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Boston College School of Social Work


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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Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration


NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
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Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. Free parking passes available at the event. See parking information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.

Professor Westy Egmont invites you to participate in the event »


The evening will include:

  • Faculty, student, and staff "surprise" celebrations and presentations of our school initiatives and programs
  • Messages of congratulations from "around the school and the world" displayed through videos, photos, tweets, and displays
  • Reception with music, food, and fun
  • Kids activities


We'd love to see you at the event! Please RSVP and let us know how many members of your party will be in attendance.

Even if you're unable to come to the event, we'd love to hear from you. Just complete this statement: "Social Work is BC because..." via Twitter or a 10-15 second video, and we'll include your perspective as an important part of the celebration.

Of course, you can submit a video and also celebrate with us in McGuinn Auditorium on November 11.

Contact Us

For questions or more information, contact Nate Herpich in the BC Social Work Office of Marketing at