For one Northeastern family, Commencement brings together three generations

Nes­tled within the crowd at Northeastern’s Com­mence­ment cer­e­mony were three men with a tie that binds even more tightly than their shared sur­name: On that day, Jared Pike, AMD’16, joined his father, Glenn Pike, AS’86, and his grand­fa­ther, Richard Pike E’61, MBA’66, as a proud North­eastern graduate.

Meet the graduates: Julie Hugunin

A biology major in Northeastern’s Honors Pro­gram and a 2016 Pres­i­den­tial Global Fellow, Julie Hugunin plans to pursue an MD/​PhD pro­gram to com­bine her clin­ical and research inter­ests, informed by a holistic approach. “North­eastern is about putting your­self out there and being fear­less,” she says.

Meet the graduates: Andrew Barba

Barba vividly remem­bers the moment Steve Jobs intro­duced the first iPhone to the world in 2007. A teenager at the time, he’d long been inter­ested in “hacking around and building things” with elec­tronics. As a North­eastern stu­dent, he’s devel­oped two apps and spent three co-​​ops working as a soft­ware engi­neer. We asked him what’s next after graduation.

Meet the graduates: Wendy Chu

Wendy Chu chose to attend North­eastern because she felt the uni­ver­sity “stretched the def­i­n­i­tion of a col­lege stu­dent.” Chu’s many accom­plish­ments include a co-​​op at a White House ini­tia­tive, studying polit­ical theory and sus­tain­able urban devel­op­ment on Dia­logues in China and the Nether­lands, and working across mar­keting, busi­ness devel­op­ment, and project man­age­ment teams at student-​​led and tech star­tups. “I’ll remember that any­thing felt pos­sible here,” she says. This fall, she will attend Har­vard Law School.

Northeastern’s coolest co-​​ops

North­eastern stu­dents engage in co-​​op oppor­tu­ni­ties in some pretty cool places, doing some pretty cool things. Each year, stu­dents submit videos that illus­trate why they think their co-​​op is the best—or the “coolest.” Check out this year’s win­ning videos, which high­light some pow­erful exam­ples of our stu­dents’ exciting co-​​ops all around the globe.

Meet the graduates: Julieta Moradei

Julieta Moradei was just 16 years old when she enrolled at North­eastern. After grad­u­ating with five co-​​ops, she will begin a PhD pro­gram in struc­tural engi­neering at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­fornia, Berkeley–one of six offers from pres­ti­gious schools including MIT, Stan­ford, and Princeton.

Meet the graduates: Colin Bernardo

Colin Bernardo is a human­i­tarian to the core. He com­pleted his bachelor’s in reha­bil­i­ta­tive sci­ence with honors and is now entering the clin­ical com­po­nent of Northeastern’s Doctor of Phys­ical Therapy pro­gram. His stellar aca­d­emic record, how­ever, marks just the begin­ning of a uni­ver­sity career driven by the desire to help others.