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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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Adoption and Foster Care: Re-Envisioning Family--237 and Counting

APRIL 15, 2016
3:00–5:00 p.m.
McGuinn 521
2 CEUs
RSVP Required
*Light Refreshments will be served

The BC community is invited to join us for a panel discussion with BCSSW Student Eric Charette MSW '16, his mother Mary Jane, and some of his siblings. They will share the remarkable story of their family's adoption and foster care of 237 children; Eric's mother, has been a foster mother for over 40 years.

The event will be moderated by Adam Pertman, President and Founder of the National Center on Adoption and Permanency. This event is hosted by the CYF concentration, the Special Interest Group on Adoption and Foster Care, and Social Workers for Social Justice at BCSSW.

RSVP Required