Commencement 2017: Congratulations, Graduates!

On Sunday, May 21, 2017, the Mandel School celebrated Commencement 2017 and the graduation of nearly 150 students!

Video: Commencement 2017

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Several students received dual degrees in Nonprofit Organization, Public Health, and Bioethics. We also had students who received certificates in the Early Intervention Related Service Training Program, Management & Leadership, Nonprofit Management, and Gerontology. Seven students received the PhD in Social Welfare. Nine students were inducted into the Nu Lambda Mu nonprofit honor society.

We were thrilled to welcome special Commencement speaker Darla Spence Coffey, MSW, PhD, who also received the Mandel School Advocate for Human Rights Award. She is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Council on Social Work Education.

The following individuals were honored for their special contributions to the Mandel School and the community:

Irene Sogg Gross Award: Avery Martens, MSSA 2017

Dean’s Award for Outstanding Student Achievement: Jill Valentic, MSSA 2017

Outstanding Field Instructor Award: Bradley Smith

Outstanding Teacher of the Year – MNO Program: Barbara Clemenson, EMD

John A. Yankey Outstanding Adjunct Teacher Award: Melissa Romain, MSSA

John A. Yankey Outstanding Teacher Award: Jennifer King, DSW

Follow the day’s events on social media with the hashtags #MSASSgrad17 and #CWRUcommencement.