BOSTON – Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees on Sunday, May 12, and on Saturday, May 11 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 delievered 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 President of Miami Dade College Eduardo J. Padron also received honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees.
Ethan Billing of Natick, received a BA in Media Arts Production.
Maxine Baker of Natick, received a BFA in Writing Lit and Publishing BFA.
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.