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Distinguished Alumni Honored for 2016

JANUARY 21, 2016

The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession. This year, two awards were handed out during a ceremony held on January 8th at McGuinn Hall, to  Daniel Gill, MSW '06, and  Judith S. Willison, MSW '87.

Daniel D. Gill is currently employed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs' VA Maryland Health Care System as a Team Lead in the HUD-VASH (Veterans Affairs Supported Housing) program.
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Judith S. Willison is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Work at Bridgewater State University. She teaches social work practice courses, Dynamics of Diversity and Oppression, and an elective focused on a multisystemic approach to addressing violence.  See bio »  

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Mary Mason Appreciation Breakfast for Field Supervisors

MARCH 29, 2011
9:30 a.m.–Noon
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons

RSVP by March 21, 2011, to Anne Marie Dolan at

Field interns and their supervisors are invited to attend the annual Mary Mason Field Appreciation Breakfast. Named in honor of Mary A. Mason, the first Director of Field Education at the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work, the Breakfast is an opportunity for interns to thank supervisors for their significant contribution to the students' education. 

A panel of student interns will share their experiences of working with their supervisors. Bill Keaney, who will be retiring from his position as Director of Field Education, will also be honored.

This year, the GSSW Field Education Office placed 445 student interns in positions in over 300 agencies in Massachusetts, Maine and Rhode Island. These include major Boston teaching hospitals, community mental health centers, public schools, government offices and small non-profits. Field supervisors are social workers employed at these agencies who volunteer their time to train GSSW's student interns.

2 CEU hours.