At Northeastern, we are committed to providing top-tier educational experiences along with dedicated support services to empower military veterans and help them realize their academic and professional aspirations.

We appreciate the unique journeys of military-affiliated students and value the many qualities they bring to the classroom, including leadership, maturity, and effectiveness in team settings.

Our panelists will share their perspectives on pursuing graduate degrees at the D'Amore-McKim School of Business. You'll also learn about the resources and support available through the Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS).

Established in 2015, CAVS is the first center of its kind focused solely on helping veterans and servicemembers leverage their military experiences to advance their post-service careers. CAVS offers guidance on VA education benefits, mentorship, career preparation, and support with the transition to civilian life.

We hope you'll join us for an informative discussion on how Northeastern empowers military-affiliated students in the classroom and beyond.


Mary McNamara

Mary McNamara is the Assistant Dean of Graduate Recruitment and Admissions. She provides strategic leadership and direction for the marketing, recruitment, and admissions activities for a portfolio of graduate business programs. On campus, Mary serves as a Co-chair of the McCarthy(s) Venture Mentoring Network and a Spark Fund Advisor with the Center for Research Innovation. Following over three decades in the private sector, she joined Northeastern in 2020. Mary earned an EdD in Organizational Leadership from Northeastern University, an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, and a BA in Mathematics and Economics from Bowdoin College.

Andy McCarty serves as the director of Northeastern's Dolce Center for the Advancement of Veterans and Servicemembers (CAVS). He is a veteran of the United States Air Force (2000-2004), with OIF/OEF deployments to Egypt and Qatar. He is also a graduate of Northeastern's College of Professional Studies.

Alex Cropley is a second-year Full-Time MBA student concentrating in Supply Chain Management and Leading People and Organizations. LCDR Cropley graduated from the Coast Guard Academy in 2012. His previous assignments include Commanding Officer of Station Seattle, WA, Senior Duty Officer in the White House Situation Room, Washington, D.C., Station and Cutter Manager at Sector Southeastern New England, Woods Hole, MA, and Deck Watch Officer aboard the USCGC Campbell, Portsmouth, NH. His personal awards include the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Meritorious Service Medal, Coast Guard Commendation Medal, and the Commandant's Letter of Commendation.

Comus Hardman earned his MBA at D'AMore-McKim School of Business and is a current Master's student in Computer Science at Northeastern University. Comus served in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Aircrewman; he honed his skills in entrepreneurship, product management, and as an iOS developer at Northeastern's Sherman Center Venture Co-op; and conducted pancreatic cancer research at Brigham/Harvard Medical School. With a goal to innovate at the nexus of business and technology, Comus seeks to create impactful solutions in the tech industry. Comus is passionate about guiding veterans and servicemembers through their academic and professional journeys in the business world.

Emmanuel Dunlap is an Analysis Associate at SGS Maine Pointe. He helps clients optimize their end-to-end supply chain processes, from strategy and planning to execution and delivery. In his role, he leverages his MBA where he focused on Operations and Supply Chain Management, and my certifications in Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB) to deliver value-added solutions and insights. During his military service in the U.S. Coast Guard, in the Defense Industry, and in Management Consulting at Deloitte, he has developed expertise and passion for improving supply chain efficiency and effectiveness to boost EBITA and maximize savings in procurement, logistics, and operations.