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Alida Merlo, MS'75, was selected as the 2020-21 Distinguished University Professor at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, an honor given to one faculty member each year. Alida received a Master of Science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern in 1975 and a Ph.D. from Fordham University in 1980. Read More

Linda Engstrom, BHS'79 retired on July 15, 2020 after 41 years working as a Physical Therapist. She graduated in 1979 from Bouvé College of Health Sciences (formerly Boston Bouvé) with a B.S. in Physical Therapy and is proud to tell people about her alma mater and co-op education. Wishing you a happy retirement, Linda.


Grace Woodward, SSH'19, MA'20, named Maryland History Day Outreach & Professional Development Assistant at Maryland Humanities. Woodward has been working as the COVID-19 Digital Archive's Project Manager of the Cultural Heritage Collection. Previously, she interned at The National Museum of African American History and Culture and The Al Hirschfeld Foundation Archives.

Joseph Mroszczyk, PhD’19, of Amesbury, Massachusetts, has been appointed to the Amesbury School Committee.

Constanza Cabello, EdD’19, of Woburn, Massachusetts, has been named the first-ever vice president for diversity, inclusion, and community engagement at Framingham State University.

Andrew Wu, EdD’18, of Pikesville, Maryland, named athletic director at Goucher College in Baltimore, Maryland.

Janet Spriggs, EdD’18, of Salisbury, North Carolina, has been selected as the seventh president of Forsyth Technical Community College in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Marissa McMahan, PhD’18, of Phippsburg, Maine, was promoted to Marine Fisheries division director at Manomet, a nonprofit in Brunswick.

Ben Larsen, PhD’18, of Boise, Idaho, has joined the Idaho Policy Institute, which is housed in Boise State University’s School of Public Service.

Terry Lyn Funston, EdD’18, of DeKalb, Illinois, has been named the director of Curriculum and Program Development at Kishwaukee College.