Category: Staff News

Musicians Among Us: Part 1

It’s common knowledge that Emerson attracts not only creative students and faculty, but staff as well. Learn more about just a few of our musically talented colleagues: Jason Beals (Marketing) plays the mandolin family (mandolin, mandola, mandocello, and mandobass) in…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Shari Stier, Peter De Andrade, and Jordan Mackenzie (HR) completed a Prosci Change Management Certification Training in Colorado Springs in August. They are now certified change practitioners and will be using their training tools to further develop the Organization, Communication,…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Congratulations to the following Academic Affairs staff who received divisional STARs (Service That Academic Affairs Recognizes) awards for 2017–2018: Bridge Builder: Anna Feder (VMA) and Donna Ott (CSD) Unsung Hero: Jaqi Holland (WARC) and Tori Weston (Professional Studies) Extra Mile:…

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 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…

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…

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…

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…

December 2017 Award of Excellence Winners

The winners of the December 2017 Award of Excellence are Jim Delaney (VMA) and Jonathan Satriale (School of Communication). Jim Delaney has worked in the VMA Department since 2011. He started as the administrative assistant to the chair and then…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

Laura Daroca, Rob Eckard, Oscar Ormachea, and Daryl Paranada (Emerson Los Angeles) attended the 2017 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s State of the Entertainment Industry conference on November 30. Trustee Vin Di Bona ’66 emceed the event. And in personal news……

November 2017 Award of Excellence Winner

November’s Award of Excellence winner is David Suvak (Athletics). He started at Emerson in 2007 as a volunteer assistant coach on the men’s soccer team with Jared Scarpaci. After coaching with Scarpaci for three years, he was offered the head women’s…

November 8 Staff Forum Recap

The fall staff forum on November 8 in the Bordy Theater started off with introductions of new staff members. Next, Amy Elvidge (Facilities) and Erica Salling (Engagement Lab) led the audience in an interactive exercise to showcase an app that…

October 2017 Award of Excellence Winners

The ECPD team on duty when a shooting occurred in Boston Common on September 12 is the winner of October’s Award of Excellence. Stephen Correia has been a police officer at Emerson for six months. He said of the award, “Winning…

Announcements: Professional and Personal News

The Office of Student Success is hosting a donation drive to help those affected by the recent hurricanes in the U.S. Virgin Islands. See information about what is needed and where you can find donation boxes on the EmConnect event…