16 Mandel School Alumni to be Awarded at Homecoming 2018

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Alumni of the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences at Case Western Reserve University are leading forces for community and societal change. The strength of the alumni community will on full display during Homecoming 2018, Oct. 12 and 13, as the school and university honor 16 social work and nonprofit management alumni who have made a profound impact on the field, the community and the university.

“We are thrilled to honor these outstanding Mandel School alumni,” says Dionne Broadus, JD, associate dean of advancement at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. “They are but a handful of the 8,000-plus alumni who are working each day to embody the school’s mission, and we are proud to call them members of our school family.”

Read about each of the school’s awardees

The awardees include:

Case Western Reserve University awardees

Trailblazer Project

Three of the six alumni to be honored as Trailblazers are Mandel School alumni. The Trailblazers project is an initiative aimed at showcasing the contributions of Case Western Reserve University alumni of color and women. Trailblazers will be honored Saturday, Oct. 13 at 4 p.m.

  • Steve Minter (MSSA 1963)
  • Sarah Austin (MSSA 196)
  • Joan Southgate (MSSA 1954)

CWRU Young Alumnus Award

  • Donte Gibbs (MSSA/CNM 2012)

CWRU Newton D. Baker Distinguished Service Award

  • Janice Eatman-Williams (MNO 2001)

CWRU African American Alumni Association Rising Star Award

  • Alesha Washington (MNO 2007) 

College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Service Alumna

  • Sally Reisacher Petro (WRC 1982; MSSA 1984; PhD 1990)

2017–2018 NASW Pioneers in Social Work

  • Fran Danis (PhD 2000)
  • Georgia Anetzberger (MSSA 1980; PhD 1986)

Mandel School Alumni Association Awardees

Distinguished Alumnus

  • George Getzel (MSSA 1966) (posthumously)

Louis Stokes Community Service Leadership

  • Mead Wilkins (MSSA 1976), MBA, LISW-S

Professional Achievement

  • Shannon Woodward Brown (MSSA 2007)
  • Bernadette (Bernie) Kerrigan (MSSA 1986)

Nonprofit Leadership

  • Rick A. Kemm (MNO 1998)

Early Career Success

  • Caress N. Adams (MSSA 2009)
  • Ashley K. Stock (MSSA 2007)