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Emerson College Awards 2019 Bachelor's, Graduate Degrees

May 30, 2019 11:27PM ● By Theresa Gilman

Emerson College

BOSTON, MA -- On Sunday, May 12, Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees and on May 11, awarded nearly 300 graduate degrees during the College's Commencement ceremonies.

Award-winning journalist, speaker, and author Soledad O'Brien received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree and delivered the undergraduate commencement address. 

Award-winning scholar and writer Nell Irvin Painter; Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and theatrical producer Jose Antonio Vargas; and of Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron also received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.

Local graduates include:

  • Giovanni Chiesa of Dracut graduated with a BFA degree in Media Arts Production.
  • Robert Nicholas of Tewksbury graduated with a BA degree in Media Arts Production.
  • Samuel Martin of Dracut graduated with a BA degree in Media Arts Production.
  • Jessica Guida of Tewksbury graduated with a BA degree in Media Studies.

Located in Boston, Massachusetts, opposite the historic Boston Common and in the heart of the city's Theatre District, Emerson College educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning. The College has 3,750 undergraduates and 750 graduate students from across the United States and 50 countries. Supported by state-of-the-art facilities and a renowned faculty, students participate in more than 80 student organizations and performance groups. Emerson is known for its study and internship programs in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., the Netherlands, London, China, and the Czech Republic. A new, permanent facility on Sunset Boulevard for its L.A.-based program opened in January 2014. The College has an active network of 39,000 alumni who hold leadership positions in communication and the arts. For more information, visit www.emerson.edu

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