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2016 Distinguished Alumni Awards

2016 Alumni Awards

The annual Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College School of Social Work alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession.

Learn about the 2016 Distinguished Alumni and watch the videos »

Update Your Contact Information

Submit the Update Your Contact Info Form from the Boston College Alumni Association, or send your name and the information you would like updated to Boston College Information Services at

Alumna Shapes Policy at the White House

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Patricia Yu, PhD '14, was selected to be a 2014-2015 Health and Aging Policy Fellow, a competitive fellowship for health professionals working to make a positive contribution to policies that affect older adults.  Read more on the Blog »


Alumni Events

Alumni of the Boston College School of Social Work are welcome to attend any events sponsored by the BCSSW Alumni Association or the Boston College Alumni Association. Below is a listing of upcoming and past events. New events are posted throughout the year.

Visit the Boston College Alumni & Friends website for more information from the Boston College Alumni Association.

Diversity and Alumni Event
JANUARY 8, 2016

8:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium, Chestnut Hill Campus. See maps and directions.
Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.
3.25 CEUs

Students, alumni, faculty, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference, "Race + Justice," to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year's recipients of the Distinguished Alumni Awards. This event brings the entire Boston College School of Social Work community together at the start of the second semester to deepen our respect for the complex diversity of the people and communities we are privileged to serve and to strengthen our practice skills.

This year's keynote speaker will be William Gross, Superintendent-in-Chief of the Boston Police Department.  More about the Diversity & Alumni Awards Conference »

FEBRUARY 24-26, 2016
Mock Interviews

12:00–1:00 p.m.

Help the students out by sharing your interviewing experience!  If you are interested in participating as an interviewer, email Career Services.

APRIL 1, 2016
BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk to students about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.

Last year, 40 agencies are registered to participate: Recruitment Fair Participating Agencies (2015) (PDF)

This event is open to BC Social Work students and alumni only. IDs are required.

Photos and comments from previous BC Social Work Recruitment Fairs

Employers: If you are interested in having your agency attend, please complete and return the Registration Form linked from the For Employers page. For more information,  email Career Services.