“I knew I wanted to do business and continue to develop my Japanese language skills and I had found a place where I could do both,” shares Middlebury Institute alumna Lauren Thompson who was hired by Sony Corporation in Tokyo before graduation.
Forty years after being dishonorably discharged from the U.S. Army for being gay, Middlebury Institute alumnus Jay Hatheway succeeded in overturning that ruling overturned and received a personal letter from President Obama who was moved by his inspiring story.
New connections were made and old bonds strengthened as numerous Middlebury Institute alumni returned to Monterey to participate in the American Association of Intensive English Programs’ annual conference.
The fastest growing group in the American electorate is Hispanic voters—a reality reflected in the Hillary Clinton presidential campaign’s decision to hire Middlebury Institute alumnus Jorge Silva as director of Hispanic media.
Middlebury Institute alumnae Sarah DeMola and Emily Quade, both Fulbright scholars and graduates of the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages degree program, recently teamed up in Taiwan to launch the Fulbright English Teaching Forum.
Middlebury Institute alumnus Alan Lovewell and his company Real Good Fish beat out 30,000 other applicants to win a $100,000 grant from Chase Bank to support a unique initiative aimed at transforming local seafood into healthy, popular lunches for public school students.
Imagine “how desperate you would have to be to decide that boarding an overcrowded flimsy boat is the best decision you can make for your family,” says Middlebury Institute alumna Kathryn Sokol of the “unbelievable” situation on the Greek Island of Lesvos, where she is coordinating emergency response for the International Rescue Committee as the island receives thousands of refugees, many fleeing the conflict in Syria.