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High ROI for Menlo Students: New Top College Rankings

Accounting Professor Janis Zaima with Sambhab Thapaliya '21

Atherton, Calif. (April 27, 2021) –
Menlo College students see the highest return on their investment after graduating. Showing that Menlo College graduates are positioned for success, they rank #44 in the world for having held executive positions at the world’s largest companies.

Menlo College Breaks Ground on New Residence Hall

New Residence Hall Construction Site

ATHERTON, Calif. (April 6, 2021) – For the first time in nearly half a century, Menlo College is adding a new building to its 94-year old campus. Thanks to the generosity of two anonymous donors, the College is pleased to announce that construction has begun on a sixth residence hall. It received final approval for

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng: Distinguished Peace Innovator, Educator, and Author, Announced as 2021 Commencement Speaker

Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng Headshot

ATHERTON, Calif. (Feb. 23, 2021) – Menlo College is pleased to announce Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng as the speaker for the College’s 93rd commencement ceremony, to be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021.  Dr. Soetoro-Ng is the co-founder of Ceeds of Peace, which creates peacebuilding action plan workshops for educators, families, and community leaders; The Institute

Stanford d.school names Professor Emeritus Bruce Paton to Faculty Innovation Fellows Program

Bruce Paton

ATHERTON, Calif. (Dec. 7, 2020) – Menlo College congratulates Professor Emeritus Bruce Paton on being named a Faculty Innovation Fellow by Stanford University. Participation as a  Faculty Innovation Fellow builds upon Professor Paton’s role as Faculty Champion of the Menlo College University Innovation Fellows (UIF) program. Both fellowships are run through Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner

Sambhab Thapaliya ‘21: ASMI Startup Investment Event and Funding Success

ATHERTON, Calif. (Dec. 2, 2020) – Menlo College student Sambhab Thapaliya ’21 is the winner of the 2020 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award. He is also founder and CEO of Augmented and Segmented Media Interface Corporation (ASMI), for which he has raised over $500,000 in start-up funding. Thapaliya will be holding an investment event for his

In company with The Ohio State University, Harvard, and Stanford, Provost Grande Lum launches America’s Peacemakers Book

ATHERTON, Calif. (Nov. 12, 2020) – Menlo College is proud to announce the launch of “America’s Peacemakers: The Community Relations Service and Civil Rights”– a book co-authored by Grande Lum, Menlo College Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs.  The book launch will be hosted by The Ohio State University’s Moritz Program on Dispute Resolution

Bianca Neme Barros ‘21 Named FEISV Scholarship Winner

Bianca Neme Barros ’21 has been named this year’s recipient of the Financial Executives International Silicon Valley (FEISV) scholarship. Bianca was selected among an exceptional field of Menlo candidates. In making the award, the Selection Committee praised Bianca, saying that she “…demonstrated a great deal of the leadership qualities that a future financial leader should