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Alan Phillips—Persistence Leads to a Successful Business

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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 MBA degree and founded VanArts in 1995. His timing turned out to be excellent, as Vancouver was emerging as...

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Dale Wilke–Everything Revolves Around Consciousness

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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 plant medicine and focus on personal development. So he resigned his leadership position and worked in sales...

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Narayana Windenberger—Mastering the Art of Business Intelligence

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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 who understands financial principles, marketing, and operations, but is also good with tech.” Narayana...

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Chris Vasques—Community Dynamics and Happiness

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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 what keeps communities together. His favorite experience was the semester he spent in Hawaii with Professor...

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Barbara Hays–Innovation in Education

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Barbara Hays–Innovation in Education

      “Teaching is not what you do, it’s who you are,” says Barbara Hays, who has always been a teacher. She was inquisitive as a child, and enjoyed sharing her discoveries with her peers. Her interest in science and dedication to education paid off: she graduated this year as MUM’s Valedictorian and received the Outstanding Student Award from the Department of Education. Barbara moved to Fairfield in 1996, so that her three children could attend Maharishi School. She worked at Maharishi School in administrative positions and...

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Corine Alexandra Brooks—Supporting Youth with PTSD

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Corine Alexandra Brooks—Supporting Youth with PTSD

      MUM student Corine Alexandra Brooks grew up 20 miles from Fairfield, Iowa. When she was a senior in high school, she saw a pamphlet about MUM and came to a Visitors Weekend. She didn’t enroll then because she had started a family, but six years later she returned with her three children to attend MUM. Corine is working on an individualized major in sustainability and a minor in business. The name of her individualized major is “Cultivating Holistic Sustainability” and is centered around a therapeutic ranch she plans to...

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Suhaib Mohamed–Creating Social and Economic Change

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Suhaib Mohamed–Creating Social and Economic Change

      MUM student Suhaib Mohamed holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Al-Neelain University, Khartoum, Sudan. After coming to the U.S. in 2015, he was looking to expand his education towards sustainability, and when he discovered MUM’s MBA in sustainable business program he thought it was the perfect fit. Suhaib says he met the greatest people at MUM, whom he considers his brothers from all over the world. He feels that all of his fellow students care about the future of the world and want to create change. He was also...

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Commencement Speaker Dr. Scott Gould Encourages Public Service

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Commencement Speaker Dr. Scott Gould Encourages Public Service

        Maharishi University of Management held its 43rd graduation ceremony on June 23rd. 546 students from 49 countries received diplomas, including 62 undergraduates, 434 graduate students, and six doctoral students. Included in the total number of graduates were 50 students of the Maharishi Invincibility Institute in South Africa. They were awarded BA in management degrees by Dr. Chris Jones on behalf of the Board of MUM. This year’s commencement speaker was Scott Gould, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department...

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Carlton Ellis–The Benefits of a Holistic Life

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Carlton Ellis–The Benefits of a Holistic Life

    MUM student Carlton Ellis is the first student from the island country of Jamaica to attend the Computer Professionals program. Carlton holds a bachelor’s degree in management information systems from Montego Bay Community College and has over ten years’ experience working as a programmer. In 2017 Carlton saw a Facebook ad for MUM’s ComPro program. He had been looking for a scholarship abroad to earn a master’s degree and gain some international work experience. He was attracted to MUM’s program because he was able to defer his...

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Merveille Djappi Tiani–One of Iowa’s Outstanding Accounting Students

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Merveille Djappi Tiani–One of Iowa’s Outstanding Accounting Students

    MBA student Merveille Djappi Tiani recently was named Most Outstanding Accounting Student at MUM by the Iowa Society of Certified Public Accountants. The MUM accounting faculty nominated him for the award based on his academic performance, professional behavior, and his ability to collaborate with others. Merveille grew up in a small rural town in Cameroon and has always dreamed of achieving something big. In middle school he excelled in math and decided to become an accountant. Even though his parents wanted him to become a...

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