2018 Centennial Celebration and Alumni Reunion

In 2017-2018, the University of Pittsburgh School of Social Work celebrated 100 years of People, Policy, and Practice.

Centennial Celebration invitation


Molly Allwein (MSW ’11) is currently the Digital Marketing Manager for VisitPITTSBURGH where she manages the organization's digital content (website, blog, and social media) with the intent of showcasing Pittsburgh as an innovative and evolving destination for travelers.  Prior to VisitPITTSBURGH, Molly was the Community Relations Associate at Center for Victims, the most comprehensive and inclusive provider of services, advocacy and education for victims of all crimes in Allegheny County.  She’s very involved in the community and the school, serving as chair of our Alumni Society.

Dave Feehan (MSW ’81) is a world-recognized expert in downtown revitalization and is currently the president of Civitas Consultants LLC.  He previously served as the President and CEO of the International Downtown Association, as well as several downtown organizations and community corporations.  He is an author, professor, and frequent contributor to journals and trade publications.

Darrell Wheeler (PhD ’92, MPH ’90) starts a new appointment as Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs at Iona College on July 1.  Dr. Wheeler is currently dean of the School of Social Welfare and Vice President for Public Engagement at the University at Albany SUNY.  He has served as Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs (University at Albany SUNY), Dean School of Social Work Loyola University Chicago, and has held academic positions at Hunter College, Columbia University, and the University of North Carolina – Greensboro.

Jackie Wilson (MSW ’81, BASW ’80) has been the Chief Executive Officer of Three Rivers Adoption Council (TRAC) since 2000. Prior to joining TRAC, Dr. Wilson was Foster Care Director for Family Services of Western Pennsylvania. She serves as vice president of the Board of Directors of the Adoption Exchange Association, sits on the Board of Voice for Adoption and served as its secretary for three years, and was appointed to the Pennsylvania State Wide Adoption and Permanency Network Advisory Board.  Dr. Wilson has been very active with the school as an adjunct professor and advisory committee member.