Heather Bessette set a goal for herself of a specific career in a specific location, and a year after graduating with a Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree from the Monterey Institute, she has achieved both.
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At Monterey Institute Spring Commencement, three outstanding alumni were honored for their achievements and commitment to the Institute: Amaury Cooper, Sylvio Baltodano and William Godnick.
Fast Fact: Sam was raised in Alaska and is very knowledgeable about musk ox and caribou.
"MIIS has lots of opportunities outside of the classroom to gain professional experience and internships..."
Fast Fact: Annie is an industrial hemp activist.
"The combination of business and environment is one of the things that drew me to the Monterey Institute..."
The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) recently moved into the newest addition to the Monterey Institute campus, a 10,500 square foot building at 499 Van Buren Street.
Monterey Institute students had great success this year with their applications for special fellowships and scholarships to pursue their passion for language study and research around the world.
"Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree.”
Monterey Institute professor Kathi Bailey, a nationally respected leader in the language teaching field, has won the Institute's Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award.
Catherine Carlton, a recent graduate of the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute, turned a summer internship into a leadership position working to combat malnutrition and environmental degradation through community-based permaculture projects in Malawi.
National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.