Author: nancy_howell

April New Faces

A warm welcome to April’s new hires: Donna Brescia, Property Management and Event Specialist, Business Services Jax Gil, Communications Manager, Office of the Arts Cathy Liebowitz, Campus Sustainability Manager, Facilities Management Lisa Phan, Staff Accountant, Controller Summer Plouffe Vogel, Programs…

January and February 2019 Award of Excellence Winners

Justin Allen wins Emerson Award of Excellence

Justin Allen (ELA) is the January Award of Excellence winner, and Derrek Eno (Facilities Management) is the February Award of Excellence winner. Justin Allen has been working at Emerson Los Angeles for almost four years. He started as a part-time…

May 22 Staff Forum Recap

The May 22 Staff Forum in the Bill Bordy Theater started with a welcome from President Pelton. Christina Harrington (Office of the Arts) spoke next about the launch of ArtsEmerson’s 10th season, “Celebrating 10 Years Bold.” She gave an overview…

Writers and Podcasters Among Us

pen and writing

With a number of Writing, Literature and Publishing alumni on staff, it’s no surprise that many colleagues pursue writing and podcasting outside of the office. Read on about some of these staff members (as well as others who are not…

Profile: Matthew Carney

Matt Carney

Matthew Carney is one of six residence directors (RDs) who lives on campus. He has been the RD at 12 Hemenway for the past two years, and prior to that was the RD in the Paramount Center for four years.…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Lauren Labonte (Registrar’s Office) has been promoted from senior assistant registrar to associate registrar. The Academic Affairs Employee Recognition program called STARs (Service That Academic Affairs Recognizes) announced the following Fall 2018 STARs recipients: Unsung Hero: Eric Matthews (Academic Affairs)…

February and March New Faces

Dillon Yruegas

A warm welcome to February and March’s new hires: Julie Avis Rogers, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Campus Chaplain, Student Affairs Stefanie Borntreger, Service Desk Coordinator, Iwasaki Library Kayla Cappuzzo, Assistant Women’s Soccer Coach, Athletics Susan Chinsen, Associate…

December 2018 Award of Excellence Winners

Elbert Lee receives the Award of Excellence

Elbert Lee (Media Services) and Nerissa Williams-Scott (Media Technologies and Production) are the December 2018 Award of Excellence winners. Elbert Lee is a technical services and AV supervisor in the Media Services Center, which is a part of IT. He…

What’s the Story Behind the College’s Motto?

Charles Wesley Emerson's Philosophy of Gesture

Emerson College has only ever had one motto: Expression Necessary to Evolution. Although it is a short statement, the history and meaning behind it is actually quite complex. The origins of the motto date back to 1878, when founder Charles…

Profile: Julie Avis Rogers

Julie Avis Rogers

Julie Avis Rogers joined Emerson in February as the director of religious and spiritual life and campus chaplain. As director, she plans and supports programming that invites meaningful conversations and the development of the College’s many spiritual and religious identities.…

March 20 Staff Forum Recap

President Pelton opened the March 20 staff forum by welcoming staff and inviting new staff to introduce themselves to the crowd. He then introduced Rob Butler (Finance), who presented a Financial and Facilities update, covering for Art Mombourquette, who recently…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Student Affairs Cabinet members showed their support of the Men’s Basketball team at the end of February. The team made it to the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament. Meredith Ainbinder (General Counsel) was recognized as a 2019…

January New Faces

A warm welcome to January’s new hires: Sasha Castroverde, Associate Director, Annual Giving Daniel Gulyas, Credential Processing Coordinator, Enrollment Technology John Harlow, Research Specialist, Engagement Lab Grayson MacPhail, Police Dispatcher, Police Department Laurie Meacham, HR Business Partner, Human Resources Kieran…

November 2018 Award of Excellence Winners

Terry Wojtkunski (IT) and Ron Kwong (IT) are the November 2018 Award of Excellence winners. Kwong is a database systems administrator on the ERP team in IT. He felt very encouraged after winning this award, saying, “All the efforts I spent…

Profile: Lisa Yaeger

Many transfer students know Lisa Yaeger. She is a senior associate director and the transfer coordinator in the Undergraduate Admission office. Some of her main responsibilities include oversight of the transfer and veteran recruitment programs. She works with transfer students…

December New Faces

A warm welcome to December’s new hires: Nora Brosseau, InterLibrary Loan Supervisor, Iwasaki Library Andrea Popa, Director, International Student Affairs Evanice Torres, Director of Payroll, Payroll

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

In personal news: Tim Douglas (Academic Advising) hosted the “Let’s Celebrate the Future of Every Child” fundraiser on November 2 at the Downtown Harvard Club. This inaugural event of the Boston Leadership Council raised funds to help refugee children return…

September and October 2018 Award of Excellence Winners

Jiao Tian (Finance) is the September Award of Excellence winner. He is a senior financial analyst and has worked at Emerson for almost four years. He said of the award, “Winning this award is a great honor to be recognized…

November New Faces

A warm welcome to November’s new hires: Genevieve Alelis, Assistant Director, Institutional Research Muzhgan Bekdas, Assistant Director, Graduate Admission Alixandra Bigley, Assistant General Manager, Performing Arts David Ertischek, Writer and Content Producer, Communications Michael Gilboy, Trades Mechanic, Facilities Management Adam…

Profile: Rob Eckard

Rob Eckard is the associate director of community relations and special events at Emerson Los Angeles (ELA). He oversees all of the processes related to event management at ELA—for both internal and sponsored events. He leads the strategic planning of…