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Kenichi Suzuki—Applying Maharishi’s Knowledge to the Political Sphere

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Kenichi Suzuki—Applying Maharishi’s Knowledge to the Political Sphere

      MUM alumnus Kenichi Suzuki serves as the assistant general manager of the Communication Department of the Democratic Party for the People in Japan. He recently published an article in The Diplomat, an international current affairs magazine for the Asia-Pacific region. His article highlights how South Korea’s National Security Advisor played a key role in the recent North Korea summits. Kenichi developed an interest in politics as a teenager, and pursued it with the conviction that politics is a means to creating an ideal...

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Zara Colazio — Promoting a Comprehensive System of Health Education

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Zara Colazio — Promoting a Comprehensive System of Health Education

    Zara Colazio came to MUM in the fall of 2016 and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science within two years. She studied Maharishi AyurVedaSM and wrote her senior project on the positive effect of Ayurveda on menstrual health, which became the winner at the 2018 Senior Project Honors Competition. Zara has always had a passion for health and an interest in the human body. Growing up in the mountains of Colorado, she enjoyed hiking and participated in competitive horseback trail riding, swimming, soccer, lacrosse, track and...

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Dr. Carrie Walston — Acupuncturist and Outdoor Adventurer

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Dr. Carrie Walston — Acupuncturist and Outdoor Adventurer

      MUM alumna Carrie Walston has always wanted to be a healer. Last year she earned her Doctor of Acupuncture degree and now runs her own acupuncture practice in Winchester, Virginia. Carrie grew up in a family that has long practiced the Transcendental Meditation® technique and both of her parents, Charlie and Jean Fritsch, attended MUM. When it came time to choose a college, she followed in her parents’ footsteps and decided to attend MUM. Wanting to become a medical doctor, Carrie completed a double major in biology and...

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Nicholas Pace–Sustainable Entrepreneur

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Nicholas Pace–Sustainable Entrepreneur

      Nicholas Pace came to MUM from New Jersey, where he obtained an associate degree in biomedical science. His plan was to study health and physiology, but after taking a few business classes he realized he wanted to become an entrepreneur. Nicholas had been exploring meditation when he discovered MUM on Instagram. He became intrigued with Consciousness-BasedSM education and the idea of meditation being incorporated in the curriculum. He learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique prior to coming to MUM and noticed an...

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Dick DeAngelis–Documenting the History of Fairfield

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Dick DeAngelis–Documenting the History of Fairfield

      Dick DeAngelis is well known in Fairfield and the MUM community. He was director of the highly popular All Things Italian Street Festival for ten years, and his latest project is an eight-part documentary titled The Fairfield History Series. Dick came to MIU in 1975 from Northeastern University in Boston, where he had learned the Transcendental Meditation®technique three months earlier. He was so fascinated with the idea of a school where everyone meditated that he transferred right away. He graduated with a BA in...

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Richard Incorvia—Empowering Students Through an Authentic Learning Experience

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Richard Incorvia—Empowering Students Through an Authentic Learning Experience

      Richard Incorvia earned his master’s degree in education from MUM in 2005. At his first job as an English teacher in an Iowa public school, he quickly learned that students don’t retain knowledge well if the learning experience is boring. That’s when he started having students create videos, posters, and plays, and so his journey in project-based teaching began. When he joined Maharishi School in 2007, he continued with innovative ideas and found that the school was very supportive. In his middle school journalism class,...

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Ayesha Sengupta—Spirituality and the Empowered Woman

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Ayesha Sengupta—Spirituality and the Empowered Woman

    PhD student Ayesha Sengupta took first place in the Academy of Management’s 2018 competition for Most Promising Dissertation Proposal in Management, Spirituality, and Religion. Ayesha received a $1,200 award to attend the 78th annual meeting of the Academy of Management from August 10 to 14 in Chicago, where she presented her proposal. Ayesha earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Delhi University and a master’s degree in organizational behavior from Amity University Guargaon. For her doctoral dissertation in management,...

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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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