A celebration of the academic year
Emmanuel celebrates the start of each academic year with an Academic Convocation ceremony, which represents many new beginnings—new academic pursuits, new friendships and new opportunities for students to grow as leaders and ethical decision makers. The ceremony also recognizes first-year students as the newest members of the Emmanuel community as well as the status of seniors as they don their caps and gowns for the first time.
Academic Convocation Through the Years
2019 - Caroline Kennedy, diplomat and best-selling author; celebrating the College's Centennial
2018 - Bill Cummings, entrepreneur, philanthropist and author
2017 - Tim Rowe, innovation and start-up advocate, CEO of the Cambridge Innovation Center
2016 - Dr. Michael St. Clair, Professor Emeritus of Psychology, Emmanuel College
2015 - Dr. Erin Lothes-Biviano, assistant professor of theology at the College of Saint Elizabeth
2014 - John Robinson, Managing Partner and CEO of Our Ability
2013 - Dr. Dan Ariely, James B. Duke Professor of Psychology and Behavioral Economics at Duke University
2012 - Dr. Sheri Fink, Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C. and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative at Harvard University
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