Northeastern University – Seattle celebrated the one-year anniversary of the opening of its campus in South Lake Union with a reception for students, staff, and the community last Thursday, January 23, 2014. Many enjoyed the reception where Regional Dean and CEO Tayloe Washburn reflected on the progress the campus has made in one year. With over 150 students, we are pleased to have grown almost four times since we opened our doors for Northeastern-students in the state of Washington. We are thrilled at this progress in just one year and look forward to a steady increase regularly of new students in our thirty exciting degree programs. With additional remarks that evening by Dr. Leroy Hood from the Institute for Systems Biology, Ken Stuart from Seattle BioMed, and Jeff Marcell from the Economic Development Council, it was clear the community has engaged with Northeastern’s expansion into Seattle. We have doubled the number of co-op placements in region since opening our doors; and we are thrilled to be part of an exciting city where our programs are industry-aligned.