It is with profound joy that we launch Emmanuel College’s Centennial—a historic opportunity to honor the pioneering spirit of the College’s founders, reflect on its rich heritage, and celebrate the beginning of our second century.
When the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur opened a new college in the heart of Boston in 1919, they named it Emmanuel―“God with us.” The choice reflected their conviction in the importance of education. They believed, as we do today, that education is the greatest work on earth.
Since then, Emmanuel College has put its founders’ beliefs into action by providing an educational experience that has transformed countless lives. Here generations of students―many of them the first in their families to attend college―prepare to make superb contributions to professions, causes and communities throughout our nation.
Now, as we mark Emmanuel’s 100th anniversary, I invite you to join us in honoring our unique mission―an ever-renewing force for empowerment and for a more just and peaceful world. Our Centennial events, both on and beyond the campus, include dynamic lectures and discussions, a historical exhibit, academic symposia, liturgies, service projects and joyful opportunities to celebrate Emmanuel’s past, present and future.
At all our gatherings in the year ahead, let us proclaim the mission of Emmanuel College, confident that the future is in our name!
Sister Janet Eisner, SNDdeN