Join Us To Celebrate Our 100th Year!

In 2015-2016, we will celebrate 100 years of remarkable achievements of the Mandel School and our founding in 1915 as the first professional graduate school of social work in the United States. Stay tuned for exciting announcements, as we invite students, faculty, alumni, friends, and the community to join us for this momentous milestone.

Why a Two-Year Celebration for One Anniversary?

The School of Applied Social Sciences (SASS) – now named the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences and referred to simply as the Mandel School – was founded in 1915 by resolution of the Western Reserve University Board of Trustees, when James Cutler was appointed our first dean. However, the heart and soul of the school was established in 1916, when the curriculum was created and the school’s doors opened to 35 students that fall.

Be Part of the Centennial Celebration

Help make our 100th anniversary celebration even bigger by sharing your photos or being a part of the planning process!

  • Do you have a fond photo memory to share? Please send it to us, along with a description and the names of any people pictured. You can email it to MandelCentennial@case.edu OR you can mail it to Mandel School – ATTN: Centennial, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland Ohio 44106-7164
  • Want to go down memory lane with us each #ThrowbackThursday? Like the Mandel School on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!
  • Email MandelSchool@case.edu to join the Centennial Planning Committee.