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.

  • Emerson LA grand opening set

    A week-long series of events—starting with a ticketed gala with several high-profile guests on Saturday, March 8—will celebrate the grand opening of Emerson College Los Angeles.

  • Boomtown is Golden

    Boomtown Gold a documentary by Michael Bavaro about TV legend and Emerson Visual and Media Arts instructor Rex Trailer, aired on WGBH on August 26.

  • Boston Strong students donate $894K

    The Emerson students who created the highly successful Boston Strong T-shirts to raise money for victims of the Boston Marathon attacks capped their two-month campaign June 11 with a check to The One Fund for $893,940.

  • Urban College awards Pelton honorary degree

    Emerson President Lee Pelton received an honorary degree in human services from Urban College of Boston during its graduation ceremony at the Cutler Majestic Theatre on June 1, along with U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz and George A. Russell Jr.

  • Emerson to honor outstanding alumni

    Emerson will honor four outstanding alumni during Alumni Weekend 2012.

  • Recent graduates win Peabody Award

    Elaine McMillion, MFA ’13, and Jeff Soyk, MFA ’13, have won a Peabody Award for their critically acclaimed documentary, Hollow, which examines a rural county in West Virginia.

  • Scott Sinclair '10 Has Directorial Debut

    Performing Arts alumnus Scott Sinclair's directorial debut, Striking 12, runs from December 8 to January 2 at Stanford Calderwood Pavilion at the Boston Center for the Arts, 527 Tremont Street.

  • MTV, celebrities are Boston Strong

    The Emerson students who created the iconic Boston Strong T-shirts are shocked to be serenaded with support from celebrities and MTV.

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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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