Maxine Lieberman-MacPherson

After graduating from Northeastern with a bachelor’s degree, Maxine went to work for her co-op employer, the Social Security Administration, where she spent the first 20 years there in a variety of automation jobs, and then retired after 36 years.

She returned to Northeastern after the first 20 years as the first woman instructor in the business program, teaching computer software for students in the University College program, leaving as adjunct faculty 10 years later.

In her own words, she says, “I never became a professional journalist, but used the skills learned at the NU News in creating newsletters, training materials and a Boston Region SSA website. I used my writing, interviewing skills and layout/design even more when I started a website covering country music. I connected with singers and songwriters by phone or backstage for interviews, reviewed albums and concerts in the Boston area and took dozens of photos. I got to meet country stars such as Keith Urban, Dirks Bentley, Tracy Bird and Blake Shelton.  Fun hobby while it lasted.”

Maxine is an avid traveler who has visited more than 46 countries and 23 states over the years. She has compiled photo books of each trip to relive such highlights as baby lions sunning themselves in Kenya, wandering in the markets of Morocco and eating pasta and pizza in Italy. She would like to reschedule a trip to Israel and Jordan which was cancelled because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Next year, she hopes to move from her current home in Canton, Mass., to North Reading to be closer to her son Eric, a Boston police officer, and daughter-in-law Lisa, a Special Ed teacher. “I want to be closer so I can go to more of my grandson’s games. Owen plays basketball, wrestles, skis (water and snow), and his favorite, lacrosse — hopefully an Olympic sport in 2028!”

(Maxine Lieberman-MacPherson graduated from Northeastern University in 1974 with a degree in Liberal Arts.)