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Sanford F. "Sandy" Schram '71
Professor of Social Work, Bryn Mawr College

"To whom much is given, much is expected," an admonition from the New Testament that applies as a universal truth.Sandy Schram has been gifted with a prodigious intellect, insatiable curiosity, and indefatigable work ethic.His career has been about helping others.His scholarship and activism are concentrated on reform of the social welfare system in the United States.He has testified before Congress on welfare reform, and his published research on welfare migration was used before the U.S Supreme Court in Saenz v. Roe, which overturned state and national residency requirements for welfare recipients. At Bryn Mawr College, he teaches courses on social theory and policy.

Professor Schram is the author or co-editor of seven books, and he has published extensively in distinguished journals such as American Political Science Review, the flagship journal of the field. His 1995 book Words Of Welfare: The Poverty of Social Science and the Social Science of Poverty won the coveted Michael Harrington Award from a subsection of the American Political Science Association.

Professor Schram was a Walter Mondale Policy Fellow at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs of the University of Minnesota in 1991-92. At Bryn Mawr, he was co-director of the Center on Ethnicities, Communities and Social Policy from 2002 through 2006. He has been on the editorial boards of several publications, and was co-editor of the Annual Review for Publius: The Journal of Federalism from 1995 to 2000. After St. Lawrence, where he was active in Thelmo, he earned his master's and doctoral degrees at
SUNY Albany.

St. Lawrence University is honored to recognize one of the foremost scholars among its alumni with a 2008 Alumni Citation.

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