Harold D. Hodgkinson Award Recipients
Brian Henske, SSH’13, international affairs
This Presidential Global Scholar and lover of languages, cultures, and politics leaves Northeastern as an Africanist poised for a career in foreign policy. As a student, Brian expertly integrated his classroom learning with his career goals, first with a co-op at the U.S. Department of State in Virginia, where he assessed terrorism and security sector development, and later on a co-op with the federal government analyzing political, economic, and leadership developments in Africa. Proficient in Swahili, he did a Dialogue of Civilizations in Kenya and co-founded Northeastern’s Swahili Club to harness a growing interest in African affairs across the university.
Bich Ngoc (Jade) Hoang, BHS’13, pharmacy major, business administration minor
Jade’s passion for education and healing has powered her college career. Following two pharmacy co-ops with Massachusetts General Hospital, Jade returned to her home country of Vietnam for a co-op with AstraZeneca, where she managed a large-scale project to create an iPad application that collects essential pharmaceutical information. Her leadership has benefited volunteer initiatives in Boston and Vietnam, as well as numerous campus groups, including the Pharmacy Student Government Organization and the Vietnamese Student Association. A committed scholar, she plans to pursue graduate work in business administration and alternative medicine, and then a career in global healthcare.
Fernando Quivira, E’13, electrical and computer engineering
Fernando discovered his passion for research as a freshman volunteering in campus laboratories. These experiences led to research co-ops on two federally funded projects at Northeastern, a research-based study abroad in Barcelona, and a co-op with a breast-cancer detection study at Massachusetts General Hospital. Fernando, an international student from Ecuador, has contributed to numerous published scholarly papers, including seven as first author. He was named a Gordon Scholar and received Northeastern’s 2012 President’s Award as one of the top 10 students of his class, and is a member of Eta Kappa Nu, the Electrical and Computer Engineering Honor Society. Fernando plans to pursue engineering graduate work focused on advancing the healthcare industry.
Mark Cleary, BHS'12, health science
Mark’s academic and professional potential were recognized early at Northeastern when he was accepted into Tufts University School of Medicine during his sophomore year through its Early Assurance Program, a partnership with Northeastern. When he enters medical school this fall, he’ll build on his important clinical-research experience at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and draw from the valuable insights he gained on co-ops in South America. His outstanding undergraduate accomplishments also include the President’s Award for Outstanding Scholarship, the Presidential Global Scholarship, and the Ruth Page Sweet Award for unusual professional potential through service, leadership, and scholarship.
Matthew Cournoyer, SSH'12, political science, economics minor
A passion for social change has fueled Matthew’s college career, leading to his prestigious 2011 Truman Scholarship, an honor awarded to a small, elite group of undergraduate students for their leadership skills, academic excellence, and public-service commitment. He has a long list of leadership positions, including president of Northeastern’s International Relations Council (IRC), vice president for finance of the IRC, and secretary general of the National Model Arab League, where he has received significant national recognition and is one of the most highly regarded students in the program. He has also done co-ops at the New England Council and in the U.S. Senate. Matthew plans to earn a law degree, and to enter public service.
Lauren Gianino, E'12, chemical engineering mojor, biochemical engineering minor
Lauren will merge her superb chemical engineering talents with her interest in business development at Harvard, where she has been accepted into its highly selective MBA program. While at Northeastern, her academic excellence has been recognized with six prestigious awards and scholarships, and she made significant scientific contributions to her field during her three co-ops. A deep understanding of chemistry, impressive teaching abilities, and commitment to giving back contributed to her selection as a peer mentor for the college’s introductory engineering course, a distinction reserved for its best and brightest students.
Shradha Khadge, S'12, behavioral neuroscience
A critical thinker with strong analytical skills and an exemplary work ethic, Shradha has been recognized with many top scholastic awards. In addition to her stellar undergraduate work, she had the opportunity to collaborate with researchers at the Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders Lab at Boston’s Massachusetts General Hospital on research she was conducting in Northeastern’s Interdisciplinary Affective Science Lab. Shradha was a pre-medical intern at Venus Hospital in Nepal, which expanded and sharpened her clinical skills, and she volunteered at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Steven W. Criscione, S'11, biochemistry and mathematics
Nicholas Daggett, E'11, mechanical engineering
Kenneth McGrady, CIS'11, computer science and mathematics
Amanda Strobel, BA'11, business administration/finance and marketing
Sarah Tishler, SSH'11, international affairs, psychology, and French