Professor Andy Scharlach shares that 55 alums, two visiting scholars and 10 current MSW students met at Berkeley's Le Bateau Ivre on September 18 to renew old friendships, hear about recent developments at Berkeley Social Welfare, be inspired by guest speaker Fernando Torres-Gil, UCLA School of Public Affairs Professor and the first US Assistant Secretary for Aging, and recommit themselves to the School and its future.
The alumni reunion was hosted by Berkeley Social Welfare's Aging Advisory Committee, which is committed to holding these events on a regular basis.
The most senior graduate of the gerontology specialization in attendance was Louis Labat (MSW '72, Gerontology). However, by far the most senior attendee was Jacqueline Ensign (MSW '56), who has a distinguished career in aging services. It was wonderful to see their continued support for the School.