Success Stories

Success in the Empower campaign will come from the support of thousands of people and organizations — alumni, parents, friends, faculty, staff, students, foundations, corporations, and other generous contributors. Your involvement will enable students and faculty to master and create knowledge that improves lives.  The stories here chronicle philanthropy’s impact on the university, its former and students, and, ultimately, the world.

Behind every Northeastern graduate is a story of empowerment — often, a story about a formative personal or mentoring relationship. Did someone special play a pivotal role in your academic or career success? A faculty member or adviser? Co-op supervisor? Athletics coach? Classmate?

Please add your testimonial to the growing collection.

Share a favorite memory or anecdote (100-200 words), as well as a digital photo(s).

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Elizabeth and Patrick Rivelli, Sr.

With a scholarship gift to the College of Arts, Media and Design, a proud family honors its alumni—Elizabeth, AMB’16, and Patrick Rivelli, Sr., E’59.

Flaman Fund a Milestone for Northeastern Athletics

Northeastern makes history with the creation of the Fernie Flaman Endowed Men’s Hockey Coach Fund. Jim Madigan, DMSB’86, the men’s ice hockey coach since 2011, was named the inaugural holder of the post.