Dear SASS/MSASS Alumni,
Winter greetings from the faculty and students at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. As we embark on a new semester, our classrooms are busier than ever.
Dear Alumni and Friends of MSASS,
The month of May is a busy time at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. As I write, students are in the midst of final examinations, class presentations, and group projects. This is a stellar group of students. Several weeks ago, we hosted a “thank you” luncheon for students to meet some of the people who provided scholarships to them for this academic year. Our guests were greatly impressed by the students’ work at MSASS, their field placements and with their goals. Our alumni, too, are impressive. Local agencies routinely seek out MSASS graduates when they are looking for social workers with exceptional skill and knowledge. Your School is known for educating the very best in professional social work and in helping to shape public policy through applied research.
Although we are geared toward the academic calendar at the Mandel School, a new year on the Roman calendar provides a natural opportunity for reflection and renewal, and I wanted to take a few moments to share with you some news and thoughts about where we’ve been and where we’re headed.
It is a pleasure to write to you at the close of an academic year, when spring signals a renewal and rebirth that finds its counterpart in our new graduates as they embark upon new careers or bring new energy to their work. This year 161 students will receive their M.S.S.A. and 7 will receive their Ph.D. We are proud of them all.
As 2006 winds down and we gather together with our families for the holidays with hope in our hearts for a peaceful and prosperous new year, I wanted to take a moment to update you on what is happening here at the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences.
As I write this note the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences begins its new fiscal year and starts to look forward to the new school year, welcoming a new cohort of students ready to change their lives and change the lives of others. It is also a time to look back at the previous year, a year that was not without its challenges for Case Western Reserve University, but also a year which saw the Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences remain strong and stable, and well poised to continue its leadership in innovative social work education into the next century. I wanted to take a few minutes to share with you a few reflections on where we’ve been, and to keep you informed about where we’re going.