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College celebrates Community Engagement Classification

Emerson students, faculty, and staff attended a reception January 30 celebrating the College’s Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation, which recognizes the College for its high level of commitment to civic and community engagement.

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Emerson President Lee Pelton addresses attendees at the celebration of the College's Carnegie Foundation Civic Engagement Classification on January 30 in the Bordy Theater. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Addressing the attendees in the Bordy Theater were President Lee Pelton; Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion; and Kelly Bates, director of the Elma Lewis Center for Civic Engagement, Learning, and Research.

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Sylvia Spears, vice president of diversity and inclusion, speaks at the Civic Engagement Classification celebration. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

The trio said the Carnegie designation is a reason to celebrate. The classification is a first for Emerson, and highlights the College’s alignment of civic engagement with the campus mission, culture, leadership and resources.

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Kelly Bates, director of Emerson's Elma Lewis Center, speaks at the celebration event. (Photo by Nick Eaton '17)

Emerson is one of 361 institutions nationwide that hold the Community Engagement Classification, and is one of 25 in Massachusetts. The classification is valid until 2025.

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