May 23, 2012 - 12:00am
The Colton Hall Lawn was a sea of smiles on Saturday May 19, as 309 students from 33 countries celebrated their achievements and new degrees with friends and family under sunny skies.
Myra Goodman, author and co-founder of Earthbound Farm, gave the Commencement Address and Grace Andrews (MPA '12) was the chosen Student Speaker.
Myra and her husband Drew also received honorary degrees for their pioneering work to promote organic farming.
2012 was also the year the Monterey Institute re-launched the Alumni Achievement Awards as a way to demonstrate the Institute´s commitment and pride in its alumni through recognition of its alumni leaders. The 2012 Alumni Achievement Awards went to Sam Worthington (MAIPS '84), Tarana Patel (MATESOL '01), Casson Trenor (MAIEP '05), and Scott Webb (MPA '07).