Alumni Profiles

Alumni are making an impact all over the world! 

Emmanuel alumni can be found throughout Boston, across the country and around the world. Emmanuel alumni are teachers, health care professionals, entrepreneurs, lawyers, social workers—you name it, and surely there is an Emmanuel graduate who is doing it. Emmanuel alumni go out and make their mark on the world, while sharing a bond and connection with all those who have ever called Emmanuel “home.”

Rosemary D'Ambrosio Verri '66

July 2014

Rosemary D'Ambrosio Verri '66: The Positive Power of Humor

Alumni Board Member Rosemary D'Ambrosio Verri '66 is a professional speaker who presents on the power of humor and the positive change we can affect in the lives of those around us.


Andrea Barbosa '08

June 2014

Andre Barbosa '08: Paying It Forward

Andre Barbosa '08 started the annual King of the Court Basketball Tournament, now in its fourth year, as a way to provide select Emmanuel students with resources for books and academic supplies... and to pay forward a kindness once paid him.


Srunphut "Jae" Pukma '14

May 2014

Srunphut "Jae" Pukma '14: Perseverance + Exploration

During his senior year at Emmanuel, Jae Pukma ’14 landed a position as a pediatric oncology intern at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, an opportunity typically reserved for Harvard Medical students.


Page Minihan Buldini '06

April 2014

Page Minihan Buldini '06: Running For a Cause

Page Minihan Buldini '06 is running her fourth Boston Marathon as a member of Tedy's Team in honor of her father, Joe Minihan, who suffered a stroke in her youth.


Michael Valanzola '07

March 2014

Michael Valenzola '07: Politics in Action

At the age of 22 and just 17 days after his graduation from Emmanuel College, Michael Valanzola '07 was elected to the Board of Selectmen in Wales, Mass., the youngest in the history of the town.


Lily Gagliardi '08

February 2014

Lily Gagliardi '08: Heart Disease Activist

Lily Gagliardi '08 is a heart disease prevention activist and the founder of Lily's Kids Inc., a non-profit organization committed to ensuring that all children live healthy, productive lives.



January 2014

Marjorie Galas '89: Finding Her Niche in Hollywood

Marjorie Galas '89 is Editor of Variety's 411 Publishing, a production services resource centered on "below-the-line" industry professionals including film editors, make-up artists and art directors.


Marian Ryan '76

December 2013

Marian Ryan '76: Middlesex District Attorney

Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan ’76 attributes the woman she has become to the personal foundations she constructed at Emmanuel College.



November 2013

Chris Flanagan '10: Making His Mark on Washington

Chris Flanagan '10, a South Shore, Mass. native has spent the past two years working in the Washington, D.C., office of former senator and recently appointed Secretary of State John Kerry.



October 2013

Joanne DiGeronimo Migliaro ’88: Giving Back to Emmanuel

Joanne DiGeronimo Migliaro '88 and her husband Anthony, consistent supporters of Emmanuel College in the past, made a five-year, $150,000 pledge to support the College’s efforts to restore the Administration Building.



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