Amit Hooda — Building a Business for Peace
Sep26

Amit Hooda — Building a Business for Peace

Amit Hooda is the co-founder and CEO of Heavenly Organics, an Iowa-based business that imports raw honey made by wild bees in the remote forests of northern and central India. This unique business model helps sustain the economic and cultural survival of indigenous people. Amit grew up in the countryside in northern India, where his father, a renowned agronomist, has been cultivating relationships with local farmers to preserve...

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Nathaniel Alexander Wins Contest to Direct Branded Content Commercial
Sep19

Nathaniel Alexander Wins Contest to Direct Branded Content Commercial

Nathaniel Alexander recently graduated with an MFA degree from the University of Southern California School of Cinematic Arts, the oldest and one of the most prestigious film schools in the U.S. He is now launching his own production company, called 200 Percent, to offer music videos, unconventional advertising, and other branded content. Nathaniel grew up in Fairfield and attended Maharishi School. With his teachers’ approval, he...

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MBA Students Place in Top 10th Percentile in Global Business Simulation
Sep12

MBA Students Place in Top 10th Percentile in Global Business Simulation

A team of MBA accounting students recently finished in the 92nd percentile in an online integrated decision-making simulation that involved 1,125 master’s-degree-level teams worldwide. This team reflects the international character of MUM’s student population: John Ortaliza (Philippines), Rithy Um (Cambodia), and Elias Mengistu (Ethiopia). This is the 12th consecutive time that at least one group of MBA students from MUM has finished...

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Terrell Smith—Discovering Art
Sep06

Terrell Smith—Discovering Art

MUM graduate Terrell Smith started his MFA in painting program this fall at the University of Iowa with a full scholarship. He graduated in 2016 with a BFA degree from MUM and applied to six different graduate programs. He was accepted to all of them, but after visiting the University of Iowa art department he needed to look no further. “My source of achievement is looking for something that stretches my boundaries,” said Terrell. “As...

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