Black and white photo of student walking up steps

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 …

  • 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 …

  • More Class of '72 posts
Black and white photo; students sitting on steps outside

Share Your Memories

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.

Email not shared publicly.
MM slash DD slash YYYY
Share memories about your time time in the school or an update about your life.
Post Image (optional)
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.