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Boston College School of Social Work
Commencement 2016 Awards

Matthew L. Pisapia Memorial Award
Megan F. Toohey
Tamara E. Sctiady

M. Rita Walsh Memorial Award
Terri A. Bello
Frank D. Garcia-Orneias

Helen J. Crowley Memorial Award
Efrat Ingram

Leo P. Haley and Rev. John Essien Memorial Award
Caitlin R. O'Donnell

Academic Excellence Award
Elizabeth Bosco
Isabel H. Cain
Carolina Feris
Caroline G. Megargel
Rebecca H. Procter
Kimberly A. Siefkes
Kelly Thiebeault
Catherine G. Tootell
Taylor K. Young

Dean's Leadership Award
Taylor K. Leach
Lynne M. Wannamaker

Commencement 2016

May 23rd marked the 140th Commencement in the history of Boston College and the seventy-sixth School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony. This year, under bright, flawless skies, 266 soon-to-be social workers were awarded MSWs, while five individuals celebrated completion of their doctoral studies.

The School of Social Work Diploma Ceremony was held on Burns Lawn following the University Commencement, and its spirit mirrored the perfect weather – joyful, optimistic, aspirational.

I assume you most likely did not choose the profession to make a lot of money,” said Dean Alberto Godenzi, in the final graduation remarks of his esteemed 15-year tenure as head of the School. “No, you chose this profession because you wanted to be a voice for the vulnerable, the marginalized, and the forgotten. You have every reason to be proud of what you do, because your work is essential; not just for those at the margins, but also, for the overall well-being of our families and our communities.

Read the blog for more Highlights from Commencement 2016

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