This past Friday, April 14th, Emmanuel students had the opportunity to celebrate the inauguration of our 13th president Dr. Mary K. Boyd! The event was celebrated all day on the Emmanuel campus with incredible guest speakers, amazing musical performances on the quad, and free food and merch as far as the eye could see. Combined with the amazing sunny weather, I’ve never seen the quad so full of people!
An added perk of the day was the opportunity for Emmanuel students to register for a free ticket to the Red Sox vs. Los Angeles Angels game that same night! Mary Boyd was the special guest at the game as she was throwing the first pitch to celebrate her inauguration. Emmanuel students and staff took to the bleachers and filled out multiple sections in support of our new president.
The energy was high at the game, especially when Dr. Boyd threw the first pitch straight across the home plate! The Emmanuel crowd certainly made themselves hard to ignore, especially when Dr. Boyd returned to her seat amongst the students. The chanting of her name was so loud that even the players that had just begun to play on the field were turning around to see what all the commotion was!
To top off an incredible day of celebrating the new president, students and faculty in the stands got to enjoy a home run by Boston’s own Rafael Devers, the iconic Sweet Caroline sing-along, some Emmanuel students featured in the big screen dance battle, and finally, a 5-4 victory for the Red Sox!
It was a truly incredible and fun day at Fenway, and I couldn’t think of a better way to honor Dr. Boyd’s inauguration.