Northeastern University celebrated its 114th Commencement on Friday at TD Garden in Boston, where graduates were recognized for their many achievements, urged by President Joseph E. Aoun to “transcend boundaries” in their careers, and challenged by U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry to use the “global vision” they acquired at Northeastern to tackle the world’s greatest challenges.
Aoun noted how the Class of 2016 has lived, worked, and conducted research on every continent and in more than 100 nations. This hallmark of graduates’ Northeastern experience dovetailed with a core theme of Aoun’s address. He told graduates that if you look at a map, you see a web of dark lines. But if you look at the world from a high vantage point, those lines are nowhere to be seen.
Throughout Commencement, graduates were lauded for their many achievements in the classroom, on co-op, in research labs, on playing fields, and through co-curricular activities. In particular, Aoun noted Océane Langreney, SSH’16, whom he said arrived at Northeastern devoted to bridging the divisions that impede children around the world and spent her first co-op working at an orphanage in Peru. Afterward she returned to South America to work with children who were cancer and burn victims, and now intends to open her own orphanage there
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