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MARCH 15, 2013
GSSW Recruitment Fair

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

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College Graduate School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives. Last year over 30 agencies participated.

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

For more information, contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu.

JANUARY 11, 2013
GSSW Diversity Conference & Alumni Award Event

8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
McGuinn 121
Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrances are on levels 1 and 2). Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit.
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED
3 CEUs offered

The 2013 GSSW Alumni Award Event will be co-sponsored by the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Living with Disabilities: Lessons for Social Workers."

Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend a morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. This event brings the entire GSSW 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.

The keynote address will be presented by Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).

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NOVEMBER 15, 2012
GSSW Alumni Association Networking Event

6:00–7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521

This fun event gives GSSW alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short formal career panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided.

Over 25 GSSW alumni and 35 students attended last year's networking event.

Alumni: Contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu to RSVP by November 4.

MARCH 23, 2012
GSSW Recruitment Fair

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

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College Graduate School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives. Last year over 30 agencies participated.

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

For more information, contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu.

JANUARY 13, 2012
GSSW Diversity Conference & Alumni Award Event

8:00 a.m.–Noon
McGuinn 121
Parking: Beacon Street Garage levels 3 or 4 (entrances are on levels 1 and 2). Visitor parking rates apply without a Boston College parking permit.
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Registration has closed.
3 CEUs offered

The 2012 GSSW Alumni Award Event will be co-sponsored by the GSSW Diversity Committee, whose theme this year is "Spirituality and Social Work."

Faculty, students, alumni, and staff are invited to attend this morning conference to explore the intersections of diversity and social work practice and to honor this year’s recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award. This event brings the entire GSSW 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. 

Conference Schedule
8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Check in, coffee, and pastries (outside McGuinn 121 auditorium)
8:30 – 9:45 a.m. Welcome and Keynote Address
10:00 – 11:00 a.m. Workshops
11:15 - 11:45 a.m. Workshop summaries and discussion
11:45 - 12:15 p.m. Distinguished Alumni Award presentation
12:15 - 12:30 p.m. Book signing and sale

Keynote Address: "Spiritual Diversity in Social Work: The Heart of Helping"
The keynote address will be presented by Edward R. Canda, PhD, University of Kansas School of Social Welfare.

Dr. Canda studied the anthropology of religions, art, and art history as an undergraduate. He later received an MA in religious studies focusing on East Asian religions and comparative religions. Out of a desire to integrate interests in religious studies and social service, he then obtained MSW and PhD degrees at The Ohio State University (1980-1986) with a focus of study and practice on cross-cultural and spiritual issues.

Throughout his distinguished career as practitioner and scholar, Dr. Canda has been a welcome voice calling the profession to recognize the significance of spirituality for the clients and communities we serve.

Workshops
Breakout sessions will be offered following the keynote to explore the integration of spirituality and social work in specific settings and populations. 3 CEUs offered.

Distinguished Alumni Award
The morning program will end with the presentation of this year's Distinguished Alumni Award.

We hope you will all join us as we continue to come together to celebrate our school's
75th Anniversary year.

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DECEMBER 1, 2011
GSSW Annual Alumni Meeting & Reception

5:30–6:30 p.m.
Boston Room, Corcoran Commons

Join your fellow alumni at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work Annual Alumni Meeting & Reception. Coffee, soda, and desserts will be served. All GSSW alumni are invited; no registration required. For more information, contact gsswalumni@bc.edu.

Immediately following the GSSW meeting and reception, we invite you to attend the Boston College Alumni Association event "Between Heaven and Mirth: Joy, Humor, and Laughter in the Spiritual Life with Jim Martin, S.J." from 6:30–8:30 p.m. in St. Ignatius Church. Note: Due to a change in venue, seating is still available for GSSW alumni who wish to attend even though the registration form says "sold out."

NOVEMBER 17, 2011
GSSW Alumni Association Networking Event

6:00–7:30 p.m.
McGuinn 521

This fun event gives GSSW alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short formal career panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages provided.

Over 25 GSSW alumni and 35 students attended last year's networking event.

SEPTEMBER 14, 2011
GSSW 75th Anniversary

Join faculty, students, alumni, and staff for a day-long series of events in celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.

The schedule will include an opening presentation on the "Power of Social Innovation," an alumni reunion and luncheon, a liturgy with Boston College President William P. Leahy, S.J., a keynote with Victoria Reggie Kennedy, and a school reception.

Mark your calendar and plan to spend the day with us on Wednesday, September 14, 2011.

75th Anniversary Website »

MAY 15, 2010
Volunteer opportunity for GSSW Alumni

The BC GSSW Alumni Association invites you to participate in "Cleansweep," an opportunity for volunteers to collect and sort items that students have left behind in their dorms. Collected items are then made available to Greater Boston social service agencies.

Over 128 agencies serving everyone from single mothers, to children, families, veterans, the elderly, and the homeless, are given the opportunity to pick up the goods collected by Cleansweep volunteers.

Please RSVP to gsswalum@bc.edu by May 10th if you are able to attend so that we can plan to have enough pizza for everyone! Hope to see you there!

Alumni should meet Saturday morning at the McGuinn Hall lobby at 11:30 for check-in and pizza. At 12 noon everyone will report to their dormitory assignments.

APRIL 10, 2010
Living the Journey: Spirituality for the Second Half of Life

Featuring the President of AARP, and BC Alum, Jennie Chin Hansen '70, as well as experts from the fields of theology, ministry, and health, this major new, day-long conference will address how the challenges of growing older are being re-defined by faith and service. The focus of the conference will be to identify and examine the different spiritual challenges that men and women encounter as they move into the second half of life and the unique resources faith offers to make this a time of deep purpose. Look for information on registration coming in January.

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NOVEMBER 18, 2010
Alumni Association Networking Event

Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Boston College, Campion 139

Over 25 GSSW alumni and 35 students attended this year’s Boston College Graduate School of Social Work networking and career exploration evening.

This fun event gave GSSW alumni and students a chance to explore careers and network with each other through informal conversation and a short formal career panel discussion. Appetizers and beverages were provided.

GSSW also collected 25 food items for a local food pantry.

Next year’s GSSW Alumni Association Networking Event date and details will be announced in October 2011. If you have any questions, please contact gsswcareerservices@bc.edu.

MARCH 25, 2010
GSSW Annual Alumni Event 2010
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Yawkey Center, Murray Room
6:00 Reception
6:30 Distinguished Alum Award
7:00 Lecture
8:00 Networking

The Annual GSSW Alumni Event will be held Thursday, March 25th at the Yawkey Center. This year's event will be a little different than in year's past. Instead of an Alumni dinner we will be presenting a lecture by visiting scholar Maryanne Loughry Ph.D., Associate Director, Jesuit Refugee Service Australia on the topic of: "Refugees — Who is on the move?" An expose of the people moving in our global world—their stories and the problems they encounter.

The lecture will be preceded by a reception and presentation of our Distinguished Alum Award.

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JANUARY 28, 2010
The GSSW Alumni Association is proud to announce this year's winner of the 2010 Distinguished Alumni Award

Andrea Cohen MSW '84
Houseworks Co-founder and CEO

Each year, the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work presents an award to an outstanding alumnus who has made a significant contribution to the practice of social work. In the past, winners have been honored for their role in social work education, contribution to social change, ability to enhance the profession in the larger community, and their support of Boston College's students and alumni.

Details of the award presentation event will be announced soon.

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