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100 Facts for 100 Years
327 Barbaras have attended Emmanuel College since 1919.
Emmanuel College students joined other area college students in 1967 to aid migrant farmers’ struggle for unionization by supporting the grape boycott, led by Cesar Chavez, who later spoke on campus in 1969.
Sr. Janet Eisner '63, SNDdeN is the longest serving woman president in U.S. higher education history. She was named Acting President in 1978 and inaugurated in 1979. She celebrates her 40th anniversary during the College's Centennial year.
President John F. Kennedy—then a US Representative from the Eleventh Congressional District of Massachusetts—gave the 1949 Commencement Address.
Coach Andy Yosinoff is the winningest coach in NCAA D-III Women's Basketball history.
Four Emmanuel alumnae have been named Miss Massachusetts and competed for the national title of Miss America, including the first-ever Miss MA of color, Gabriela Taveras '17.
450,000 bricks were used to build the new 18-story residence hall, which opened in Fall 2018.
Journalist and alumna Mary McGrory '39 won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary in 1975 for her articles about the Watergate Scandal. McGrory was on Richard Nixon's famed "enemies list."
Emmanuel College opened the same year as Boston's Great Molasses Flood, when a holding tank burst and sent 2.3 million gallons of the sticky liquid sweeping through the streets of Boston.
Campus was hit with 27.1 inches in the Blizzard of ‘78.