Virtual Homecoming & Reunion 2020

Homecoming & Reunion Celebration | students / alumni / parents & families

October 9–10, 2020

Bringing Homecoming to YOU this year, wherever YOU are!

Although 2020 has presented many challenges, we are celebrating our alumni through a new and exciting virtual experience! Join your class year for your Reunion, an Alumni Awards celebration, and an update from the Dean on Friday evening. On Saturday, join us for an Educational Seminar on Racism and Social Justice, an All-Nonprofit Reunion (MNO/CNM), and a Self-Care Virtual Program. Please register by October 7.

Register for Homecoming and Reunion

Friday, October 9

5:30–6:30 p.m.: Mandel School Alumni Celebration (includes Mandel School Alumni Awards and Reunion Class recognitions)
All alumni are welcome! Join this main event with host Dean Grover C. Gilmore and make a toast to his leadership of the Mandel School since 2001 (he will retire at the end of the academic school year). Mandel School Alumni Association Awards will be presented by Alumni Association Board President Dr. Adriennie Y. Hatten (MNO 1996).

2020 Mandel School Alumni Association Award Winners

Distinguished Alumnus

Howard L. Fuller, MSSA 1964
Distinguished Professor and Founder, Institute for the Transformation of Learning
Marquette University, Milwaukee

Professional Achievement Awards

Elizabeth Warmington Garcia, MSSA/MNO 2000
Chief Clinical Officer
The Children’s Guild Alliance, Baltimore

Dontae Latson, MSSA 1998
Chief Executive Officer
Rocky Mountain Communities, Denver

John P. Zimmerman, MSSA 1974
Executive Director (retired)
United Way, Midland, MI

Nonprofit Leadership Award

Lee I. Fisher, MNO 2005
Dean and Joseph C. Hostetler and Baker-Hostetler Chair in Law
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland State University

Louis Stokes Community Service Leadership Award

Louis Darnell Francois, MSSA 2007
Clinical Coordinator, Bowery Residents’ Committee (BRC)
Manhattan, New York

Early Career Success Award

Briana M. Hollis, MSSA 2014
Founder and CEO
Learning to Be Free LLC, Cleveland

6:30–8 p.m.: Reunions via Zoom
See classmates and faculty you were close to! Based on alumni input, reunions from 1975 on will be divided by programs, which can then separate into reunion year cohorts in Zoom breakout rooms if five or more alumni per reunion year register. Program directors and faculty members will host each major program reunion prior to reunion year cohorts going into breakout rooms for the Weekly/On-campus MSSA Program; Intensive Weekend MSSA Program; MSSA 2015 Online Program; MNO, CNM Programs; and PhD Program. If you are celebrating two reunions (i.e. an MSSA and a PhD), feel free to select both reunions and join each for 45-minutes. Please remember: At least five alumni per reunion cohort must register in order to have a breakout room, so please encourage your classmates to join you!

Reunions Include:

  • Classes of 1960 & 1965 – 60th & 55th Reunions
  • Class of 1970 – 50th Golden Reunion
  • Classes of 1975 & 1980, MSSA Weekly Program – 45th & 40th Reunions
  • Classes of 1985 & 1990, MSSA Weekly Program – 35th & 30th Reunions
  • Class of 1995, MSSA Weekly Program – 25th Silver Reunion
  • Classes of 2000 & 2005, MSSA Weekly Program – 20th & 15th Reunions
  • Classes of 2010 & 2015, MSSA Weekly Program – 10th & 5th Reunions
  • Class of 2015, MSSA Online Program - 5th Reunion
  • Class of 2020, MSSA Weekly and Online Programs
  • Intensive Weekend MSSA Program: Classes of 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020
  • MNO, CNM Programs: Classes of 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020
  • PhD Program: Combined Classes of 1975, 1980, 1985, 1990, 1995, 2000, 2005, 2010, 2015, 2020

Saturday, October 10

10–11:30 a.m.: Educational Seminar – Racism and Social Justice

12:30–1:30 p.m.: All-Nonprofit Alumni Reunion (MNO/CNM)

1:30–2:30 p.m.: Self-Care Virtual Program
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Check out the entire CWRU Homecoming & Reunion Schedule

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If you’re celebrating a reunion year ending in 0 or 5, please consider making a gift in honor of your reunion class while registering.

Register by October 7!