At Networked For Life celebration, the annual volunteer leadership summit, Northeastern honored six trailblazers for their service toward furthering the university’s mission.
THE ADVANCEMENT EXPERIENCE CENTER
Northeastern’s Roux Institute, an innovation hub devoted to deepening and expanding the digital economy of Maine, has received a $100 million gift from the Harold Alfond Foundation.
The year was 1943 and Northeastern welcomed its first class of women. Grace McKinlay Mattern was one of a handful enrolled in that class.
In 1965, a Ford Motor Company executive invited Fred Brodsky, DMSB’66, to pilot a rare Shelby Cobra 427 roadster—when the Northeastern University co-op student was just 20 years old. Key in hand, Brodsky slipped behind the wheel, sparked the muscle car’s V8 engine, and burned rubber.
A $100 million gift from David and Barbara Roux is launching a graduate education and research campus in Portland, Maine. The institute is designed to educate generations of talent for the digital and life sciences sectors, and help drive sustained economic growth.