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Lisa M. Franchetti, Alumnae Award, 2016
Rear Admiral, U.S. Navy, Lisa M. Franchetti, recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2016 Alumnae Award, was recently assigned as chief of staff, J5, The Joint Staff, Washington, D.C. Prior to this promotion, she served as commander, Carrier Strike Group Nine, with additional duty as commander, Carrier Strike Group Fifteen, San Diego, California.
Businesswoman, engineer, “rocket scientist,” and mentor are just some of the terms used to describe Gwynne Shotwell, president and chief operating officer of SpaceX, a commercial space exploration company, and recipient of The Alumnae of Northwestern University’s 2015 Centennial Alumnae Award.
Susie Phillips, Alumnae Teaching Professor 2014-17
Susan ("Susie") Phillips, associate professor of English and associate department chair, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences, is the recipient of the 2014 Alumnae Teaching Professorship Award. The three-year award honors a tenured faculty member for excellence in teaching and curriculum innovation.
The Alumnae of Northwestern University closed its Centennial year on September 19, 2016, with a Fall Lecture: ELECTIONS 1916 AND 2016: WHAT HAS A CENTURY CHANGED? given by David Zarefsky, Professor Emeritus, Department of Communication Studies.
The inaugural class of The Alumnae of NU Undergraduate Research Scholars were invited to the May 16, 2016, Annual Luncheon at the Guild Lounge in Scott Hall. Pictured are those of the nine who were able to attend, Ron Braeutigam, Associate Provost, and Alumnae Directors, Carolyn Krulee and Pam James.