Alumni Society


Are you looking for opportunities to network and stay engaged with the College of Social Work? The College of Social Work Alumni Society welcomes you to join our Stillman Elite membership.

The Social Work Alumni Society has existed since 1972 and is a charter Society of The Ohio State University Alumni Association. The Society plays an important role in promoting and supporting the goals and mission of both The Ohio State University and the College of Social Work. Check out our membership levels and benefits below.


(automatic upon graduation)

  • Gives you access to:
  • College newsletters and communications
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Invitations to general alumni events (i.e., Alumni Hall of Fame Awards Dinner, advocacy events, social hours)
  • The Career Network to view job openings


Available via one of the following ways:

  • Alumni Society or OSU Alumni Association board member during the past year
  • Volunteered a minimum of 8 hours with the college in the past year at a service related event that the CSW Alumni Society organized
  • Field Instructor for a CSW student during the past year
  • Made a monetary donation of a minimum of $25 to the college during the past year

Gives you access to everything in a Stillman Membership, plus:

  • Selected free alumni continuing education trainings
  • Opportunity to purchase event and athletic tickets
  • The Career Network (view job postings, apply to positions, post resume, etc.)
  • 25% discount on all CSW continuing education trainings
  • Invitation to special alumni events (e.g., wine & cheese gatherings, networking socials, invitation-only events)

You will be redirected to a giving page. A $25 donation to any CSW fund will get you a Stillman Elite membership. A confirmation membership email will be sent to you within a week of your donation.



For an annual gift of at least $75 (with at least $25 going to a CSW fund) you’ll become a Combo Member and get all of the benefits of a Stillman Elite Member, as well as become a sustaining member of the OSU Alumni Association (OSU graduates only).

Gives you access to:

  • Discounts and money-saving offers to select vendors
  • Alumni Association engagement opportunities (i.e., award-winning publications, access to over 200 OSU societies and clubs, travel opportunities, the Association’s online member directory, etc.)
  • The ability to reconnect to the Columbus campus with football ticket information, access to campus facilities, golf at the renowned Scarlet course, and many other benefits.

You will be redirected to a giving page. A $75 donation with at least $25 going towards any CSW fund will get you a combo membership. A confirmation membership email will be sent to you within a week of your donation.

CLICK HERE For more information on OSU Alumni Association Membership. 


With an annual cumulative gift of $3000 (with at least $25 going to a College of Social Work fund), you will be donor recognized in the President’s Club, reaping the rewards of both the OSU Alumni Association (only if you are OSU grad), and the Stillman Elite, as well as enjoying the following benefits:

Gives you access to:

  • Invitations to campus and regional President’s Club events
  • A monthly e-mail newsletter with campus news and special features
  • Opportunities for engagement with university leadershipUse of the university’s nationally recognized library system
  • The opportunity to apply to purchase home season football tickets
  • The opportunity to purchase on-campus parking
  • Membership opportunities at the Faculty Club and the university’s recreational sports facilities, and the opportunity to play courses at the OSU Golf Club (fees apply)

You will be redirected to a giving page. A $3000 donation and at least $25 going to any CSW fund will be donor recognized in the President’s Club, OSU Alumni Association (only if you are an OSU graduate), and Stillman Elite memberships. A confirmation membership email will be sent to you within a week of your donation.


Now you can put your money where your passion is. Whatever membership level you choose, your donation will go toward the social work scholarship fund of your choice.

  • To assist students in good academic standing, check out Alumni Fund #6000043
  • To assist students in need, try Students First #312958
  • To promote the welfare of animals, check out Hutchins Endowment Fund #643351;
  • To advocate for domestic violence victims, look at the Brubaker Endowed Fund #640880

There’s a fund for you—and many more to choose from! Check out your options on our Giving Opportunities page. If you would like your membership donation to go toward another OSU endowment fund, please feel free to explore the many options listed.


Read the Alumni Association constitution here!

Click here to view the CSW Alumni Society by-laws!

Alumni Society Executive Committee

  • President: Patricia Lyons, MSW ‘88
  • Secretary:  Julie Debord, MSW ’08
  • Membership Chair: Kerry Wears, BSSW ‘85

Members At-Large

  • John ‘Jack’ Patrick Smith, MSW ‘84, BSSW ‘76
  • Elon Simms, MSW ‘10, BSSW ‘09
  • Dorothy Martindale, BSSW ’13
  • Brittany Woodly, MSW ’13, BSSW ’12
  • Faculty Representative: Dr. Carla Curtis
  • Social Work Representative to OSUAA: H. Stanley Eichenauer, MSW ‘70
  • Dean: Thomas Gregoire, PhD in Social Work
  • College Alumni Relations Liaison (CARL): Katie Justice, MSW ‘09, Director of Alumni Affairs and Career Advising
  • OSUAA Liaison: Craig Little, Director of Alumni Societies

Interested in volunteering or serving on the Alumni Society Board? 

Please contact Katie Justice, Director of Alumni Affairs or 614-292-8780