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Students in Northeastern's Foundation Year program proved math concepts apply to real-world issues in a presentation to a trio of local politicians and celebrities, comprising comedian Jimmy Tingle, Mass. State Rep. Jeffrey Sanchez and singer, actor and teacher Marlon Hernandez-Jones.
Faculty in Northeastern's Foundation Year program delivered tributes to their students at an end of the year event on June 19, which included a guest appearance from Mayor Thomas Menino. Mayor Menino showed his support of the students and Foundation Year stating, "I'm so proud of you and what you're doing in this program."
Thursday, July 21 marked the end of Northeastern's Foundation Year program for a class of students as they celebrated their graduation from the program at the End of Year Celebration. Three student speakers delivered heartfelt speeches that further emphasized the community that formed as a result of the program. One student commented, "We learned things about ourselves that we never thought we would."
Dr. Amy Lantinga, a faculty member in Northeastern University's Foundation Year program, is a recipient of the Northeastern University College of Professional Studies Teaching Excellence Award, which annually recognizes two faculty members for knowledge, skill, creativity and innovation in teaching. Nominations for the award are made by currently enrolled students.
In the classroom, he’s Peter Plourde, a math instructor who teaches in Northeastern's Foundation Year program, which helps graduates of Boston high schools prepare for success in college. But he’s also Professor Lyrical, a rapper and hip-hop musician who uses music to make math topics more accessible and entertaining.