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Nearly 700 attend Alumni Weekend

More than 675 Emerson College alumni, their families, friends, and faculty came to campus in Boston for the College’s annual Alumni Weekend, held May 29–31.

2015 Alumni Weekend - Boat Cruise

Several alumni set sail for the 2015 Alumni Weekend Boat Cruise around Boston Harbor. 

In addition to celebrating the reunions for alumni in class years ending in 0 and 5, the weekend also held events honoring the milestone anniversaries for the Thayer Lindsley Program at the Robbins Center (50th); the Kasteel Well Program in the Netherlands (30th); the Swolen Monkey Showcase (30th); and the Communication, Politics, and Law Association (CPLA) (30th).

Highlights from the weekend including the President’s Purple and Gold Toast; the Alumni Weekend Boat Cruise; the family-friendly All-Class Alumni Lunch; the “Writing on the Wall” exhibit in the Iwasaki Library; Alumni College seminars; and the annual Faculty and Alumni Brunch.

2015 Alumni Weekend - Purple and Gold Reception

2015 Alumni Weekend attendees gather for the President's Purple and Gold Toast in the Jackie Liebergott Black Box Theatre.

The 7th annual WERS Hall of Fame induction ceremony honored Ken Brady ’85, general sales manager, Seven Ridges Radio; Dean Cappello ’83, executive vice president and chief content officer, WNYC; Sonia Rincon ’01, reporter/anchor, 1010 WINS; Rob Rudnick ’77, owner and president, Colt Communications; and the late Richard “Dick” Woodies ’50, president, LMI Woodies Associates. Read more about this year’s inductees.

At the Alumni and Student Showcase and Celebration, the College presented this year’s alumni awards of distinction. Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients included President of Production at New Regency Productions Pamela Abdy ’95; President and CEO of Boston Children’s Museum Carole Charnow ’79; Senior Fellow of The Heritage Foundation Mike Gonzalez ’83; and Senior Theatre-Educator-in-Residence, Area Head in Theatre Education at Emerson College Bethany Nelson, PhD ’82 . The College’s Young Alumni Achievement Award will be presented to Flora Charner ’04 , writer, multimedia journalist, and producer (Al Jazeera America, The Guardian, UN Women, Narratively). Read more about the alumni award recipients.

The showcase also featured performances by Emerson alumni and students, as well as a special tribute to retiring Dean of Students Ron Ludman. 

2015 Alumni Weekend - Paramount sign

The sign on the Paramount Center welcomes attendees of 2015 Alumni Weekend.

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