Kevin, Class of 2016

History and Secondary Education Major

A native of Los Angeles, Kevin was drawn to Emmanuel by its community spirit, which he now shares with others as an Admissions Ambassador and a student-athlete.

A native of Los Angeles, Calif., Kevin traveled a long way from home to come to Emmanuel, but the sense of community he found on campus convinced him to make the move from the West Coast to the East.

"Sports were a huge component, but the atmosphere around campus is what sold me," said the high school volleyball standout and current Saints libero. "It wasn't that hard for me to adjust. It did take me a while to get used to the cold, but good friends make any transition easier."

In his first year, Kevin helped lead Emmanuel's men's volleyball team to a second place finish in the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) and an appearance in the conference finals.

"I'm blessed to have gotten to know such a strong group of men that not only emulate hard work and dedication but also exemplify what it means to be a Saint," he said. "We all love the game and we're proud to represent Emmanuel whether it's on the court or in our community."

Kevin is also involved with S.A.G.E, the College's first-year mentoring program, and works as an Admissions Ambassador as well as at the front desk of the fitness center in the Jean Yawkey Center.

"All of these teach me accountability, responsibility and much more. I'm grateful to be part of all of these organizations that teach me so much."

Kevin is a double major in history and secondary education, and is excited to be participating in the pre-practicum for the education component this year.

"Any major requires hard work and dedication and I'm glad mine is going to a subject I can talk about for hours," Kevin said. "I've learned a lot from my professors in the short couple years I've been at Emmanuel, but everyone lesson is better than the last."

Interested in History?

As a history student at Emmanuel, you have the opportunity to look at cultures and civilizations both nearby and remote as you study Boston's neighborhoods, the Iberian presence in the Atlantic world or the ideals of the ancient Chinese.

Interested in Secondary Education?

Share your knowledge with others. Using Boston as an extended classroom, Emmanuel students are given opportunities for field-based experiences in urban school settings, allowing for first-hand observation and to engage with learners from all cultures and with diverse instructional needs.

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