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.

  • Alumnus named GM of Orlando Magic

    The Orlando Magic has named Rob Hennigan ’04 its new general manager, according to several news outlets. When he starts in his new role, Hennigan will be the youngest GM in the NBA.

  • Sam Presti ’00

    Alumnus takes NBA team to Finals

    Sam Presti ’00 is the executive vice president and general manager of the Oklahoma City Thunder, the NBA team currently playing the Miami Heat in the NBA Finals. The Thunder is leading the seven-game series 1-0.

  • Scholarship created in memory of Coffee

    Emerson College has created a scholarship in memory of longtime, beloved Emerson faculty member and Professor Emeritus John Coffee, who died last month.

  • Emersonians nominated for Tony Awards

    Several Emerson College alumni were nominated for Tony Awards on May 2.

  • Alumni to convene at Emerson

    Emerson’s campus will come alive this weekend as alumni, friends, and families from around the world reunite at Alumni Weekend 2012.

  • Alumnus wins major poetry awards

    Matthew Rasmussen ’04 recently won two prestigious awards for his poetry: the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and the 2012 McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers.

  • Coffee

    Emerson mourns the loss of Rev. John Coffee

    Longtime Emerson faculty member and Professor Emeritus of History John M. Coffee Jr. died on May 8, 2012.

  • Comley

    Emerson to honor outstanding alumni

    Emerson will honor four outstanding alumni during Alumni Weekend 2012.

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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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