The Monterey Institute’s Alumni Achievement Award Program was relaunched in 2012 as a way to demonstrate the Institute’s commitment to and pride in its alumni through annual recognition of alumni leaders.
International Policy Studies alumnus Amir Murtaza provides technical assistance to local nonprofit agencies focused on human rights and helping the disenfranchised.
For the third year the Monterey Institute community comes together to nominate and acknowledge outstanding alumni for professional success, service, and other values important to the Institute. This year’s awardees, Ed Brzytwa, Vladimir Cernavskis and Jennifer Ullman, were recognized at the Spring Commencement ceremony.
Describing their City Year Corps experience as an opportunity to focus their career goals, Monterey Institute students Eric Chavez and Danyelle Mitchell say they found the “perfect match” in the graduate programs offered at MIIS.
Reflecting the changing demands on graduates in their chosen fields, the Monterey Institute has made several changes and enhancements to programs offered in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.
Monterey Institute students traveled to over 30 countries this summer for internships and other professional development opportunities where they were able to build on their course work and apply their learning.
The Monterey Institute and UC Santa Cruz have signed a memorandum of understanding that will allow undergraduate students in the UCSC Linguistics Department to receive credits towards their graduate degrees in language teaching at MIIS.
"Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree.”
For many Monterey Institute students, the short winter term in January was a great opportunity to gain real-world experience and a deeper understanding of a particular subject, and/or to enhance their language skills.