The Office of Graduate Studies has recognized three students for outstanding achievement as the 2013–2014 academic year comes to a close.
Andi Berger, MA ’14, will deliver the Graduate Student Address during Commencement on Sunday, May 11. The Communication Management major will share her experiences volunteering with the Bird Street Community Center in Dorchester.
Emily Avery-Miller, MFA ’14, will receive The President’s Award, which is given to the graduating student with the highest level of academic achievement among his or her peers in the graduate programs at Emerson. Avery-Miller, a Creative Writing major, has a 4.0 grade point average.
The award is being given in recognition of her series of 11 essays: You Are Now Connected: Making Sense of Humanity in the 21st Century. Avery-Miller’s essays address different aspects of how technology is evolving to change our self-perceptions, behaviors, and communication modes.
Stephanie Hubbell, MS ’14, will receive the Dean of Graduate Studies Award, which is given to an individual or group who has an outstanding scholarly or creative project or performed service for the graduate programs. While majoring in Communication Disorders, Hubbell maintained a 4.0 GPA and received a competitive internship at the Thayer Lindsley Program for hard-of-hearing infants and toddlers. Hubbell is also credited with helping organize Emerson’s participation in the Light It Up Blue campaign for autism awareness, and for crafting framework for the College’s participation to continue.