Honoring Excellence and Innovation

The annual Academic Honors Convocation celebrates the highest achievements of our distinguished community. A tradition launched in 2011 by President Joseph E. Aoun, this ceremony is one of the most significant events of the academic year.

This convocation honors the members of our community who, each year, channel their extraordinary talents and passion into transformative research and scholarship, exceptional teaching and mentoring, and the creation of new paths in higher education. Their accomplishments contribute greatly to Northeastern’s momentum and represent the very essence of Northeastern: an innovative university engaged with the world, on campus and around the globe, and an academic community committed to excellence.

   2015 Award Recipients

 Undergraduate Student Awards

  Marshall Scholarship
Julia Ebert 

  Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
    Emma Kaeli 

  Critical Language Scholarship 
    Erin Bourque

  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric
  Administration Ernest F. Hollings Scholarship
    Benjamin Moran

  Harold D. Hodgkinson Award
    Christie Civetta
    Neel Shah
    Lindsay Weigel

  Robert J. Shillman Award for
  Engineering Excellence
   Jonathan Gray
    Logan Jackson
    Sean Kerr
    Joel Shaffer

  Presidential Global Fellows
   Katie Braggins
   Christie Civetta
   Sam Manning
   Marco Muzio


 Graduate Student Awards

  Outstanding Graduate Research
   Emily Cummins
   Bolin Hu
   Sheng Li

  Outstanding Graduate Teaching
    Leah Dickens

  Outstanding Graduate Community Service
    James McGrath

  Outstanding Graduate Experiential Learning
    Charith Peris

 Staff Awards

  Outstanding Service Award
   Jane Brown
   Michael Dwyer
   Doreen Hodgkin
   Jonna Iacono

  Outstanding Team Award
    Snow Team 


 Faculty Honors

  Excellence in Research and Creativity
Elizabeth Maddock Dillon
   Alessandro Vespignani

  Excellence in Teaching
    Amy M. Briesch
    John Engen
    Nader Jalili

  Klein Lectureship
     Kara Swanson

  University Distinguished Professors
    Alexandros Makriyannis
    Jonathan Tilly


 Presidential Medallion

    Bernard M. Gordon

Event Information

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Ceremony at 3 pm
Blackman Auditorium, Ell Hall

Reception to Follow
Indoor Quad
Curry Student Center