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Pelton hosts Boston poet laureate at home

Emerson President Lee Pelton held a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at his Beacon Hill home for newly named Boston poet laureate and Emerson alumna Danielle Legros Georges ’86, who is a professor at Lesley University.

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Several Emerson faculty and leadership staff were in attendance, as well as Julie Burros, chief of arts and culture for the city of Boston.

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Pelton lauded Georges for her accomplishments and leadership in academia, culture, and literature. He also noted her interesting career path, beginning with her majoring in Communication Studies at Emerson.

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Georges, who moved to the United States from Haiti at age 6, teaches American and African American history, Caribbean literature, and arts education. She studied oral interpretation, among other subjects, at Emerson, where she learned to craft her story telling skills.

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Among those in attendance were: Michaele Whelan, chief academic officer; Lori Beth Way, senior advisor for undergraduate studies; Keira McClain, assistant vice president of development and alumni relations; Barbara Rutberg ’68, associate vice president of development and alumni relations; Maria Kondoura, professor and chair of Writing Literature, and Publishing; Kimberly McLarin, assistant professor, Writing, Literature and Publishing; Jan Roberts-Breslin, professor of Visual and Media Arts and interim dean of Graduate Studies; Richard Hoffman, senior writer-in-residence, Writing, Literature and Publishing; and Jabari Asim, associate professor, Writing, Literature and Publishing.

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