Featured Alumni News

Nearly every day, it seems we’re hearing about something new that Emerson alumni are bringing to the fields of communications and the arts. Whether they’re making movies, creating plays, or planning political campaigns, Emersonians are innovators. They are changing how we see, feel, and experience the world.

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  • Day of Giving

    Emerson surpasses fundraising goals for “Day of Giving”

    Setting a new online participation record for Emerson, 307 members of Emerson’s global community came together on April 26 to say “Happy #EmersonDay” in a big way: by raising more than $50,000 in support of the College and its students.

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    ArtsEmerson’s 2016–2017 covered in Boston Globe

    ArtsEmerson has announced its 2016-2017 season. As covered in the Boston Globe, the lineup even includes a summer production.  Presented by returning acrobatic artists from Montreal, Les 7 Doigts, Cuisine & Confessions will show July 12–August 7 at the Cutler Majestic Theatre.

  • Do Not Resist

    Emerson Alumnus Takes Top Prize at Tribeca

    Emerson College alumnus Craig Atkinson, MA ’08, walked away with a Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Feature from the Tribeca Film Festival for his film, Do Not Resist, about police militarization and surveillance in the United States.                    

  • Day of Giving

    Emerson Community Invited to Celebrate a “Day of Giving”

    On Tuesday, April 26, Emerson is launching a 24-hour online event designed to inspire philanthropic support from the College’s global network of alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, and students.

  • Evelyn Shatkin at Alumni Weekend 2010

    Evelyn Shatkin ’40 Remembered for “Grace and Spirit”

    Evelyn Bergman Shatkin ’40, who hosted a variety radio show, worked in theater sales, and promoted numerous high-profile public relations campaigns during her long career, passed away April 2 after a brief illness. She was 97 and lived in Bristol, Rhode Island.

  • Dr. Ronald Korvas

    Emerson Names New Vice President for Development and Alumni Affairs

    Emerson College President Lee Pelton has announced that Dr. Ronald Korvas has accepted his offer to serve as Vice President for Development and Alumni Relations, effective June 1, 2016.

  • Amy Depaola

    DePaola '15 featured in Metro Boston for her new film

    Amy DePaola, MFA candidate, is featured on the cover of Metro Boston for her new film titled Laila B about a woman who learns to box after an assault.

  • Jae Williams honored by Boston Celtics

    Alumnus honored by Celtics for work with Boston kids

    Jae Williams, digital media producer for Emerson College, was recognized as an “Honorary Co-Captain” on March 2 during a game against the Portland Trailblazers for his work with disadvantaged youth through the Forever Ink Foundation, an educational nonprofit digital media organization he co-founded.

Michael Moats

Writing in Politics

The West Wing got him hooked, but it was his writing skills that got him there. Michael Moats, MFA ’10, came to Emerson as a graduate student in creative writing. He never thought he’d leave as a political speechwriter.

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