Alumni Achievement Awards - May 2014

The Alumni Achievement Awards program was launched in the fall of 2011 as a way to recognize the outstanding work being accomplished by Monterey Institute alumni. The awards acknowledge professional success, service, and other values important to the Institute.

The 2014 Alumni Achievement Awards will be presented during Spring Commencement 2014 as a way to acknowledge the many achievements of our alumni and that our alumni truly live the motto of “Be the Solution.”

Congratulations to the 2014 Alumni Achievement Award recipients! 2014 marks our third consecutive year of awards as alumni, staff, faculty and friends were all encouraged to nominate outstanding alumni who are doing remarkable work in their fields and who show ongoing commitment to the Monterey Institute.  After careful consideration by the awards committee, the following recipients were chosen to receive the 2014 Alumni Achievement Awards: 

You may view the 2012 and 2013 award recipient profiles

The award categories and criteria are as follows:

Distinguished Alumni Award:

  • Recipient has achieved prominence in his or her field, and epitomizes the Institute’s motto, “Be the Solution” through their contributions to his/her community and/or field
  • Demonstrated record of service and philanthropy to MIIS
  • Ideally, the nominee is a role model to MIIS students and his/her journey provides motivation and inspiration to the Institute and its constituents
  • Willingness to be considered as a commencement speaker

Young Alumni Achievement Award:

  • Recipient graduated within the last 10 years
  • Currently making great strides as a young professional in their field and/or community and engages with the MIIS community

Alumni Volunteer Service Award:

  • Recipient has given generously of his/her time to support MIIS
  • Engaged in activities related to chapter development/events, fundraising, student mentoring, career support, and/or recruitment

The Alumni Achievement Awards Review Committee was comprised of the provost, deans, student council representative, alumni relations director, one alumni influencer, and one faculty member.

We are excited to recognize the significant work being done by MIIS alumni through the Alumni Achievement Award program. If you have questions, please contact Maggie Peters by email at or or by phone at 831-647-3557.


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