the practical applicability of our programmes, add to our body of affiliated campuses, and continue to develop and improve in every aspect of our institution.

Donations may be applied to a particular part of the University’s work or simply directed generally for the furtherance of the University’s mission. As well as cash gifts we welcome donations of stock, real estate, securities and trust income. We also particularly value those who remember the University in their Will, and can help you word an appropriate bequest. Donors are routinely acknowledged by the University in a public and permanent format when they wish this, though we also respect the decision of some to remain anonymous. The University is willing to honor particularly generous donors of appropriate standing through the creation of an endowed Fellowship or Professorial Chair.