Twelve students traveled to IHE’s campus in Surry, Maine, for our week-long graduate student residency.

Students and faculty gathered for a week of connection, exploration, and collaboration, focused on honing their humane education skills and examining the role of solutionaries in creating a better world for all.

Students raved about their experiences:

“I cannot explain in words how amazing, humbling, transformational, exciting, engaging, fun and meaningful this week has been. There is now JJ before Residency, and JJ after Residency, and I feel happier, lighter, and more excited than ever before. … I learned techniques to bring back to my classroom that will enrich my students’ lives, not just their grades. … I came with an open mind but found it was my heart that opened the most. … I couldn’t believe how well each activity dovetailed with the next. Masterful planning.”
~ JJ Morrissey

“[Residency] exceeded any expectations and hopes I had. The only way I can describe it is one of the best weeks of my whole life. … I was feeling a little lost before Residency. I was searching for some direction and clarity. This week provided that for me. I realized what I want to do! When I discovered the Institute for Humane Education, I felt like I found my calling. This week at Residency, I discovered how to turn that into a career path.”
~ Marlee Turim

“I am moved, changed, and better than when I arrived. I will use ideas I learned here to help teach those around me for the rest of my life.”
~ Mandy Schmit

“The Residency went leaps and bounds beyond my expectations. This experience has become my emotional and mental home.”
~ Natalie Krivas

“I loved the practice sessions, interacting with fellow solutionaries, and garnering so many tools that have shifted my thinking and that I will put into practice.”
~ Gertrude Wallis


Want to use the power of education to turn your compassion and convictions into positive action for people, animals, and the earth? Enroll in one of our 5 graduate programs in humane education, accredited through Valparaiso University. Find out more!