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Overview Responding to the needs of the Boston business community in 1898, the Greater Boston Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA) began to offer business courses to train clerks. By the turn of the century, with business practice becoming increasingly complex, the need to educate businessmen in more modern techniques of administration and contemporary business ethics became apparent. In 1907, the Evening Institute at the Greater Boston YMCA (the predecessor to Northeastern University) formed a...
Overview Calista M. Greenough (née Folsom) was a member of the first co-ed class to enroll at Northeastern University in 1943, making her one of the first female graduates of Northeastern University. She graduated from Northeastern in 1946 with a B.A. in Liberal Arts, after which she became a librarian. She married Mager R. Greenough who died in 1997. As of April 2011, Calista resides in Danvers, Massachusetts.
Overview Plans for Northeastern University's centennial celebration began in 1990. In 1992, the plans formally took shape under the direction of NU President John A. Curry, assistant director of University Relations Barbara Burke and History Department Chair William M. Fowler. The planning ultimately spanned nine years and culminated with a large celebration that included a concert by the Boston Pops and an appearance by actress Shirley Jones, who is best known for her starring role in the 1970s sitcom...
Overview Clyde Frederic Joslyn attended Northeastern University as an accounting major, graduating in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Business Administration. While a student at Northeastern, Joslyn was a member of many student organizations and a leader in several: a feature editor for the Northeastern News, the president of Phi Beta Alpha fraternity, a trumpet player in the band and Musical Club, and a member of the Junior Prom Committee, the International Relations Club, the...
Overview Records of the Northeastern University Commencement Committee document commencement ceremonies between 1912 and 2002. The first series documents eligible degree candidates and is restricted. The second series contains information about Northeastern University commencement ceremonies, including planning and publicity efforts, the students who were in the ceremonies, and the individuals who received honorary degrees and gave addresses. Included are scattered commencement addresses, particularly...
Overview Edward B. Landry attended Northeastern University as a member of the Class of 1929, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, and later earning another B.S. in Engineering from Northeastern in 1935. While a student, Landry was active in student government, serving on the Student Council, and was president and vice president of his class. After graduation, he was active in alumni affairs, founding the Metropolitan Washington, D.C. Alumni Club and serving as its president....
Overview Eugene M. Reppucci, Jr. received a Bachelor of Science degree from Northeastern University in 1960 and a Master of Education degree in 1965. Reppucci was also awarded an honorary degree in 1995. Reppucci was appointed the Assistant Director of Development at Northeastern in 1962 and remained in that department until 1995 when he retired as Senior Vice President of Development.
Overview Nicholas D. Corsano was born on August 4, 1904 in the North End, Boston. He graduated from the Northeastern University School of Engineering in 1926, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Most of his working career was spent with Boston Building Department as an inspector and construction supervisor. He became a co-chairman of the joint 1925-1926 Northeastern reunion committee in 1987, devoting considerable time to documenting class meetings and communicating with...
Overview In the early 1900s, alumni activities at Northeastern University were organized by each department. In 1927 William C. White, who later became Executive Vice President of Northeastern University (NU), was appointed the first Alumni Secretary. Rudolf O. Oberg replaced White in 1929 as Alumni Secretary of the Day Colleges. Oberg expanded the role of organizing alumni events and furthering alumni relations, and due to his efforts, an alumni office was created in 1943, with Oberg as Director of...
Overview The Office of Public Information was established by Northeastern University President Asa S. Knowles in 1959. In the mid-1980s, Senior Vice President for Public Affairs, James B. King divided the office into two subdivisions: University Relations and Public Relations. The Division of University Relations focused on internal communications while Public Relations focused on external relations. In 1986 the Office of Public Information became the Office of Communications whose mission was to...
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- Commencement ceremonies -- Massachusetts -- Boston 2
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- Baccalaureate addresses -- Massachusetts -- Boston 1
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