Joseph Aoun cheers in the student section at a Northeastern basketball game


CEO Breakfast
President Aoun welcomed Gabriel Jaramillo, President and CEO of Sovereign Bank, who spoke about successful business models during a recent CEO Breakfast forum. Photos by Craig Bailey

Student engineers meet with President Aoun
President Aoun and David Luzzi, Dean of the College of Engineering, met with a group of engineering students who won a national competition for building a car that ran on chemical reactions. The team of ten students competed against 30 teams from colleges across the country and were awarded a $2,000 prize. Photos by Craig Bailey
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President Aoun and members of the Northeastern community from near and far displayed their Husky spirit during the annual Homecoming celebration. Faculty, staff, students and alumni attended various events, including both a men’s and women’s hockey game, a comedy show and FanFest. Photos by Craig Bailey

Faculty Senate Address
President Aoun spoke about the imperative role of faculty members in developing academic innovations that offer Northeastern students a transformative and challenging education anchored in co-op. Aoun underscored that talented teachers and scholars form the backbone of the University, and he urged faculty members, deans and department heads to play a greater role in shaping the curriculum of the future. Photos by Craig Bailey

Meeting of the Corporation
President Aoun, Chairman Sternberg, and members of the Senior Leadership Team update the Corporation on the University’s accomplishments and its vision for the future. The meeting was followed by a reception and dinner, which included a presentation by Steve Zoloth, dean of the Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Photos by Craig Bailey

Dorchester Academy students visit Northeastern
President Aoun meets with a group of 45 Dorchester Academy high-school students, who spent the day touring and mingling with Northeastern student scholars. The purpose of the visit was to help prepare the seniors and juniors for the college admissions process and relay information about scholarship opportunities through Northeastern’s Torch and Boston Public High School Scholarship programs. Photos by Brent N. Clarke, © 2009

Resident Student Association meeting
President Aoun addresses the members of the Resident Student Association. In summing up the University’s accomplishments and direction, President Aoun reminded the students that they remain Northeastern’s best ambassadors. Photos by Craig Bailey

Student Government Association meeting
President Aoun addresses members of the Student Government Association where he stressed the importance of their role as ambassadors in attracting the top-caliber students in this year’s entering class. Photos by Craig Bailey

President Aoun and Miles
President Aoun and "Miles," Northeastern Alumni Relation's eco-friendly Smart Car met with students around the campus.

State of the University Town Meeting
President Aoun addresses faculty, student, and staff at the annual State of the University Town Meeting. Steve Morrison, chair of the Faculty Senate Agenda Committee, and Provost Steve Director also made remarks. Photos by Craig Bailey

Mission Hill Road Race
President Aoun mingles with attendees of this year’s Mission Hill Road Race. The 5K race included students from Northeastern and other area colleges. Photos by James Chiavelli

President Aoun welcomes the incoming freshman class
President Aoun welcomes the 2,800 members of the fall 2009 entering class. He emphasizes the invaluable global experience Northeastern students receive through the university’s leading cooperative education program, now in 85 cities around the world.

President’s Convocation Ceremony
Thousands of Northeastern’s newest students, along with faculty and staff, helped the University celebrate the re-opening of Matthews Arena on Monday afternoon, during the annual President’s Convocation ceremony. The more than 2,800 new undergraduates are among the university’s most accomplished and most diverse. Photos by Craig Bailey
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Welcome barbecue
President Aoun greets members of the 112th entering class at a post-Convocation barbecue. Photos by Craig Bailey

President Aoun delivers commencement address in Lebanon
President Aoun addresses the graduates of Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Jounieh, Lebanon. The commencement address was one of three he delivered abroad over the summer. He also spoke at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Greek Alumni Chapter event in Athens

President Aoun meets with members of the Greek Alumni Chapter in Athens, Greece. Northeastern’s Alumni Chapter Program has 23 chapters—19 in the United States and four internationally (in Athens, Greece, in Ankara and Istanbul in Turkey, and a Pan-Arab group).


Health Careers Academy awards ceremony
President Aoun receives a University Partnership Award from the Health Careers Academy, Northeastern’s on-campus high school for students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions. Health Careers Academy is the only high school in the nation to be housed on a university campus. Photos provided by Health Careers Academy

Annual meeting of the Corporation
Chairman Sy Sternberg, President Aoun, and several members of the senior leadership team address the members of the Corporation during the annual meeting. The following individuals were elected onto the Board of Trustees: Richard D’Amore, ’75, Anthony Manganaro, ’67, Ralph Martin, .78, and Joseph Tucci, Hon.’04. Photos by Craig Bailey

Commencement 2009—afternoon ceremony
Northeastern’s Class of 2009 graduate students received their master’s and doctoral degrees in afternoon exercises held at Matthews Arena. Honorary degrees were given to Dr. Gary Gottlieb, president of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and president-elect of Partners HealthCare, Angela Menino, first lady of the City of Boston, and J. Keith Motley, Ed’78, MEd’81, chancellor of the University of Massachusetts, Boston. Dr. Gottlieb gave the commencement address. Photos by Craig Bailey

Commencement 2009—morning ceremony
Northeastern’s Class of 2009 received their baccalaureate degrees in morning exercises held at Boston’s TD Banknorth Garden. Commencement speaker Kenneth Cole, a renowned humanitarian, encouraged his audience to become “agents of change,” and “reinvent and transform.” President Aoun urged graduates to be citizens of the world. Photos by Craig Bailey
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Presidential Scholars reception
President Aoun addresses this year’s recipients of the Presidential Scholarship and their faculty mentors. Awardees must have a minimum 3.800 QPA, and have demonstrated excellence in their major, in arts and sciences courses outside the major, and in their experiential education. Photos by Craig Bailey

Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures launches
President Joseph Aoun, Boston Red Sox president and CEO Larry Lucchino and Children’s Hospital Boston CEO Dr. James Mandell, who were joined by Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, announced a collaborative new educational pilot program, Healthy Kids, Healthy Futures. The initiative will help Boston preschoolers in four city neighborhoods learn to eat healthier. The press conference was held at a Roxbury Action for Boston Community Development (ABCD) Head Start site. Photos by Lauren McFalls
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100 Influential Seniors and Dedicated Alumni reception
President Aoun hosts the 100 Influential Seniors and Dedicated Alumni reception at 34 Beacon. Guests represented more than 30 student organizations—from cultural groups to athletics to arts and media—as well as recent alumni who remain engaged with their alma mater. Photos by Craig Bailey

President addresses Raytheon global business executives
President Aoun delivers the keynote address at a dinner hosted by Raytheon at the Tewksbury Country Club in Tewksbury, Massachusetts. The dinner anchored a two-day conference, entitled Global Business Forum 2009, on how to grow business through interdependent global partnerships. Photos by Rob Carlson/Raytheon

President meets with the Resident Student Association
President Aoun addresses the Resident Students Association, stressing community relations and the need for RSA members to be the "best ambassadors" for the University. His remarks were followed by a question-and-answer period. Photos by Craig Bailey

Conversation on globalization
President Aoun meets with 18 Northeastern students, nominated by faculty and deans, to discuss what it means to live and work in a global society. This is the second in a series of conversations the President is hosting with students on topics having to do with leadership in the 21st century. Photos by Craig Bailey

President meets with Graduate and Professional Student Association
President Aoun and Provost Director take questions from members of the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA). GPSA is the official voice of the graduate student community at Northeastern. Photos by Craig Bailey 

25-Year-Associates Luncheon
President Aoun addresses members of the Northeastern community celebrating 25 years of service. Kater Pendergast, vice president of human resources, and Philly Mantella, senior vice president for enrollment management and student affairs, also gave remarks. Photos by Craig Bailey

Longwood Symphony receives President’s support
President Aoun and Provost Stephen Director sign the Academic Leadership violin, one of nine artistic violins to be used in a silent auction benefiting the Longwood Symphony Healing Art of Music Program. Present for the signing were Professor Martha Davis of the School of Law, who plays bass in the Symphony, and Dr. Lisa Wong, president of the Longwood Symphony. Photos by Joe Case

President meets with Business Beanpot winners
President Aoun meets with the winners of the annual B-school Business Case Analysis Competition at Boston University. This is the fifth time in seven years Northeastern has won the competition, and they’re the only team that has made the finals every year. The team is coached by Raymond Kinnunen, associate professor of general management. Photos by Craig Bailey

President meets with head of NSF
President Aoun meets with Arden Bement, director of the National Science Foundation. Bement was on campus for a meeting at the Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems. The meeting was sponsored by the Corporate Alliance, an organization focused on building relationships and exploring areas of mutual interest among the NSF, industry, and universities. Photo by Craig Bailey

Conversation on leadership
President Aoun meets with 21 Northeastern students nominated by the deans to discuss what it means to be a leader in the 21st century. The forum kicks off a series of conversations between the president and students on various topics having to do with excellence. The next one is on globalization. Photos by Craig Bailey

Massachusetts Minority Contractors Group meeting
President Aoun greets State Senator Sonia Chang-Diaz, as well as members of the Massachusetts Minority Contractors Group, at a meeting hosted on campus. Photos by Craig Bailey

Northeastern University Annual Alumni Dinner & Golf Outing
Nearly 130 alumni and guests turned out for the fifth Northeastern University Annual Alumni Dinner and Golf Outing hosted by Mel, '56, and Martha Aronson at the Boca Raton Resort & Club in Boca Raton, Florida. President Aoun, Aronson, and senior Jason Horton, spoke to guests about the rewards of staying connected with the University—as students and alumni. Photos by Sam Johnson

Alumni watch Huskies take on Red Sox
President Joseph Aoun addressed 600 Northeastern alumni at a barbecue to kick off the sixth annual Huskies-Red Sox spring training game in Fort Myers, Florida. The event drew guests from the more than 7,000 Florida-based alumni. Photos by Sam Johnson

President Aoun celebrates Black History Month with visits tocongregations
On Sunday, President Joseph Aoun joined St. Katharine Drexel Parish on BlueHill Avenue in Grove Hall for a special mass in honor of Black HistoryMonth -- the latest is a series of visits to local churches. Photos by KC Bailey, AME Press

President Aoun welcomes Governor and Mrs. Patrick
Governor and Mrs. Deval Patrick attended a performance at Northeastern’s John D. O’Bryant African-American Institute, featuring the results of a collaboration four decades ago between playwright and Northeastern distinguished artist-in-residence Ed Bullins and the Governor’s father, the late jazz musician Pat Patrick. Photos by Craig Bailey

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Convocation
President Aoun welcomes the Northeastern community to this year's convocation sponsored by the John D. O'Bryant African-American Institute, Alpha Pi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Brothers About Change. Performances were heard by the percussion and dance group Intafrika and the Unity Gospel Ensemble, featuring Marchelle Jacques-Yarde. The keynote speaker was Rev. Dr. John Silvanus Wilson, a leader in the African-American community. Photos by Craig Bailey