News and Stories

“Northeastern was a Lifesaver for Me”

In 1984, Milliardaire Syverain was in the midst of a grueling journey—one that looked like it wasn’t going to end well.

Soon after arriving in this country from Haiti at age 19, his parents abandoned him. He was living in public housing at the foot of Mission Hill and his job prospects were bleak. That’s when he found a flier on his doorstep, inviting residents of Boston public housing to apply for scholarships to Northeastern.

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You Made Northeastern’s 3rd Annual Giving Day Spectacular!

A special thank you to all of our alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends. Your enthusiasm and energy make even our most ambitious dreams possible for Northeastern every day, and Giving Day 2019 was no exception. You helped bring in 14,119 gifts, which are sure to have a lasting effect on this university.

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One Scholar’s Dream Opens Doors for Others

To honor Bill Simonetti’s passion for teaching, Mary and his brother James Simonetti established the William P. Simonetti Scholarship at the College of Professional Studies to support students pursuing careers in elementary and secondary education.

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