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Two birthdays, an anniversary and homecoming: a family affair at convocation 2022

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For Sebastian Chávez Da Silva, executive vice president of Northeastern’s Student Government Association, the start of the semester is all about family—his Northeastern family.

That was clearly apparent during Tuesday’s convocation. It was one of the last opportunities for the fourth-year student, majoring in industrial engineering and political science, to address the incoming freshman class. Also in the audience was his mother Rita Da Silva, a 1997 Northeastern graduate from Venezuela, his father Richard Chávez, and his sister Daniella Chávez Da Silva—a second-year student at Northeastern.  

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