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Ryan Clark

Ryan visits and assists students from Fitchburg and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts, South Western New Hampshire, Northern New Jersey, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington & Wyoming.

What is your favorite thing about Emmanuel College?

The sense of community on campus is palpable. Not only are students involved in so many service organizations, clubs, and athletic teams, but they develop relationships with their professors and with each other that last well beyond commencement.

What is your favorite thing to do in Boston?

As an avid basketball fan, I love going to the TD Garden to watch the Celtics play. And when the weather cooperates, I play pick-up basketball in the Back Bay Fens (just a five minute walk from Emmanuel) - there's nothing like swishing a three-pointer and then looking to the east at the Prudential Center and the Boston skyline!

What is the one piece of advice you would give prospective students about the college process?

Academically, socially, personally, professionally, and event spiritually, college is about taking initiative. Try to remember that you can have an incredible experience wherever you find yourself, so long as you are proactive in your studies and pursue the things that you are passionate about. Bring this attitude to the college search process! Learn as much as you can about the schools that you think might be a good fit, visit if you can, and let your excitement guide you as you write applications and decide where to begin this next chapter. 

What is the most exciting aspect of working in Admissions?

I love the individual contact that working in Admissions provides. Meeting prospective students at high schools, college fairs, and information sessions is delightful, and I especially enjoy sitting down for in-depth conversations during interviews. I really want to help young people get the most out of their education and I love learning about each individual student and helping them discern how they might thrive here at Emmanuel and further!

Explore Emmanuel

Research Spotlight: Searching for an Evolution Solution

Propelled by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, students and faculty in the Mathematics Department are studying the rate of evolution in spatially structured populations using evolutionary graph theory, which may inform the estimation of important events in our evolutionary past, such as when humans split from our closest primate relatives.

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Research Spotlight: Powerful Partnerships

In collaboration with Emmanuel graduate, Kierstin Giunco ’17, Associated Professor of Education Christine Leighton and current student Kayla Balthazar '20 are working with local elementary students to deepen reading engagement and comprehension.

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Research Spotlight: Economics Education on a Global Scale

As her research in economics education has focused on innovation in the classroom and finding ways to help students apply economic theories to real-world situations, students are vital in every aspect to Associate Professor of Economics Rebecca Moryl’s work.

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Eileen Milien '22: A Career-Affirming CURE

When choosing a college, Eileen knew two things for sure—that she would be able to get to know her professors and peers and that she wanted to be in an area in which she would have myriad opportunities in the research and medicine.

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Melissa Duffy '20: Artist and Appreciator

When Melissa started at Emmanuel, she chose what she believed to be two separate and distinct majors—studio art and history—to fulfill her both her personal and professional interests.

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Kai Uehara '20: Social Justice Scholar

Kai has always had the inclination to try to make any situation better. When he was searching for colleges, Emmanuel's social justice mission resounded deeply with his ideals of supporting those who need the help.

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Robert Columbus '20: The Idea Man

Robert’s interest in the workings of the wider world grew in 2011 as the Arab Spring became international news. “I love history,” he said, “so knowing the history of the states as well as their current affairs made their actions and interactions much more interesting to me.”

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Jake Hill '20: Seeing Citizenship with a Capitol C

Growing up in a suburban town outside of Boston, going to college in the city had always been a goal for Jake. After touring Emmanuel's campus he felt it had the perfect mixture of “small campus feel and big city appeal.”

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Jessie Wang '19: Head of the Class

What began as an on-campus job in Emmanuel's student center transformed into a new career path for Jessie, one that brought her to Harvard University as a master's candidate in higher education administration. 

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