The following highlights of the Empower campaign illustrate how our generous and dedicated alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends raised a record-smashing $1.4 billion for students, faculty, and research at Northeastern.
Fernie Flaman Men’s Hockey Coach
Northeastern announces the Fernie Flaman Men’s Hockey Coach position, the first of its kind in university history and a tribute to the late legendary coach. The men’s ice hockey coach since 2011, Jim Madigan, DMSB’86, is named the inaugural holder of the post.
“This will positively impact the program far into the future, and to honor the legacy of Coach Flaman in the process makes this even more special.” — Bill Shea, LA’70, MA’72, supporter of the Flaman Fund
Two students who received Fung Scholarships complete their international co-op experiences. The Fung Foundation also gives $1 million in June to launch a new fund.
“The award made it possible for me to feel free of financial stress during my co-op in France. I believe the experience will help me be more prepared for a job in renewable energies.”
—Taylor Wilde, E’19, Fung Scholar
Pierre Choueiri Family Professorship in Global Family Enterprise
Pierre and Maya Choueiri, PNT’17, ’20, conceive the Pierre Choueiri Family Professorship in Global Family Enterprise.
In today’s business climate, education is essential to understanding complex issues faced by family-owned businesses so that the family is running the company, not just owning it.” —Pierre Choueiri, PNT’17, ’20
The Boston Phoenix
The articles, photos, and other content of The Boston Phoenix, valued at $1.3 million, arrive at Northeastern, donated by the newspaper’s owner Stephen M. Mindich. The Phoenix served for nearly 50 years as the first word on Boston’s social justice, politics, and the arts and music scene.
FAS Center for Global Business
A Global Family Business class visits the Gulf Coast Council, supported by the FAS Center for Global Business. The center is launched thanks to a generous international family, who are investing $15 million to facilitate high-impact collaborations between students, faculty, and industry leaders worldwide.
A Mosaic of Opportunity
With a lead gift from faculty member Daniel S. Gregory, Mosaic officially launches. The initiative supports student-led organizations such as the venture accelerator IDEA, the intellectual property clinic IP Co-Lab, the design studio Scout, and the engineering hardware prototyping group Generate.
“Students across disciplines are helping other students, alumni, and faculty launch their ventures.” —Daniel S. Gregory
A Bequest for Good
Adding to her longstanding support of the D’Amore- McKim School of Business, Janet J. Bullard, MBA’78, commits $4 million to fund a distinguished professorship, an endowed scholarship, and an international co-op stipend.
“I want each student to be the best person they can be, not only academically, but as a balanced individual who relishes life because they’re prepared and well equipped for it.”
—Janet J. Bullard, MBA’78
Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering
Professor Thomas J. Webster is installed as the inaugural Art Zafiropoulo Chair in Engineering, established with a $2.5 million gift from Arthur W. Zafiropoulo, E’61. Webster’s team is focused on developing nanosensors that can detect and respond to illness or infection within the body.
Social Impact Lab
Social Impact Lab founding director Rebecca Riccio speaks about strategic philanthropy at a Saudi Arabian university as part of the Khaled and Olfat Juffali Social Impact Lab Fund. Inspired by Riccio’s work, the Juffalis are also endowing the Juffali Directorship of the Social Impact Lab.
Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network
Professor Daniel J. McCarthy and venture capitalist Jeffrey P. McCarthy, DMSB’77, join forces to launch the Daniel J. McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network, designed to match student, alumni, and faculty entrepreneurs with experienced alumni and other industry professionals.
Engineering Entrepreneurship in Action
The Michael J. and Ann Sherman Center for Engineering Entrepreneurship Education opens, providing students the education on tools, concepts, and resources to foster creativity and the ability to develop commercially viable ideas.
“ We know wonderful things will happen here, one idea at a time.” — Michael J. Sherman, E’68
Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite
The Bouvé College of Health Sciences opens its state-of-the-art Arnold S. Goldstein Simulation Laboratories Suite, made possible by a $2 million gift from Marlene Goldstein in memory of her husband, pharmacy professor Arnold S. Goldstein, P’61, PhD’90*. The lab sports computer-driven mannequins that replicate clinical symptoms.
Giving Dancers a Leg Up
The first students in the Northeastern University-Boston Ballet Education Program begin classes in an innovative partnership for dancers to earn degrees for post-ballet careers. The program is made possible by a gift from two Boston Ballet board members, chair Jack R. Meyer and Henri Termeer.*
Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
Northeastern celebrates the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis’s 40th anniversary and the more than 50 years of service of the institute’s director, Barry L. Karger, now the James L. Waters Professor Emeritus of Analytical Chemistry.
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
An on-campus ceremony celebrates the newly named D’Amore-McKim School of Business, for which Richard A. D’Amore, DMSB’76, and Alan S. McKim, DMSB’88, pledged a joint gift of $60 million.
“I truly believe in Northeastern, and I’m inspired by the way the university has moved forward while remaining true to its essential character.” —Richard A. D’Amore, DMSB’76
“There are few greater feelings in life than to be able to share one’s success with something one cares so deeply about.”
—Alan S. McKim, DMSB’88
Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor
Alessandro Vespignani is installed as the inaugural Sternberg Family Distinguished University Professor. Vespignani now directs Northeastern’s Network Science Institute.
“Now that Professor Vespignani is here, the incremental funding provided by the chair is really helping him accelerate his research. He’s in the news a lot.” —Sy Sternberg, ME’68, H’12
Recognizing Engineering Leadership
Northeastern dedicates the Bernard M. Gordon Tribute to Engineering Leadership “archway.” Gordon, H’07, pledged $20 million in 2006, then the largest gift in Northeastern’s history, to support the Bernard M. Gordon Center for Subsurface Sensing and Imaging Systems (Gordon-CenSSIS) and create the Gordon Engineering Leadership Program.
A More Secure World
George J. Kostas, E’43, H’07*, commits $12 million, the largest gift for a capital project in Northeastern’s history, to build the George J. Kostas Research Institute for Homeland Security at the university’s Burlington, Mass., campus.
“This is one of the happiest days of my life.”
—George J. Kostas, E’43, H’07*
Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis
Louis H. Barnett, B’44, H’77, and the Barnett Family Foundation pledge $3 million to the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis, advancing interdisciplinary research and training in analytical chemistry and biotechnology.FACT: Research advances at the Barnett Institute have led to more than 1,000 published papers and 75 patents.
Galante Engineering Business Program
Edward G., E’73, and Catherine Galante pledge $5 million to launch what will become the Galante Engineering Business Program, enabling engineering students to acquire business skills.
“Engineering is a great foundation. We are giving students the technical skills that go on top of that: to speak business language, to understand the business process.” —Edward G. Galante, E’73
Manganaro Family Torch Scholarship
Anthony R., E’67, H’08, and Michele F. Manganaro and their family donate $7.5 million to the Manganaro Family Torch Scholarship, adding to their original gift of $1.25 million to launch the Torch Scholars Program, which awards full tuition, room, board, and other support to first-generation college students with leadership potential.
“ The Torch Scholars Program is effective altruism at its best.”
— Anthony R. Manganaro, E’67, H’08