North­eastern Uni­ver­sity kicked off a global out­reach ini­tia­tive called “The One World Cam­paign” at the annual alumni dinner and golf outing hosted by Mel, P’56, and Martha Aronson last Sunday.

The One World Cam­paign is an ini­tia­tive to strengthen con­nec­tions with alumni, par­ents and friends—on a national and inter­na­tional scale—and expand oppor­tu­ni­ties for others to be involved in shaping the global vision of the University.

Our global alumni family, now more than 201,000 people strong, is among the University’s greatest strengths,” said Diane MacGillivray, senior vice pres­i­dent for uni­ver­sity advance­ment. “The feed­back we receive from alumni will help to inform strategic deci­sions about how North­eastern can create a closer-​​knit com­mu­nity of alumni, par­ents and friends who are actively engaged, informed and proud of their affil­i­a­tion with Northeastern.”

Using real-​​time com­mu­ni­ca­tion tools like Skype, Twitter and Face­book, mem­bers of Northeastern’s alumni rela­tions team will be reaching out to alumni in all 50 states and at least 20 countries.

The global out­reach cam­paign is also an oppor­tu­nity to inform alumni about Northeastern’s expanding inter­na­tional pres­ence, and the great impact stu­dents and fac­ulty are having world­wide. One topic Uni­ver­sity offi­cials will be dis­cussing is the new Pres­i­den­tial Global Scholars pro­gram, an ini­tia­tive to sup­port out­standing stu­dents seeking inter­na­tional co-​​op oppor­tu­ni­ties, with the goal of dou­bling the number of stu­dents who take advan­tage of these opportunities.

We want to get alumni excited about all the inno­v­a­tive edu­ca­tional and research pro­grams taking place at North­eastern,” said Jack Moynihan, vice pres­i­dent for alumni rela­tions and The North­eastern Fund. “Equally impor­tant, this cam­paign is an oppor­tu­nity for us to encourage more alumni to partner with us in building an even stronger Northeastern.”

Today, alumni all over the world have more oppor­tu­ni­ties to be involved with their alma mater than ever before. For example, in addi­tion to 22 domestic alumni chap­ters, North­eastern recently launched five inter­na­tional chapters—in France, Greece and Istanbul and Ankara, Turkey, as well as a Pan-​​Arab chapter led by alumni in Saudi Arabia, Lebanon and Boston. The alumni rela­tions office is plan­ning to launch more inter­na­tional chap­ters over the next year.

To track the One Campaign’s progress, including the number of people vis­ited, and up-​​to-​​the-​​minute updates from Uni­ver­sity staff, visit the One Campaign’s Web site: www​.north​eastern​.edu/​a​l​u​m​n​i​/​one.