Award Recipients


Visitor Center Team

  • Kerry Salerno, Senior Director of Marketing and Communications, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs (EMSA), Team Leader;
  • Donald Berthelette, Project Manager, Facilities;
  • Renee Buck, Project Manager, EMSA;
  • Michaela Duffy, Assistant to the Vice President, EMSA;
  • Kurt Heissenbuttel, Associate Director of Admissions for Visitor and Alumni Service, EMSA;
  • Frank Mahoney Jr., Director of Special Projects, Facilities;
  • Warren Mann, Media Design Service Manager, Information Services (IS);
  • Derek Navisky, Project Consultant, IS;
  • John Ombelets, Senior Managing Editor, Marketing and Communications;
  • Robert Whelan, Director of Network and Telecommunications Systems, IS;
  • Wendy Ings Witt, Associate Director of Admissions, EMSA;
  • Nicholas Zinser, Director of Enrollment Systems, EMSA

The Visitor Center Team, in collaboration with several external partners, worked for a year to create and implement a first-of-its-kind “high-tech, high-touch” visitor center—one that telegraphs Northeastern’s commitment to providing an innovative, global, experiential education. In reinventing the visitor center experience, the team combined cutting-edge technology with attention to personal service, creating a memorable and highly interactive visit that invites prospective students to visualize the many possibilities Northeastern offers for global experience and intellectual exploration.


The Tegrity Lecture Capture Team

  • Lauren DeSantis, Director of Student Services in the D'Amore McKim School of Business
  • Coleen Pantalone, Associate Dean of Undergraduate Programs in the D'Amore McKim School of Business
  • Mark Staples, Director of Academic Technology Services in Information Services
  • Stephanie Trowbridge, Academic Technology Portfolio Manager in Academic Technology Services
  • Frederick Wiseman, Faculty Athletics Representative and Professor of Supply chain and Information Management in the D'Amore McKim School of Business

Through strategic and innovative planning, the Tegrity Lecture Capture Team has created a pioneering classroom tool. Tegrity software allows faculty to automatically capture, store, and index courses for later review by students. Originally designed for student athletes to keep pace with course work while they were participating in competitive sports, the innovative solution established Northeastern as a leader in helping students succeed both in the classroom and on the playing field. The service is now offered to the greater university community. The work of the Tegrity Lecture Capture Team underscores the importance of identifying a need and inventing creative solutions.


Ronné Patrick Turner, Associate Vice President of Enrollment and Dean of Admissions and Marketing, and Patrick Plunkett, Senior Associate Dean for International Engagement, on behalf of the team

Kerry Salerno, Director of Enrollment Marketing and Communication, on behalf of the Word of Mouth Blog team