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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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Events

Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture
Salome Raheim - "Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action"

Salome Raheim
Salome Raheim

APRIL 15, 2015
8:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Murray Room, Yawkey Center
1.25 CEUs, Breakfast buffet
Free, but REGISTRATION REQUIRED by April 10, 2015
RSVP to Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

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Salome Raheim, PhD, ACSW, is Dean and Professor at the University of Connecticut School of Social Work and is the first African American and person of color to hold this position. She served as founding co-director of the university’s Health Disparities Institute from 2010 to 2014. She is co-founder of The Privilege Project, an international collaboration to address issues of social justice in micro and macro practice.

As a scholar and educator, Dr. Raheim has explored economic empowerment through self-employment; cultural competence in education, health care, and human services; and integrative mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing. She has served as principal investigator on projects funded by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Victims of Crimes and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families.

Dr. Raheim holds several national leadership positions, including National Association of Deans and Directors of Schools of Social Work Board of Directors, Council on Social Work Education National Nominating Committee, and Women and Social Work, Inc. Corporate Board of Directors, sponsor of Affilia: Journal of Women and Social Work.

 

The Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture Series honors the distinguished career of Professor Emeritus Elaine Pinderhughes, whose vision, voice, and compassion enriched the Boston College 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 School of Social Work
 
Introduction
Ruth McRoy, Donahue and DiFelice Professor, Boston College School of Social Work
 
Lecture - "Race and Justice: From Analysis to Action"
Salome Raheim, Dean and Professor, University of Connecticut School of Social Work
 
Questions and Discussion
 
Remarks
Elaine Pinderhughes, Professor Emerita, Boston College School of Social Work