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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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Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
Mary Catherine Bateson: "On the Work of Societal Healing"

Mary Catherine Bateson
Mary Catherine Bateson
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MARCH 28, 2014
8:30–11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs. Breakfast Buffet
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Mary Catherine Bateson is a writer and cultural anthropologist. Bateson's books include With a Daughter's Eye: A Memoir of Margaret Mead and Gregory Bateson and the best-selling Composing a Life. Her most recent book, Composing a Further Life: The Age of Active Wisdom, focuses on the contributions of engaged older adults and was written to raise consciousness of the changing life cycle and to encourage older adults to claim a voice for the future.

Bateson has taught at Harvard, Amherst, Spelman and George Mason University in the U.S., and also in Iran and the Philippines. She is currently a Research Fellow at the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series honors the distinguished career of Professor Emeritus Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision, voice, and compassion enriched the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work. Professor Pinderhughes was honored by the Council on Social Work Education with the Distinguished Lifetime Achievement in Social Work Education for her impact as a scholar, role model, and mentor to countless faculty and practitioners.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series »

Event Schedule
8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet
9:00 – 11:00 a.m. Greetings
Alberto Godenzi, Dean, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Marcie Pitt-Catsouphes, Professor, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Lecture: "On the Work of Societal Healing"
Mary Catherine Bateson, Writer and Cultural Anthropologist
Questions and Discussion
Elaine Pinderhughes, Professor Emerita, Boston College Graduate School of Social Work
Book Signing