Harold D. Hodgkinson Awards
The Harold D. Hodgkinson Award is a university-wide award and is one of the highest honors that a senior at Northeastern University can receive. The award is based primarily on distinguished scholastic achievement with due consideration of character, personality, qualities of leadership, cooperative work experience, and service in voluntary organizations and activities. Each college may nominate one student to be considered for the award.
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.