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Events

Commencement 2015

MAY 18, 2015
9:15 a.m. — Academic Procession
10:00 a.m. — University Commencement (main ceremony)
12:00–2:00 p.m. — School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony

The 139th Commencement of Boston College will be held on Monday, May 18, 2015, at 10:00 a.m. in Alumni Stadium. Commencement Exercises are a two-part ceremony. The University Commencement (main ceremony) will start with a procession at 9:15 a.m. All graduates should be in assembly areas by 8:15 a.m. The academic procession into Alumni Stadium for the University Commencement will begin at 9:15 a.m. Family and guests should be seated by that time. This will be followed by individual School and College Diploma Ceremonies. All should be completed no later than 2:00 p.m.

The School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony is held following the University Commencement at approximately 12:00 p.m. on Burns Lawn (rain or shine). The ceremony will feature a welcome from Dean Alberto Godenzi and greetings from a renowned speaker.   More about Commencement »

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

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.

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.  More about the Pinderhughes Diversity Lecture »

News

Former Faculty Member and GSSW Alum to Receive NASW Awards

FEBRUARY 17, 2010

Robbie Tourse will be receiving the NASW "Lifetime Achievement Award". Robbie was an administrator and faculty member at GSSW from 1980-2006. She served in various functions in the School's Field Office, first as a Coordinator, later as an Assistant Director, and finally as Director of Field Education. In her role as Adjunct Associate Professor she was a Faculty Advisor and taught courses such as "Racism, Oppression, & Cultural Diversity" and "HBSE".

Michelle Butman MSW '07 will be awarded by NASW the "2010 Greatest Contribution by a Social Worker with Five Years or Less Experience Award". Michelle has worked since 2007 as a program coordinator at TRACS, Transition Resources and Community Supports, a program of South Shore Mental Health.

The NASW Symposium 2010 awards luncheon will take place on Friday, April 16th at the Sheraton Framingham.