Outstanding Service Award

The Outstanding Service Award recognizes an individual who has shown a commitment to advancing the student, staff, or faculty experience. Recipients are ambassadors of the university who demonstrate extraordinary service and represent institutional excellence.

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.