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Social Work Is BC: A School Celebration

NOVEMBER 11, 2014
6:00–8:00 p.m.
McGuinn Hall 121 Auditorium
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Parking available in the Beacon Street Garage. See parking rates and information.

On November 11, the university will officially recognize our name change to the Boston College School of Social Work, the original name of our school in 1936. We will mark this important event in our history by celebrating our presence at the very heart of Boston College's mission of social justice and service to others.

Students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends, and families are all invited to participate in the "Social Work is BC" event.  More about Social Work Is BC »

Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series:
Talia Rivera, Network Manager at Council on Foundations

NOVEMBER 7, 2014
11:50 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Faculty Dining Room, McElroy Commons
RESERVATIONS REQUIRED. Limited to 10 students only. Please email Ian Witherby at witheria@bc.edu to reserve your spot. This event is now full, but please email us to add your name to the waitlist.

The Macro-SIL Program at Boston College School of Social Work is sponsoring a Leadership Speakers Luncheon Series during the 2014-2015 academic year. The program is designed to introduce Macro-SIL students and other BC Social Work students interested in leadership skills to the practical experiences of leaders in social-justice-oriented careers. Leaders are invited to campus to bring their expertise in administration, policy, change management/transformation, and social innovation to the discussions. They are interviewed about their greatest leadership challenge, their most important leadership lesson, and advice for students. A facilitated Q&A session with students will follow each interview.

Talia Rivera's experience working with youth began in 1998. She is among the leading thinkers on youth violence, gang interventions, network organizing, and street work in the City of Boston.  More about Macro-SIL Leadership Speakers Luncheon with Talia Rivera »

News

Distinguished Alumni Honored for 2014

Distinguished Alumni Awards recipients
The recipients of the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Awards. First photo: Erin McAleer, MSW '05, center. Second photo: Amy Vosburg-Casey, MSW/JD '01, third from left.

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 »

Distinguished Alumni Awards Video