The Office of Alumni Relations had a dynamic year filled with global engagement, program innovation, and diverse events that fostered valuable connections among our alumni communities. Here is a look back at the highlights and accomplishments of fiscal year 2016.


BY THE NUMBERS

Alumni Relations hosted or co-hosted more than
351 EVENTS

with a total of
9,026 ATTENDEES
comprised of alumni, students, parents, and faculty/staff.

3,154
total alumni event attendees also made a donation in FY16, for a participation rate of 55% among all alumni attendees.

YOUNG ALUMNI
72% of event attendees graduated
within the last 15 years

56% of event attendees from classes
2010-2016

ATTENDEES BY CLASS YEAR
for events held in FY16

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HOSTED 15 EVENTS targeted specifically toward
young alumni with 667 UNIQUE ATTENDEES.

120
ALUMNI FROM CLASS YEARS 2005-2015,
their guests, and friends attended the inaugural Young Alumni Reunion (YAR) planned around Homecoming.

2,700 FROM THE CLASS OF 2016 & THEIR FAMILIES
came to celebrate the accomplishments of the soon-to-be-graduates at the second annual CommencementFest held on the eve of Commencement.

NEW PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES

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109 FACULTY MEMBERS
were featured in college-focused programs, representing each of the university’s nine colleges and schools.
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10 FEATURED ALUMNI & STUDENT
entrepreneurs at 1st Thursday events that attracted more than
1,000 community members to six events, providing exclusive and valuable networking opportunities.

LIFELONG LEARNING
initiative included the launch of new programs
On the Road, In the Classroom, and On Demand, with a goal
of expanding our menu of content-rich enrichment opportunities for our alumni communities around the world.

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Partnered with 10 breweries at Beyond the Brew
in the Boston area, Denver, and San Diego engaging
275 CONSTITUENTS.
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325 PARTICIPANTS
in our Fitness Series events that included spinning, barre, boxing, circuit training, and ballroom dancing.

VALKYRIE UNVEILED
On Wednesday, June 1, the Northeastern community tuned in for the public unveiling of Valkyrie, NASA’s R5 humanoid, at Northeastern.

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in-person attendees
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virtual attendees
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different countries

CAREER

Newly launched in FY16, the Alumni Career Strategy initiative included:
85 career-focused programs
17 cities, and delivered virtually around the globe

handsProgramming included Career by Design series featuring alumna Ellen Gordon Reeves, MA’85, in San Francisco, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston, and a professional style workshop in New York hosted by Amy Salinger, AS’02.

75 1-on-1 career counseling sessions for alumni were conducted

Recently rebranded Northeastern Circuits program hosted industry-specific networking events which saw
169 ATTENDEES
including 77 alumni representing each of the university’s nine colleges and schools.

VIRTUAL PROGRAMMING

COMMUNITIES

DOMESTIC
Number of events held in our largest and most active communities:

INTERNATIONAL

19
events
700
alumni, students, parents, and friends engaged

AFFINITY GROUPS

24
Affinity groups were engaged through
events, meetings, and
planning sessions.
908
total attendees across
22 hosted affinity events.

ACCOUNTING YOUNG ALUMNI
ALPHA KAPPA SIGMA
BASEBALL
CIVIL ENGINEERING ALUMNI (NUCEAO)
CLUB SAILING
CLUB SWIMMING
CRIMINOLOGY & CRIMINAL JUSTICE
FRATERNITY & SORORITY LIFE
HONORS PROGRAM ALUMNI
HUNTINGTON 100
HUS-SKIERS & OUTING CLUB (NUHOC)
HUSKY AMBASSADORS

LGBTQA RESOURCE CENTER LATINO/A ALUMNI
MEN’S & WOMEN’S POWERLIFTING
MEN’S BASKETBALL
MEN’S CLUB LACROSSE
MEN’S CLUB RUGBY
MEN’S HOCKEY
NU EPSILON ZETA
ROTC ALUMNI (NUROTCAS)
ULTIMATE FRISBEE
WOMEN’S BASKETBALL
WRBB BOSTON’S SPICE ALUMNI

MARKETING AND COMMUNICATIONS

fbFACEBOOK
48.79% increase
4,914 new “likes”

twitterTWITTER
45.35% increase
1,030 new followers

instaINSTAGRAM
450.43% increase
1,554 new followers

linkedinLINKEDIN
9.29% increase
1,986 new members

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alumni records amended through update email campaign.
60
INNOVATIVE ALUMNI
were highlighted on the OAR website, in Northeastern University magazine, and at events. Profiles featured alumni from each of the past six decades and included scientists, filmmakers, entrepreneurs, financial experts, and tiny house builders.

From reformatted staple programs to innovative new offerings, the Office of Alumni Relations offered myriad opportunities for members of the Northeastern community to engage with each other and with the university. It was a year of noteworthy firsts, impressive accomplishments, and remarkable strides. But, most importantly, it laid the foundation for an even more ambitious year ahead.