NOVEMBER 22, 2013
Boston College Graduate School of Social Work has announced new Certificate Programs within the MSW Program to give students the opportunity to engage in concentrated study in subject-specific areas of social work practice and expertise, allowing for enhanced skill sets and practice options.
Seven certificate options will be offered in the areas of Child Welfare; Latino Leadership; Policy & Community Organizing; Refugees & Immigrants; School Social Work; Trauma; and Veterans. Certificate course offerings are subject to change each semester. More about the Certificates Program »
NOVEMBER 18, 2013
After the recent Boston mayoral election, the Boston Globe asked Associate Professor Tiziana Dearing and other forward-thinking civic figures to share their ideas on what a visionary new mayor could do for the city of Boston.
In her essay "A City of Innovators," Dearing offers an idea for New Economy Neighborhoods that would turn Boston's disenfranchised neighborhoods into "successful, small-scale engines of tomorrow. More about a 'City of Innovators' »
MAY 20, 2013
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:30–2:30 p.m. — Graduate School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony
The 137th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 20, 2013. The University Commencement, which is attended by all graduates, is held in Alumni Stadium (rain or shine) and will begin with the Academic Procession at 9:15 a.m. and end after approximately two hours. Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny, who has a record of almost four decades in service to the public, will address the Class of 2013 at University Commencement.
The Graduate School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony is held following the University Commencement at approximately 12:30 p.m. on Burns Lawn (rain or shine). Dr. Darla Spence Coffey, President of the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), will address the Class of 2013 at the Diploma Ceremony. Founded in 1952, CSWE is the sole accrediting agency for social work education in the U.S.
A nationally recognized author and speaker on issues associated with domestic violence, Dr. Coffey has served as a professor of social work, associate provost, and dean of graduate studies at West Chester University in Pennslyvania. Dr. Coffey received her bachelor's degree from Eastern College, her MSW from the University of Pennslyvania, and her PhD from Bryn Mawr College. Dr. Coffey has an extensive background in social work practice in the areas of mental health, substance abuse, and domestic violence. After years of research on the effects of domestic violence on children, Dr. Coffey developed a curriculum for practitioners, Parenting After Violence, and trained social workers within the child welfare system in Philadelphia, PA.
Watch the highlights video from the Graduate School of Social Work Commencement ceremony »
Watch the video from the University Commencement ceremony »
Read more about the University Ceremony from the Boston College Chronicle »