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Emily Ricci ’15, assistant director of Digital Communications at Mount Saint Mary College, adjunct professor of Religious Studies, and president of Gloriam Marketing, LLC, received a Forty Under 40 Mover and Shaker Award from the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, August 20.
Each year, the chamber bestows the honor upon 40 individuals under the age of 40 who have shown a strong commitment to the Hudson Valley. A selection committee, comprised of former honorees, judged nominations based on professional and community achievements.
An award ceremony was initially scheduled for April, but was delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain proper social distance, the August ceremony was held at the Hyde Park Drive-in Theatre. A video congratulating each winner was played on the screen.
“I am honored and humbled to be selected as an honoree of this year’s Forty Under 40 class,” said Ricci. She thanked the chamber for safely honoring the recipients. “They really did a fantastic job of making the evening safe, fun, and memorable.”
Ricci joined the Mount’s Marketing and Communications department a few months after graduating from the college in 2015. She excels in social media management and has more than tripled the Mount’s social media engagement in the last two years. As an adjunct professor at the Mount teaching Religious Studies courses, Ricci not only helps to increase her students’ knowledge of the Bible and their study of faith, but she also leads her students in service of their own at Bishop Dunn Memorial School.
In 2016, Ricci founded Gloriam Marketing, LLC, a Catholic marketing and creative agency. As the only specifically Catholic marketing company in New York, Gloriam works with Catholic churches, schools, and businesses both regionally and throughout the country to provide marketing services focused on evangelization. Offering everything from email and social media marketing to web design and content development, her company specializes in emphasizing the correlations between Biblical evangelization methods and modern marketing techniques to help parishes and Catholic ministries better promote themselves, their faith, and their community offerings.
Ricci thanked her Mount colleagues for nominating her for the award and for giving her so many opportunities to grow and learn. “The Mount has continued to help me develop as a person, even as an alumna and employee,” she noted. “I just feel really blessed to have all of these opportunities.”
Ricci holds a master’s degree in Theology from the Augustine Institute and a bachelor’s degree in English from Mount Saint Mary College. Her company, Gloriam Marketing, can be found at www.gloriammarketing.com