What We Believe
“The Institute taught me to develop a spirit of inquiry. information is the source of creativity, credibility, and leadership. Those who do not inquire are not fully prepared to serve.”
– Fred Jones, ‘06
The Institute’s logo is based on traditional Shoowa cloth designs from the Congo in Central Africa. The raffia grass used in these textiles was usually gathered and sometimes woven not by the women of the villages, but the men. It took great skill to create the elaborate geometric patterns, which were colored in beautiful earth tones. The colors have been altered for our purposes.