Alan Phillips—Persistence Leads to a Successful Business
Aug28

Alan Phillips—Persistence Leads to a Successful Business

      Alan Phillips is founder and president of Vancouver Institute of Media Arts (VanArts), which offers vocational training in the visual, media, and performing arts. Ranked #5 worldwide for animation, gaming, and design, the school has attracted top talent from Hollywood for instructors, starting with Academy Award-winning animator and director Lee Mishkin as founding director. Alan graduated from MIU in 1991 with an...

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Dale Wilke–Everything Revolves Around Consciousness
Aug22

Dale Wilke–Everything Revolves Around Consciousness

      “Are you interested in Consciousness-Based education?” That was the ad Dale Wilke saw on the Internet that prompted him to explore the MUM website, attend a Visitors Weekend, and apply to MUM. Dale grew up in a small farming community in Illinois and worked for 15 years for a picture framing company in St. Louis, Missouri. After he moved up the corporate ladder and became a manager, he realized he wanted to study...

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Narayana Windenberger—Mastering the Art of Business Intelligence
Aug14

Narayana Windenberger—Mastering the Art of Business Intelligence

      Narayana Windenberger has been attracted to computers ever since he was a child. Growing up in Fairfield he learned programming languages for fun, and in high school started a business repairing computers. As his interest also grew in math and finance, he decided to major in business at MUM. “I am glad I studied business,” he said. “It’s something a lot of people are looking for in the industry. They want someone...

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Chris Vasques—Community Dynamics and Happiness
Aug14

Chris Vasques—Community Dynamics and Happiness

    Chris Vasques came to MUM in 2014 to follow his dream of living in a sustainable community. For ten years Chris had worked as a professional musician and in various other roles at Boston hotels, followed by a couple of jobs in marketing and graphic design, and he was ready for a change. He had been thinking about creating a sustainable community for artists like himself, and at MUM he had the chance to learn more about...

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