About Our Alumni

With more than 7,800 alumni in all 50 states and 41 countries, our extensive alumni network is a force for positive social change throughout the world and right here at the Mandel School through their generous involvement and leadership.

The compassion and commitment of our alumni is essential to the advancement of our school and the lives our students – from their work on the Alumni Board (which works diligently to organize and participate in Career Nights, Commencement, and other student events) to the Campaign Committee (which is leading the fundraising for our Building Renovation Campaign) to alumni support of the Annual Fund (which is earmarked entirely for student scholarships).

Alumni in the News

Career Connections Night 2018

Feb 2 2018

One of the most popular events of the school year, Career Connections Night, is scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, from 5:30pm-8:00pm in Noble Commons!

First and second year MSSA and MNO students can casually connect with nearly 20 MSSA and MNO alumni from throughout Northeast Ohio, who have positions in both direct practice and community practice. Students will receive dinner, 1.5 PD hours, career advice, and can build contacts with industry professionals to get a head start on the job search process.

Students won’t want to miss the opportunity for one-on-one informal discussions with alumni, licensure exam tips/assistance, LinkedIn support, cover letter/resume tips and templates, mock interviews, information on How to Dress for Success and more. This will be a NO-PRESSURE opportunity to meet alumni from all over Northeast Ohio as well as obtain essential career advice!

Career Connections is presented by the Mandel School Alumni Association Board and the Student-Alumni Network.

Click here to register.

Mandel School Movie Night | Resilience: The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

Jan 8 2018

When: Wednesday, February 7th, 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Where: Noble Commons (Mandel School Lobby)

What: Please join our Student-Alumni Network collaborative effort with St. Luke’s Foundation for a showing of Resilience: The Biology of Stress & the Science of Hope, followed by an informed discussion featuring trauma experts, many of whom are alumni. CEUs pending. (2 PD HOURS)

RSVP for this event

Questions? Contact the co-founders of the Student-Alumni Network!
Jessica Switzer (MSSA/MPH ‘18) jcs207@case.edu
Leah Adams (MSSA/MNO ‘19) laa63@case.edu


Nov 14 2017

Join the Mandel School at one of the biggest events of the year for Ohio social workers, NASW Ohio’s 2017 Annual Conference, on Thursday, November 12 through Saturday, November 18  at the Quest Conference Center in Columbus, Ohio.

While at the conference, be sure to check out the impressive line-up of staff and alumni presentations:

Matthew Capezzuto, MSSA 1995 –  The State of Social Work

Shannon Deinhart, MSSA 1994 and Stephanie Lariccia, Student – Standing Up for Older Youth in Foster Care: Finding Permanent Connections and Addressing Trauma

LaToya Loga, MSSA 2006 –  Beyond Cultural Competence, Towards Cultural Advocacy

Janet Gerlach (Hoy), MSSA 199/PhD 2008 – Is Social Work Going To The Dogs? How Human-Animal Collaboration Can Support Social Work Practice

Aviva Vincent, PhD Student –  Is Social Work Going To The Dogs? How Human-Animal Collaboration Can Support Social Work Practice

Andrew Katusin, MSSA 2013 – Community Assessments in Nonprofit Planning

Kara Porter, MSSA 2009 – Community Assessments in Nonprofit Planning

Dr. David Miller (Pictured),  Associate Professor – Standing Up for Social Justice through Elected Office: Social work skills in the Political Arena

Jenn Angelo, MNO/MSSA 2018 – Standing Up for Social Justice through Elected Office: Social work skills in the Political Arena

Samantha Mishne, Adjunct Faculty – The Use of Validation to Decrease Clinician Burnout and Increase Behavioral Change in Clients

Erin Upchurch, MSSA 2009 – Ethical Considerations for Working with Transgender/Gender Diverse Youth & Adolescents

Amy Roberts, MSSA 2009/PhD 2013 – What Social Workers Need to Know About The Guardianship Rules: A Culture Change

Stephanie Bradford, MSSA 1982 – Social Work Ethics and Organizational Culture: Impact on Social Work Field Education

Also,  join us for our All-Ohio Alumni Fall Social on Thursday, November 16th at Mackenzie River Pizza Grill and Pub. Enjoy free drinks and appetizers with alumni and students  (provided by the Mandel School Alumni Association), get some cool #ChangeAgent swag, and unwind after a great day of learning.