MARCH 4, 2014
The Distinguished Alumni Awards honor Boston College Graduate School of Social Work MSW or PhD alumni who have made significant contributions to the social work profession.
This year's recipient of the Distinguished Recent Alumni Award is Erin McAleer, MSW '05. McAleer currently serves as Director of Cabinet Affairs in Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick's office, working on policy issues for his Secretariats. Most recently, she was legislative director for the Executive Office of Health and Human Services (EOHHS), providing legislative strategy to the Secretary and the fifteen agencies under the Secretariat. Prior to that, McAleer served as chief of staff to the Department of Transitional Assistance advising the Commissioner in deciding strategic, policy, program, budget, and service provision issues. See full bio »
This year's recipient of the Distinguished Alumni Award is Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01. Vosburg-Casey works primarily as an advocate for justice for those in the criminal system in Georgia. She currently works as an attorney at the Georgia Appellate and Educational Resource Center in Atlanta. The Georgia Resource Center (GRC), as it is known, is a nonprofit organization charged with assuring that all people sentenced to death in the State of Georgia receive effective legal representation for the duration of their appeals and clemency proceedings. See full bio »