It was an intimate setting befitting their years of service. At a long table in a small room overseeing the Boston campus, interspersed among President Joseph E. Aoun and seven members of his Northeastern leadership team, sat nine exceptional students who will be graduating this weekend. They were the inaugural recipients of Northeastern’s Senior Leadership Awards.
“What is phenomenal is how they have been able to lead by giving back,” said Aoun, who drove the group discussion throughout the two-hour luncheon on Tuesday at Egan Research Center. “They are very diverse in their interests and their backgrounds and their achievements.”
The new award celebrates a highly select group of seniors not only for their service to the Northeastern community but also for their potential to support and expand the university’s global network while deepening its impact worldwide.