Alexandra Warwick is a second-year student from Champaign, Illinois, who came to Maharishi University of Management in February 2011, just after graduating high school. Within the first month, she realized Maharishi University of Management was where she wanted to be. “I have never been anywhere where I could be completely myself with people I just met,” said Alexandra.
Alexandra was home-schooled after the 4th grade and was taking ballet lessons six days a week. She learned the importance of responsibility and a good work ethic in the structured environment of dance school. She also had the opportunity to start teaching ballet at the age of 13. She discovered early on the powerful impact her teachers had on her, which inspired her to study elementary education at Maharishi University of Management (MUM) and become a school teacher.
MUM’s block system of taking one course at a time helps Alexandra stay focused and improve her retention of each subject. “I love how everything we do is connected back to ourselves so we learn about ourselves before we learn about the world,” Alexandra said.
“Alexandra is an excellent student,” said Christopher Jones, professor of education. “She brings a sunny disposition to every class, and at the same time she puts full attention on her studies. I can already see how she could be a very good leader of young people.”
In her free time, Alexandra teaches ballet at Passion Dance Studio and volunteers with Rotaract, MUM’s student community service club. In addition, she serves on the board of Rise Africa, a nonprofit organization focusing on educating children and developing communities in Africa. In the future, Alexandra would like to teach internationally with the goal of empowering disadvantaged children.
|MUM Development Office consists of a team including Nick Rosania, Sandra Rosania, and Livia Cole. They publish Achievements Newsletters highlighting University success stories.|