The Rubin team is excited to welcome Austin Makohon as a software developer to manage updates and maintenance to the company’s Emerge curriculum for K-12 and higher education.
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Austin Makohon, a software developer is Rubin’s newest team member.

Emerge is a library of videos, activities and quizzes for business communication skills (ex: email etiquette).A native of the Peninsula, Makohon received his bachelor’s degree from Christopher Newport University.

Makohon had previously worked in IT at the Peninsula Agency on Aging in Newport News.

“As a provider of a web-based curriculum for schools, we often receive excellent feedback from customers on ways to make the material more engaging,” said Danny Rubin, the founder of Rubin. “Austin will play a big role in delivering a stronger product to our partners nationwide.”

Rubin Emerge integrates into learning management systems like Google Classroom, Canvas, Schoology, Moodle, Blackboard, D2L and Sakai. Whenever possible, the company provides “single sign-on” access so students can work on Emerge lessons without the need for an additional username or password.

For the spring 2022 academic semester, Rubin plans to introduce Emerge within Clark County School District (Las Vegas) as well as schools in Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Wyoming.

Rubin is a leader in online curriculum for business communication. The company provides a robust digital learning platform called “Emerge” to middle schools, high schools, colleges/universities and adult education programs. Emerge teaches in-demand skills like email etiquette, phone etiquette and how to hold meaningful conversations for college and career. Rubin is based in Virginia Beach, VA and, through Emerge, reaches 250,000+ students in Virginia and 30+ other states. Rubin is founded by Danny Rubin, a former TV news journalist and national news consultant. Our motto: “Write well, open doors!”