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.

For the latest College news and upcoming events, visit the News & Events section.

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    Campbell '15 wins award, reports Poetry.org

    Blake Campbell ’15 recently won the Aliki Perroti and Seth Frank Most Promising Young Poet Award from the Academy of American Poets.

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    Emerson gets top 2015 rankings in US News, Forbes

    Emerson College has once again scored high marks in 2015 as several national publications, including US News and Forbes, release their annual rankings of colleges and universities in a variety of categories.

  • Jack Lepiarz ’10

    Lepiarz ’10 will attempt Guinness record

    Jack Lepiarz ’10 was featured in the Boston Globe on September 8 for his upcoming circus-like performance at King Richard’s Faire in which he will attempt to break the Guinness world record for bullwhip cracks.

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    LA diversity scholarship event honors Burrill

    Alumni and friends raised more than $13,000 in support of the Mary Burrill Scholarship for Diversity at Emerson College during a fundraising reception on August 23 in Marina del Rey, California, which celebrated the legacy of playwright and educator Mary Burrill '1904, '29.

  • Craig Mathers

    'Academy Fight Song' features Emersonians

    Several Emersonians are involved in the premiere of the play Academy Fight Song, which debuts at the Boston Center for the Arts on Thursday, September 10, including Associate Professor Craig Mathers, who is in a leading role.

  • Pelton on Move-In Day 2015

    Pelton joins Move-In Day excitement

    President Lee Pelton joined cheering, singing, dancing, and selfie-taking students for Emerson College’s annual Move-In Day for new students on August 24—one of the most festive and efficient moving-in processes for new students on a local college campus.

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    Pelton reads on the Boston Common

    Taking some time out to enjoy the last days of summer and support an important literacy and arts access program, President Pelton gave a reading at the Boston Common today.

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    Emerson to Host Startup Institute’s Talent Expo

    On Thursday, August 13, more than 40 individuals who recently completed Startup Institute’s eight-week course geared toward entrepreneurial-minded professionals, will have 60 seconds each to “pitch” themselves to an audience of Boston-area founders, company leadership, and hiring managers. Presentations will take place from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Paramount Center, including time for networking after the pitches.

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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