Huntington 100 class honored

Northeastern held a reception Thursday night honoring this year’s members of the Huntington 100, a group of undergraduate and graduate students whose collective outstanding achievements span research, co-op, athletics, entrepreneurship, community service, and leadership.

Members of this year’s Huntington 100 participated in experiential learning around the globe, from South Africa to the Netherlands to India. Many were resident assistants, and a lot of them led student organizations.

President Joseph E. Aoun and other university leaders congratulated students on their achievements and welcomed back to campus Huntington 100 alumni who joined this year’s class for the celebration. Aoun urged students to seek out these alumni and many others to collaborate and network with them wherever they may be, whether it’s New York or San Francisco, Shanghai or Cape Town.

“They have great ideas about how to further this community that is worldwide and lifelong,” said Aoun, adding that students in attendance—many of whom will be receiving diplomas in two weeks at Commencement—have the responsibility to help shape Northeastern’s future.

Josh Caron, CIS’16, was among this year’s class of students. He spent two co-ops working at Apple in California. On his first, as part of the field diagnostics and frameworks team, he was tasked with writing the software responsible for controlling the memory tests for the 2015 MacBook. On his second co-op he was placed on the iOS diagnostics team that is responsible for testing every single iOS product that Apple produces.

Kendall Coyne, AMD’16, was the captain of the women’s hockey team and has played for Team USA. This year, she won the Patty Kazmaier trophy, awarded to the nation’s top collegiate women’s hockey player, and led Northeastern to its first-ever NCAA tournament berth this season.

Katie Wong, DMSB’16, founded the Northeastern University Women’s Leadership Network, an organization dedicated to empowering women and advancing their position in the workforce. And Alex Vipond, DMSB’16, co-founded The Compost Project focused on reducing the amount of food waste that ends up in landfills and instead turning it into rich, high quality compost for farmers.