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Alumni

School Abbreviations

Identify alumni with abbreviations of their schools and their years of graduation in parentheses after their names. Case Western Reserve University includes its former schools and colleges to honor the graduates of academic programs, schools and colleges that are no longer functioning under their original names.

  • ADL: Adelbert College (non-engineering undergraduates until 1971)
  • ARC: School of Architecture
  • CIT: Case Institute of Technology (undergraduates from 1947 to 1987)
  • CLC: Cleveland College
  • CSAS: Case School of Applied Science (undergraduates up to 1947)
  • CWR: Case Western Reserve undergraduates, 1989 and after. Includes College of Arts and Sciences and Case School of Engineering.
  • DEN: School of Dental Medicine
  • EDU: School of Education
  • FSM: Flora Stone Mather College (women undergraduates from 1931 to 1971)
  • GRS: School of Graduate Studies
  • LAW: School of Law
  • LYS: School of Information and Library Science
  • MED: School of Medicine
  • MGT: School of Management
  • MNO: Master of Nonprofit Organizations
  • NUR: Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing
  • PHA: School of Pharmacy
  • SAS: School of Applied Social Sciences
  • WRC: Western Reserve College (non-engineering undergraduates from 1973 to 1988)

Examples:

  • John Smith (CIT '72, LAW '74)
  • Mary Martin (CWR '97; GRS '99, English)
  • Victor Victoria (MGT '82, LAW '84)
  • Helen Mayberry (FSM '45, LYS '48)
  • Michael Antony (GRS '84, chemistry, and '88, computer science)
  • Hope Prevails (CWR '04, MNO '06)
  • Mary (CWR '88) and John (MGT '04) Smith
  • Melissa and Jack (LAW '07) Wilson
  • Chris Taylor, PhD (ADL '66)
  • School of Law alumnus John Smith (CIT '72, LAW '74) is a partner in the Jones, Wesson and Smith law firm.
  • The Morris Center for Social Workers has named Eric Ridder (SAS '95; GRS '98, sociology) of Case Western Reserve University its new dean of students.
Alumna, Alumni
  • Apply the correct Latin terminology.

    • alumna - singular, female
    • alumnae - plural, female
    • alumnus - singular, male
    • alumni - plural, all male or male and female
  • Avoid the alumni/alumnae construction and use alumni when referring to male or both male and female graduates.

  • Alum is an acceptable reference for use in informal materials.