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.

  • Will & Grace co-creator discusses show’s impact

    Emerson alumnus, trustee, and benefactor Max Mutchnick ’87 was recently interviewed on CBS This Morning about the role of Will & Grace, the hit series he co-created, in changing public perceptions of gay and lesbian relationships.

  • Filmmaker Valerius Goes to White House

    Valerius, MA ’06, was among the group of 25 influential black women invited by First Lady Michelle Obama to the White House for a special screening of Tyler Perry’s For Colored Women.

  • International dramaturg conference at Emerson

    Emerson College and Suffolk University are hosting the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas (LMDA) conference June 26–29.

  • West named Mann Stearns Award recipient

    Richard West, professor in the Communication Studies Department, was named recipient of the 2013 Norman and Irma Mann Stearns Distinguished Faculty Award.

  • Disney executive, alum visits students

    Kevin Campbell '87, executive vice president of marketing at Walt Disney, shared his experiences with Emerson students on April 9.

  • Sitcom by Mutchnick '87 airs on CBS

    Co-creator of hit television show Will & Grace Max Mutchnick ’87 premiered his new sitcom Partners on September 24. The comedy airs Mondays at 8:30 pm ET on CBS.  

  • Performing Arts students take home awards

    Performing Arts Theatre Design/Technology students took home two top regional awards at the recent Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF) at Fitchburg State College.

  • Ray '14 blends film, marketing in Los Angeles

    Alyssa Ray '14, a Marketing Communication major who worked on the first Emerson Independent Film Festival, is attending the new Emerson College Los Angeles this semester.

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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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