Ingrid and George Houghton's son Alex Woodlief, of Coon Hill Road, is in the final stretch as an undergrad at Northeastern University in Boston.
During the course of his studies Alex has also been an active member of his fraternity -Sigma Phi Epsilon. It is the largest nationwide college fraternity with 14,000 plus undergraduate members across 241 Chapters.
Woodlief has contributed to a number of successful community service endeavors during his membership and their chapter has received many awards.
Following is a highlight of achievements to date:
- Selected to attend the prestigious Ruck Leadership Institute last summer.
- Served two semesters as president of the Interfraternity Council, which is the governing council of the nine NIC fraternities at the Northeastern Campus.
- Elected president of his fraternity
- Received the Interfraternity Man of the Year Award
- Named to the dean's list for his academic performance
- Works at Goodwin Procter, a leading nationwide law firm during the co-op period semesters in their research department
Northeastern is known for its long running co-op program that allows students to get hands on experience in their field during their undergraduate years. It is a series of serious internships - extending the undergraduate experience to five years. Alex, a political science major, plans for a career in law.
Woodlief was offered and accepted a Regional Director (RD) position for his fraternity for the year after he graduates. Each RD is the primary fraternity resource for all of the colleges in their region helping to meet fraternity goals and objectives.
He will be responsible for 20 to 25 chapters in his region (one of 11), which will be assigned during an eight week training session next summer in Richmond, VA. It includes everything from MBA classes to professionalism to how to dress.