The room buzzed with lively conversations among students, scholarship donors, Institute friends, staff, and members of the Board of Governors. This year’s guests also included Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz.
The Annual Named Scholarship Luncheon each year highlights one named scholarship with a short feature video presentation. This year’s selection was the Les Zambo Memorial Scholarship, now in its 10th year. Named in honor of the much-loved professor of International Business, it has been awarded to 18 students studying business, finance, and accounting.
The Institute board members and members of the local community gathered at the Old Capital Club in downtown Monterey to mingle with U.S. military veterans studying at MIIS and to hear keynote speaker General Mike Carns.
Attendees learned more about the Veterans Scholarship Fund at the Institute and the role veterans play at the Institute.
This year’s Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award was awarded to Professor Kathi Bailey at a ceremony held September 24, 2013 in the Samson Reading Room. Professor Bailey has a record of excellence in teaching and an ongoing, inspiring commitment to providing our students the highest quality education possible. She has worked with countless students to ensure their success in both their academic and career objectives, and dedicated herself to building a strong community of excellence at MIIS.
Over 220 the Institute and Middlebury College alumni and friends gathered at the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco for an evening of food, mingling, and conversation. MIIS President Sunder Ramaswamy welcomed the attendees and recounted some of the latest developments at the Institute. Attendees renewed old friendships and made new acquaintances at an event we hope will become a longstanding tradition. Click here to view a short movie from the event.
Traveling to Seoul this fall were President Sunder Ramaswamy, Professor Miryoung Sohn, and Advancement officer Peter Jesse. Additional participants included Catherine Lee ’92, Trustee of Middlebury College and member of the Institute International Leadership Council and Patrick Ganey, Senior Development Officer, Asia for Middlebury College. Some 70 alumni, from both the Institute and Middlebury College, attended an event the evening of November 20.
Click here to view a slideshow from the event.
Among the new Legacy Society members were Middlebury alumna Carolyn Tager, Susanne and Bill Tyler, ILC member Noel Lateef, and long-time MIIS faculty and staff members--Jan Black, Dayton Hughes, Gisele Kapuscinski, and Jeff Wood.
The luncheon's keynote speaker, Professor Emeritus Philip Morgan, a noted Africaphile with extensive work experience in Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa, delivered a presentation on the region's politics and culture.