Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Students receiving these degrees participate in the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences commencement activities: 

  • MSSA: Master of Science in Social Administration
  • MNO: Master of Nonprofit Organizations 

Additional information is available below, and also on the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences website

Commencement Registration and Preparation
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Event Date/Time Location Details
Commencement Registration Begins Thursday, March 1
9:00 a.m.
Register online. All students attending any of the commencement ceremonies are required to register by Sunday, April 1, 2018, at 5:00 p.m.
Doctoral Fitting Tuesday, March 6
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
School of Law, Gund Hall, Student Lounge (Upper Level) Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Doctoral Fitting Friday, March 16
8:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Tinkham Veale University Center, Main Floor Graduates can be measured for their regalia and can register to participate in commencement ceremonies.
Grad Fair 2018 Wednesday, March 21 and Thursday, March 22
 
University Bookstore Graduates can visit the Grad Fair to take care of their graduation planning and celebration needs. View details for Grad Fair.
Commencement Registration Deadline Sunday, April 1
5:00 p.m. EDT
Register online. Deadline for registering to participate in commencement ceremonies. 
Convocation Ticket Pick Up Beginning on Monday, April 23 Mandel School
Room 140
May 2018 graduates can pick up convocation tickets in person. Convocation tickets will be mailed to August 2017 and January 2018 graduates who registered for commencement. No tickets are required for the Diploma Ceremony.
Fee Payment Deadline Friday, May 4   Be sure that all your financial obligations to the university, including outstanding tuition and any parking or library fines, are paid. Diplomas will be withheld until financial obligations are met.
Online Program Brunch Celebration
Saturday, May 19 
Mandel School, Noble Commons
Brunch celebration for graduates of the online program. Please register here.  

Commencement Day Schedule
Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Sunday, May 20, 2018

Time Event Location Details
8:00 a.m. Convocation Robing and Line Up (Graduates)
  • Master's Graduates: Mandel School
  • PhD Graduates: School of Graduate Studies, Tomlinson Hall
Master's Graduates line up at Mandel School. PhD Graduates line up with School of Graduate Studies at Tomlinson Hall.
9:30 a.m. University Convocation Veale Convocation Center This is a ticketed event. This convocation is mandatory for all Mandel School graduates.
11:00 a.m. Diploma Ceremony Doors Open (Guests) Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
Doors to Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center open for guest seating. Tickets are not required for the Diploma Ceremony.
11:45 a.m. Diploma Ceremony Milton and Tamar Maltz Performing Arts Center
1855 Ansel Road, Cleveland
Speaker: Larry E. Davis, Dean, University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work
1:30 p.m. Reception Mandel School Reception to be held immediately following the Diploma Ceremony at the Mandel School. Please register your guests here.  

Irene Sogg Gross Service Award

Nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Irene Sogg Gross Service Award. Submit your nomination by completing this Google form.

This award was established by Milton Gross to honor the memory of his wife, a Mandel School graduate in the class of 1940. It is given to a member of the graduating class, chosen by his or her peers, “in recognition of outstanding interest and accomplishments in the areas of humanitarian service.” A plaque and a small cash award will be presented at the commencement ceremonies to the student named by his or her classmates.
 

Graduate Diploma Ceremony Speaker Nomination

Graduates can nominate a classmate to speak on behalf of the Class of 2018 at the Diploma Ceremony by completing this Google form

 

Outstanding Field Instructor Award

This is your opportunity to recognize one individual as an outstanding field instructor. Submit your nomination by completing this Google form. Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. 

 

Outstanding Teacher (MNO Program) Award

The MNO Teaching Award is presented to an individual or individuals who demonstrate dedication to the development of MNO students and their educational experience as demonstrated in the following areas:

  1. Creation of a dynamic, high impact learning environment within the classroom.
  2. Demonstration of effective and engaging teaching methods.
  3. Encouragement and guidance toward life-long learning. 
  4. Exceptional accessibility, assistance, and guidance given to individual students in helping to resolve questions and problems.

All MNO and MNO/MSSA students are eligible and encouraged to submit a nomination.

Submit your nomination by completing this Google form. Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. 


John A. Yankey Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award

Nominate an adjunct educator who demonstrates outstanding teaching skills through his/her ability to inspire.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION

  1. Class materials, readings and assignments are timely and demonstrate an awareness of current issues.
  2. Available to students for consultation and gives adequate feedback on assignments.
  3. Acts as an advocate for people in need.
  4. Promotes the School in the community.
  5. Represents the ideals, values and ethics important to the social work profession.
  6. You must have taken his/her class between March, 2017 and March, 2018. 

Submit your nomination by completing this Google form. Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. 


John A. Yankey Outstanding Teacher Award

Nominate a full-time educator who demonstrates outstanding teaching skills through his/her ability to inspire.

CRITERIA FOR NOMINATION

  1. Class materials, readings and assignments are timely and demonstrate an awareness of current issues.
  2. Available to students for consultation and gives adequate feedback on assignments.
  3. Acts as an advocate for people in need.
  4. Promotes the School in the community.
  5. Represents the ideals, values and ethics important to the social work profession.
  6. You must have taken his/her class between March, 2017 and March, 2018. 

Submit your nomination by completing this Google form. Deadline is Friday, April 13, 2018. 
 

Contact Information

The Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences Commencement Coordinator is Kristina Soja, 216.368.2270, kristina.soja@case.edu. Additional information is available on the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences website