2014 Award Recipients
Linda J. Allen, University Registrar
Linda, a member of the Northeastern community for 43 years, always puts the best interest of the institution at the forefront of her agenda. By providing the highest level of professional service to students, faculty, and staff, she models professionalism and customer service for her immediate team as well as her colleagues beyond the Office of the Registrar. Her mantra is clear: “If we are in a position to help, we do.” Linda’s visionary pursuit of excellence has ensured that the Office of the Registrar is recognized as a model for other institutions.
Leroy S. Jackson Jr., Academic Adviser, Opportunity Scholarships and Outreach Programs
Leroy, a member of the Northeastern community for 15 years, consistently goes far beyond his job description. One Class of 2014 student says, “From academic issues to important life moments, Leroy brings an impartial and caring voice to all his students. What’s remarkable is his ability to promote accountability while remaining empathetic.” Leroy develops trusting relationships with first-generation college students, many of whom are high risk, ensuring that they receive appropriate support services. Students continue to reach out to Leroy for his guidance and advice long after they graduate.
Maureen L. Timmons, Director of Dining Services
Maureen, a member of Northeastern for 15 years, provides innovative dining services that both respond to the needs and expectations of students and position Northeastern as a leader in contemporary university dining. She believes Dining Services is much more than offering a meal plan to students; it’s a vehicle for education and an opportunity to build community through the events she and her team have developed. Dining Services has been at the forefront of the university’s commitment to sustainability. Multiple initiatives, such as using locally grown produce and sustainable seafood, have repeatedly earned the university national recognition as a leader in sustainability.
2013 Award Recipient
David Winch, Director of Student Support Services, Enrollment Management and Student Affairs
David, a member of the Northeastern community for 12 years and leader of the We Care Team, makes himself available around the clock to help students, parents, faculty, and staff resolve concerns that are almost always urgent, painful, and complex. He is both compassionate and conscientious, and his superb attention to detail means that no one slips through the cracks. Driven by his dedication to ensuring the success of every student at Northeastern, David has created, in the words of one of his colleagues, a “model program to be revered and emulated.”
2012 Award Recipient
Ruthann Stiles, Director of Academic Fiscal Affairs
Ruthann Stiles embodies outstanding service and dedication to Northeastern. An accomplished financial analyst, she has been instrumental to helping the university achieve its institutional goals. Not only is Stiles a consummate professional, but she is also a tireless volunteer who personifies the meaning of community at Northeastern by engaging with faculty, students, and staff through campus-life activities ranging from athletic events to move-in days.
2011 Award Recipient
Jack Malone, Director of Physical Plant Services