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 »
Teams of first-year social work students in the Macro: Social Innovation and Leadership (SIL) track will gather for a daylong series of presentations and collaborative exercises to apply the concepts they have learned this semester in a hands-on lab. Team members will conceptualize creative and sustainable solutions to societal issues and then present their solutions to a panel of experts for feedback.
A winner for the Social Innovation Day will be chosen from student pitches from 3:00-5:00.
Andrea Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO of Houseworks, Alumnus BCSSW
Lisa Eisenbud, Principal at Get Going LCC, Alumnus BCSSW
Carolina Muñoz-Guzman, Director School of Social Work Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, Alumnus BCSSW
Pam Willsey, Founder Willsey Connections and licensed psychotherapist, Alumnus BCSSW