BOSTON, Mass. – On May 12, Emerson College awarded more than 970 undergraduate degrees, and on May 11, awarded nearly 300 graduate degrees during the college’s commencement ceremonies.

Logan Pierce from Murray received a bachelor of arts degree in writing, literature and publishing. He will officially complete his degree in August.

Award-winning journalist, speaker and author, Soledad O’Brien, received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree and delivered the undergraduate commencement address. Award-winning scholar and writer, Nell Irvin Painter, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, Emmy-nominated filmmaker and theatrical producer, Jose Antonio Vargas, and president of the Miami Dade College, Eduardo J. Padron, also received honorary doctor of humane letter degrees.

Emerson College is in Boston, Massachusetts in the heart of the city’s Theatre District. It educates individuals who will solve problems and change the world through engaged leadership in communication and the arts, a mission informed by liberal learning.

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