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Profile: Beth Joress

Beth Joress recently celebrated her 25th anniversary as an Emerson employee. Having worked in the Iwasaki Library during her entire tenure, she has held the roles of acquisitionist, coordinator of electronic services, coordinator of website development, coordinator of collection development,…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Shana Healy-Kern and Justin Sharifipour (Enrollment Technology), along with staff from DePaul University, presented at the annual Technolutions Slate Summit conference in Chicago on June 28 on “Maximizing the Status Portal for Admitted Applicants.” Approximately 2,500 Slate customers were in…

2018 Staff Appreciation Reception

The 2018 staff appreciation reception was held at the Dining Center’s Center Stage on June 21. Eighty-two staff received service awards. Congratulations to all of the recipients! 5 Years Craig Allen, Office of the Arts Robert Amelio, Social Justice Center…

May New Faces

A warm welcome to May’s new hires: Ademario Barreto, Trades Mechanic, Facilities Management Mary Curtis, Counselor, Student Accounts, Student Financial Services Ryan Flanagan, Director of Information Security, Information Technology Sofia Vargas, Senior Administrative Associate, MTP Operations Edward Wersocki, Technology Systems…

April New Faces

A warm welcome to April’s new hires: Shaina Aubourg, Strategic Sourcing Specialist, Procurement Alice Bottary, Assistant Director, Student Accounts, Student Financial Services Robert Butler, Associate VP of Finance, Administration and Finance Sofiya Cabalquinto, Associate VP of Communications, Institutional Advancement Daniel…

Profile: Walter Wickersham

There is a new face at 20 Park Plaza and his name is Walter Wickersham! He is the College’s new senior director of procurement and he started on January 8. Since that time, he has hit the ground running and…

May 23 Staff Forum Recap

The May 23 staff forum in the Bordy Theater started off with an invitation from President Pelton for new staff to introduce themselves. Then Art Mombourquette (Facilities Management) gave an update on College construction projects. He said that upcoming Little…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Jaqi Holland (Lacerte Family WARC) attended the Colorado Wyoming Writing Tutors Conference April 13–14 in Denver, Colorado. And in personal news: Congratulations to the following staff who graduated from Emerson graduate programs on May 13: Colleen Casey (Marketing), Katie Gallagher…

March 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

Emerson staff member Amanda Turnley receives Emerson Award of Excellence

Amanda Turnley (Student Affairs) is March’s Award of Excellence winner. She is the director of student care and support in Campus Life. She started at Emerson in 2010 as the housing operations coordinator in the Office of Housing and Residence…

The Legacy of Samuel Robbins

Samuel Robbins teaches Emerson College students about speech disorders

Samuel Dowse Robbins was born on December 28, 1887, and grew up in Belmont, Massachusetts. As a young child, he developed a significant stutter, which resulted in a great deal of ridicule from his classmates throughout his childhood years. After…

March New Faces

A warm welcome to March’s new hires: Diane Do Canto, Police Officer, Police Department John Dunn, Admission Counselor, Undergraduate Admission Maura Golding, Workday HCM Project Lead, Human Resources Cymone Johnson, Desktop Support Specialist, Information Technology Doudelyne Paul, HR Service Center…

Profile: Jamie Siebenaler

Jamie Siebenaler started her Emerson journey as a student in 2007, and, 11 years later, she is the box office manager in the Office of the Arts. She and her 3 full-time staff and 22 part-time staff are responsible for…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Mikhail Gershovich, Liselda Fabian, and Liam Gillen (ELA) attended the California Internship and Work Experience Association’s Spring 2018 Conference April 3–5 at the Millennium Biltmore Los Angeles. Emerson participation was in full force at this year’s Nercomp Annual Conference in…

February 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

Frankie Frain (IT) is February’s Award of Excellence winner. He is currently the director of IT infrastructure. His first job at Emerson was as an IT Help Desk work study student in 2004. After receiving a BA in Visual and…

January 2018 Award of Excellence Winner

Tom O’Brien (Facilities) is the January winner of the Excellence Award. He has worked at Emerson for 15 years, spending his days fixing things all over campus—especially the College’s theaters. He said of the award, “My fellow workers have done…

February New Faces

A warm welcome to February’s new hires: Emi Bague, Administrative Assistant, Career Services Emily Belanger, Instruction Librarian, Iwasaki Library Jennifer Fotiades, HR Business Partner, HR Leigh Gaspar, AVP for Alumni Engagement, Alumni Relations Caitlin Holzhauser, Assistant Women’s Lacrosse Coach, Athletics…

March 21 Staff Forum Recap

Staff gathered in the Bill Bordy Theater for the first staff forum of the spring semester on March 21. President Pelton started the forum by inviting new staff to introduce themselves. He then gave an update on admission numbers. He…

Take the Rideshare Survey!

When: Launched March 19, 2018 Where: emerson.edu/rideshare Who: Full-time staff Contact: Mary Higgins at  mary_higgins@emerson.edu Take the Rideshare Transportation Survey and be eligible to win great prizes! $200 Amazon Gift Card $100 Amazon Gift Card $100 Wilbur Theater Gift Certificate…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Staff are invited to the first ever meeting of the Emerson staff YA book club on Thursday, March 22, 3:00–4:00 pm in the Iwasaki Library’s CoLab. The club will be discussing the book Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. There will…

Who Was Charles Wesley Emerson?

Contrary to popular belief, Emerson College was not founded by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the prominent American essayist. It was founded by another Emerson, Charles Wesley, who was a writer and part of the 19th-century Boston intellectual elite in his own…