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Ann Lurie[12].jpgA recipient of the 2013 Grant Goodrich Achievement Award, Ann Lurie shares how a pivotal encounter helped compel her and her late husband, Robert, to endow the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center. Listen as Ann describes the remarkable growth she has witnessed in Northwestern over the last two decades, made possible through philanthropy.


  • Artist: Northwestern Alumni Association
  • Title: 2013 Grant Goodrich Achievement Award winner Ann Lurie
  • Album: 'Cat Tales
  • Year: 2013-03-06T12:51
  • Length: 3:11 minutes (1.79 MB)
  • Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 78Kbps (VBR


Laura-Wayland_0009.jpgAfter a comprehensive national search, Northwestern University has selected Laura Wayland to serve as the executive director for the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA). Laura will manage the day-to-day operations of the NAA and set the strategic direction for alumni programs reflecting the world-class stature of Northwestern. Her first day will be March 1.

Laura brings to the executive director position a breadth of experience, a penchant for relationship building, and a passion for higher education and strengthening community through alumni engagement. Since 2008, she has served as the senior director for Alumni Relations and Reunion Campaigns at Georgetown University. Prior to Georgetown, Laura was the director of Alumni Relations at Ohio Wesleyan University from 2002 to 2008 and associate director for Alumni Relations at the University of Dayton from 1995 to 2002.

Laura earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Illinois State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Dayton, and she received academic certificates in Leadership from both Harvard and Georgetown.

Annual Report 2013

Posted by mkla.0000633311 Mar 6, 2013

In recent years, the Northwestern Alumni Association has made great progress in its mission to enable alumni-to-alumni connections and foster a meaningful, lasting relationship between alumni and the University. The Annual Report to Alumni provides a summary of recent initiatives, statistics, highlights, profiles, and much more relating to Northwestern’s global alumni community.

NAA Store & Benefits

Posted by mkla.0000633311 Mar 6, 2013

We are proud of our partnerships. The following companies offer special access to high-quality products and services for all Wildcats. When you shop with us, your purchases help to support our programs.

The Alumni Center

Posted by mkla.0000633311 Mar 6, 2013

The Alumni Center serves as the home for the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) and constituent organizations and alumni visiting Northwestern.

The mission of the Northwestern Alumni Association (NAA) is to establish and enhance a mutually beneficial relationship between Northwestern University and all its alumni.