Maharishi University of Management held a special graduation ceremony Saturday, June 18th 2016
FAIRFIELD, IOWA. — The Maharishi University of Management celebrated the class of 2016 with a special ceremony Saturday afternoon.
KTVO’s Stephen Sealey was there to see it all and reports how there were even a few surprises in store.
Maharishi University of Management’s 2016 Commencement was home to big names, big surprises and a diverse graduating class.
Award-winning director, writer and producer David Lynch was given the Honorary Doctorate of World Peace before doing his commencement speech which was a Q and A session.
Lynch said he enjoyed speaking to the class and believes they will succeed.
“They’re going out into the world to do great things. And they get it from Transcendental Meditation which is the key that opens the door to the treasury within every human being.”
Doctor Bevan Morris announced his retirement to the class, while appointing Dr. John Hagelin as the new president of MUM.
“Now I’m going to be the International President of MUM for different countries around the world. That would mean I’ll come here very often also,” Morris said.
Newly graduated students were so happy to be finished with school, but a few told me MUM will hold a place in their hearts.
“I thought that this school was like a gem. Someone once told me that Fairfield is in the middle of nowhere but the people make it somewhere”, said MUM Graduate Andrea Zapata.
“Internally, these four years have made me a better person,” said MUM Graduate Nicolas Martina.
“I feel well-rounded as a person. Feel like I can do anything. I have no breaks, no obstacles. If I do, they’re only steps to get to the next stage,” said MUM Graduate Shivanand Howard.
366 graduating students and 53 countries that were represented.
Vice President Craig Pearson said, “If there is a place in the United States that is truly united, that place is here.”
KTVO would like to congratulate MUM’s class of 2016 on their graduation.
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