Profiles in Success

Each year, the Case Alumni Association honors alumni and faculty whose talents and accomplishments have brought honor and distinction to their alma mater. Some are leaders in their fields. Some are just getting started. All have exhibited an eagerness to serve and to share.  On these pages, we enshrine the memories of the men and women who represent the best of Case. 



 2018 Alumni Award Winners



Thomas Baker '64, MS '66, PhD '68 
2018 Gold Medal Award
Supply Chain Innovator

 Jeffrey Duerk, PhD '87
Lifetime Service Award from the Case School of Enginering
30 years at Case including five as the Dean of Case School of Engineering


Hillary Emer '07, MSE '07  
Young Alumni Leadership Award
Representing a new generation on the CAA Board


Thomas C. Esselman '68, PhD '73
2018 Meritorious Service Award
Nuclear Engineer and Energy Industry Pioneer

Joe Fakult '90 
2018 Meritorious Service Award
Junior/Senior Scholarship Committee Leader and Chair 


Thomas P. Kicher  '59, MS '62, PhD '65 
2018 Silver Bowl
First dean of the Case School of Engineering, 1992


W. Todd Martin '96, MS '98 
2018 Meritorious Service Award
Case Alumni Foundation Investment Committee Chair


Susie Nagorney '76
Samuel Givelber ’23 Award
Career Educator


Barry Romich III '67
Lifetime Service Award from the Case School of Enginering
A spearhead in the creation of Sears think[box}





 2017 Alumni Award Winners



Robert Corell ’56,Ph.D. ’64
2017 Gold Medal
Global Climate Scientist and 2007 Nobel Peace Prize Recipient

Clyde (Skip) Walter, Ph.D. '64
2017 Samuel H. Givelber '23  Award
Supply Chain Management Professor and community volunteer


Lee Huff ’61
2017 Meritorious Service Award
Chemical engineering lead to a career in business and marketing


Carl Podwoski ’61 (1939-2017)
2017 Meritorious Service Award
Assisted in the startup of New Falls Fine Paper Co.


Michael Zink ’81
2017 Meritorious Service Award
Chemical Engineer to Peace Corps volunteer to banker


Fulter ’02, ’03 and Rebecca (Steiner) Hong ’03
2017 Young Alumni Leadership Award 
Fulter is a Google Operations Manager and Rebecca is a Pediatric Anesthesiologist

 Larry Sears '69
2017 Lifetime Service Award from the Case School of Engineering
Helped create the  Larry Sears and Sally Zlotnick Sears think[box]