Vincent DiPersio was in Goddard’s Residential Undergraduate Program (RUP) from 1973-76. He now works in television as a writer/director/producer.

His documentary “The Kennedy Detail,” which he produced and directed, was nominated for an Emmy in 2012, and his new series, “Bomb Patrol Afghanistan,” which follows a Navy Bomb Disposal Unit through their entire deployment, was nominated as Best Limited Series by the International Documentary Association (IDA).

DiPersio is originally from Philladelphia. Says DiPersio: “I was a kid from a tiny row house in Philly and Goddard changed my life, filling me with a life-long sense of curiosity that’s led to 3 Oscar nominations and two Emmys! And I can honestly say that if I hadn’t been struck by Goddard’s lightning in the seventies none of that would have happened.”