Honoring the best of Case

2019 Award Winners

Six alumni of distinction and a beloved professor were honored at Homecoming 2019.


2019 award winnerGold Medal Award   

A familiar face in the campus computing center in the 1960s, Grant Saviers '66, MS '68, was one of the first students to explore computer engineering at Case Institute of Technology—before Case even offered the degree.

He went on to help build the Digital Equipment Corporation into a computing powerhouse and to found and lead other high-technology companies. Meanwhile, he helped other Case students find their own path to success as a supporter of scholarships and of the Case School of Engineering.

Saviers, a trustee of the Computer History Museum, will come home from Seattle to receive the Gold Medal, the highest honor bestowed annually by the Case Alumni Association, at Homecoming and Reunion Weekend October 11-13. Read more.




Samuel Givelber ’23 Award

Paul Stephan ’64 will receive the award that honors an alumnus who promotes fellowship in the Case tradition. Paul, the quarterback for the Rough Riders in the 1960s, taught and advised thousands of Case students as an instructor of computer programming. He later helped to connect students to scholarships as a development officer for the Case Alumni Association and is known to many as a teammate in life. Read more.



Young Alumni Award2019 award winner

Matthew Crowley ’08 will receive the award that honors a young alumnus who shows an early commitment to helping the next generation. Matt has proven himself an innovator in information technology as the CIO at international airports in both Cleveland and Philadelphia. Now he's an entrepreneur specializing in cybersecurity--and one of the youngest members of the board of the Case Alumni Association. Read more.




 2019 award winnerMeritorious Service award

Joshua Martin ’66 has enjoyed a remarkable career as a scientist, patent attorney, judge and phone company CEO—and it all began with a degree in physics from Case Institute of Technology. The Meritorious Service Award honors his leadership in professional fields as well as his support of the Case Alumni Association. Read more




2019 award winnerMeritorious Service award

Professor Adel “Tony” Saada, PhD, has achieved near-legendary status in the Department of Civil Engineering, where he has taught for more than 50 years and helped to build world-class geotechnical labs. He also endowed the Saada Family Fellowships to attract more of the best and brightest to the Case School of Engineering. Read more.



2019 award winnerMeritorious Service award

Professor Don Schuele, PhD ’62, has served Case as a researcher, professor, administrator, dean and, finally, the Albert A. Michelson Professor of Physics. He stands tall in the pantheon of world-class physicists from Case. Read more.





2019 award winnerSpecial recognition to Marv Schwartz

Marv Schwartz ’68, PhD ’73, is finishing his two-year term as President of the Board of Directors of the Case Alumni Association, a climax to a dozen years of volunteerism and leadership. He will be recognized for his contributions to his alma mater and to the scientific community of Northeast Ohio.