• Anthony R. Manganaro, E’67, H’08, delivers remarks at the Academic Honors Convocation after being presented with the Presidential Medallion, the university’s top honor. The trustee’s vision has been the driving force behind the success of the Torch Scholars program.

  • Richard Daynard, professor of law, was honored with the rank of University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor Northeastern can bestow on a faculty member. Driving Daynard’s scholarship has been his unwavering vision for a healthier citizenry worldwide.

  • Vladimir Torchilin, Distinguished Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was honored with the rank of University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor Northeastern can bestow on a faculty member. Torchilin is an internationally recognized scholar who has made extraordinary contributions in the fields of nanomedicine, drug delivery, enzymology, and immunology.

  • Shradha Khadge, S’12, was honored with the Hodgkinson Award, one of the highest honors for graduating seniors. She received her degree in behavioral neuroscience and worked with researchers at Mass General Hospital in Boston. She also performed clinical work at Venus Hospital in Nepal.

  • Neel Shah, E’14, received the Barry M. Goldwater Scholar award, one of the country’s most competitive science scholarships. The electrical and computer engineering major is developing computer vision algorithms for face-recognition and object-detection applications in security and national defense.

  • Ruthann Stiles, director of academic fiscal affairs, received the Outstanding Service Award, given to an ambassador of the university who has demonstrated extraordinary service and dedication to faculty, students, and staff.

The annual Academic Honors Convocation, launched last year by President Joseph E. Aoun, celebrates the highest achievements of Northeastern’s faculty, students, staff, and alumni. The individuals in the slideshow above are representative of the talented people honored this year. For a complete list, visit northeastern.edu/academichonors.
“What counts most in life is a memory, or what will fit into a cigar box. Not your yacht, not your big house, not your fancy cars. They are all temporary possessions. Today will remain a special memory for me. And you can be sure that when I get home I will place this Presidential Medallion safely into my cigar box.”
Anthony Manganaro