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.
Recipients of named scholarships at the Institute gathered to learn more about what it means to be part of this elite group of students.
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.
"Xīnnián hǎo!" or "Happy New Year!" was the common refrain as long-time friends of the Institute gathered at a Monterey restaurant to celebrate the Chinese New Year and to meet this year's Stilwell Scholarship recipients, Zhang Zhuoyi and Li Yanming.
Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS ’85) committed to the largest alumni gift in Monterey Institute history, pledging $450,000 over three years to support the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.
The residence of Samira Rahmatullah and Munir Alam (Midd’99) in Hillsborough served as a lovely backdrop for a casual salon gathering of 20. The evening was energized with conversations surrounding the Frontier Market Scouts program and multiple cross connections were discovered.
Did you know that there are over 200 couples who started their journey together at MIIS?