MIU Achievements

Elizavet Carranza—Nurturing the Writer Within

Elizavet Carranza—Nurturing the Writer Within

Elizavet Carranza was born in Mexico and grew up in a small town on the Colorado plains. In her senior year of high school she stumbled upon MIU on the Internet. She came to a Visitors Weekend, and she was so excited about attending that she brought her father and two...

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Lilia Kingbird–Supporting Native Youth

Lilia Kingbird–Supporting Native Youth

Lilia Kingbird is a descendant of the Red Lake Band of Ojibwe Native Americans of Minnesota and the great Comanche Nation of Oklahoma. Although she attended public school, she grew up around the Circle of Nations boarding school for tribal children in Wahpeton, North...

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Jeremy Erdman—Exploring His Multifaceted Creativity

Jeremy Erdman—Exploring His Multifaceted Creativity

In 2015 Jeremy Erdman was looking for a college to attend when he discovered a video of David Lynch on MIU’s YouTube channel. Jeremy admires Mr. Lynch’s bold and unique style of storytelling and the diversity of his artistic expression. Since Jeremy is a highly...

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Ugandan Family to Send Five Sons to MIU

Ugandan Family to Send Five Sons to MIU

Edwin Bwambale is from the Bukonzo tribe in western Uganda and earned his MS in data communications and software engineering from Makerere University in 2013. He was working as a software developer in Uganda and wanted a low-cost high-quality master’s degree program...

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David Ford—Welcoming New Challenges

David Ford—Welcoming New Challenges

MIU student David Ford is a paramedic who moved to Fairfield five years ago with his wife and three children. Last year, after 20 years in the health care field, he decided to make a career change and study sustainable living. When he learned that MIU had a degree...

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Students Win Trip to Women of Vision Awards Ceremony

Students Win Trip to Women of Vision Awards Ceremony

Two MIU students won all-expenses-paid trips to the Women of Vision Awards 2019 in New York City on December 3, hosted by the David Lynch Foundation. The event celebrated four women with vision who are transforming lives through their wisdom and compassion and helping...

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Melanie Telego–Supporting Veterans Education

Melanie Telego–Supporting Veterans Education

Melanie Telego served two years in the US Army in the 1990s and spent a large part of her life around military installations, following her career soldier husband. She worked as a substitute teacher in public schools as well as in a Department of Defense school in...

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Shareen Joseph—MC and Videographer

Shareen Joseph—MC and Videographer

Shareen Joseph from Northern Virginia earned an associate degree from a local community college and was seeking to earn an undergraduate degree when she saw a Facebook ad for MIU. “Consciousness-Based education caught my eye,” she said. “I had never heard that term in...

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