Alumni Reunion Coming Up Fast – Register Now!

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Alumni Reunion 2013 is coming up fast and we know you don’t want to miss out on a great opportunity to reconnect with classmates, friends, professors, staff, and the irreplaceable beauty of the Monterey Peninsula. The registration deadline for faculty and staff is July 15; all other alumni are welcome to register through July 25.

Craig Middleton: MIIS Alumnus Working to Create New Kind of National Park

"You could say it is any MPA's dream project," says Craig Middleton (MPA '87) of his leading role in establishing the Presidio Trust in 1996, a federal agency that manages the Presidio of San Francisco, a national park site that previously served as a military post under the flags of three nations. The Trust was, and remains, a unique agency.

Incoming Student Amy Slay: Inspired by Skills and Leadership of a MIIS Alumnus

Every fall, the Monterey Institute welcomes a new batch of students with a wide range of experience and aspirations from around the world. We recently got an advance on that promise when we heard from Amy Michelle Slay, incoming student in the joint MPA/Master of Arts in International Education Management program.

Tunisia, Tajikistan and Thailand: Reunion 2013 Draws Alumni from Around the World

Thinking back to your time at the Monterey Institute, what comes to mind?

Late nights at the library? Coffee from Plumes? Sea lions and seagulls? Office hours with a favorite professor? Trivia night at the Mucky Duck on Alvarado Street?

Alumna Heather Bessette Promoted into Dream Job a Year after Graduation

A year after graduating from the Monterey Institute, Heather Bessette (MBA/MAIEP ’12) is celebrating her promotion to associate marketing manager at Rosen Convergence Marketing, a Portland company dedicated to “help purpose-driven companies do more good with less.” Combining researching sustainable companies and practices with marketing perfectly fits Heather‘s professional ambitions and the skills she gained through her Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree: “I couldn’t be more happy to u

Alumni Achievement Awards 2013: Amaury Cooper, Sylvio Baltodano, William Godnick

At spring commencement, three outstanding MIIS alumni were honored for their achievements:

Spring Commencement Honors 284 Students from 31 Countries

The sounds of joy and good cheer could be heard across downtown Monterey on Saturday May 18 as friends and family of 284 Monterey Institute students hailing from 31 countries gathered to celebrate their achievements at 2013 Spring Commencement.  The ceremony took place on the broad lawn in front of Colton Hall, the original capitol building of the state of California. 

Recent MIIS Graduate Turns Internship into Leadership Position Promoting Permaculture in Malawi

Catherine Carlton (MAIEP ’12) studied modern history at Stanford University. After finishing her undergraduate degree, she served in the Peace Corps in Zambia for two years working in the public health sector as an HIV volunteer.

Monterey Institute Experts, Including a Student, in the Spotlight After Boston Bombings, Ricin Letters

When the world woke up Friday morning to the news that the suspects in the Boston Marathon bombings were from Chechnya, reporters were sent scrambling for experts on both terrorism and the Caucasus region. And that search quickly led them to the experts—and students—associated with Monterey Institute’s unique Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies (NPTS) program.

Spring Break @MIIS, Part II: Students Explore Potential Career Paths in Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley

During spring break 2013, the Center for Advising and Career Services organized popular trips to Washington D.C and Silicon Valley, as well as adding their services to a trip to New York planned by Professor Ed Laurance. The focus was on careers, with targeted visits to organizations and companies linked to the career interests of students, and visits with alumni established in their chosen fields.