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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  • bonnie comley '94 producer of priscilla queen of the desert

    Alumna co-produces Broadway's "Priscilla Queen of the Desert"

    Bonnie Comley, MA ’94, is one of the producers of Broadway’s Priscilla Queen of the Desert: The Musical, an adaptation of the Australian movie of the same title that was released in 1994.

  • Henry Winkler

    Winkler teaches master class

    Award-winning actor, producer, director, and author Henry Winkler ’67, H. ’78, dropped by Emerson this week to teach a musical theatre master class.

  • Paul Tetreault graduated from Emerson College in 1984

    Tetreault shares his Emerson Experience

    Paul Tetreault ’84 has been a theater buff ever since he started acting in middle school. 

  • Jason Peters

    Javits Fellowship goes to alumnus

    The Jacob K. Javits Fellowship is a program of the U.S. Department of Education that provides up to $40,000 per year to students entering a doctoral program in the fields of the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

  • Michael Mendenhall receives distinguished alumni award from Emerson College

    Mendenhall new COO of Lipman Advertising

    Michael Mendenhall ’84 was named president and chief operating officer of Lipman Advertising. 

  • Raj Sharma

    Raj Sharma's Emerson Experience

    Raj Sharma graduated Emerson in 1983 with a degree in mass communications and he recently agreed to participate in our “Emerson Experience” series.

  • Steve Himmer, MFA ’05

    Himmer's Bee-Loud Glade explores silence

    The concept of “unplugging” from the demands of life and society has gained interest in recent years, as many people feel pressured day and night to respond to emails, to be available for work, and to stay abreast of trends.

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    Emerson earns an 'A' in social media

    When a blog called Boston Innovation recently named the Boston-area colleges that have the most Twitter clout, it reported a surprising result: Emerson College came in second, right after Harvard University.

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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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