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50th Anniversary for the Class of ’72

Classmates share memories and updates

  • Deborah Reid Platt, MSSW

    I went to UW graduate school directly from undergrad program at Indiana University in Social work. I was 21 and graduated early from UW by going to summer school. I had great academic preparation but …

  • Jim Calderone, MSSW ’72

    Hi Mel and All ’72 MSSW Graduates, Since graduation: Married; three adult children and fourteen grandchildren; Community Mental Health social work (in ME, CT, PA); MDiv (St John XXIII Institute); EdD (Adult Development at Temple …

  • Marcia Liberson, MSSW ’72, MPH

    I fondly remember starting grad school in the summer with a small class (including our past Director, Mel Morgenbesser!) and my first internship at the Diagnostic Unit relating to diagnosis of what we then called …

  • Barbara D Rosskamm, MSW

    At the time there was a program available to allow me (and several others) to skip our senior year and go straight to grad school! It was great, paid all our expenses and we knew …

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    Mary Ellen Kondrat, MSSW, (’72) PhD

    I had the fun (and adventure) of going through the MSW program with my then husband Ron (he died in 1998 from multiple myeloma). After graduation in January 1972, I took a position on an …

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    Dan Nevers, MSSW

    It seems like 50 years would be an adequate amount of time to examine a life, but actually, it is not. At one point, well before now, I realized that the School of Social Work …

  • William on tracker with American flag

    William Charles Goehring, MSSW

    I began my journey toward an MSSW in the fall of ‘69, however drawing a low draft lottery number; I decided to take a job with Milwaukee County as a Caseworker in May of ’70, …

  • Barbara Lee Hufschmidt, BA

    I was attending summer school in 1970 and was taking an introduction to social work class as a requirement for the school of education. Professor Lee Masters was teaching the class that met every day …

  • Wendy Lynn Norberg (Walterbach), MSSW

    My time at the School of Social Work seemed to fly by. I thoroughly enjoyed my field work experiences as well as many of the courses that were focused on working with people, others not …

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