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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  • Megan Marshall

    Speakers leave Class of 2015 with inspiration

    Good Morning America host Robin Roberts was the best-known person on stage at the 135th Emerson College Commencement Ceremony at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center on May 18, but words of inspiration came from several other distinguished guests and students as the Class of 2015 bid farewell.

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    Emerson LA hosts EVVYs party

    For the first time in its 34-year history, the EVVY Awards broadcast Emerson College Los Angeles students live during a viewing party May 16 at the Los Angeles center.

  • Robin Roberts

    Robin Roberts gives unscripted Commencement Address

    Robin Roberts spoke from the heart—opting not to use written remarks—when delivering the 135th Emerson College Undergraduate Commencement Address at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center this morning.

  • Nyla Wissa

    Snapshot of Class of 2015

    Recent grads share what's next...

  • Veloudos

    Veloudos '74 among 2015 Norton winners

    A recent Emerson alumnus and a Performing Arts faculty member were among the winners of the 2015 Elliot Norton Awards.

  • Renning

    Renning '14 biking across U.S. in friend's memory

    A recent Emerson graduate whose donation of bone marrow initially saved the life of a young woman, with whom she later became close friends, is now biking across the country to raise money in wake of the woman’s death.

  • Flora Charner

    2015 Alumni Weekend honorees announced

    On May 30, Emerson College will honor five distinguished alumni during the school’s Alumni Weekend festivities. President Lee Pelton will present the awards to the honorees.  This year’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipients are film executive Pamela Abdy '95; Boston Children’s Museum CEO Carole Charnow '79; Mike Gonzalez '83, senior fellow of The Heritage Foundation; Bethany Nelson '82, Performing Arts faculty member. Journalist Flora Charner '04 will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

  • Khalev

    Semester ends, Emerson LA students look ahead

    With graduation fast approaching, Emerson College Los Angeles students Jonathan Khalev ’15 and Grace Gates ’15 are wondering what’s next.


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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