Literally taking class work to the field, two Monterey Institute students and a recent alumna traveled to Haiti this January to implement a student-designed teacher-training curriculum.
Monterey Institute alumnus Michael Murphy is leading efforts to build Massachusetts’ water technology cluster, bringing together nearly 300 organizations, companies and institutions to create a world-class hub of water innovation.
Hired after graduation by Stanford Hospital and Clinics, where she interned as a student, Monterey Institute alumna Johanna Parker combines medical interpreting with freelance work for the U.S. State Department and others.
The stakes are high as four Monterey Institute students travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month to participate in the final round of the Business for a Better World Competition, after beating out competitors from universities around the world.
Monterey Institute alumnus Himayu Shiotani (MAIPIS ’11) graduated from researching arms control issues in California to helping implement an international small arms agreement for the United Nations.
The Monterey Institute celebrated another great year in 2013, highlighted by wonderful student achievements, strong employment numbers for graduates, and visits by the UN Secretary-General and the former president of Kyrgyzstan.
Downtown Monterey was wrapped in cheer on Saturday, December 14, as friends and family applauded the 94 outstanding individuals accepting their new degrees from the Monterey Institute at its Winter Commencement ceremony.
Middlebury College President Ron Liebowitz announced significant changes to the governance structure of the College and the Monterey Institute of International Studies, while also sharing his plans to step down as president in June 2015.
“When a woman thrives, a family thrives and when a family thrives, a community thrives,” said Tonya Antle, trailblazer and philanthropist in the final talk of the day at TEDxMonterey Women, inspiring a standing ovation from the audience in the sold-out auditorium.
Student Services staff at the Monterey Institute knows that the last week of the semester can be a very stressful time for students, so they offer a variety of relaxing activities such as a chance to cuddle visiting puppies, free massages, and the chance to decorate a gingerbread house.