This post originally appeared on Northeastern Global News. It was published by Beth Treffeisen.
In 1922, Northeastern created a formal “day school” for business and named it the College of Business Administration.
In 2012, the D'Amore-McKim School of Business became the university's first college or school to be named when alumni Richard D'Amore and Alan McKim joined forces to make a $60 million philanthropic investment, the largest in Northeastern's history.
On Thursday night, cheers erupted and streamers floated down on the ground floor of the Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Complex as the community celebrated D'Amore-McKim's 100th birthday.
More than 150 students, graduates, faculty, staff and business leaders gathered to celebrate the significant milestone. Northeastern President Joseph E. Aoun said the event was an opportunity to look back at the success of the past, but more importantly, look to the future.
“You always innovate. You always push us forward!” Aoun said. “Entrepreneurship is a hallmark of this place—it's humanity—it's simply about the future, about the digital economy. It's youth. We want to thank you for that.”