MARCH 4, 2014
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College Graduate School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession.
This year's recipient of the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award is Erin McAleer, MSW '05, Director of Cabinet Affairs for Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. This year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award is Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01, Attorney, Georgia Appellate and Educational Resource Center. More about Distinguished Alumni »
FEBRUARY 27, 2014
Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charles D. Baker Jr., speaking at a Graduate School of Social Work forum Monday, endorsed the social work profession as a key player in health care reform.
"When I think of social workers, I think of problem-solvers," said Baker, former CEO of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, lauding social workers’ ability to "stitch clinical and social service issues together with real-life implications."
"They deal with the complexity of problems that don’t fit neatly into categories."
Baker was the keynote speaker at "Health Care Reform: From Policy to Practice," organized by GSSW to examine the potential roles and challenges for social workers in the wake of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). An audience of nearly 300, most of them social work professionals and academics, filled the Corcoran Commons Heights Room for the event, which also featured a panel discussion moderated by National Association of Social Workers CEO Angelo McClain PhD ’01, former commissioner for the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families. More about gubernatorial candidate at forum »
JANUARY 11, 2013
8:00 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
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 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.
We are pleased to announce that the 2013 GSSW Distinguished Alumni Award recipient is
Elise M. Beaulieu, MSW '80, ACSW, LICSW. Beaulieu received her MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work with a Casework major and an Administration minor.
See full bio »
The Distinguished Alumni Award honors a Boston College Graduate School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumnus/a who has made a significant contribution to the social work profession.
|8:00 – 8:30 a.m.||Check in, coffee, and pastries (outside McGuinn 121 auditorium)|
|8:30 – 10:00 a.m.||Welcome and Keynote Address|
|10:15 – 11:15 a.m.||Workshops (see Registration Form for details)
|11:30 a.m.- 12:15 p.m.||Distinguished Alumni Award presentation|
The keynote address will be presented by Mark Perriello, President and CEO of the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD).
The AAPD is the nation's largest cross-disability membership organization. Perriello, who has had a visual disability since childhood, has a proven track record of increasing organizational standing with decision makers through creative and high-impact grassroots and grass-tops programs across America. As a political strategist, he oversaw highly successful efforts to elect candidates to office at the federal, state, and local level.
Before joining AAPD, Perriello served as the White House Liaison at the U.S. Department of the Interior and worked as the White House Priority Placement Director, where he was instrumental in placing diverse candidates in jobs in the administration. Due in large part to his work, the Obama Administration is one of the most diverse in U.S. history. Prior to that, Perriello served in leadership roles in the LGBT community fundraising, organizing, and developing communications strategies at the Human Rights Campaign and Gay & Lesbian Victory Fund and Leadership Institute.
Breakout sessions will be offered following the keynote to explore the integration of disability and social work in specific settings and populations. 3 CEUs offered. See Registration Form for details.