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BC Social Work Recruitment Fair

MARCH 27, 2015
11:00 a.m.–3:00 p.m.
Murray Room, 4th Floor, Yawkey Center

Recruiters from across New England will be on campus to talk to students about employment opportunities at their agencies. Boston College School of Social Work students and alumni are invited to meet with area agency representatives and pick up materials and handouts describing their programs.  More about the BC Social Work Recruitment Fair »

Black History Month Speaker
Claudette Colvin: Pioneer of the Civil Rights Movement

FEBRUARY 19, 2015
12:30–2:00 p.m.
Heights Room, Corcoran Commons
Lunch provided
RSVP Required: Please email Christine McIntosh at chris.mcintosh@bc.edu.

The BC community is invited to attend a unique event celebrating Black History Month at the Boston College School of Social Work, where civil rights pioneer Claudette Colvin will present a talk on her life and her fight for social justice. The talk is one in a series of presentations during BC Social Work's 2014-2015 Diversity Focus on "Race & Justice."

In addition to being the grandmother of current MSW student Jennifer Colvin, Claudette Colvin played an important role in the civil rights movement. Nine months before Rosa Parks' famous stand for justice, she also was arrested for refusing to give up her seat for a white person and move to the back of the bus. She was only 15 years old at the time.  More about the Black History Month event with Claudette Colvin »

News

BC Social Work Welcomes New Head of the Social Work Library

JANUARY 13, 2014

The Boston College Graduate School of Social Work is pleased to welcome Won "Hannah" Ha as the new Head of the Social Work Library. BC Social Work is one of only twelve social work schools in the U.S. and the only social work school in New England to maintain its own Social Work Library.

Ha comes to Boston College with over ten years of professional library experience, most recently at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside. Her previous responsibilities included managing Circulation, Reserves, and InterLibrary Loans, as well as providing other library services such as collection development, reference, and instruction. She has served on campus-wide and department-specific committees including the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Steering Committee, the Ethnic Studies Steering Committee, the Asian Advisory Board, and the Provost Search Committee.

Ha recently won an award for her volunteer work as a Domestic Violence Victim's Advocate at Korean-American Women in Need in Chicago, Illinois. She has a strong personal commitment to the core values of the field of social work, having volunteered at the Rape Crisis Center in Las Vegas and at Volunteers for Peace workcamps in Denmark and France.

Ha earned a Master of Library and Information Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada, and her Bachelors degree in Psychology and French from Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia.