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University Trustee Vincent Argiro to give commencement address

The M.U.M. Review
Maharishi University of Management, Iowa, USA
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12 May 2009

University Trustee Dr. Vincent Argiro, who together with his wife Dr. Maggie Argiro donated $2 million to help fund the Argiro Student Center, will give the 2009 commencement address at graduation ceremonies on June 27.

In addition, Father Gabriel Mejia, a Catholic priest who directs rehabilitation centers for juvenile offenders in Colombia, will receive an honorary doctorate degree.

Dr. Vincent Argiro received his B.A. degree at Yale and his Ph.D. in neural sciences from Washington University. He joined Maharishi University of Management faculty in 1986 to teach neuroscience, cell biology, and developmental biology, as well as to do research. Under federal and state grants, Dr. Argiro developed 3-D imaging software to facilitate research on brain development. He founded Vital Images, Inc., in 1988, and eventually shifted his full-time focus to the company, retiring in 2006.

The publicly held company employs over 300 people, and is a major supplier of 3-D visualization and analysis software used in conjunction with CT, MR, and PET image data for diagnosing medical situations and planning treatment. In 2005 he won an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Reverend Mejia is a Catholic missionary who directs 47 shelters for homeless children and youth offenders in Colombia. Thanks in part to generous support from the David Lynch Foundation, over 3,600 young people at these shelters have learned the Transcendental Meditation® technique.

Graduation ceremonies will be held Saturday, June 27, at 1:00 p.m. in the Maharishi Patanjali Golden Dome.

Copyright © 2009, Maharishi University of Management

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