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50th Anniversary for the Class of ’72

Classmates share memories and updates

  • Headshot of Mary Ellen Kondrat

    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 …

  • Headshot of Dan Nevers

    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 …

  • Nancy Erdman Coffey, MSW

    Thinking back to my experience in the MSW program brings a kaleidoscope of thoughts and feelings about my life and the culture of our country at that time. I married in September of 1971, the …

  • Headshot of Roberta Gassman

    Roberta A Gassman, MSSW

    My time as an MSSW student at UW was transformational. I made lifelong friends, studied with wonderful faculty & learned much that impacted my entire career, primarily as a macro public policy government official at …

  • Heeadshot of Marian T (Haas) Stumpf

    Marian T (Haas) Stumpf, MSSW

    Little did I think that 50 years would roll by so quickly! When I left UW I went to Toronto, Canada to work as a school social worker. After a year there I returned to …

  • Mel Morgenbesser, MSSW

    My two years in the MSSW program still brings back fond memories and appreciation for what I learned, the faculty who mentored me and my relationships with fellow students. Allen Pincus and Anne Minahan were …

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Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary of graduating from the UW-Madison School of Social Work, now the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work. Please share memories or updates below.
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