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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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2013 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

Elise M. Beaulieu

Elise M. Beaulieu, MSW, ACSW, LICSW received her MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work in 1980 with a Casework major and Administration minor. She is currently defending her Doctoral Dissertation on "Training Needs for SNF (Skilled Nursing Facility) Social Workers Discharging Residents." 

Beaulieu has published two books and eight articles and this year published the second edition of her book, "A Guide for Nursing Home Social Workers." She is currently the chair of the NASW-Massachusetts Chapter's Nursing Home Committee, where she is making a significant contribution to social policy and change.

In addition to providing supervision to MSW and BSW professionals, Beaulieu has led many in-service trainings and has taught in-person and online courses at Boston University, North Shore Community College, Quincy College, and Bridgewater State College.

Beaulieu has done over thirty presentations to professional societies as well as in-service trainings on Resident's Rights, Elder Abuse and Older Adult Intimacy, Suicide Prevention, Hoarding, and more recently several presentations on the changing practice and changing models of Transitional Care in Nursing Homes and Skilled Nursing Facilities. 

Beaulieu is a Licensing Test Preparation Instructor for NASW and former Director of Social Work at the Baypointe Nursing Facility.

Elise M. Beaulieu, Distinguished Alumni Award Recipient

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