Darren Mahoney, Senior of the Week

This week’s featured senior (and Easter Bunny) is… Darren Mahoney!

SAA Easter Bunny Darren Mahoney

SAA Easter Bunny Darren Mahoney

Darren joined SAA during his middler year, but having been friends with members since freshman year he was quickly and easily integrated into our group. He has served as the chair of the social committee three times throughout his time in SAA. Darren enjoyed going to CASE ASAP District 1 Conference at the University of Connecticut in 2011.

Thank you, Darren! We will miss your enthusiasm and your hair!

Senior of the Week Darren Mahoney, center.

Senior of the Week Darren Mahoney, center.

Age: 23

Hometown: Glastonbury, CT

Major: Mechanical Engineering

Co-ops: Bose, Buckley Assoc., & WSP Flack+Kurtz

Do you have any secret or weird talents?
I can hum while whistling.

If you could go pro at one sport, what would it be?
Tennis.

Who would play you in a movie?
Wentworth Miller (Michael Scofield from Prison Break).

What are five things that every Northeastern student should cross off their bucket list?
1.) Go abroad
2.) Live off campus
3.) Join a club
4.) Network
5.) Enjoy every moment of it

How has SAA contributed to your Northeastern experience?
It has broadened my experiences with great friends from across the University.

How do you hope to give back to the Northeastern community as an alumnus?
As an alumnus I hope to provide future Huskies with invaluable work experience by hiring them as co-ops.

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Relay for Life 2013

Last Friday, March 22, SAA members participated in Northeastern’s 4th Annual Relay for Life in Matthews Arena.

Most of the SAA Relay for Life team. Left to right, top: Marissa Florio, Steph Kley, Nick Viviano, Jil Rinne, Chris Jelly, Lauren Wheeler. bottom: Emily Chiasson, Tiffany Seeber, Brenna Eagan, Lizzy Taistra.

Most of the SAA Relay for Life team. Left to right, top: Marissa Florio, Steph Kley, Nick Viviano, Jil Rinne, Chris Jelly, Lauren Wheeler. bottom: Emily Chiasson, Tiffany Seeber, Brenna Eagan, Lizzy Taistra.

Thanks to the hard work of all Northeastern students who participated, the event brought in over $210,000! Northeastern also rose in the ranks from #7 College Relay in the nation – up from #20 last year!

We’d like to thank all of our members who participated in this 12-hour walk, as well as all family and friends who donated to our team!

Marking our territory in Matthews.

Marking our territory in Matthews. Top: Brad West, Emily Russell, Adriana Jodoin, Ashley Hallman, Tiffany Seeber.

It’s not too late to contribute to our team! You can still donate by clicking here. Thanks for your support!

Aligning with the "superhero" theme of the night, our team made a cape!

Aligning with the “superhero” theme of the night, our team made a cape! Left to right: Emily Russell, Tiffany Seeber, Nick Viviano, Ashley Hallman, and Jil Rinne.

College of Engineering 5 Under 25

Left to right: VP of Alumni Relations Jil Rinne, panelists Brent Sisson, Sarah Chamberland, Lauren Gianino, Eddie Vaisman, Matthew Walsh, and moderator Katie House.

Left to right: VP of Alumni Relations Jil Rinne, panelists Brent Sisson, Sarah Chamberland, Lauren Gianino, Eddie Vaisman, Matthew Walsh, and moderator Katie House.

5 Under 25 for the College of Engineering took place on Thursday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. in the Alumni Center.

Five successful young COE alumni shared their Northeastern experiences and how they obtained their current job positions in the one-hour program. The Q&A session, moderated by SAA member Katie House, was followed by personal networking time.

Panelists included:

Sarah Chamberland – Mechanical Engineering ’12, CAD Engineer I at ConforMIS Inc.

Lauren Gianino – Chemical Engineering ’12, Quality Engineer I at EMD Millipore Corporation

Brent Sisson – Mechanical Engineering ’12, Energy Markets Associate at EnerNOC

Eddie Vaisman – Electrical Engineering & Physics ’12, Data Engineer at Draper Laboratory

Matthew Walsh – Civil Engineering ’12, Project Engineer at Suffolk Construction

Moderator Katie House questions the panelists.

Moderator Katie House questions the panelists.

Thank you to all who attended!

Want to learn more about our 5 Under 25: Young Alumni Success Stories panel series? Please contact Jil Rinne, VP of Alumni Relations, at rinne.j@husky.neu.edu.

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Trivia Night

Trivia Night

Instead of a general meeting on March 13, SAA members got together for a night of trivia, pizza, and ice cream! Pictured here is the winning team. Left to right: Allie Murdza, Darren Mahoney, Andrew Sawyer, Julian Scherding, Emily Chiasson, Nick Kantor, and Brenna Eagan.

Morgan Richie, Senior of the Week

This week’s featured senior is… Morgan Richie!

Morgan joined SAA during her middler year after transferring to Northeastern. As a transfer student, she knew that it would be difficult to meet people so she made that her goal. She joined the community service committee, where she has stayed for three years. For two of those years, Morgan served as a co-chair for Bringing Cheer in addition to co-chairing Relay for Life. In 2011, she attended CASE ASAP D1 Conference at the University of Connecticut.

Even after moving off campus, working full-time while in class, and going on two co-op rotations, Morgan has remained a dedicated and valued member of SAA. Thank you, Morgan!

Senior of the Week Morgan Richie

Senior of the Week Morgan Richie

 

Age: 22

Hometown: Rocklin, CA

Major: Business, Marketing

Co-ops: John Hancock and The Boston Globe

When you were five, what did you want to be when you grew up?
I wanted to be a weather person for the local news.

Favorite Harry Potter character?
This is a tough question… I love Harry and think we are getting married, I think Hermione and I would be best friends, Sirius Black was the most upsetting loss for me, and I think McGonagall is the sh*t, so I need four favorites. Wait.. Dobby. I need five favorites.

If you had a jet to take you anywhere in the world, what would your first stop be? Probably Scotland.

Android or iPhone? iPhone.

What is something that everyone in SAA might not know about you?When Stephen Lang (the Colonel from Avatar) came to campus 2 years ago, he spoke to my Shakespeare class. At the end of the class he was reciting the speech he gives to the soldiers when they first get to Pandora in the movie. At one point he forgot his line, so I told him what it was.

How has SAA contributed to your Northeastern experience?
SAA has helped me meet new people and know about what’s happening on campus when no one else seems to.

How do you hope to give back to the Northeastern community as an alumnus? When I’m insanely successful at age 24, I will come back for 5 under 25 to share my wisdom with the youth.

Catalyst Project – Teach for America School Supplies

Teach For America is a growing movement of leaders who work to ensure that children growing up in poverty get an excellent education. Recently we have discovered that many of those leaders are Northeastern graduates, and they are having trouble getting the funds to buy the school supplies that they need for their classrooms.

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As the Student Alumni Association, we strive to serve Northeastern through community service and alumni engagement. Moved by the dedication to service that our fellow Huskies have shown, we’d like to help them in their efforts to inspire a future generation.

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For our project, we plan to purchase school supplies and assemble individual care packages to send across the country to the alumni that are involved with Teach for America. Your financial support, combined with our efforts, will help our fellow Huskies create a welcoming classroom environment for their students, while strengthening the bond between Northeastern students and our alumni community.

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We seek to raise $1000 to purchase school supplies for the classrooms of Northeastern alumni participating in Teach for America. Care packages will be sent to 7 alumni recipients teaching in under-sourced school districts in Dallas, Houston, Chicago, Brooklyn, Philadelphia and Huntsville.

Click HERE to donate now: http://bit.ly/XSsZRs

Thank you in advance for your support!

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