Veronica Hatcher-Lawson (SAS '00) is chief executive director of New Flower Ministry, a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping both adults and children who are survivors of sexual trauma.
After completing her master of science in social administration, Hatcher-Lawson entered the nonprofit world as a social worker, mainly working with homeless young mothers with children under the age of 3. She has also worked extensively in veterans' affairs in her home city of Chicago.
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Two New Alumni Association Awards
Announced for 2012
Do you know an alumnus or alumna who is doing great things? We want to hear from you!
The Alumni Association recently announced the addition of two new awards to the annual Alumni Awards program: the Young Alumnus/Alumna Award and The Professional Achievement Award. Alumni age 35 and younger who have demonstrated professional excellence and service that embodies the values of Case Western Reserve are eligible for the Young Alumnus/Alumna Award. Alumni who have achieved exceptional career accomplishments with distinction are eligible for The Professional Achievement Award.
Nominations for all five of this year's Alumni Association awards will be accepted through July 15, 2012. The awards will be presented at the All Alumni Luncheon on Friday, Sept. 28 as part of Alumni Weekend 2012.
» View past awardees » Submit a nomination (online or PDF)
The Class of 2016 is Largest, Most Accomplished in University History
President Barbara R. Snyder announced earlier this month that the first-year students who arrive this fall will be part of Case Western Reserve’s largest, most diverse and most academically accomplished class in history. Based on deposits as of May 1, the university expects to enroll at least 1,350 students—about 180 more than the previous record class, which enrolled in 2005.
» Learn more about the Class of 2016.
School of Dental Medicine
Congratulations to the Class of 2012!
The School of Dental Medicine would like to welcome the class of 2012 to the Alumni Association!
Twenty-six members of this year's class will be going directly into private practice, while 27 graduates will be entering specialty programs. Thirteen dental school grads will be entering the military.
» More Dental Medicine news | Event listings
School of Law
Leila L. Vespoli to Speak at School of Law Commencement Ceremony
We are extremely pleased to announce that Leila L. Vespoli (LAW '84), executive vice president and general counsel for FirstEnergy Corp., will be the law school's commencement speaker.
Vespoli is responsible for all legal affairs of the company, and has played a key role in the legislative debates regarding electric industry restructuring. As general counsel, she has helped guide FirstEnergy through numerous significant events including mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, while also successfully leading the company through complex regulatory and environmental challenges and varied operational, financial and related issues. Read more.
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School of Medicine
Breakthrough Discovery Unveils "Master Switches" in Colon Cancer
A team of researchers at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine have identified a new mechanism by which colon cancer develops.
By focusing on segments of DNA located between genes, or so-called “junk DNA,” the team has discovered a set of master switches, i.e., gene enhancer elements, that turn “on and off” key genes whose altered expression is defining for colon cancers. They have coined the term Variant Enhancer Loci or “VELs,” to describe these master switches. Read more.
» More School of Medicine news
Weatherhead School of Management
Chairing Ceremony for KeyBank Professor Diana Bilimoria
Diana Bilimoria, PhD, professor of organizational behavior, has been named KeyBank Professor. The chairing ceremony for Bilimoria was held May 10.
A renowned expert in gender and diversity in organizations, Bilimoria has had a busy year. She published a new book, Gender Equity in Science and Engineering: Advancing Change in Higher Education; she continues to serve as 2011-12 Division Chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management; and her opinion was sought by major news outlets from MSNBC to U.S. News and World Report to, most recently, the Financial Times. Read their “Ten Questions” column with Bilimoria, and the transcript of her accompanying live webchat. Read more about her work at the university.
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Case School of Engineering
Mario Garcia-Sanz earns Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching
Last week, a group of engineering students gathered in a small room off of Professor Mario Garcia-Sanz’s office to watch one helicopter after another fly—and, they hoped, not crash and burn.
The extra-credit competition is one that stands out in the minds of nearly all the engineering students who take Garcia-Sanz’s classes. It's also one of the many reasons graduate students nominated Garcia-Sanz, the Milton and Tamar Maltz Professor in Energy Innovation, for the John S. Diekhoff Award for Graduate Teaching. Created in 1978, the Diekhoff Awards recognize full-time faculty members for excellence in graduate student teaching and mentoring. Read more.
» More School of Engineering news
College of Arts and Sciences
MFA Acting Program Celebrates First Graduate to Receive Tony Nomination
Elizabeth A. Davis (GRS '06) has been nominated for a Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.
A graduate of the CWRU/Cleveland Play House MFA Acting Program, Davis is making her Broadway debut in Once, which earned 11 Tony nominations, including Best Musical. She's the first alum of the program to be nominated for a Tony. Read more.
» More Arts and Sciences news
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
School of Nursing Collaborates with AACN to Expand Access to Doctoral Education
The School of Nursing is partnering with the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), the world’s largest specialty nursing organization, to expand access to doctoral education for its more than 80,000 members.
AACN members are eligible for partial scholarships from the School of Nursing to explore becoming clinical leaders or researchers with an intensive School of Nursing health policy course. The course will be offered at AACN headquarters in California next fall and applies to doctorates in both practice (DNP) and research (PhD). Read more.
» More School of Nursing news
Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences
Mandel School Launches Continuing Education Distance Program
In an effort to provide lifelong learning opportunities to our alumni and friends in a format that can be accessed 24/7, The Mandel School has initiated a series of one-hour video lectures, making learning possible for even the busiest human services professionals.
The programs feature Mandel School faculty and each carries 1 CEU for social workers and counselors. In addition, some programs, depending upon topic, offer CEUs for psychologists, nursing home administrators, nurses and chemical dependency counselors. Cost per course is $15. Upon successful completion of an online course quiz, a certificate will be provided. Learn more.
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April 2012 Results:
What do you plan on doing with your tax refund?
May 20, 2012
» Event schedule
» Commencement speaker,
Gmail creator Paul Buchheit
» Watch the live webcast
(Available May 20)
Check out photos from the 2012 Hudson Relays!
New York: The Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall
Twin Cities: Alumni Night with the Twins
Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress
Alumni Travel Program
Discover South Africa
Discover South Africa from October 20–30, 2012 on an exclusive Case Western Reserve Alumni Travel Program trip. Visit Capetown, Kruger National Park and Victoria Falls. Enjoy the cultural highlights of Capetown and the Winelands, followed by the chance to see "the big five"—elephant, rhino, buffalo, lion and leopard—during our four-night stay in a luxury safari camp. This small group adventure will be led by Robin Mountain, an expert on African wildlife and culture and native of South Africa. Call 800.886.9895 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
The Alumni House
Coming to campus? Stop in at The Alumni
House. Located at 11310 Juniper Rd., this "home away from home" is the perfect place to read the paper, enjoy a cup of coffee, browse
the library or check your email in the business center.
The Alumni House is also available to rent for both business and social events. » Learn more and book your next event
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