North­eastern rec­og­nized a select group of extra­or­di­nary juniors and seniors on Thursday who were named to the “Hunt­ington 100,” a new honor acknowl­edging stu­dents who have excelled in var­ious areas across the university—from research to ath­letics to expe­ri­en­tial learning.

Pres­i­dent Joseph E. Aoun joined other uni­ver­sity leaders and alumni to honor the group of stu­dents for their accom­plish­ments. Aoun and others encour­aged stu­dents, par­tic­u­larly grad­u­ating seniors, to remain in close con­tact with the uni­ver­sity after graduation—either on campus or through its growing list of alumni chap­ters around the world.

Wher­ever you are, get involved and get engaged,” Aoun said. “You will always be a Husky.”

To be con­sid­ered for the Hunt­ington 100, stu­dents had to be nom­i­nated by fac­ulty, staff, coaches, employers, or their peers. The selec­tion com­mittee received sev­eral hun­dred nom­i­nees, with mem­bers acknowl­edging that the entire field was incred­ibly tal­ented and accomplished.

I’m in awe,” David Kaeli, asso­ciate dean and pro­fessor in the Depart­ment of Elec­trical and Com­puter Engi­neering, told the stu­dents at Thursday’s recep­tion. “I’m very proud to be a fac­ulty member where the quality of the under­grad­uate stu­dents is outstanding.”

Justin White, a fifth-​​year com­puter engi­neering major, joined other high-​​achieving seniors and juniors at a recep­tion for the “Hunt­ington 100.”

Andre Cil­iotta, an indus­trial engi­neering major, was a senior co-​​captain on the men’s soccer team, which won the program’s first ever Colo­nial Ath­letic Asso­ci­a­tion title in 2012. That vic­tory vaulted North­eastern to its first NCAA Tour­na­ment berth since 2002. Then, with team’s opening round tour­na­ment vic­tory over Boston Col­lege, the Huskies set the pro­gram record for most wins in a season (14).

It was an incred­ible moment for our team,” said Cil­iotta, who will return to Peru after grad­u­a­tion to pursue a pro­fes­sional soccer career.

Senior Jes­sica Feldish reflected on how her North­eastern expe­ri­ence had helped shape her interest in com­mu­nity involve­ment and envi­ron­mental activism. Feldish served as pres­i­dent of the Husky Envi­ron­mental Action Team and co-​​founded Trash2Treasure pro­gram; the program’s mem­bers col­lect dorm items and clothes stu­dents might oth­er­wise throw away in the spring, and then sell those items back to stu­dents in the fall, with the pro­ceeds going to charity.

Feldish even sought to orga­nize a city­wide ver­sion of Trash2Treasure during her co-​​op at the Boston City Council, where she worked on var­ious envi­ron­mental policy issues.

The university’s sig­na­ture co-​​op pro­gram also proved valu­able for senior David Tsch­iegg. His co-​​ops included designing sig­nage for libraries and col­lege cam­puses at a design firm in Somerville, Mass., to devel­oping print com­mu­ni­ca­tions at a local brand and con­sulting firm. After grad­u­a­tion, he plans to use this real-​​world expe­ri­ence to pursue a career as a graphic designer in the non­profit sector, per­haps in edu­ca­tion or the arts.

Early on my time at North­eastern, I real­ized that I wanted to help people who can make pos­i­tive social change,” Tsch­iegg said.

Many of those stu­dents hon­ored at the event were also acknowl­edged ear­lier in the day at Northeastern’s Aca­d­emic Honors Con­vo­ca­tion, an annual cer­e­mony rec­og­nizing stu­dents, fac­ulty, and staff for their achieve­ments in areas including research, schol­ar­ship, teaching, and men­toring. Among them were stu­dents who recently received Ful­bright U.S. Stu­dent Awards as well as Northeastern’s own Hodgkinson Awards, one of the highest honors bestowed upon grad­u­ating seniors.