2018 Alumni Awards

We invite you to nominate alumni who best embody the mission of the Mandel School to advance social work and nonprofit management to make this a more just world.

Nominees must be graduates and exhibit several of the following general criteria set forth by the Mandel School Alumni Association: A strong commitment to clinical direct practice, community practice or education/teaching; or dedication to nonprofit work (for MNO or CNM alumni); guidance of an agency, institution/organization, private practice or a community; creativity in non-traditional or innovative approaches to practice; contributions to the field through research or publications; advocacy; volunteerism or involvement in professional, civic or community organizations.

Please complete a nomination form and follow the instructions on it for submission.

Award Categories

Distinguished Alumnus

Nominees demonstrate extraordinary professional success and achievement over the span of their entire careers (usually 25 or more years).

Professional Achievement

Nominees are mid-to-late career and working 15 or more years. Nomination subcategories: Administration, Clinical (private practice or agency), Community/Macro Practice.

Nonprofit Leadership

Nominees have been working as leaders over a span of 15 or more years in the nonprofit profession and must have earned a Master of Nonprofit Organizations (MNO) degree or a Certificate in Nonprofit Management (CNM) from the Mandel School.

Louis Stokes Community Service Leadership

Nominees embody the socially-minded characteristics of the late beloved and honorable Congressman Louis Stokes: Community service leadership; social justice advocacy; Mandel School volunteerism; and Mandel School community-related projects support.

Early Career Success

Nominees have usually been working for 15 or fewer years. Nomination subcategories: Administration, Clinical (private practice or agency), Community/Macro Practice.

Selection Procedures

Awards may be given posthumously and nominators need not be alumni. Alumni may self-nominate. PLEASE NOTE: The committee seeks to honor alumni who have not received a school recognition; therefore, please review the Hall of Achievement listing online before submitting a nomination. Nominators must provide all information listed on the nomination form. The Alumni Awards Committee will review each nomination and recommend award candidates to the Alumni Board and the dean of the Mandel School. The committee won’t be conducting further research on nominees; therefore, please include all pertinent information on the nomination form or on an attachment.

Deadline

May 30, 2018

Conferring of Awards

The awards will be presented during Homecoming + Reunion 2018 at the Mandel School Alumni Celebration on Friday, October 12, 2018, from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

2018 Alumni Award Nomination Form