NETWORKED FOR LIFE 2022

May 6, 2022

The 2022 Award Recipients

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
PIONEER AWARD

Richard A. Daynard

University Distinguished Professor of Law and President, Public Health Advocacy Institute, Northeastern University

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Thomas P. McDonough, DMSB’71

Former President, Coventry Health Care (Retired)

Chair, Dean’s Executive Council at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
DISTINGUISHED SERVICE AWARD

Shelley Stewart, Jr., CJ’75, MJ’78

Managing Partner, Bottom Line Advisory LLC

Ann W. Stewart, CJ’76

Dean’s Strategy Council Member, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
IMPACT AWARD

Richard R. Harris, E’89, MS’08

Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Director of the Northeastern University Program in Multicultural Engineering; Co-Chair of the College of Engineering Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee; and Affiliate Professor of Africana Studies, Northeastern University

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
EMERGING LEADERS AWARD

Molly Beck DMSB’09, Khoury’22

Founder & CEO, Messy.fm

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
EMERGING LEADERS AWARD

Lamar Letts, DMSB’17

Founder and CEO, Hylux

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY
PRESIDENTIAL MEDALLION (POSTHUMOUSLY)

Nonnie S. Burnes, L’78, H’07

Trustee Emerita, Northeastern University

About our Annual Awards

The Northeastern University Presidential Medallion

Presented by President Joseph E. Aoun
The Presidential Medallion is the university’s top honor. It symbolizes excellence, commitment, and dedication to advancing Northeastern. When selecting a recipient for this honor, the university looks to people who are shining exemplars of Northeastern’s academic and research excellence.

The Northeastern University Impact Award

The new Northeastern University Impact Award is bestowed upon a faculty or staff member who has implemented meaningful initiatives in an exemplary manner, ultimately helping to improve the quality of connections between students, faculty, alumni, or parents to Northeastern. This individual has gone above and beyond what is expected in a normal range of responsibilities to enhance the experiences of the university community. Nominees may include dedicated mentors, creative idea nurturers, and committed network builders.

The Northeastern University Pioneer Award

The Northeastern University Pioneer Award is given to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the greater community and who are pioneers in their own right. The award recognizes university citizens who make a deep and lasting impact through their support of Northeastern, the depth and breadth of their engagement across the university, and for spearheading work in their personal and professional lives that create opportunities that otherwise may not have been attainable for those who follow.

Past Recipients:

2020

Dr. Lou Barnett, B’44, Hon.’77

2019
Carole Shapazian, S’66, PNT’08
James L. Waters H’93

2018
H. Patricia Hanna, UC’74, H’98

The Northeastern University Distinguished Service Award

The Northeastern University Service Award recognizes individuals who have performed notable service to the university and its community. The award is given on the basis of distinguished service, meritorious achievement, and meaningful contributions in promoting the mission of Northeastern University.

Past Recipients:

2020

Barbara Alleyne, LA’70
Joseph Fleming, Jr., PAH’70, MS’71
Northeastern University Distinguished

2019

Eugene Reppucci, E’60, MEd’65, H’95 & Corinne Reppucci, LA’64, MEd’71
Gary Dunton, DMSB’78, PNT’15 & Lea Anne Dunton, PNT’15
Janet Shoemaker Swanson, BHS’74

2018

Lawrence A. O’Rourke, DMSB’65
Susan B. Welch, PNT’16 
Joseph M. Lillis, AS’93

The Northeastern University Emerging Leaders Award

The Northeastern University Emerging Leaders Award is presented to recent graduates who have demonstrated early, sustained commitment in furthering the university’s mission. The award recognizes next-generation leaders who exhibit the potential for continued service in advancing our students and faculty, expanding our global network, and deepening our impact worldwide. 

Past Recipients: 

2020

Binja Basimike, BHS’12, MPH’14
Chuanwei Zhuo, ME’09, PhD’14

2019 

Mohammad Al Wazzan Esq., SSH’16, L’16 

At this year’s Networked for Life awards ceremony, we have a lot to celebrate—most importantly, the tremendous efforts and achievements of our award recipients. We are also celebrating being able to gather in person again and to make those human connections that are so vital to our intellectual, social, and professional growth.

Connecting with the world around us is fundamental to the mission of Networked for Life. Our inspiring volunteer leaders are energizing our efforts to expand Northeastern’s global university system. They are forging pioneering partnerships, and they are positioning the next generation to be essential contributors to this vast network of possibility.

Thank you for joining us in recognition of their invaluable impact.

– President Joseph E. Aoun

Contact Us

Rachel Schrottman
Assistant Director,  SVP Projects
617.373.2109
r.schrottman@northeastern.edu

Ingrid Ball
Administrative Coordinator
617.373.2106
in.ball@northeastern.edu

Carolyn Jasinski
Executive Director, Leadership Relations and Advancement Initiatives
617.373.4451
c.jasinski@northeastern.edu

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