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May 2024: In case you missed it

As June begins, here’s a look back at the most notable stories shared in May. From a major merger to graduates landing jobs, here’s a recap of the highlights.

Two flags hanging on the outside of a Marymount Manhatten College building in NYC.
Marymount Manhattan College merger with Northeastern. Photo Courtesy of Marymount Manhattan College

Northeastern University and Marymount Manhattan College in New York City agree to pursue merger

Northeastern and Marymount Manhattan College have agreed to merge, creating Northeastern University – New York City, the 14th campus in Northeastern’s global system. This merger combines MMC’s performing arts strengths with Northeastern’s experiential learning and research network, providing enhanced opportunities for both students and faculty.

Three graduates cheering at the Commencement ceremony at Fenway Park.
Northeastern celebrates its graduate 2024 Commencement ceremony at Boston’s Historic Fenway Park. Photo by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University

Many graduates will leave Northeastern with jobs already waiting for them. See where
they’re going next

Many of Northeastern’s 2024 graduates are stepping into the workforce with job offers in hand, thanks to the university’s co-op program. Graduates have secured positions at companies like Guardian Agriculture, the National Park Service and LG Energy Solution Vertech Inc.

Helena Gilbert-Snyder biking on the road with mountain vistas behind.
Northeastern graduate Helena Gilbert-Snyder races on the road. Courtesy photo

She’s a pro cyclist racing on weekends, but this Northeastern grad says co-ops put her business career in motion

Helena Gilbert-Snyder, a pro cyclist and Northeastern graduate, shares how the university’s co-op program prepared her for a successful business career. She secured co-ops at L.E.K. Consulting and Specialized, leading to a full-time role in financial planning and analysis at Specialized.

Headshot of Matty Coleman (left) and Federica Ciummo (right).
Northeastern psychology student Matty Coleman and Federica Ciummo, who studies behavioral neuroscience. Photos by Alyssa Stone/Northeastern University and Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Expanded mental health and wellness programs launched at Northeastern with
help of student leaders

Northeastern has expanded its mental health and wellness programs, thanks to efforts by student leaders. New initiatives include enhanced 24/7 support through Uwill, unlimited free virtual counseling and the launch of Togetherall, an online peer-to-peer mental health community.

Qingzhao Li and Wen Min holding their daughter Camila in their arms on stage at the Seattle Commencement.
Dave Thurman, dean of the Seattle campus, Qingzhao Li, Camila, Wen Min and Beth Mynatt, dean of the Khoury College of Computer Sciences. Photo by Diwas Photography for Northeastern University

Three cheers for husband, wife — and their 5-year-old daughter — at Northeastern’s
Seattle commencement

In a heartwarming moment at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall, Qingzhao Li and Wen Min received their master’s degrees in computer science from Northeastern, accompanied by their 5-year-old daughter, Camila. The couple transitioned from finance in China to tech in the U.S., crediting Northeastern’s Align Master’s program and co-op opportunities for their career shifts to Meta and Amazon.

Graduates wearing regalia stand in line at their commencement.
Graduates make their way into Boston’s Fenway Park during the procession of Northeastern’s graduate commencement ceremony. Photo by Matthew Modoono/Northeastern University

Photos: Northeastern University’s 122nd commencement

Northeastern celebrated its 122nd commencement at Fenway Park, with more than 10,000 graduates. Highlights included speeches by President Joseph E. Aoun, National Science Foundation Director Sethuraman Panchanathan and Morehouse College President David A. Thomas.

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