Mark your calendar to join us October 6-7, 2017, to reunite and reconnect with your fellow MSSA, MNO, CNM, DSW and PhD alumni!

Tributes will be given to the classes of 1957 (60th), 1962 (55th), 1967 (50th), 1972 (45th), 1977 (40th), 1982 (35th), 1987 (30th), 1992 (25th), 1997 (20th), 2002 (15th), 2007 (10th), and 2012 (5th) celebrating milestone reunions.

More event details below.

Reunions include class years ending in 2 or 7: 1957, 1962, 1967,
1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.

Congratulations to our 2017 Alumni Award Winners:

Distinguished Alumnus
Deborah A. Hill, MSSA 1976
Author and Activist

Professional Achievement
Allen P. Maragliano, MSSA 1976
Hospice Home Care Social Worker, Cleveland Clinic

Julius L. Simmons, MSSA 1975
Adjunct Professor, Advisor, and Liaison (School of Social Work); Athletics Counselor, Cleveland State University

Nonprofit Leadership
Tracy L. Jones, MNO 2006
National Director of Mobilization Campaigns and Midwest Regional Director, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Adam Roth, MSSA/MNO 1998
Chief Executive Officer, StreamLink Software

Early Career Success
Angela L. Daugherty, MSSA 2001
Executive Director, Family Pride of Northeast Ohio

Louis Stokes Community Service Leadership
Donté L. Gibbs, MSSA/CNM 2012
Fellow, 2017 – 2019
The George Gund Foundation

2016 recipients (a record 100 alumni honored as part of the Centennial celebration)


Friday, October 6, 2017
Welcome Back Alumni!

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8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Continuing Education Programs (See below for list of programs.)
The Linsalata Alumni Center, Foster-Castele Great Hall
11310 Juniper Road

6 total CEUs available for only $45 all day ($20 morning CE program only, $25 afternoon CE program only); free for alumni not requesting CEUs.

Experience two CEU opportunities featuring our own alumni!

*8:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Grace Longwell Coyle Lecture in Group Work:
The Foundation of Social Change (3 CEUs)
(Co-sponsored by the International Association for Social Work with Groups, Inc., Northeast Ohio Chapter)
Featuring Margaret Brodkin, MSSA 1967 – 2016 Centennial Distinguished Alumnus Award Winner (celebrating her 50th Reunion!)

Social work with groups is often thought of in terms of treatment groups or task groups, but another key role for social work with groups is engaging participants in social change. This lecture will use a case example to illustrate how groups for parents and youth were used to build a campaign for children’s services funding. Other group work will also be discussed, and a panel will provide their perspectives. Lecture participants will be invited to think about how to apply this use of groups in their own social change work.
8:00 a.m. – Registration and continental breakfast
8:30 a.m. – Program begins

*12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Technology: Do We Lead It or Does It Lead Us? (3 CEUs)
Featuring Adam Roth, MSSA/MNO 1998
2017 Nonprofit Professional Award Winner
Technology is not synonymous with our profession, however, we are always looking at data. We compute and put data together in ways to help our clients, families, agencies/organizations or our ecosystem. Technology is evolving from storage and retrieval to predictive and cognitive learning.
What does this path look like for our field, and will we adapt or lead?
12:00 p.m. – Registration and lunch
1:00 p.m. – Program begins

*11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
CWRU Homecoming Luncheon (university event)
Tinkham Veale University Center, 11038 Bellflower Rd. ~ Free for
Grand Classes (1967 and prior); $20 Young Alumni (Classes of
2007 – 2017), Faculty/Staff/Students; $30 General Seating
Alumni not attending our afternoon CE program are encouraged to attend the CWRU Homecoming Luncheon. President Barbara Snyder will share he state of the university and university alumni awards will be presented.

*4:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Reception Celebrating Alumni Award Winners + Reunions   **Sponsored by StreamLink Software, Inc.
Mandel School, 11235 Bellflower Road
Reunions include class years ending in 2 or 7: 1957, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997, 2002, 2007, 2012 and 2017.
See list of award winners in “Cocktail Reception Celebrating Alumni Award Winners + Reunions” tab!

FREE event for all. Registration required.

Saturday, October 7, 2017
Cohort Celebration

*12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
What Happens at our Nonprofit Professionals Pop-Up Event Stays at our Nonprofit Professionals Pop-Up Event!
Mandel School, 11235 Bellflower Road – FREE event!
Lunch included. Join us!
In partnership with Thrive Cleveland

Contact Nada Difranco at or 216.368.2281 if you need assistance.

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Due to a tremendous amount of activity around campus that weekend, we strongly recommend reserving your hotel room as soon as possible. When calling, ask for the Case Western Reserve University rate.

Holiday Inn Cleveland Clinic
8650 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106

Intercontinental Suites Hotel
8800 Euclid Avenue, Cleveland 44106

Courtyard Marriott University Circle
2021 Cornell Road, Cleveland 44106

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