Kevin, Class of 2016

History and Secondary Education Major

A native of California, Kevin was drawn to Emmanuel by its community spirit, which he shared with others as an Admissions Ambassador and a student athlete.

Kevin traveled a long way from Los Angeles, Calif. 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 Saints libero. "It wasn't that hard for me to adjust. It did take me awhile to get used to the cold, but good friends make any transition easier."

In his first year, Kevin helped lead the 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. Kevin and his teammates were proud to represent Emmanuel both on the court and in their community.

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

Kevin said that these positions taught him accountability, responsibility and much more. He was grateful to be part of them and to learn from them.

Kevin was a double major in history and secondary education and was excited to participate in the pre-practicum component for education.

"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. He learned a lot from his professors at Emmanuel and said that each new lesson was 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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