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News & Updates | May 2018


Emmanuel Celebrates 96th Commencement Exercises; Speakers Explore Determination in the Face of Adversity
Emmanuel College celebrated its 96th Commencement Exercises on May 12, adding nearly 500 undergraduate and graduate students to the global network of Emmanuel alumni who are making their mark on the world.
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Emmanuel Announces Formation of Academic Schools
As a result of a multi-year assessment of academic offerings at the College, as well as analysis of the external environment including workforce needs and development, Emmanuel has made the decision to reorganize academic programs and departments into five schools, effective for fall of 2018.
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With Distinction: Emmanuel Earns National Recognition
Emmanuel College was named one of the nation’s Colleges of Distinction, a national guide for colleges that highlights innovative learning opportunities at top schools. The Colleges of Distinction website and guidebook recognize and honor schools throughout the U.S. for excellence in undergraduate-focused higher education.
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Recent Honors & Awards, Students & Faculty

2018 Senior Distinction Day Spotlights Emmanuel Students’ Achievements
More than 70 students from the Class of 2018 presented the culmination of their senior research projects to faculty, classmates and others during the annual Candidates for Distinction in the Field Presentation Day in April.
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Rowe ’18 Explores Transcultural Identity Formation in Youth in Award-Winning Essay
Jonathan Rowe ’18 earned an honorable mention in the 2018 Kingston-Mann Student Achievement Award for Excellence in Diversity/Inclusion Scholarship. Rowe was recognized at the Kinston-Mann awards ceremony at UMass Boston recently, where he was able to meet fellow honorees and learn about their research.
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Biology Students Shine at Undergraduate Research Conference
Emmanuel students nearly swept the awards portion of the Eastern New England Biological Conference (ENEBC) in April at Colby Sawyer College. In all, 22 students from the College’s biology department participated in the annual event.
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Benevides ’20 Receives Prestigious Place on Fulbright Summer Institute to the UK
Psychology major Eli Benevides ’20 has received a place on a Fulbright Summer Institute to study at the University of Sussex in Brighton, England, through one of the most prestigious and selective summer scholarship programs operating worldwide.
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College Celebrates Student Leadership and Programming in Annual Ceremony
Wrapping up the 2017-2018 academic year, Emmanuel College’s Office of Student Activities and Multicultural Programs held the 18th Annual Student Leadership and Involvement Awards in early May, during which they recognized and celebrated exceptional student leadership and programming across the College community.
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Moryl Awarded Fulbright to Teach Applied Economics in Rwanda
Assistant professor of economics Rebecca Moryl, Ph.D. is the recipient of a Fulbright Award to spend the 2018-2019 academic year teaching applied economics at the University of Kigali in Kigali, Rwanda.
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Ravagnoli Awarded Whiting Fellowship to Study Link between Food and Immigrant Identity in a “Glocal” Perspective
Assistant Professor of History Violetta Ravagnoli was recently awarded a fellowship by the Marion & Jasper Whiting Foundation to investigate the link between foodways, festivities and immigrant identities in a “glocal” (reflecting both global and local) perspective.
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Guest Lectures

Jan Speaks on Educating in the Face of Opposition at 5th Annual Dorothy Day Lecture
This year’s Dorothy Day Lecture featured women’s rights advocate and educator Razia Jan, whose work in her native Afghanistan has been crucial of the development of the Zabuli Education Center, a tuition-free K-12 girls’ school built from the ruins of a destroyed boys’ school, and the Razia Jan Institute, the first women’s post-secondary vocational school in rural Afghanistan, which sits adjacent to Zabuli and includes a clinic where midwifery students train alongside doctors and midwives.
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