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BC Social Work Students Present at Grad Talks

APRIL 11, 2014

Boston College Graduate School of Social Work was proud to have four students selected to present at Grad Talks, Boston College’s version of TED Talks. On Wednesday, April 2nd, BC Social Work students Kevin McCarthy, Patricia Yu, Lynne Wanamaker, and Maeve Kennedy Gormly joined six other Boston College graduate students from across disciplines to present their topics of interest and expertise to a captivated audience.  Read more about BC Social Work's Grad Talks Presenters »

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Ruth McRoy Receives Two Honors as Child Advocate and Distinguished Alumna

APRIL 7, 2014

Donahue and DiFelice Professor of Social Work Ruth McRoy has been chosen to receive two honors: a Child Advocate of the Year Award by the North American Council on Adoptable Children and the 2014 Charles I. Wright Distinguished Alumna Award presented by the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and its alumni organization, the Social Work Alumni Network.

A member of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work faculty since 2009, McRoy is a nationally recognized expert on adoption-related issues. Earlier this year McRoy was appointed to Governor Deval Patrick's Massachusetts Adoption Task Force. She has contributed her expertise to the federally funded AdoptUSKids project, leading a research team in studies on barriers to adoption and factors associated with successful special needs adoptions. McRoy now directs a team conducting a 10-year evaluation of AdoptUSKids.

"Throughout my social work career, I have been focused on trying to find ways to improve our child welfare system and most importantly, to improve outcomes for children and families," said McRoy. "Every child deserves a permanent family."  More about Ruth McRoy's Two Honors »

Events

3rd Annual "BY & FOR" GSSW Alumni Conference

SEPTEMBER 22, 2012
8:45 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
McGuinn 121
6.5 CEUs

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Alumni Association and the Continuing Education Office will host the 3rd Annual "BY & FOR" GSSW Alumni Conference. Join us for workshops presented by alumni in an informal conference setting. Receive 6.5 CEUs before the October 1 deadline for social work licensure renewal.

Watch for a complete description of the conference, presentation topics, and registration information in the GSSW Continuing Education mailing in late summer 2012.

Alumni and current GSSW students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

Registration Fee: $70 (presenters $50).

Maps and Directions. Complimentary parking in the Beacon Street Garage.

Questions: Contact Vincent Lynch at 617-552-4038 or lynchv@bc.edu.